Forex Price Action

Trendline Trading: Major Chart’s Support/Resistance and Take-Profit Target

In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of trendline trading where the price trends towards the South by obeying a down-trending trendline. In one of our lessons, we learned the importance of choosing a chart for trendline trading. In today’s example, we find out one more point to go with that. Let us get started.


It is an H4 chart. The chart shows that the price heads towards the South by having a bullish correction. The chart shows that the price produces a double bottom. The buyers may keep their eyes on the chart to go long upon having a breakout at the neckline.

The price makes a breakout at the neckline and heads towards the North. It makes a bearish correction and resumes its bullish journey. The last wave suggests that the buyers may push the price towards the level, where the price made its bearish move earlier.

It does not. The price finds its resistance and makes a strong bearish move. It makes a breakout at the last swing low. What does that mean? It means we have two swing highs. With those, we can draw a down-trending trend line and wait for the price to go towards the trendline’s resistance to go short in the pair.

The price attempts to go towards the trendline’s resistance several times. However, it comes back to its horizontal support again. If we look at the horizontal support, the price bounces at the level three times. It becomes daily support, considering the number of H4 candles. On the other hand, the trendline’s resistance is an H4 resistance. The question is whether the H4 trendline traders should wait to go short from the trendline’s resistance or not? Let us proceed to the next chart and find more about it.

The chart produces a bearish engulfing candle. The price trends towards the South from the same trendline’s resistance. It produces another bearish reversal candle in the same chart.  Ideally, trendline traders should trigger a short entry right after the last candle closes by setting their take profit at the horizontal support. This is how the daily support is respected as well as the H4 sellers go short in the pair by using the trendline trading strategy. Let us see how the trade goes.

Wow! The price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. It hits the target and makes a breakout at the horizontal support. It means the trendline is still active. The sellers may wait again for the price to go towards the trendline’s resistance and to get a bearish reversal candle to go short in the pair.

We must choose the right chart for trendline trading to take entry and we must remember the bigger time frame’s support/resistance to set take profit. If the risk-reward ratio is at least 1:1, we may take entry. If it is less than 1:1, we may skip taking entry and concentrate on some other charts.


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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