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A channel is one of the most basic price action patterns

The channel is a powerful yet often overlooked chart pattern and combines several forms of technical analysis to provide traders with potential points for entering and exiting trades, as well as controlling risk. The first step is to learn how to identify channels. The next steps include determining where and when to enter a trade, where to place stop-loss orders, and where to take profits.


Trading channels can be drawn on charts to help see uptrends and downtrends in a stock, commodity, ETF , or forex pair.

Traders also use channels to identify potential buy and sell points, as well as set price targets and stop-loss points.

Ascending channels angle up during uptrends and descending channels slope downward in downtrends.

Other technical indicators, such as volume , can enhance the signals generated from trading channels.

How long the channel has lasted will help determine the trend's underlying strength.

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