Price action is all well and good, but context counts more

10.45 am 15th February. Context. After the tight channel long the market went into a narrow trading range for a couple of hours.  The close of bar 3 provided the first opportunity long as the close was slightly above the support line.

However, we considered that bar 3 was the third push long, an embedded wedge, and therefore not a likely trade. In hindsight, computers saw this as two pushes down with higher highs and higher lows. The market went up after bar 3, without us!

Our next opportunity was the price action provided by the pin bar marked by the yellow box. The close of the pin is above the support line (and at the 21 EMA) and gave a 60% to 70% chance of a trade long, at least to the top of the previous high and a 15 pip profit; which we are happy to say, it did.

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