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What to Know About Price Action Trading?

What is Price Action Trading?

Price action is a trading method that will allow you to understand the market and make subjective trading decisions that are based on the actual and recent price movements. In this form of trading, you do not rely on technical indicators or fundamental analysis. The trading decisions are based on the naked price chart, which means there are no lagging indicators outside of the moving averages. All financial markets generate data about the price movement in the market over a period of time. You can see this data on the price charts which will show the actions and beliefs of the participants who are trading in a market over a certain period of time. Such actions or beliefs are shown on the price chart of the market in the form of price action.

You can certainly use global news and other economic data to understand the price movement but there is no need to analyse them to trade in the market. All the news that causes the movement in a market is reflected in the price action on the price chart. The price action market chart has all the variables that affect the market, and it will provide all the signals you need to develop a high probability trading system. All these signals are called price action trading strategies and they allow you to make sense of the price movement of the market and predict the future movement with accuracy to build the right trading strategy.

Tools for Price Action Trading

There are three tools for price action trading – breakouts, trends, and candlesticks. Let’s look at them in detail.

Breakout

If the price of an asset moves with a specific tendency, it will inform the traders about a new possible trading opportunity after it breaks the tendency. A breakout can occur from different patterns which include head and shoulders, triangles, ranges as well as flag patterns. It is important to remember that the breakout does not mean the price will continue to move in the direction, there are times when it doesn’t. If this happens, it is known as a false breakout and is a trading opportunity in the opposite direction of the breakout.

Trends

Some assets can trade throughout the day with prices that continue to rise or fall. Many traders make the most of the trends.

Candlesticks

A candlestick is a graphical representation on a chart that shows the trend of the asset. Many traders use candlesticks in different strategies.

Traders also use price resistance and price support to make the most of trading opportunities. It helps to have thorough knowledge about price action trading before you give it a try. You can seek help of professionals if you are new to trading.

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