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Rejection Candle Chart Patterns - Hammer

Candlestick Chart Analysis

Hammer Rejection Candle

The Euro moved upwards against the US Dollar after the rejection candle/ hammer candlestick pattern on the 13th of November. There are important Support/ Resistance levels on the daily EURO US Dollar chart. Market currently trades at the daily confluence resistance level consisting of the 20 SMA and further the monthly S1 and the low of October 1st, which both held the market on the 15th of November at around 1.28 (First test). 

During the start of the US session today, market penetrated the 1.28 resistance level (second test) and moved up to the weekly R1. On the 5 min chart we see that market closed at the 1.28 resistance level with a bullish candle at 3:40 p.m. GMT just before  the Euro breached this level (Breakout Timing). The following breakout candle at 3:45 p.m. got high bullish momentum because of the stops placed above the 1.28 level. However, there was no follow through or breakout confirmation on the 5 min chart but market retested the 1.28 level and held 1.28 so far. As long as the Euro holds this level we might see a continuation pattern triggered for a true or false breakout with the start of the new daily candle (Bullish daily candle close at daily resistance-Breakout trading). The next resistance level might be the low of October 11th at 1.2826.

The 4 hour chart shows the two rejection candles on the 13th of November which contributed to the daily rejection candle.

[The hourly chart shows the news shakeout/ stop running on the 14th of November. Market cleared the stops above resistance at 1.2755 (low of Sept. 10th) and then EUR/USD reversed and the logical next target was the recent low to clear the stops of the breakout trader at 1.2724. Stop running is an important driving force in Trading.]

On the hourly and 5 min chart we see that the EUR/USD found support at the low of Sept. 10th and the Euro continued its upward move at 1 p.m. due to the increasing hourly 20 SMA and 200 SMA on the 5 min chart.

On most of the charts we see:

How prices respected support and resistance (blue ellipses), purely stop running behaviour (red arrows), breakout trading setups (red ellipses), continuation chart patterns (most of green ellipses) and support and resistance due to consolidation price zones (orange arrows).

Daily Support and Resistance EURUSD
Daily Support and Resistance EURUSD

Technical Chart Analysis Euro US Dollar
4-hour Rejection Candles Hammer 

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5 min Technical Chart Analysis Euro US Dollar

Daily EURO Support/ Resistance levels

Support and Resistance

EUR USD Technical Chart Analysis

The EURO started to move upward today, after yesterday's news shakeout at 7 p.m. GMT, which cleared the stops above the low of Sept. 10th at 1.2755 and then reversed to clear the stops below 1.2724. 

Today's upward momentum might be the following of the daily hammer candlestick pattern on Tuesday.

The Euro moved higher with the triggering of continuation patterns (green circles/ellipses) and Breakout timing setups (red circles/ellipses) until market reached strong resistance at the 1.28 level. This resistance zone consists of the low of October 1st, the monthly S1, the 61.80 % Fibonacci retracement on the 4 hour chart and the 38,20 % Fibonacci retracement on the daily chart. Market reversed at the 1.28 level and started to move lower.

On the 5 min chart we see how market broke through the downward sloping green trend line at 2:15 p.m. (Breakout trading-prior candle closed at trend line) so that the consolidation/ triangle got terminated.  Market started to consolidate in a  shape of a continuation pattern after the breakout of the triangle and price retested the daily R1, the high and the downward sloping trend line of the consolidation (resistance becomes support-successful retest). The Euro terminated the continuation pattern on the 5 min chart and market broke through yesterday's high with the beginning of the new hourly candle after the previous one closed strongly at resistance (yesterday's high-Breakout trading).

Recent main support and resistance levels have been the low of October 1st and September 10th and the high of last Tuesday. Yesterday's high (news spike) is also likely to play an important S/R role.

Daily Support and Resistance EURUSD
Daily Support and Resistance EURO Fibonacci retracement

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4 hour Daily EURO Fibonacci retracement, Resistance Levels

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hourly EURO Support/ Resistance

Technical Chart Analysis Euro US Dollar
5 min Support and Resistance

The Chart Analysis of the trading days before

On the daily chart (first chart) we see that the EUR/USD created a hammer candlestick pattern yesterday. Market moved higher and the Euro is currently trading at the low of September 10th at 1.2755 (pink line) and the daily 10 SMA. Slightly above is the hourly 200 SMA, the weekly Pivot point and the daily R2.

Yesterday's high at 1.2729 (thick blue line below) initially acted as resistance but after the level got broken the blue line acted as support and market bounced back from yesterday's high (successful retest, changing role of daily S/R levels). The rising 20 SMA on the hourly chart also provided support at 7 a.m. together with the consolidation price zone (green ellipse, orange arrow) and again at 4 p.m..

 Technical Chart Analysis Daily S/R
1 hour  Hammer Chart Pattern | Daily S/R | SMA

Candlestick Patterns Hammer

Price Reversal

Hammer Candlestick

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1 hour Candlestick Patterns Hammer, Price Reversal

Candlestick Chart pattern

The Euro had a relatively quite session again today. Market price broke out of yesterday's consolidation pattern with the beginning of the new daily candle (Breakout trading) and the Euro made a new daily low but market hold at the daily S2 support.

At 10 a.m. the Euro created a hammer candlestick pattern and EUR/USD market price started to move upwards.

