Price Reversal Forex Trading Strategy

If learned and applied correctly a reversal Forex trading strategy provides very low risk and high reward. The price reversal is the cornerstone of all trade set-ups including breakout and trend trading.

A price reversal is an un-natural trade set-up for many due to its entry at price weakness whether long or short. There is substantial evidence that the prevailing behavior is to enter long positions, or to purchase, near a price peak. This tendency has been documented for at least a few hundred years. Dutch Tulip Bulb trading during the 1600’s is often sited as an early example of this exuberance and resulting price over-extension.

Exuberance and price over-extension transform into liquidation selling. Just as those strong emotions of a sure profit belief that flocked many to purchase; the sell-off that follows has strong emotions of fear from the painful loss as price drops. The Reversal is nothing more than taking advantage of this natural behavior of price expansion and price contraction. It is what trading is all about.

The phenomenal trading behavior that many purchase near a price peak equally applies to selling at a price bottom. Near a price bottom the tendency is that many held-on until the end. They then liquidate their positions by selling due to a perception that price will continue to drop. At and near these top and bottom price areas form identifiable patterns that have occurred before and have been documented. It is price behavior that we can recognize as significant on a price chart that indicates the change of trading behavior.

FOREX. Magnifying glass over different association terms.There is also a tendency near price tops or near price bottoms of heavier transaction volume. The longer price has risen prior to a price peak or fallen prior to the price bottom the heavier the volume tends to be at or near to those tops and bottoms. However, heavier average volume is not necessarily present or obvious. As with any Forex trading strategy always keep in mind that price behavior is most important.

At a glance it appears the Forex trading strategy concept of buying low and selling high is difficult to practice. Without a doubt the tools and techniques that should be utilized are not properly understood and applied. If either is not understood then trading results suffer. After we learned to focus our analysis and energy on price reversal with the concept of buy low and sell high, and implemented trading analysis software tools that excel at these concepts, it separated trading success from trading failure. Trading became enjoyable.

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