In this article we will discuss how to profit by trading a false trend break. We will use a clever strategy to reach this goal. This is a complete strategy that includes entry, stop loss and take profit levels. Some charts, setups and trade examples, are also included. They will help us understand the False Trend Break Strategy better and reinforce different points we’ll discuss.
This is a very technical method. We simply look for an up-trend to appear on the daily chart. We draw its trend-line and wait patiently for it to break down. Then, we examine carefully the candle immediately after the break-down. We are looking for signs that the break is false. In such a case, we enter a long position (buy).
Although the method is simple to follow technically, it is quite hard psychologically. Taking a long position after price breaks down seems a suicidal, counter-momentum trade! Nonetheless, the strategy has its logic and can be quite effective and profitable. A back-test on EUR/USD is included to demonstrate this. I hope you will find this article helpful for your trading. :-)