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Remember the Rule ‘Set and Forget’

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In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of H1 breakout trading. Usually, in this strategy, the price goes towards the direction with good momentum if things go accordingly. In this example, the breakout candle, breakout confirmation candle are immaculate, but it takes a long pause before it hits the target. It has a lesson to give us. Let us dig into this.

The price after being bearish finds its support. It consolidates for a while and produces a bearish pin bar followed by a bearish engulfing candle. Traders are to wait for a breakout at the level of support to get them prepared to go short on the pair.

The last candle breaches the level of support and closes well below the level. The candle is having a tiny lower spike. Ideally, H1 breakout strategy traders wait for such a breakout candle.  They are to wait for the next H1 candle to close below the breakout candle. If that happens, the game is on. Let us proceed to the following chart.

As expected, the next candle closes below the breakout candle. The candle looks very bearish, being an ideal candle to confirm the breakout. The sellers may trigger a short entry right after the last candle closes. Let us have a look at the same chart with some calculations in it.

The sellers may set the level of stop-loss above the level where the trend is initiated. They may set the take-profit level with 1:1 risk-reward. It means

Entry- Stop Loss= Take Profit-Entry.

The price consolidates after the signal candle. It bounces at the level, where it bounced some hours earlier. This is the first sign of a double bottom. It looks the buyers may take over the control, which may make the price hit the stop loss. You may remember, in one of our lessons, it has been recommended that a trader may have to close his entry manually. It was an example of the Friday market. Today’s market is not the Friday market. Thus, we must not close it manually, as it may get us a loss, but we must let it run. Let us wait and see how it ends.

It looks much better now. The price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. It may not take much time to hit the target.

It does not go according to your calculation. It takes much longer than our expectations. However, it hits the target at last. The lesson that we have learned here is we must let a trade run to do its bit. Once we take entry after measuring the risk-reward, we must be patient. In a word, we must remember the rule ‘set and forget.’

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