Here is How to identify market potential continuation patterns using the “ flag” formation on the chart. The two parts to any flag are the pole which is the primary trend, and the consolidation pattern, which is the flag. The Flag formations on the chart helps to identify a market movement  to the upside or downside visually.  I like using Range Bars for charting to see the trend clearly, please reach out to me if you want to learn more about that or have a question about it.  Here are two examples, one bull pattern flag and one bear pattern flag formations.

Bull Flag:

Bear Fag:

You can see these patterns on a long term as well as short term charts. As always, it is beneficial to also consider the underline fundamentals of supply/demand to make sure that both the technical and the fundamentals analysis are in sink. If you have any question about this or any other technical set ups reach out to me directly 1800-367-7290 or email me:


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Eli Tesfaye

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Eli started his career in the futures and options market while he was in graduate school finishing up his MBA in 2003. Eli specializes in Automatic trading strategies and systematic options trading strategies in futures market. He has been Series 3 license holder since 2005. Eli's is an avid reader, runner, and yoga practitioner.

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