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Price Action Trading: Support/Resistance and Breakout

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Support and Resistance are the two most important things as far as price action trading is concerned. We often see that too many support levels/resistance levels are nearby being too close to each other. It may confuse us to be sure whether a breakout takes place or not. In today’s lesson, we try to find an answer to that. Let us get started.

This is a daily chart. The chart shows that the price heads towards the South after producing a bearish engulfing candle. Look at the last candle, which comes out as a bullish corrective candle. If the next candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle closing below consolidation support, the sellers may trigger a short entry.

The last candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle closing below consolidation support. The question is whether the sellers may trigger the entry or not. Look at those two drawn levels. The price reacts to those levels. Usually, price action traders count such levels to determine risk-reward or to set take profit level. Let us assume a trader takes the entry.

Typically, he should trigger the entry right after the last candle closes with 1R. Do not forget this is a daily chart. The daily chart usually offers more than 1R. Let us proceed to the next chart.

The price heads towards the South with extreme bearish pressure. As mentioned, it gets him more than 1R. It seems it may continue its bearish journey. At least the seller may hold his position until it produces a bullish reversal candle.

Here it comes. It produces a bullish inside bar. This is not a strong bullish reversal candle. However, some traders may consider come out with their profit or at least some part of it. Some sellers may still hold it until it produces a strong bullish reversal candle.

The last candle comes out as a bullish engulfing candle. This time the sellers are to think twice whether they should hold the entry. Many price action traders close their entry here. The trade setup works excellently well here. However, do you remember those two more support levels? The price does not seem to react to those levels at all. You may notice this next time. When support/resistance levels stand too close to each other, the last level and the last breakout gets the priority (in 80% cases). However, if they have enough space in between, then they must be counted by the traders to calculate risk-reward or to set take profit.

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