How to Trade the Flag/Pennant Patterns Like a Pro Part 2 
How to Trade the Flag/Pennant Patterns Like a Pro Part 2
by InformedTrades
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Date Added: May 7, 2017

Lecture Description

The second lesson in a two part series on trading strategies for trading the flag and pennant chart patterns using technical analysis for day traders and investors in the stock market, futures market, and foreign exchange market. For the full lesson with text, images, links, and discussion, go here: www.informedtrades.com/3485-strategies-trading-flag-pennant-chart-patterns.html

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VIDEO NOTES

In our last lesson we learned about the flag and pennant chart patterns, how to identify them on a chart, and when the pattern is a bullish or bearish sign. In this lesson we are going to learn how to identify entry and exit points for potential trades after spotting these patterns on a chart.

As we learned in our last lesson when you spot a flag pattern in an uptrend this is a bullish sign as the market consolidation which forms the flag is seen as a pause before a resumption of the original uptrend. As this is the case when traders spot these patterns on a chart they will commonly look to enter a buy position. The entry point which they will commonly use to enter the long position is the breakpoint of the upper line of the flag which is resistance. The target for the trade is then calculated by measuring the distance between the start of the up move and the highest point on the flag and then projecting that upwards. The stop is then placed just below the bottom support line of the flag.

The strategy is exactly the same for the bull pennant, with one exception. When trading the bull pennant the stop loss is placed just below the bottom trend line, in line with the closest trough.

When you spot a flag pattern in a downtrend it is a bearish sign as the market consolidation which forms the pattern is seen as a pause before a continuation of the original downtrend. As this is the case when traders spot this pattern on a chart they will commonly look to enter a short position. The entry point that is normally used when trading this strategy is to sell on a break below the bottom support line. The target is then calculated by measuring the distance between the start of the down move and the lowest point on the flag and then projecting that downwards. The stop is then placed just above the upper resistance line of the flag.

So that completes this lesson. You should now have a good understanding of the strategies used to trade flag and pennant patterns as well as how to identify these patterns on a chart. In our next lesson we are going to look at the triangle chart pattern and how to spot this on a chart so we can look at ways to trade that continuation pattern. So we hope to see you in that lesson.

Course Index

  1. Intro to Technical Analysis
  2. Introduction to Dow Theory
  3. Second 3 Tenets of Dow Theory
  4. How to Read Stock Charts
  5. How to Trade Support and Resistance
  6. Multi Time Frame Analysis
  7. Introduction to the Double Top and Double Bottom Charting Pattern
  8. How to Trade Double Tops Like a Pro
  9. How to Trade the Head and Shoulders Pattern Part 1
  10. How to Trade the Head and Shoulders Pattern Part 2
  11. How to Trade the Wedge Chart Pattern Like a Pro Part 1
  12. How to Trade the Wedge Chart Pattern Like a Pro Part 2
  13. How to Trade the Flag/Pennant Patterns Like a Pro Part 1
  14. How to Trade the Flag/Pennant Patterns Like a Pro Part 2
  15. How to Trade Triangle Chart Patterns Like a Pro Part 1
  16. How to Trade Triangle Chart Patterns Like a Pro Part 2
  17. Learn to Trade with Technical Indicators
  18. How to Trade Moving Averages Like a Pro (Part 1)
  19. How toTrade Moving Averages Like a Pro (Part 2)
  20. How to Trade the MACD Indicator Like a Pro (Part 1)
  21. MACD Indicator: Trade it Like a Pro (Part 2)
  22. How to Trade the Relative Strength Index (RSI) Like a Pro
  23. How to Trade Stochastics Like the Pro's Do
  24. The Difference Between the Fast, Slow and Full Stochastic
  25. How to Trade Bollinger Bands - Stocks, Futures, Forex
  26. How to Trade the Average Directional Index (ADX)
  27. How to Trade the Parabolic SAR
  28. How to Trade Candlestick Chart Formations Part 1
  29. How to Trade Spinning Tops and Doji Candlestick Patterns
  30. How to Trade the Bullish/Bearish Engulfing Candlesticks
  31. How to Trade the Hammer Hanging Man Candlesticks
  32. How to Trade the Morning/Evening Star Candlestick Pattern
  33. How to Trade the Inverted Hammer/Shooting Star Patterns
  34. Why Most Traders Lose Money and The Solution
  35. Why Traders Hold On to Losing Positions
  36. Two Trading Mistakes Which Will Destroy Your Account
  37. Herd Mentality is the Psychology That Leads to Big Trading Losses
  38. Profit Expectations: What Millionaire Traders Know
  39. How to Join the Minority of Traders Who Are Successful
  40. How To Determine Where to Put Your Initial Stop Loss Order
  41. How to Use the Average True Range (ATR) To Set Stops
  42. How to Up Your Chances for Profit When Setting Stops
  43. How to Reduce the Chances of Being Stopped Out on a Trade
  44. How Successful Traders Use Indicators to Place Stops
  45. Stop Your Mind From Causing You to Take Profits Too Soon
  46. How To Use Trailing Stops
  47. Why Position Sizing is So Important in Trading
  48. Why Fixed Position Sizing Is Not the Best Way to Trade
  49. Trading The Martingale and Anti Martingale Strategies
  50. How to Set Trade Position Size for Maximum Profits
  51. Maximize Trading Profits with Correct Position Sizing 2
  52. Fundamental Analysis and The US Economy
  53. A Simple Explanation of the US Economy for Traders
  54. Simple Explanation of The US Economy For Traders Part 2
  55. The Business Cycle and Fiscal Policy - What Traders Know
  56. How Interest Rates Move Markets
  57. What Traders Know About Interest Rates Part 2
  58. What Traders Need to Know About The Structure of The Fed
  59. How the Fed Changes Interest Rates
  60. How to Determine When the Fed is Going to Change Rates
  61. Why Markets Move Ahead of Interest Rate Announcements
  62. How to Trade the GDP Number (Part 1)
  63. The Components of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  64. Intro to Trading Non Farm Payrolls (NFP's)
  65. Trading the News - Economic Numbers - Retail Sales
  66. Trading the News - Economic Numbers - ISM Manufacturing
  67. The Producer Price Index (PPI)
  68. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  69. Trade the News - Existing Home Sales Index
  70. How To Interpret the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)
  71. How to Interpret the Index of Leading Economic Indicators
  72. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Day Trading
  73. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Swing Trading
  74. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Position Trading
  75. How to Keep a Trading Journal
  76. The Most Important Attributes of a Good Trading Journal
  77. The 20 Components of a Successful Trading Plan

Course Description

This is a series of 77 short video lessons meant to give traders an introduction to the basics of trading as well as the components necessary to develop a profitable trading plan.

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