Forex Price-Action Strategies

The Longer It Ranges, The Harder It Breaks

Price action traders usually look for entries on the chart that has a clear trend. However, even a choppy chart end up providing good entry to the traders. In today’s lesson, we are going to show how a choppy chart ends up producing a good entry. Let us get started.


The chart shows that the price has been choppy. It bounces at a level of support three times. As far as resistance is concerned, the price has a rejection at a level once and comes back down. Then, it heads towards the upside and finds its resistance getting rejection twice. The level of support seems stronger than the resistance here.

The price finds its resistance, and at the second rejection, it makes a breakout. As mentioned, the price bounces three times at the level of support. Thus, the breakout is strong as well. The sellers are to wait for the price to be held by the breakout level and a bearish reversal candle to go short in the pair.

The next candle comes out as a doji candle closing within the breakout level. The breakout comes out as a valid breakout. The sellers are to wait for the level to create a bearish reversal candle to trigger a short entry.

Here it comes. The last candle on the chart comes out as a bearish engulfing candle closing well below the last swing low. The sellers may trigger a short entry right after the candle closes by setting stop loss above the resistance and by setting take profit with 1R. Let us proceed to the next chart to find out how the entry goes.

The price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. The price hits the take profit (1R). The last candle suggests that the price may head towards the South further. Some traders may take partial profits and let the rest of the trade run to make more pips.

The chart produces a bullish inside bar. The chart still favors the Bear. However, it may be time for the sellers to give it a second thought to close the whole trade. If we look at the chart, the price heads towards the downside and hits the target without producing any bullish candle in between. This is how it usually goes if the price makes a breakout within a long choppy market. Thus, traders may keep their eyes on the choppy charts to see whether the price makes a breakout to offer them an entry. A breakout in a choppy market is often very rewarding.


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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