The three consecutive lows from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. might be seen as a Three Drives pattern. Interestingly, the Euro always closed above the daily S2. The three consecutive lows tempered many breakout traders to go short following the breakout of yesterday's consolidation pattern.

These false breakouts caught many traders in the wrong position which often leads to a price reversal. The hammer pattern (Price rejection) initiated this price reversal and the EUR/USD moved back into yesterday's consolidation pattern. Yesterday's consolidation price zones acted as resistance as price approached this level again and the Euro reversed back down.

The 5 min EUR/USD chart shows some Fibonacci levels which could helped the trader to find entry and exit points. The red arrows show some false breakouts, which occurred today.

The 5 min chart also shows that we did not have a confirmed breakout through the daily S2. See Unconfirmed Breakout Candle

5 min EUR/USD Chart Pattern

Flag patterns, Pennants, Ledges

Continuation Trading Chart Patterns

Trading Flag patterns, Pennants and Ledges


Technical Chart Analysis EURUSD
4 hour  Chart Pattern/ Analysis
 continued its downtrend today in the beginning of the European trading session with the triggering of the Head and Shoulders pattern on the 5 min chart, which occurred at the daily R1 and the 20 SMA on the 4 hour chart after clearing the stops above the consolidation high.

On the 5 min chart we see many Continuation chart patterns (Flag patterns, Pennants, Ledges - see green circles), which got triggered and market resumed its downward trend. Very often the EUR/USD made attempts to renew its downtrend with the beginning of the new trading hour for a true or false break of support, frequently after closing at support level  e.g. 8 a.m., 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and vise versa for the uptrend at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (see red circles on hourly chart - Breakout Timing).
The Consolidation pattern between 11 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. GMT can be seen as a bear flag of the recent impulsive downward move from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (5 min chart).

The daily Pivot point changed its role from support to resistance after the break of this level 8:45 a.m. (see 5 min chart).

The Euro found some support at the Fibonacci Cluster at around 1.2692, the 61.80 % Fibonacci Extension of the recent 4-hour swing down and the 100 % Fibonacci Extension level on the 5 min chart. From there, market leveled off.

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1 hour Continuation Chart Patterns Analysis

Technical Chart Analysis EURUSD
5 min Continuation Chart Patterns (Flag patterns, Pennants, Ledges)


Trading Gartley patterns

The Gartley Chart pattern 

Euro US Dollar Trading Strategies

Euro Us Dollar

 reversed down yesterday starting from the daily 10 SMA and closed at the important daily support level from the September 10th low. The closing of a bearish candle at support increases the chance of a true or false breakout through the support level vice versa with the starting of the new candle, which has happened with today's daily candle. These breakout timing strategies are marked with a red ellipse/circle on the charts. 

Market continued its current downtrend in today's European session after the termination of the consolidation pattern on the hourly chart, which consists of the typical three swings. The EURO made a fresh new low at the 61.80 % fib extension from the recent daily swing down and market created a kind of hammer pattern, leading to a new consolidation.

On the 5 min chart we see that the weekly pivot, the 200 SMA and particularly the low of September 10th, which changed from a support to a resistance level due to the recent breach, provided resistance throughout the trading session. The red arrows show the stop clearing/ stop fishing, where market only temporarily broke important pivot points to clear the stops before reversing. 

The green ellipses/ circles show consolidation patterns. On the 5 min chart there were two interesting consolidation patterns, a bull and a bear flag. The orange arrows show that the price zone of the consolidation patterns often provide some support/resistance when price moves back into this zone for the first time. Furthermore, fibonacci levels helped to find potential reversing points.

Gartley Chart pattern
Daily Gartley Chart pattern

Euro US Dollar trading strategies
1 hour Euro US Dollar trading strategies

Euro US Dollar trading strategies
5 min Euro US Dollar trading strategies

Technical Pattern Gartley

EURO /USD Chart Reading

Trading the Gartley pattern

The Euro found support at the 100 % Fibonacci Extension Cluster/ Gartley pattern projection yesterday and moved up from the target of the Gartley Pattern to the daily 10 SMA. From there, market moved lower with strong bearish momentum and created a new daily low.

On the 4 hour chart the EUR/USD continued its downward trend with the beginning of the new 4-hour candle at 12 a.m. after the previous candle closed at the 10 and 20 SMA Support level (Breakout Timing).
 The Euro found support at the daily S2 after clearing the stops below the important low of September the 10th (thick orange line). However, so far market did not close below this daily support (see hourly chart).

Gartley Chart pattern
Gartley Techncial Chart pattern

Euro Technical Chart Analysis
4 hour Euro 100 % Fibonacci Extension

Euro Dollar Technical Chart Analysis
1 hour Euro Dollar Technical Chart Analysis

Technical Chart Analysis of the day before

The Gartley chart pattern

played out well. Currently, the EUR/USD is holding at the Fibonacci Support zone, which consists of the two 100 % Fibonacci Extension levels. Furthermore, this support zone coincides with the Daily S1 and the consolidation price zone of the prior consolidation pattern on the left side of the Euro US Dollar Chart. We also had a nice Doji Candlestick chart pattern on the EUR USD.
The red circles on the daily Euro chart mark some Breakout Timing Strategy, whereby market closed at the support level with a bearish candlestick (20 SMA and daily support level) and breached support with the new daily candle.

Gartley pattern
Gartley Chart Pattern, Doji, Breakout Trading Strategy
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