Summary on Harmonic patterns

Harmonic Patterns Summary is short explanation of all major bullish and bearish harmonic patterns.

Just like any other chart pattern, they are used to identify price trend direction and to generate trade signals.

In the previous lessons, we discussed what Harmonic Patterns are? how they form and how to trade them.

Therefore, I suppose by now you have a particular pattern you want to trade from the harmonic class.

harmonic patterns - crab

The Harmonic patterns are combined with Fibonacci retracement  and expansion levels.

Why the fibonacci retracement and expansion

Fibonacci helps to identify possible retracements of recent trends and show areas of continuations of the overall trend.

Also, the Fibonacci numbers help to define accurate trading points and profit targets.

Traders apply Fibonacci ratios to the patterns and try to predict future price movements. 

The different forex harmonic patterns

The Forex harmonic patterns can either be bullish or bearish chart patterns depending on the direction of the trend. They are either reversal or continuation patterns.

The Gartley, the butterfly,the Crab and the Bat pattern appear in form of “M” and “W” and can be differentiated by their Fibonacci measurements.

In order to successfully trade the harmonic patterns, you need patience.

You should always wait for the completion of the pattern at point D.

This applies for the sake of Gartley,butterfly,Crab, Bat and A – B – C – D pattern.

Similarly, the three drive pattern gives entry signal when drive 3 completes. Then execute your trade with a good risk reward.

The 3 steps to trade the patterns.

  1. Identify the pattern first.
  2. Measure the pattern using Fibonacci retracement and expansion levels to confirm
  3. Execute a buy or sell position after the completion of the pattern.

The signal entry for Gartley, butterfly,Crab, Bat and A – B – C – D pattern is at point D.

On the other hand, for the three drive pattern,confirmation signals is at completion of drive 3.

 After entry, place your Stop loss level a few pips below/above point D.

The safe target lies within 38.2 – 61.8% of AD move.
You can also draw a new Fibonacci retracement from point A to D of the completed pattern. Then place your profit target at the 61.8% retracement level of A-D.
Do the same for the three drive pattern.
Draw a Fibonacci retracement from the start of the pattern to the completion of the pattern. Then set your target at level 1.618 of the retracement of the entire move.
That’s the short harmonic patterns summary. You can follow up on each pattern with examples from the previous lessons.
 Although the Harmonic patterns are harder to spot, it is worth watching out for them. 
They can lead to highly profitable trading opportunities when analyzed properly.
 Once you spot them,they are easy to trade and have good risk reward ratio.

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