Forex Price Action

Equidistant Channel: An Excellent Price Action Trading Tool

In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate a trade setup with Equidistant Channel. Price action traders rely on Equidistant Channel a lot. It is one of the best price action trading tools. However, Forex traders’ life is not as easy as it seems. Like other trading tools, Equidistant Channel needs adjustment. To be able to do that traders need enough knowledge and experience. Let us now proceed to find out what a trader may need to do to make it work for him.


To draw the equidistant channel, we need to find out at least four points. Two swing highs and two swing lows are the best combinations. It works with three swing highs and one swing low or vice versa. In the chart above, we have two swing highs and two swing lows. In naked eyes, it seems that we will be able to draw an equidistant channel here.

We have drawn an equidistant channel. The price is now at the resistance. Some traders go long from here. Ideally, to get a good risk-reward, traders should wait for the price to go at the level of resistance and produce a bearish reversal candle to go short in the pair. Let us find out what happens next.

The chart does not produce a bearish reversal candle. It breaches the level instead. It means this is not a valid equidistant channel anymore. The sellers must be disappointed. What do you think is there any twist in the tail?

The chart makes the new lowest low. It gives three swing highs and one swing low. It means we can draw another equidistant channel. Look at the above chart where the price getting a bounce at the level of support. The price again heads towards the North. Traders may wait for the price to get a rejection at the level of resistance and produce a bearish reversal candle to go short in the pair again.

Here it comes. The level of resistance produces a bearish engulfing candle right at the level of resistance. Traders may trigger a short entry right after the last candle closes. To set take profit, they may use the level of equidistant support. The price often keeps going down with a down-trending equidistant channel. However, the best practice is closing down the trade at the first bounce in case of down-trending equidistant channel trading. Let us find out how the trade goes.

The price hits take profit level like a rocket. Some may regret that they should hold the position and close it manually. Do not forget the rule of sticking with the rule in forex trading. We have seen that the chart does not produce a signal on the first occasion. It rather breaches and lets traders draw another equidistant channel. Yes, it does offer an excellent entry for the sellers too.


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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