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Monday, March 4, 2024

Chart of the Week #2

This week noticed a whole lot of volatility within the markets resulting from inflation information which made it laborious to seek out long-term momentum performs. Subsequently, merchants would have finished higher specializing in short-term buying and selling alternatives within the decrease timeframes.

For this week´s chart of the week version, I picked two fascinating decrease timeframe case research. And on the finish, I’m together with two fascinating charts to observe going ahead.


USD/CAD – Breakout Play

Allow us to begin with the USD/CAD which confirmed an awesome breakout sample earlier within the week. The 1H timeframe beneath reveals an optimum breakout sequence.

The market has been in an total uptrend offering an total bullish sentiment to the charts. As we’ll see within the subsequent screenshot, the market traded again right into a long-term resistance stage and this decrease timeframe reveals the breakout buildup sample. Inside a breakout buildup, the worth retains pushing right into a resistance sooner and sooner, exhibiting sturdy bullish curiosity. The strain that’s launched after such tight consolidations is usually vital as we will witness right here as nicely.



The screenshot beneath reveals the upper timeframe pre-breakout. The worth traded strongly into the earlier resistance after which began stalling beneath it. The each day candlesticks fashioned lengthy wicks to the draw back, that are the dips that we have now marked within the decrease timeframe screenshot above. 

Many beginner merchants make the error of making an attempt to brief resistance ranges too early. It is very important keep in mind that the worth has been trending greater not too long ago and bullish continuations are sometimes seemingly. 




With silver, I wish to begin the chart evaluation on the upper timeframe and we will observe an awesome downtrending worth construction right here.

First, the worth broke out of the distribution prime and the excessive momentum breakout occurred on the “Break of Construction”; this began the preliminary bearish transfer.

On the subsequent consolidation, the worth fashioned a robust pinbar (inexperienced candle). Many merchants simply get scared out of their trades due to wicks. Nevertheless, pinbars will not be essentially a reversal candlestick sample and all of it depends upon the subsequent candle. An excellent rule of thumb right here is: you don’t commerce the pinbar, however the response to the pinbar.

The following candlestick is ready to take out the low of the pinbar candlestick wick which is a excessive momentum sign. Some merchants consult with this sample as “consuming the wick“.



As soon as the worth broke the each day pinbar wick, there was a brief consolidation on the decrease timeframe. And upon the break of the consolidation assist, the downtrend continued.

In search of pinbars that get taken out could be a nice basis for a trend-following technique.



2 Charts to Watch

First is oil. The latest bullish development introduced oil again into the resistance at round 83.3. Observing worth actions round such key ranges is at all times fascinating and may present buying and selling alternatives as we have now seen with the 2 chart research above. 

At this level, it’s unattainable to say how the market will react to the resistance. You possibly can create a bullish buying and selling plan and watch for the market to take out the latest excessive. Or, for a bearish buying and selling plan, you’ll sometimes watch for the worth to “eat the wick” of the big each day pinbar.



Subsequent is the S&P 500. The worth motion began to point out growing indicators of bearishness during the last two weeks. With decrease inflation information, one might have assumed that merchants may flip bullish once more due to a decrease chance of extra charge hikes. Nevertheless, the response thus far was modest. Bulls are ready for pullback situations and bears are fastidiously taking a look at how the worth is buying and selling into new lows when assist ranges are being damaged. Indices total present very fascinating charting conditions today. 



Come again subsequent Friday for a brand new chart of the week article. Within the meantime, you may head over to our YouTube channel the place I launch a number of new buying and selling movies each week: Tradeciety on YouTube

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