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XAUUSD Trend Line Break

After gold price has moved in a certain direction for an extended period of time within a channel it reaches a point where it stops moving within the channel. When this happens we say that the xauusd trend line has been broken.


Since the line is the point of support or resistance then we expect the xauusd market to move towards the opposite direction. When this happens traders will close the xauusd orders which they had bought or sold. This is called taking profit.


Up xauusd trend Reversal

When gold price breaks upward line (support) the xauusd market will then move down

XAUUSD Trend break and xauusd trend Reversal


This signal is considered to be complete with the formation of a lower high or a lower low. This also provides a trading opportunity to go short once it is broken.



Down xauusd trend Reversal

When gold price breaks downward line (resistance) the xauusd market will then move up

Down xauusd trend xauusd trend Reversal

Downwards Channel break


This signal is considered to be complete with the formation of a higher low or higher high. This also provides a trading opportunity to go long once it is broken.


NB: Sometimes when gold price breaks its xauusd trend it might first of all consolidate before moving in the opposite direction. Either way it is always good to take profit when the xauusd market direction reverses.


To trade this xauusd setup as a xauusd trader once you open a new trade in the direction of the xauusd trend reversal the gold price should immediately move in that direction, in a xauusd price breakout manner. This means that the xauusd market should immediately move in that direction without much of a resistance.



If on the other hand the xauusd market does not immediately move in the direction of the gold price breakout then it is best to close out the trade because it means that the xauusd trend is still holding.


Another tip is to wait for the xauusd trend line to be broken and for the xauusd market to close above or below it so as to confirm this xauusd signal.


What happens is that most traders open trades waiting for a reversal even before the xauusd trend is broken, only for the gold price to touch this line and for the current market direction to hold and the xauusd to continue with the current market direction.


Therefore, when trading this xauusd setup it is best to wait until the breakout has been confirmed by gold price closing above or below the xauusd trend line, depending on the direction of the gold market.



  • Upward Market Direction Reversal - this xauusd signal is confirmed once the xauusd market closes below this upward line, this should be the correct time to open a sell short trade, so as to avoid a xauusd whipsaw.



  • Downward Market Direction Reversal - this xauusd signal is confirmed once the xauusd market closes above the downward line, this should be the correct time to open a buy long trade, so as to avoid a xauusd whipsaw.


Combining With Double Tops or Double Bottoms Gold Chart Patterns

A good trade setup to combine this xauusd setup with is the double tops and double bottoms xauusd chart patterns. Read Double Tops and Double Bottoms Chart patterns Tutorial.


This setup should already have formed before the xauusd trend break signal. Because these double tops and double bottoms are also reversal xauusd signals, then combining these two setups will give the xauusd trader a good probability of avoiding a xauusd whipsaw.


In the above chart screenshots these xauusd setups can be confirmed to have formed even before the reversal xauusd signal appeared.


First Example of Upward Direction Reversal - the Double tops chart pattern had already formed before the xauusd trend break signal appeared on the gold chart.


Second Example of Downward Direction Reversal - the Double bottoms xauusd chart pattern had already formed before the xauusd trend break signal appeared on the gold chart.


Double Tops Double Bottoms Combined With XAUUSD Trend Line Breaks Reversal

Double Tops or Double Bottoms Combined With other Reversal XAUUSD Signals


 

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Gold - XAUUSD, Silver - XAGUSD, Platinum - XPTUSD, Palladium - XPDUSD

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