Price Action Trading

Price Action Trading

These days, price action trading represents one of the most important and most effective trading methods the trader may learn.

In the eyes of some traders, it’s such an effective method of trading that they believe this is the “only” thing trader needs to know and should follow while trading.

Naturally, you can trade by the use of other trading methods, however, thanks to price action trading, traders using this trading method often create great trading strategies.

What is Price Action?

So, what should we understand under the words price action? There’s no specific definition of everything included in price action. However, in simple words, it represents important market moves on the basis of which traders may make important trading decisions and do not need to know other information from indicators or important trading news.

Price action – trading cycles

An important aspect the traders use while trading price action, are trading cycles that need information about price movements, allowing them to analyse actual market events better.

Regardless of the sequences, trading cycles consist always of four phases:

  • Boom (top) – during this phase, opposite forces reach equilibrium (between bulls and bears) after a rising period, so by this moment, the bullish trend was dominant (progressive trend)
  • Recession – the market is dropping, and bears are dominant on the market by the moment when forces reach equilibrium again, so reaching the depression (bottom) phase.
  • Depression (bottom) – during this phase, again, a relative equilibrium is reached, however, contrary to the boom phase, the recovery (rising) phase is coming
  • Recovery phase – bulls are coming again to be dominant, and this phase lasts by an equilibrium at the top is reached

Trade cycles do not need to form optimal bottoms/tops. Therefore, a general belief may occur on the market that the boom phase has come, but the price may rise later even more. Here, it’s worth stating that it doesn’t mean a jump over certain phases of the cycle, but a fake top has been only created, substituted later by a new top.

Price action – trading approaches

There are numerous price action methods. Nevertheless, there are two very popular ones among traders, having potential of significant profitability.

Selected methods:

  • Price action and S/R levels
  • Price action and price formations

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Pros and Cons of price action

Cons Pros

  • In comparison to trading indicators, a big disadvantage of price action is that each trader may see different outcomes of price actions. Where one sees an upcoming bullish trend, the other sees a trend of dropping prices.
  • Another disadvantage is that the reading of information from price action may be difficult for traders, and it needs sufficient knowledge and a focused mind.


There’s no ideal trading approach. Nevertheless, analyses on the basis of price action provide information a large number of actual indicators is based on, but at the same time, this is data on the basis of which important trading news is published.

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