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Don’t Lose Patience if a Chart Does not Produce the Signal

Breakout strategy traders wait for a breakout followed by a breakout confirmation candle. If the next candle does not close with a new higher high/lower low from the breakout candle, traders must not trigger entry. The price may go towards the trend sometimes, but it often goes another way. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of this where everything looks good, but it ends up without producing a signal candle.


The chart shows that the price heads towards the North with good bullish momentum. It finds its resistance and makes a correction. Upon finding its support, the chart produces a bullish engulfing candle. The candle suggests that the price may head towards the North. The buyers are to wait for the breakout followed by a breakout confirmation candle to trigger a long entry.

The price heads towards the North but does not make a breakout candle yet. The last candle closes within the level of resistance. The buyers must wait and keep their eyes on the chart since the breakout may take place anytime soon.

Here it comes. The last candle on the chart breaches through the level of resistance closing well above it. This is one good breakout candle. This must attract the buyers to stick with the chart and hope for the next candle to close above the breakout candle to trigger the entry. It looks extremely good. The entry is knocking at the door. Let us proceed to the next chart.

The breakout strategy buyers must be disappointed. After all the hours of waiting, the chart produces a bearish inside bar. Pullback buyers may wait for a bullish engulfing candle to go long in the pair. However, this chart does not have anything to offer for the breakout strategy traders at the moment. Let us proceed to the next chart to find out what happens.

The chart produces a bullish inside bar. However, the price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. The last candle seems to hit the level of support as well. This means it does not produce any signal for the pullback buyers as well. It is disappointing when traders do not get the signal they wait for a long time. However, it does not hurt as much as a losing trade does. After a long wait, if a chart does not produce the signal, it often leads us towards taking bad entry in other pairs. Let us make sure we never do that. Patience is a great virtue as far as Forex trading is concerned. Traders must make sure that they have this virtue.


By Tareq Sikder

Tareq Sikder has been engaged with Forex trading as well as Forex writing since 2010. He mainly is a Technical Analyst and a Price Action Trader. He is an author of E-book, a Live Webinar Speaker. Expertise: Candlestick, Channel Trading, Fibonacci Trading.

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