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How Do You Trade The 4 Hour Chart?

Here are a few additional tips you can use when swing trading the 4hr charts:

What is a 4 hour candlestick?

The four-hour candle represents half of each geographic trading session. Each of these sessions can take on markedly different tones, and that is where traders can look for potential opportunities. In the FX Market, traders are truly ‘Trading the World’

What time frame is best for forex trading?

For some forex traders, they feel most comfortable trading the 1-hour charts. This time frame is longer, but not too long, and trade signals are fewer, but not too few. Trading on this time frame helps give more time to analyze the market and not feel so rushed.

What is a bar in forex?

A chart is a graphical representation of historical prices. The most common chart types are bar charts and candlestick charts. Each bar or candlesticks represent the high, low open and close price for a specific period of time.

Are bars better than candlesticks?

The bar chart places greater emphasis on the closing price of the stock in relation to the PRIOR periods close. The candlestick version places the highest importance of the close as it relates to the open of the SAME day. This is the main reason I prefer the bar chart but the difference is negligible.

How do I trade a weekly inside a bar?

The Inside Bar Pattern (Break Out or Reversal Pattern) An “inside bar” pattern is a two-bar price action trading strategy in which the inside bar is smaller and within the high to low range of the prior bar, i.e. the high is lower than the previous bar’s high, and the low is higher than the previous bar’s low.

What is inside bar candlestick?

Inside days refer to a candlestick pattern that forms after a security has experienced daily price ranges within the previous day’s high-low range. It may also be known as “inside bars.” Inside days may indicate consolidation or lower price volatility.

When can you trade inside a bar?

As mentioned previously, the inside bar represents a period of short-term consolidation with low volatility within a trending market. Traders then look to trade breakouts after a new high/low is formed. In the EUR/GBP chart below, the preceding trend is seen by lower lows and lower highs.

Are inside bars bullish?

The inside bar candlestick pattern is such a valuable tool because it tells us that the market is not as bullish or bearish as it was in the preceding period.

What is inside bar and outside bar?

Inside bars are generally trend trading patterns and outside bars are direction confirming patterns based on closed direction.

Are inside bars bullish or bearish?

The inside bar is therefore a two candlestick price pattern. An inside bar is also similar to a bullish or a bearish harami candlestick pattern. The main difference being that with an inside bar, the highs and lows are considered while the real body is ignored.

What does outside bar mean?

Outside bars are a relatively complicated formation to trade. This is a bar whose high is above the high of the previous bar, while its low is beneath the low of the previous bar. It basically engulfs the previous bar.

What is an outside bar candle?

An outside bar pattern consists of two candlesticks. The first one is typically much smaller and the second completely engulfs the first candlestick; hence the name outside bar.

Is an outside day bullish or bearish?

A bullish outside day is when the price heads higher on the second day, and meets the general criteria of an outside day (higher high, higher low, longer body). However, outside days can also act as reversal patterns depending on the context.

What does an outside reversal mean?

An outside reversal occurs when the market closes above the previous day’s high or below the previous day’s low.

What is an outside day reversal?

What Is an Outside Reversal? An outside reversal is a price pattern that indicates a potential change in trend on a price chart. The two-day pattern is observed when a security’s high and low prices for the day exceed the high and low of the previous day’s trading session.

What is a key reversal?

A key reversal is a one-day trading pattern that may signal the reversal of a trend. Other frequently-used names for key reversal include “one-day reversal” and “reversal day.”

What is a bearish engulfing pattern?

A bearish engulfing pattern is a technical chart pattern that signals lower prices to come. The pattern consists of an up (white or green) candlestick followed by a large down (black or red) candlestick that eclipses or “engulfs” the smaller up candle.