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Trend Following

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If markets were completely logical and responded only to hard facts we’d see them moving more or less in straight lines with a few jumps here and there when new information arrives.

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One of the ways to succeed in trading is to predict the market by thinking “ahead of the crowd”. When doing this an uptrend can mean a selling opportunity. A downtrend can mean a buying opportunity.

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Heikin Ashi is most useful for visually identifying places where the market is trending. This makes them suited to scalpers, swing traders, and day traders.

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Trends are all about timing. Time them right you can potentially capture a strong move in the market. Time them wrong and you’re likely to lose money.

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Of the triangular patterns found in forex charts, the symmetrical triangle is possibly the most confusing and also the most difficult to trade. But how useful is this chart pattern in practice?

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A descending triangle happens when a currency pair in a downtrend attempts to reverse and makes successively lower highs.

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The flag pattern is closely related to the pennant. It’s a continuation pattern that tends to indicate that a trend is pausing rather than reversing.

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Pennants are usually a reliable indication that a trend is set for a new leg. In other words they serve as good continuation signals.

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Ascending triangle patterns are useful for trading bullish trends, on the long side. These are good for short to medium time frames.

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Triangles mark price consolidation. In this article I'll show simple methods to trade them by predicting whether a trend will continue or reverse.