Forex Price Action

The Trend in a Bigger Frame is Traders’ True Friend

There is a saying in financial trading “Trend is traders’ friend.” Without any doubt, this is true. In a chart combination trading, a bigger timeframe’s trend plays an important role and helps traders a lot to go with an entry in its counterpart. Let us have a look through an example of how it works.


This is a daily chart. The chart shows that the price heads towards the North at a moderate pace. The last candle comes out as a bullish candle closing well above consolidation resistance. It means the daily traders may start eyeing to go long in the pair.  The daily-H4 combination traders may flip over to the H4 chart for the price to consolidate and produce a long signal.

This is the flipped H4 chart. The chart shows that the last candle comes out as a bullish candle with an upper shadow. The buyers are to wait for the price to consolidate now.

The price consolidates and produces a bullish candle breaching consolidation resistance. Here is a thing. The consolidation range is shallow. The consolidation range plays a significant role in determining the next move’s length. The length of consolidation here does not suggest that the next move will be a big one. The daily-H4 combination traders may trigger a long entry by setting stop loss below consolidation support and by setting take profit with 1R. Let us proceed to the next chart.

The price hits the target of 1R by the next candle. Concentrate on the last candle. The candle comes out as a bullish Marubozu candle. It suggests that the price may head towards the North further. Let us find out how far it goes.

The price heads towards the North with three more candles. This means it travels almost three times more length than the combination traders have anticipated. Can you guess what may be the reason for this?

The daily chart is in a strong bullish trend. The last daily candle breaches through consolidation resistance and makes a strong statement about its bullishness. That may have attracted the daily buyers to go long in the pair as well. This brings extra liquidity and helps the price head towards the North with extreme pressure. This happens most of the time in combination trading. If the bigger chart makes a breakout and has a solid trend, the price seems to head towards the trend’s direction at a good pace in the minor chart. The combination traders may keep this in their mind and make full use of this.


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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