Before Your next Trade, learn to recognize charts and patterns!
Learning the different types of charts and patterns will be another arsenal in your Trading Tools!
Ascending Triangle Futures Trading Chart Pattern
What is an Ascending Triangle Futures Chart Pattern?
An ascending triangle is a bullish futures pattern that can indicate a breakout in the upwards direction.
How do I Recognize an Ascending Triangle Futures Chart Pattern?
An ascending triangle is formed when resistance remains flat and support rises.
See the example below:
What Does a Ascending Triangle Chart Pattern Mean?
The price will rise and fall within the triangle until support and resistance converge. At that point, the apex, breakout occurs, usually upwards.
Broadening Top Futures Trading Chart Pattern
What is a Broadening Top Futures Chart Pattern?
A broadening top is a futures chart pattern that can occur on an upwards trend. It is generally classified as a reversal pattern but some traders argue that there is approximately a 50/50 split between whether it tends to move upwards or downwards upon completion of the pattern. For this reason, it can often be avoided by traders. It can be viewed as the opposite of a symmetrical triangle.
How Do I Recognize a Broadening Top Futures Chart Pattern?
A broadening top is comprised of diverging support and resistance lines and resembles a megaphone. The rising resistance line and falling support line continue until the trend reverses.
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Recognizing Charts & Patterns
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Usually when markets are range bound for an extended period of time, a breakout is on the horizon and the big question is which way.
Stocks have been trading in a very narrow range despite making new all-time highs (some of the indices). Usually when markets are range bound for an extended period of time, a breakout is on the horizon and the big question is which way.
Since the daily chart did not provide me with the clues I was looking for, I went over to the higher multiple time frame of the weekly chart and decided to analyze the mini Russell 2000 as I feel it has been somewhat of a leading indicator for the overall stock market.
What I see on the weekly mini Russell 2000 chart below is a major sell signal confirmed by two different methods I personally have confidence in. One of these is a proprietary indicator I developed, the other is Elliott Wave.
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