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Continuation Indices Trading Chart Patterns

When these continuation indices trading chart patterns are formed they confirm that the current indices trading trend is going to continue moving in the same direction.

 

These patterns are used by indices traders to identify halfway points of the trend, this is because they form at the halfway point of a trend.

 

There are four types:

  • Ascending triangle
  • Descending triangle
  • Bull flag/pennant
  • Bear flag/pennant

 

Ascending Triangle

The ascending triangle is formed in an up indices trading trend and it shows that the upward direction of the indices trading market is going to continue.

 

It shows that there is a resistance level that the buyers keep pushing each time moving it higher, and once it breaks indices price will continue moving upward.


The overhead resistance temporarily prevents the Indices trading market from advancing higher, while the rising indices trading trend line beneath the pattern signals that buyers are still present. An upside penetration of the upper line is a technical buy indices trading signal for a market breaking out from an ascending triangle.

 

Found within a Indices upward indices trading trend, the ascending triangle forms as a consolidation period within the up indices trading trend and indicates upside continuation will follow.

Ascending Triangle Indices Trading Chart Pattern Indices Trading



The market formed an ascending triangle during its up indices trading trend which led to upside continuation. The buy point is when indices price clears the upper sloping line and the indices trading market continues moving upwards.


 

 

 

Descending Triangle

The descending triangle is formed in a down indices trading trend and it shows that the downward direction of indices price movement is going to continue.

 

It shows that there is a support level that the sellers keep pushing each time moving it lower, and once it breaks indices price will continue moving downwards.

 

The support temporarily prevents the indices trading market from declining, while the descending sloping line above the pattern signals that sellers are still present. A downside penetration of the lower line is a technical sell indices trading signal for a market breaking down from a descending triangle, and indicates selling will follow.

 

Found within a Indices downward indices trading trend, the descending triangle forms as a consolidation period within the down indices trading trend and indicates downside continuation will follow.

Descending Triangle Continuation Indices Trading Chart Pattern Trading


The market formed a descending triangle during its down indices trading trend which led to further selling and continuation of the downward indices trading trend. The technical sell indices trading signal is when indices price breaks the lower horizontal sloping line as selling resumes to push the indices trading market lower.

 

 

Bull Flag/Pennant

This indices trading pattern forms what looks like a rectangle. The rectangle is formed by two parallel lines that act as support and resistance for the indices price until the indices price breaks out. In general, the flag will not be perfectly flat but it will be sloping.

 

The bull flag is found within a Indices upward indices trading trend. In this continuation pattern where the indices trading market retraces slightly, it is therefore a slight retracement with narrow indices price action that has a slight downward tilt. The technical buy point is when indices price penetrates the upper line of the flag. The flag portion has highs and lows which can be connected by small lines which are parallel, giving it the look of a small channel.

 

The pennant occurs at halfway point of a bullish upward indices trading trend and after a breakout a similar move equal to the height of the flagpole is expected.

Bull Flag Continuation Indices Trading Chart Pattern Indices Trading


The bull pennant above was just a resting period as the indices trading market gathered strength to break out and move higher. The continuation signal was confirmed as the upper line was broken to the upside.

 

 

 

Bear Flag/Pennant

This flag is found in a Indices downward indices trading trend. The bear flag is a continuation pattern where the indices price retraces slightly with a narrow indices price action that has a slight upward tilt. The technical sell point is when indices price penetrates the lower line of the inverted flag. The pennant portion has highs and lows which can be connected by small lines which are parallel, giving it the look of a small channel.

Bear Flag Continuation Indices Trading Chart Pattern Indices Trading


The bear pennant above was just a resting period for the indices trading market prior to more selling. The continuation signal was confirmed as the lower line was broken to the downside.

 

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