Trading tactics

When we identify the trend, (uptrend or downtrend) and the level (support or resistance).

And we find a pin bar near these levels in line with the direction of the trend.

The second step is to know how to enter the market based on this candlestick pattern.

According to my experience, there are different entry options when it comes to trading pin bars; it all depends on the candle anatomy, the market conditions, and your money management strategy.

1-The aggressive entry option: this method consists of entering the market immediately after the pin bar closes without waiting for a confirmation.

This strategy will help you catch the move from the beginning, because sometimes the price goes higher after the close of the pin bar, and if you are not in the market, the trade will leave without you.

See the example below:

The chart above shows how an aggressive entry could help you to execute your trade in the right time without being left by the market.

And as you see, we took this trade because we had three important elements:

-The trend: The market was trending down, in this case we look for selling opportunities.

The level: In this chart we had a support level that becomes resistance.

The signal: A clear pin bar was formed after the retracement back to the resistance level.

When you have these three elements in the market, you just place your trade after the close of the pin bar, and your stop loss above the long tail. your profit target will be the next support level in case of a downtrend.

These three elements are quite enough for you to find high probability entries in the market.

The conservative entry option: this strategy consists of entering the market after 50% of the range bar retracement.

This strategy sometimes will work and it gives you more than 5:1 risk/reward ratio, and sometimes the market will leave without you.

See the illustration below:

The illustration above gives us an idea about the power of conservative entries, as you can see, this entry method helps us decrease our risks and increase our rewards.

The trade above has more than 5:1 risk/reward ratio. One trade like this every month is quite enough to generate a decent income.

See another chart below:

One of the drawbacks of this entry option is that the market sometimes doesn’t retrace to 50% of the range bar, which will make you feel frustrated because the market will move to the profit target without you.

There is no wrong or right entry option, the both work great, but with screen time and experience, you will be able to decide whether to trade aggressively or conservatively.

One Response

  1. Yes sir pin bars with the trend at the support and resistance level and and retracement that is also when it’s 50 percent, and how aggressive traders use it and conservatives once again superb 👏

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