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Pin bar price action method

A pin bar is a reversal signal on a chart which shows an obvious change in sentiment during that period.

 

This bar has a long tail with the closing price near the open.

 

The bar looks like a pin thus the name Pin Bar - occurs after an extended move up or down.

 

This reversal is confirmed after market closes below the candlestick that precedes this pattern. Below the reversal is confirmed after the market closes below the blue candle that preceded this candlestick.

pin bar price action reversal


 

Combining with line studies:

This signal can be combined with other line studies such as Support and Resistance levels, Fibonacci retracement levels and trend lines can be used together with this signal to generate buy or sell trades.

 

Support and resistance

A pin bar that forms after price hits an important support or resistance level can be used as a signal to enter the market. when a this pattern forms the trades taken should be in the opposite direction of the tail.

 

If the market moves up this forms a pin bar with tall upper tail, then the signal is to short.

 

If the market moves down the forms a pin bar with tall lower tail, then the signal is to long.

Pin Bar combined with Support & resistance levels

Combining With Support and Resistance


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Trend lines and moving averages

Pin bars that form after price touches a trend line or moving average can be used as signals to enter the market.

Pin Bar Action Combined with Trend lines

Combining With Trend Lines

 

Pin Bar Price Action Combined with Moving Averages

Combining With Moving Averages

 


Fibonacci Retracement Levels

Pin bars that form after price touches a Fibonacci retracement level can also be used as signals to enter the market.

Pin Bar Price Action Combined with Fibonacci Retracement Levels

Combining With Fibonacci Retracement Levels


These patterns are often created near extremes in market swings, and they often occur at after false breaks. This is why this pattern is used to place trades in the opposite direction of the tail.

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