He may be reached at. Clicking the links below takes you to Amazon. You alone are responsible for your investment decisions. For more information on this pattern, read Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns Second Edition , pictured on the right, pages to If you click on this link and then buy the book or anything at Amazon. Until recently, I didn't have a favorite chart pattern because I considered them just buy or sell signals.
However, I am beginning to show affection for descending triangles with upward breakouts. I've made a lot of money trading this pattern, certainly more than from trading their ascending triangle brothers. Click descending triangle to read about the Elliott wave version. The above numbers are based on hundreds of perfect trades. See the glossary for definitions.
New research shows that after the breakout, the market turns when it reaches the triangle apex. This descending triangle chart pattern obeys the identification guidelines set for the pattern. At point A , price peaks below the horizontal trendline but few chart patterns are perfect. At point B , price stages a breakout and that results in a swift upward move.
Such a strong advance is unusual. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. Subscribe to RSS feeds. He may be reached at Support this site! A price pattern bounded by two trendlines, the bottom one horizontal and the top sloping downward.
Price must cross the pattern from trendline to trendline, nearly filling the available space. Avoid descending triangles with abundant white space. Price sometimes breaks out in one direction and then reverses to bust out in a new direction. Trade the new direction for a powerful move. Triangles that appear far up a rising price trend tend to flame out quicker. Look for triangles with upward breakouts near the start of an uptrend. Downward breakouts within a third of the yearly low do well.
Upward breakouts show no significant trend. Throwbacks and pullbacks hurt performance. Score your pattern for performance. See Also Elliott wave has a version of the descending triangle. Find out how to use a triangle apex to predict a trend change. Could you be looking at a falling wedge?
A descending triangle may also be a three falling peaks pattern. Triangle apex and turning points.More...