1004, 2015

Second Article Price Action

Combining candlestick patterns with technical indicators is a sound approach. Here, we combined an oscillator and a three-bar pattern to find pullback trades.

This trading strategy is not perfect and is certainly not profitable if traded mechanically. However, it offers a solid starting point for both system and discretionary swing traders.

Both the Stochastic Oscillator and candlestick patterns are well-defined. Hence, they are easy to code into market scanning software. For swing traders finding opportunities among hundreds of stocks, this is a huge advantage.

I looked at the Stochastic Oscillator and price action to decipher the trend to avoid adding indicators. You can certainly use other methods to track the market trend. (For e.g. market structure, moving average)

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1004, 2015

First Trading Article Channels

Drawing two lines upon a chart across past highs and lows can help you decide your next trade. This is another idea that develops out of the trendline concept and is referred to as the channel line, sometimes called the return line. Sometimes you’ll notice that prices keep between two parallel lines, the trendline and another line on the other side of the price action, which is called the channel line. You’re most likely to see this in a stable uptrend or downtrend. All you have to do is draw your trend line, then draw a second line parallel to it, from the first high point (for an uptrend) or low point for a downtrend. Here’s how it looks on an uptrend-

The dotted line above the price is the channel line, and the price action happens between the two lines, fluctuating up and down. Whenever the price reaches up to the channel line, it acts as resistance and bounces the price back down to the trendline, or support.
Again, you draw the trend line first, this time joining the peaks, a […]