Different Type of Market Technical Analysis
What is a Momentum Trend?
A momentum stock trend is one that has more momentum than the previous one, it can be drawn using a much steeper stock trend line than the one that was in place before. When a new line forms that is much steeper than a previous one we say that the stock trend has gained extra momentum and becomes much stronger. These types of trading setups require a different type of market technical analysis.
In the stocks trading example explained below: Also when stocks price is moving upwards within a channel, if it breaks the upward channel a stronger stock trend is formed as shown in the diagram below. If as a stock trader your chart breaks an upward stock trend line to the upside in an upward moving market like the one below, Do not Try to Sell, Buy More Contracts, Remember this stock trading tip it can make you a lot of money just like the way it did in the trading analysis below.
Channel Break Upwards - More Momentum on Upward Market Movement
Using the same technical analysis example above we can also see how new steeper lines were formed showing the stock trend was gaining momentum.
This is shown by the steeper lines that can be drawn as the stocks price progresses.
The newly formed stock trend has more momentum than the previous one as shown by the formation of the steeper line.
This forms stock trend B and C as shown in the diagram below drawn using the MT4 technical analysis software, The momentum added a new steeper line as drawn on this chart.
This is shown in the stocks trading example explained below by the three lines A, B and C showing formation of stronger trends as the stocks trading market continues to gather momentum.
Stock Price Gaining More Momentum
However, when the steepest stock trend line is broken then even all the others will most likely be broken too. It is best to take profit once the steep most line is broken.
This strategy can also be used by short term stock traders like the day trader or the scalper, this pattern will frequently form on the 5 minute and 15 minute chart. This parabolic lines can be used to know where to take profit. A stock trader should immediately book his profit as soon as the steep most line is broken.
How to Trade These
The momentum stock trend lines are good technical tools for determining where to take profit early before other traders. This momentum trading setup occurs frequently on 1 minute, 5 minute and 15 minutes trading charts and therefore suitable for scalpers and day traders. For day trading which is most common the best chart to use is the 15 minutes sometimes the 5 minutes, For example after entering a short term trade either buy/sell and the stocks trading market moves some pips in your favor and you spot this pattern then it is best to exit once the steep most line is broken and take profit at that point.
Technical Analysis Example
For this example we shall use the short term chart of minutes for drawing, when the setup appeared as below, it was a good point to take profit.
Trading The Momentum Market Moves
In the above example a stock trader trading long would have waited until the steepest line was broken then closed the trade and taking profit at this point thus making a profit of 42 pips on this buy stock trade. The trader would have exited the trade at the best time and thus avoided the ranging stock market that followed.
Sometimes a market moves in a parabolic manner, and this is seen when panic buying sets in and stock prices is driven vertical. During a parabolic up move, there is almost a complete absence of sellers, which creates a vacuum of buying. When this occurs traders rush to just get into the stocks trading market regardless of stock price, in fear of being left behind. This can make the largest stocks price moves in the shortest amount of time, traders will place buy orders in this stock trading setup.
For this type of move it is best to keep buying - no need for technical analysis just keep buying.
This stock trend will last for months on end even up to 2 years, for this time just keep buying and as long as those weekly and monthly stock trend lines are holding just keep buying and buying.
When stock moves in this way, the highest point that is reached often marks the end of a move with stock prices not returning to the ultimate highs again for a long time. When this point is reached and the most steepest stock trend line is broken it is best to consider that as a stock trend reversal and it is best to take time off the stocks trading market and enjoy your profits for a while before calculating your next move.
The same can also happen for a down stock trend when there is panic selling and stocks price is also driven vertical. This especially happens during recession.
The steeper a stock trend line angle, the less reliable it becomes. When the most steep is broken its best to exit this trade. The example explained below is for crude oil that has formed a parabolic setup. Another example is stock that formed on the weekly/monthly chart during the period shortly after the steepest line in the crude oil chart was broken.
As a stock trader if you come across a parabolic stock trend in an upward just keep buying and buying some more you will make a lot of profits, there will be no added technical analysis required just the lines. The only thing to remember is to exit once the steepest line is over because the reversal on this stocks trading setup is very fast you need to also be very fast. Just make sure you exit at the correct spot just like in the above example.
For example, the above parabolic movement is of crude oil trading chart, the stock traders had managed to drive the stocks price of oil from $70 to $150 over a period of a couple of months at the top of the stocks trading market those who call themselves analysts were so bullish they predicted the stocks price of crude oil would hit a high of $200, what these analysts did not know this concept a.k.a Vacuum buying, in technical analysis market trading as long as the stock trend lines held the direction of the stocks trading market was upward, but even after the first steepest line was broken the analysts kept insisting the stocks price would hit $200, guess what, after the most steep line was broken it did not even take two weeks to take the stocks price of oil, back to $50 at one time it was even $35. That is parabolic technical analysis, now you know.
Good examples of this stocks trading setup on charts is the weekly and monthly stocks price charts for Stock and Crude Oil, these charts can be found on MT4 stocks trading platform depending on your broker.