Forex Price-Action Strategies

The Lesson We Learn from Such Price Action

In today’s article, we are going to demonstrate an example of a trade, which does not go according to the price action traders’ expectations. We try to dig out what goes wrong with the trade. Let us get started.


This is a daily chart. The chart produces an inside bar right at the level where the price had a rejection earlier. The buyers, according to price action trading, usually wait for the price to produce a bullish reversal candle around such levels. However, the buyers may remember an important point here that the bullish reversal candle is an inside bar. An inside bar is not known as a strong reversal candle. Nevertheless, it is a daily bullish reversal candle producing right at the level of support, so they daily-H4 buyers are to flip over to the H4 chart.

The H4 chart’s price action is bullish. The last candle comes out as a bearish pinbar. The price may consolidate soon. If that happens, followed by an H4 bullish breakout, buyers may go long on the pair. The next significant swing high is far, offering a tremendous risk-reward.

The price consolidates and produces a bullish engulfing candle breaching the level of resistance. The consolidation does not look an ideal one. Ideally, the buyers may trigger a long entry here. This is what we have been learning on daily-H4 chart trading lessons. Let us assume that we take a long entry here. Let us find out how the trade goes.

The next candle comes out as a bearish candle. It does not hit the stop loss, but it looks ominous. Since taking a loss is an unavoidable thing in trading, so we may let it go. This is what we have been learning, as well. Let us find out what happens next.

It hits the stop loss. As far as trading psychology is concerned, we must not let it take over us. However, with this trade, two things may hold many price action buyers back taking the entry.

  • An inside bar bullish daily reversal candle
  • Ugly looking consolidation

We have demonstrated on many occasions, an inside bar daily reversal candle with good-looking consolidation ends up offering a winning entry. On some lessons, an unusual consolidation but with a daily bullish reversal candle does the same. Over here, a combination of both ends up offering a losing entry. On some occasions, such price action (inside bar daily reversal candle and unusual consolidation) may end up offering a winning entry. However, to have better winning consistency, we may skip taking entry on such price action.



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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