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H1 Breakout Trading: Keep Holding Your Positions

Price action traders are to maintain discipline with their entry and trade management. As far as trade management is concerned, it varies on time frames. Trade management on the H4 chart and the H1 chart is different. A reversal candle on an H4 chart has more potential to change the existent trend. Thus, traders may need to think about an early exit. On the other hand, H1 breakout traders may keep holding their positions until it reaches the target. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of this.


The chart shows that the price after being bullish has rejections at a level of resistance. The price heads towards the North but does not make any breakout. It has been in the bearish correction again. Let us see whether it finds its support and makes a bullish breakout or not.

Here it comes. The price finds its support and produces a bullish engulfing candle breaching the level of resistance. This is an A+ breakout candle. The buyers are to wait for the next candle to close above the breakout candle to trigger a long entry.

The next candle comes out as a bullish candle as well. It has an upper shadow, but the last 15 candle comes out as a bullish candle. The buyers may trigger a long entry right after the last candle closes by setting stop loss below the support level and take profit with 1R.

The price heads towards the North. However, it seems that the price does not head towards the target with good bullish momentum. Moreover, the last candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle. This is ominous for the buyers. Do not forget this is an H1 chart, and the buyers are not supposed to take an early exit. They should keep holding their position and wait for the price to do the rest.

The price gets rather choppy. It has been testing traders’ patience. It is hard to keep holding positions. However, traders must not keep looking at the chart. Meanwhile, they might as well concentrate on other charts to find out potential entries.

Patience pays back to the buyers at last. The last candle comes out as a bullish candle, which helps the buyers to reach their take profit target. In the end, the trade goes well for the buyers. It may have gone the other way, but H1 breakout traders should stick with their plan and keep discipline.


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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