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Breakout Confirmation

Un-/ Confirmed Breakout Candle


Fib Retracement and Fib Extension


Failed Breakout candle


On the hourly chart we see that we consolidated (ABC) again "overnight", however, this time we broke the consolidation to the upside, which lifted the market up to the daily R1 at 1.26 (D) before market turned around and breached yesterdays low (orange line-E). Market found some support at the weekly S2, daily S1 and the 100 % fib extension (Z-A at D) in the American session.


The red line on the hourly chart shows the important low (23 May) after the recent impulsive move down. Yesterday's two breakout candles (at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.) did not get confirmed by a lower close of the succeeding candles below the range of the breakout candles on the hourly chart. The purple line shows the low of the second  breakout candle which did not get confirmed by a close below this line/candle during the consolidation. This non confirmation might be a reason for the upside breakout of the consolidation.



Explaining Technical Chart Analysis
1 hour Explaining Technical Chart Analysis


The following upside swing on the hourly chart above (7 a.m.) respected the 61.80 % fib retracement from the prior down swing (Z-A) with the close of the 8 a.m. hourly candle (F) at this level (1.2582) before the succeeding hourly candle made a false breakout (closed inside of the body of the preceding hourly candle and no Breakout Confirmation on the 5 min chart).

Today's high was the end of the larger three wave consolidation pattern (triangle ZCD green lines)) which started after yesterdays false breakout at 9 a.m, where price turned around in a V shape pattern at the support level + 61.80 fib extension.



Understanding Technical Chart Analysis in Forex
5 min Understanding Technical Chart Analysis in Forex


On the 5 min chart we see that the breakout candle at 9:10 a.m. (1) (after the prior hourly candle closed at the 61.80 % fib retracement) did not get confirmed. Market consolidated between 10 and 11:15 a.m. and price broke down and moved to the 100 % fib extension (ab=cd)  at (2). The prior consolidation gave resistance to the following upside swing (3) and market reversed and went down with strong momentum. We see that market tried to defend the red line (low from two days ago) (4), however, market dropped down strongly at 1:25 p.m..

The Euro breached yesterday's low (orange line) but the two breakout candles did not get confirmed and market created a kind of wedge pattern. The 1 p.m. hourly candle respected (closed at) the weekly S2.

During the new trading hour (2 p.m.) market got pushed down by the decreasing 10 SMA and breached only temporarily the weekly S2 to bounce back at the daily S1 to trigger the wedge pattern breakout to the upside (5). The up move found resistance in the price zone of the small consolidation, the 200 SMA and particularly the red line (6).

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