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How to take this Price Action Pin Bar(Part 1)

asiaforexmentor1 (asiaforexmentor1)
Apr 26 2012 at 08:47
24 posts
Forex Trading Course – How to take this Price Action Pin Bar

 

Forex trading pair: Gold (Xau usd)
A forex price action pin bar formed as showed in the blue highlighted box.
Lets Analyze this price action pin bar:
1) Pin bar formed off the 25 moving average (yellow line)
2) Pin bar protrudes out from surrounding prices. But the nose could be longer.
3) The past few bars before the pin were all bearish bars. Which would make me doubt on whether the small pin has the strength to take on the previous bearish bars
4) The over trend is in an uptrend
Forex Trading Course – How to take this Price Action Pin Bar

So this is a retracement pin bar. To play this pair, i would have placed a pending buy order on the break of the pin. (marked by the dotted orange line)
Stoploss would be below the pin (marked by the dotted red line)
As we can see the next bar would have triggered our stoploss had we entered the trade right at the close of the pin.
This is the power of pending orders.
So by placing pending orders in such a scenario. We would not miss out on trades that go our way, and we will miss taking trades that didn’t go our way.
As always – Trade with a plan and if there isn’t a plan. Skip the trade.
Ezekiel Chew

Clearpaper
Apr 27 2012 at 01:22
95 posts
The date you are showing is for 19 Apr 2011, one year ago. Could you illustrate with a current call? It would remove any bias of hindsight.

Chikot
Apr 28 2012 at 09:32
2299 posts
BTW, pin bar is no longer viable in this case. next candle broke pin's low and it's high was not broken so it is not a pin.
on the other hand support to the left which next candle failed to break. may be going long after that support hold? also, what higher time frame says? it is gold so I am not sure never watch it.



   asiaforexmentor1 posted:
   Forex Trading Course – How to take this Price Action Pin Bar

 

Forex trading pair: Gold (Xau usd)
A forex price action pin bar formed as showed in the blue highlighted box.
Lets Analyze this price action pin bar:
1) Pin bar formed off the 25 moving average (yellow line)
2) Pin bar protrudes out from surrounding prices. But the nose could be longer.
3) The past few bars before the pin were all bearish bars. Which would make me doubt on whether the small pin has the strength to take on the previous bearish bars
4) The over trend is in an uptrend
Forex Trading Course – How to take this Price Action Pin Bar

So this is a retracement pin bar. To play this pair, i would have placed a pending buy order on the break of the pin. (marked by the dotted orange line)
Stoploss would be below the pin (marked by the dotted red line)
As we can see the next bar would have triggered our stoploss had we entered the trade right at the close of the pin.
This is the power of pending orders.
So by placing pending orders in such a scenario. We would not miss out on trades that go our way, and we will miss taking trades that didn’t go our way.
As always – Trade with a plan and if there isn’t a plan. Skip the trade.
Ezekiel Chew


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