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Even a Fragile Breakout Makes the Price Move

In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of a chart producing a double top and offering entry. The breakout does not look that promising though. However, the price heads towards the breakout direction and makes a long bearish move. Let us get started.


The chart shows that the price has a rejection at a level and makes a bearish move. Upon finding its support, it produces a bullish engulfing candle and heads towards the North. The chart produces a bearish inside bar around the level of double top resistance. It may attract the sellers to keep their eyes on the chart to go short upon a neckline breakout.

The price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. The last candle comes out as a bullish inside bar. It is a sign that the chart may get choppy instead of making a breakout at the neckline. However, we never know. The sellers may keep patience and wait for a bearish breakout.

The price consolidates for a while and makes a bearish move. The last candle closes below the neckline. It is a kind of breakout that the sellers are waiting for, but it is a breakout. Let us wait and see what the price does here.

The chart produces a spinning top. The candle closes within the breakout level. Thus, it is a valid breakout. The sellers may wait for the chart to produce a bearish engulfing candle closing well below the last swing low. Let us proceed to the next chart.

Look at the last candle. The candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle closing well below the last swing low. The sellers may trigger a short entry right after the last candle closes by setting stop-loss above the breakout level and take profit with 1R.

The price heads towards the South with excellent bearish momentum. It hits the target of 1R in a hurry too. This means the trade setup has worked for the sellers nicely. Considering the breakout factor, the trade setup is not an A+ trade setup. However, we may consider two important factors here.

  1. Double Top
  2. The signal candle.

These two factors are significant to make the price move. Yes, when an A+ momentum breakout goes with two of them, it gives us more chances to make a profit out of the trade. Today’s example shows that as long as it’s a breakout, upon the breakout confirmation, the price may head towards the trend direction with good momentum if the mentioned two factors meet all the requirements.



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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