How To Trade The Gartley Pattern.

FX:EURUSD   Euro / U.S. Dollar
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Hi Traders,

Above Is an illustration of a complete Gartley Pattern and the rules and ratios needed to trade this pattern.

First things first, grab your Fibonacci tool and draw from the X to A leg of the initial move or impulse leg.
The Fibonacci ratio's you are looking for are the 0.618% and the 0.786%, price MUST at least touch or spike through the 0.618% but not touch or exceed the 0.786%.
The price reversal zone is shown in the white box.

Now you have the B leg we are looking for the C leg which is a retracement of the A to B move.
Once again grab your Fibonacci tool and draw from the A leg to the B leg, you are looking for a minimum of the 0.618% retracement.
On the C leg the price reversal zone is a little wider, price MUST hit the 0.618% but not exceed the A leg, which is once again shown in the illustration above.

Once you have the X A B and C legs you are looking for the final piece of the jigsaw which is the D leg completion and the area you are looking to buy.
there are a couple of different ways to get the D leg however they both end up at the same price, for me personally I use the Fibonacci retracement tool.
To get the D leg take your Fibonacci tool and draw from the B to A leg which will give you a 1.272%.
Once price falls to the 1.272% all criteria's are met, at which point you would buy in anticipation that price will rise.

When looking to take targets on this pattern the first step is to once again use your Fibonacci tool.
Take your Fibonacci tool and draw from the C to D leg, you are looking for the 0.382% and 0.618%.
If this is the method you are looking to use for targets you would have your broker take off half of your position at the 0.382% and the other half at the 0.618%
To protect the profits you have accumulated it is advised to move stop loss to breakeven once the 0.382% target 1 has been attained, thus giving you a risk free trade and money in the bank.

When looking to place your stops there are again many ways this can be done, but should always be placed below the X leg.
Your risk reward should be a minimum of 1:1 on every trade to the 0.382%, if this can not be achieved then I would not personally take the trade.

This pattern like any other and is more profitable with certain currency pairs, you should do your own back testing on this before trading the pattern.

I hope this is a more in-depth insight to advanced patterns in particular the Gartley Pattern .
I am available via private message for any questions you may have.


Please note I am only providing my own trading information for your benefit and insight to my trading techniques, you should do your own due diligence and not take this information as a trade signal.
Comment: A step by step guide to draw the Bat setup as requested.

Great shares. Thanks for your help tom.
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TomHall huysuz51
@huysuz51, My pleasure, have a good weekend.
Thanks for you sharing:)
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TomHall tianmad
@tianmad, No problem at all :-)
when I read every ideas that you made a years ago. I've notice that I am still far-far away to understand the market. eventhough I already have consistency in profit but I only use 1-2 setup. i'm interested in gartley formation. Is garley formation is like double top or head and shoulder formation. which means is reversal zone? or pattern that it will be bounce back from those area?
TomHall tirta18
@tirta18, Hi,

I will update above on the comments section my rules for the Bat & Gartley which is updated.
tirta18 TomHall
@TomHall, thankyou
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TomHall tirta18
@tirta18, My pleasure.
tirta18 TomHall
@TomHall, just know when I applied gartley pattern on my trade, and I end up closed my trade early, and it gives me a more profit for me. I notice that those pair will bounce back by use gartley pattern. I'll mix this theory with my setup. thank you...every single word you said here will really help every trader.
TomHall tirta18
@tirta18, Really appreciate the comment.
Keep working hard adapting your rules to suit your lifestyle.
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