Price Action @ Confluence Zones

Discussion in 'Forex' started by pipsaholic, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hey Guys,

    I wanted to get the feedback of fellow traders new and experienced on the way they take reversals and continuation in confluence zones in trending markets between 5m-4 hour charts. In the spot fx market.

    I understand that continuations make up 65-70% of developed market patterns and reversals make up 30-35%.

    To my understanding for price action to make a continuation it usually stabs through the Support/Resistance zone or a momentum candle then pullbacks, which may been seen in lower timeframes for it to hold to make a continuation. Reversals usually make a pin bar reversal signal at a major structure level or between 38.2 - 78.6% fib level at times a double pin bar. I also seen at times price hugging the S&R lines especially in the Asian session coming into Europe for price to pullback and breakout only for it to fake out and then breakdown or a true breakout after a false breakout. Also, price tends to have a control point at 00 numbers with it either poking through and reversing or blasting through and continuing.

    What's your experience been like? Please stick to the topic.
  2. i wish it were this simple, i really do
  3. JB3


    The market will show you all kinds of PA to throw you off. I just keep it simple, if it breaks the confluence zone, then it will move in that direction. If it doesn't break the confluence zone, then I don't trade it. I'm always looking for continuation. Stop and reverse on the other side of the zone. I always expect to get whipsawed and faked out of 3-4 positions in a row before price finally breaks into a direction that is sustainable. Sometimes you eat top ramen, other times, you eat a nice chicken dinner. The market dictates what that is.
  4. how hard do you think it is?
  5. Probability is 50 /50 less spread.
  6. Do I identify areas of support and resistance, however, use a little twist. Instead of anticipating that they will hold, sit tight and wait. Look to see if they break, once they do, trade the back-test, fairly small risk and usually great fast reward.

    Watch the very first test, it likes to fake, second mouse gets the cheese unharmed.

    Do not be the herd.
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  7. Sorry to hear youre having such a rough time