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Technical Analysis Chart Patterns

Get to grips with commonly-used forex trading patterns, such as double tops, triangles and head and shoulders patterns.

Common Chart Patterns Traders Look For

The articles below delve into some of the more common chart patterns used to trade the financial markets, particularly forex. Learn how to spot the formations and how to incorporate them into your strategy.

Trading the Gap: What are Gaps & How to Trade Them?

Confused by gaps in the chart? We break down why they occur, the types you’ll encounter, and how to trade them effectively.

Double Top Pattern: A Forex Trader’s Guide

Learn how to spot Double Tops in forex charts and how to use them to plan your trades.

Double Bottom Pattern: A Trader’s Guide

Very few patterns clearly illustrate the reversal in market direction like the Double Bottom pattern.

The Head and Shoulders Pattern: A Trader’s Guide

Often considered the most steadfast of all major reversal patterns, the Head and Shoulders chart pattern is employed by novice and experience traders alike.

Using the Rising Wedge Pattern in Forex Trading

The Rising Wedge is a popular reversal pattern that is predictive in nature and can give traders a clue to the direction and distance of the next price move.

Trading the Falling Wedge Pattern

The Falling Wedge pattern (also known as the descending wedge) is a useful pattern that signals future bullish momentum.

Trading with the Cup and Handle Pattern

Incorporating the Cup and Handle pattern in your trading strategy can enhance your market analysis technique.

Pennant Patterns: Trading Bearish & Bullish Pennants

Similar to Triangle patterns, Pennants are continuation patterns that help traders to predict upcoming market movements.

Using Rectangle Patterns to Trade Breakouts

Learn how to trade the Rectangle pattern, which is a popular tool for identifying and trading breakouts.

3 Triangle Patterns Every Forex Trader Should Know

Triangle patterns have three main variations which signal future price movements and the possible resumption of a trend.

The Ascending Triangle: What is it & How to Trade it?

The Ascending Triangle, often referred to as the ‘rising triangle’, is one of the top continuation patterns that appears mid-trend.

The Descending Triangle: What is it & How to Trade it?

Find out how to spot and trade with the Descending Triangle; a key continuation pattern all forex traders should know.

How to Trade Bullish Flag Patterns

Flag patterns can be extremely useful when identifying entries into the market. Learn how to trade the Bearish formation.

How to Trade a Bearish Flag Pattern

Learn how to trade the explosive moves associated with the bear flag pattern

Top Continuation Patterns Every Trader Should Know

Continuation patterns can present favorable entry levels to trade in the direction of the prevailing trend.