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Need the patience to Manage Trade by Taking Partial Profit

Partial profit taking is a handy feature that Forex traders often use. Since the Forex market is very volatile, traders take out a portion of profit and let the rest of the trade run to get them more pips. Traders need to have patience, though, if they want to manage the trade by taking a partial profit. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of partial profit-taking and find out the importance of having patience.


This is a daily chart. The price produces a bullish harami right at the level where it bounces earlier. The daily-H4 combination traders are to flip over to the H4 chart to find out long opportunities. Let us flip over to the H4 chart.

The H4 chart looks fantastic for the buyers. The first candle comes out as a bullish engulfing candle followed by another bullish one. The price consolidates and produces a bullish reversal candle as well. The buyers are to wait for an H4 breakout at the resistance to trigger a long entry.

The price comes down to find its support and heads towards the North to make the breakout. Look at the breakout candle, which is a good-looking bullish candle with long lower shadow. The buyers have been waiting for this. It is time to trigger a long entry.

The price keeps heading towards the North after triggering the entry. The last candle comes out as a strong bullish candle, so the buyers let their trade to go along. Let us proceed to the next chart.

The chart produces a bearish reversal candle. The price may go up to the black marked level. It means that the price has enough space to travel and offer a handful of pips. The price may make a bearish move from here as well. What do the buyers do here? They may take out a portion of the profit. They may take out a 50% profit and leave the stop loss where it is. It will allow them grabbing more pips if it keeps going towards the North. If it does not, they will not lose a dime.

The price gets caught within a bullish rectangle. Do not forget that it has been a long time that the buyers were sticking with their trade. They have been very patient. The price still does not make an upside breakout. It might go either way. Let us proceed to the next chart.

At last, it makes a breakout at the first rectangle. It consolidates again with several candles and makes another bullish breakout. Eventually, it hits the level. Traders have grabbed more pips by taking a partial profit. However, we must not miss the part that they are to be extremely patient. Taking a partial profit may help us be more consistent in making a profit, but we now know what we have to put in to do it accordingly.



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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