Forex Price-Action Strategies

The Benefit of Checking Minor Chart before Taking Entry

In one of our lessons, we have learned that when a breakout confirmation candle comes out with a long upper or lower shadow needs to be checked on the 15-min chart. The last 15 M candle plays a significant role to drive the price towards the breakout direction. A breakout confirmation candle with a long upper or lower shadow does not mean that the last 15M candle comes out as a reversal candle. We are going to demonstrate an example of this in today’s lesson.


The price after being bearish finds its support. The chart produces two bullish candles consecutively. A level of resistance produces a bearish reversal candle. The correction length looks good. Let us proceed to the next chart.

The next candle comes out as a bearish candle as well. However, it closes within the consolidation support. The sellers are to wait for a candle to breach the level closing well below it. It is waiting time for the sellers.

The last candle breaches through the consolidation support. The breakout does not look an explicit breakout. However, it closes below the level. If the next candle closes below the breakout level, that would confirm the breakout. The breakout confirmation candle holds the key for the sellers.

The last candle closes below the breakout candle. This confirms the breakout. However, look at the long lower spike. This looks ominous for the sellers. In naked eyes, it does not look to be a good confirmation candle for the sellers to trigger a short entry. Let us now flip over to the 15 M chart and find out how the last candle comes out.

This is the 15 M chart. The last candle is a strong bearish candle despite having a long lower spike. We do not need to flip over to any minor chart here. This means the pair is having a strong bearish momentum in the 15 M chart, which is a signal for the sellers to trigger a short entry.

As expected, the next candle comes out as a bearish candle. It seems that the price is going to hit 1R in a hurry. Let us proceed to the next chart to find out how the trade goes.

The price heads towards the South with one more candle. It hits the take profit level (1R) with ease. The price may make a more bearish move as well. The trade setup with a less promising breakout confirmation candle works wonderfully well for the traders. Do not forget to check the 15 M chart if the confirmation candle has a long upper/lower shadow. It may help you decide which entry to take and which one not to.


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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