Forex Basic Strategies

Even a Choppy Price Action Offers Entries

The market moves in three ways upward, downward, and sideways. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of a Rectangle breakout and an entry from a choppy price action. Let us have a look at the chart below.


The price action is choppy in this chart. Typically, traders avoid this kind of price movement. However, if we want to take trading as a full-time business, we are to widen our eyes. An entry can be found even in this market. Concentrate on the rectangle drawn here. After all these bounces, rejections the price finds its support and resistance within the rectangle.

The chart produces a bearish engulfing candle right at the resistance of the rectangle. This is a sign that something may happen. Let us assume a bearish move may occur. The first candle of the bearish trend looks good. A downside breakout with good momentum is the second thing that the sellers may wait to get.

The next candle comes out as a bearish candle followed by an Inside Bar. Things are getting better for the sellers. A bearish engulfing candle closing below the support would be the signal to go short for the sellers.

Here it is. The breakout candle is a bearish Marubozu candle. We may trigger a short entry right after the candle closes. Let us find out where we will set our Stop Loss.

Many traders may suggest setting the Stop Loss above the resistance of the rectangle and setting the Take Profit with the same distance. This is a good idea. However, we may set our stop-loss just above the resistance of the last consolidation. The reason is the price consolidates before making the breakout at the support. If the price made a breakout without the consolidation, we would have set our Stop Loss differently. By setting Stop Loss above the last consolidation’s resistance, we are to keep an eye with our Take Profit level.

We may set our Take Profit all the way down at the last swing low. The price may have kept going towards the major support. Look at the chart above. What do you think? The price is still very bearish but it produces a bullish reversal. That is too with a gap. The price action traders do not like price gaps. Considering the fact that we have set our Stop Loss as close as it can get, thus it may be the time to close our trade and come out with the profit.

The Bottom Line

Even a choppy market ends up producing an excellent trading signal. Our first choice shall be trending markets to look for entries. However, if we can spot out some entries from the choppy market, it would surely make us be more profitable.


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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