Support and Resistance, A way to draw a horizontal line !

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Support and Resistance , A way to draw a horizontal line !
Support, S and Resistance, R
1. Definition
1.1. Support is a zone where price moves up.
1.2. Resistance is a zone where price moves down.
- Support and Resistance can interchange when that zone is overcome by price
2. Support and Resistance levels
2.1. Horizontal line
2.2. Trendline
2.3. Moving averages
2.4. A Fibonancci level that you often use (Fibo 61.8)
2.5. A ratio of pattern AB=CD , or a Fibo derived from Harmonic pattern
Support and Resistance level are mostly depending on the trading skills and experiences of individuals
You and me would discuss a way to draw a horizinteal line
- S1: Change the chart to Line chart (because I prefer Closed price)
- S2: Choose zones where price is mostly reacting to that zone, then draw a horizontal line at those zones
- S3: Change back chart to candle chart of bar chart and adjust the horizontal line to make it look approriate
Just only 3 steps for us to draw a support/resistance line
o Attention:
- I emphasis that Support/Resistance is a zone, not a line. We usually based on historical data to plot the horizontal support/resistance zone. There fore, the close of candle or the shadow of it getting over that zone are quite common
- Because we base on historical data to plot it, so it doesn't have significant value in some specific cases. Not every time that price approaches that zone and bounce back. And not all the bouncing back case meet our expectation.
- All should depend on the surrounding theme of market, we have to look careful on specific cases to consider applying the Support/Resistance zone logically.
- All market are freely traded so there is always a chance to form a brand new Support/Resistance .
Good luck !

Comment: The price moves between S & R.
Comment: The price moves between S & R.
Part 2: Breaking S/R and Confirmation!


Support and resistance is one of the simplest and perhaps best ways to trade and 100% spot on re it being a zone or an area.

You have shown it in your chart, but I don't think you added it to your description, but convention rule is it needs to touch price 3 or more times to be seen as a support or resistance area.

Becomes trickier when you look at support via horizontal lines (I think the best) vs diagonal vs moving averages vs fib levels vs pivot points etc etc :D

Resistance also becomes support once broken through and retested, and vice versa.

I've added this as an editors pick as you have a simple and easy to understand chart supported by great commentary explaining what is happening.

Thank you for contributing your knowledge to the community.
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DatTong AngusMcK
@AngusMcK, thanks for the choice bro!
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JayRogers DatTong
@DatTong, Well deserved S|R ;) You've covered a very important subject matter and explained it well. Congrats on the pick!
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DatTong JayRogers
@JayRogers, Thanks bro! I just provide the "basic". Most of trades are intereacting with S/R but people mostly do not know how to read it.
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JayRogers DatTong
@DatTong, "but people mostly do not know how to read it" - and that's precisely why this kind of informative post is so important. :)
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DatTong JayRogers
@JayRogers, I know people will neglect it "mostly" :)
Oko32 AngusMcK
@AngusMcK, best way to trade if you want to be used for liquidity thats for sure
Thank you
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DatTong Sophiaelias
@Sophiaelias, very welcome!
I agree
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