Forex Price-Action Strategies

When Price Finds New Support/Resistance

Price action traders are to be calculative and watchful. Breakout and breakout confirmation are two things that price action traders keep eyes on. Trend initiating candle is another important factor. We often see that the price upon finding its support/resistance does not make a breakout straightway. It sometimes makes a little correction and then starts trending to make a breakout. This new level of support/resistance plays a significant role in price action breakout trading. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of this.


The chart shows that the price after being bearish makes a bullish correction. It produces a bearish engulfing candle and drives the price towards the downside. However, look at the last candle. It comes out as a bullish engulfing candle. This means the price is to find its resistance again.

It does not take long to find its resistance. The next candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle. The sellers are to keep their eyes on the pair to get a breakout. It seems that the price may head towards the South and make a breakout this time upon finding its new resistance.

The chart makes the breakout by the next candle. The sellers are to wait for the next candle to close below the breakout candle to trigger a short entry. Do not forget that it makes the breakout upon finding a new resistance.

The next candle comes out as a bearish candle having a long lower shadow. Thus, they should flip over to the 15 M chart to see how the last 15 M candle comes out. Despite having a long lower shadow, the last 15M candle comes out as a bearish candle too. The sellers may trigger a short entry right after the last candle closes. Stop Loss is to be set above the last resistance and Take Profit is to be set with 1R. This is why the new level of support/resistance plays a significant role.

The price heads towards the South but not with strong bearish momentum. It hits 1R though. The distance between new resistance to entry point= Entry point to Take Profit= 1R.

Whenever the price finds its new resistance/breakout, breakout traders must count those to set their stop loss and take profit level. Breakout trading needs the price to make a breakout with good momentum. If it takes any pauses before making a breakout, ignore the last support/resistance. It gives us better risk-reward as well as more chance of winning a trade.


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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