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Disclaimer: The trading guides provided do not contain and should not be considered to contain any personal investment advice or recommendations. It does not guarantee a better trading performance on your live trading account. You could lose all your initial investment when trading on a live account.

Master the charts and improve your trading

Chart Patterns is our third technical analysis guide, building on the Market Trends and Support and Resistance guides that came before it. The Chart Patterns Guide highlights various patterns that can be visually identified on price charts, and explains what they indicate about the balance between supply and demand in the market.

Specifically, the Chart Patterns Guide discusses the following:

  • Why do chart patterns occur?

  • The four types of pattern categories: continuation, reversal, bearish, bullish

  • Short-term patterns or long-term patterns: which are better? What's the difference?

  • How to confirm that a pattern is occurring

Complete the form below to download our Chart Patterns Guide, as well as all of our other guides. If you're new to trading, you may wish to review our other beginner and intermediate guides before delving into Chart Patterns. Enjoy a free preview of the Table of Contents below.

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    Risk Warning 2
    Chart Patterns Explained 3
         Introduction 3
         Why do Chart Patterns Occur? 3
         Long-Term Patterns (LT) 4
         Short-Term Patterns (ST) 5
         Short-Term vs Long-Term: Which is Better? 6
         Continuation, Reversal, Bullish, or Bearish? 6
         Pattern Confirmation 7
    Long-Term Patterns (LT) 8
         Continuation Patterns 8
         Reversal Patterns 9
         What They Really Look Like 10
         LT Patterns: Final Pointers 10
    Short-Term Patterns (ST) 11
         Bar Charts vs Candlesticks 11
         Single Bar Patterns 12
         Multi-Bar Patterns 13
         Rejection Spikes 14
         Lower Timeframes = More Signals, False Signals (Potentially) 14
    ST Patterns: Summary 15
    Reduce Your Learning Curve 15
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