Bearish Flag Chart Patterns

Bearish Flag Chart patterns

How to identify bearish Flag patterns?

When a trending price pauses and goes back over slightly in a rectangular range, the flag pattern occurs.

This pattern gives us the opportunity to enter the market in the middle of a trend.

The break out in price continues its original strong down trend, gives us the chance to enter that trend at a better price than before the formation of the flag. 

How to identify bearish Flag patterns?

The chart below is an illustration of bearish flag pattern.

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Enter your trade

Wait until the price has broken out of the Flags upper trend line in the direction of the original uptrend.

Place a long buy entry order once the candle that has broken out of the flag pattern has completed.

Placement of entry, stop loss and take profit orders in a Bearish flag during a downtrend:

Technique 1

The chart below is an illustration: 

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1- Sell Entry

2- Stop loss

3- Take profit

Height of number 2 is the same as the height of number 2

Practice session:

Exercise 1: Place your entry, stop loss and profit target. Show exercise

Technique 2:

“Wait till the price comes back to test the lower trend line as resistance”

Enter your trade after the price falls below the Flag lower trend line.

Once support breaks, place a sell order after the price retests that trend line.

The broken support now becomes resistance.

The chart below is an illustration:

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Number 2: Pole of the pattern

Number 1: Area where price has found resistance at the previous support line.

1- Sell Entry

2- Stop loss

3- Take profit

Height of number 2 is the same as the height of number 2

Place your stop loss above the new resistance area.

Nut Shell

An overview of the lesson discussed so far….

When a trending price pauses and goes back over slightly in a rectangular range, the flag pattern occurs.

This pattern gives us the opportunity to enter the market in the middle of a trend.

The break out in price continues its original strong trend, gives us the chance to enter that trend at a better price than before the formation of the flag.

Trading a bearish flag pattern: Wait for the price to break out of the Flags lower trend line in the direction of the original downtrend. Place a sell (Short) order here.

Place your stop loss at the level where the Flags Higher trend line reaches its highest point.

Calculate how far the price rose in its initial downtrend.

Place your profit target the same distance above the level where the Flags lower trend line ends.