Let’s start by looking at the typical characteristics of a double bottom,
A double bottom majorly consists of 4 major parts

  • Downtrend
  • First bottom
  • Second-bottom
  • Neckline

Let me show you all the above in an illustration


From our illustration above, the market was in a downtrend. It made an extended
move lower but was quickly rejected by support (first bottom).
The price then fell back into resistance and subsequently retested the same support level (second bottom). Once again the market was rejected from this level and rises back into the same resistance level (neckline).

Why does it form?

The psychology in the pattern is pretty simple. The bears (sellers) are exhausted
after an extended downtrend and some exit positions at the support zone. This
leads to the formation of the first bottom.
Some bears take advantage of the rise and sell the rise in price, they push price back down toward the previous low. Unable to push price back below this previous low, sellers give up and more buyers come into the market, so prices begin to rise back to resistance. This leads to the formation of the second bottom completing the double bottom structure.
A double bottom is only confirmed once the market closes above the neckline.
Now let’s get to the most interesting part, how to trade and of course make profits daily with the double bottom pattern.

Trading the double bottom

There are mainly two ways of making entries on this pattern

The first way to trade this pattern is to look for the neckline that is marked on the
chart below. Once the price breaks and closes above the neckline, you can then
enter the market with a buy order. Stop-loss is set just below the 2nd bottom

Trading the double bottom

Now let’s look at the second method, this is my preferred and recommended way of trading a double bottom

way of trading a double bottom

I recommend the second method for entry because it ensures a favourable risk-reward which is an essential ingredient if you wish to succeed in this business over the long-term. Let’s compare the stop losses for both entries;

trading a double bottom

Looking at our chart above you can see how the Stop loss on the second method was cut from 185pips to only 43 pips. This means you risk less and make more profits since the target stays constant. This the main reason why I recommend this method of entry.
At this point, we have now learnt how to identify, enter a buy trade and set a stop
loss using a double bottom. The next is the PROFIT TARGET

How to set profit targets on a double bottom.

Just like the double top, the easiest and traditional way to set a profit target on a
double bottom is a measured objective move.
This is how this is done; you take the distance (height) from the double bottom
support to the neckline and project the same distance from the neckline to a higher, future point in the market. Take a look at the chart below;

How to set profit targets on a double bottom.

The distance from the double bottom support level to the neckline, in this case, is
158 pips. Therefore we would measure an additional 158 pips beyond the neckline
to find a possible target as shown on the chart above.

Ok That’s It for The time, Let’s Talk About how to trade forex SHOCK WAVE pattern In next article

I wish everyone successful trading and consistent profits !!

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