Consolidation is the term for a stock or security that is neither continuing nor reversing a larger price trend. Consolidated stocks typically trade within limited price ranges and offer relatively few trading opportunities until another pattern emerges .Identifying consolidating stocks involves looking for those that have steady support and resistance
levels, trade in a narrow range, and have low trading volumes.Trading on narrowly consolidated stocks can happen but there is often less room for profit due to the small range.Once a consolidation zones appears , keep an eye out for any possible breakouts above or below the upper and lower trading range bounds. These breakouts can be accompanied by large increases in volume
and lead to large gains or losses in a short period of time, especially if the stock has been in consolidation for a longer stretch of time.