EURCAD 8H Chart Drops Asia Session Inside Candle @ Swing Point

eurcad 8h inside candle

Looking at the EURCAD 8 hour chart today where an interesting situation has formed.

An inside candle has printed – demonstrating the market has stalled as a result of the market bumping into this swing level. The inside candle is a reflection of the market thinking ‘hmm, what should we do now?’

Inside candles that form at points on the chart where a ‘break or bounce’ decision needs to be made usually provide the better breakouts.

Although this 8 hour chart looks reasonably bullish with it’s higher highs and higher lower, I think it’s a bit deceptive. Top-down analysis is key for swing trading, and the weekly and daily chart both look bearish.

This inside candle on the 8 hour chart basically represents the Asia session price action. If you can get on the 8 hour charts, you will noticed it is common for an ‘Asia session inside candle’ to form, which is then followed by a breakout during the money sessions (London & US).

I am only interested in a downside breakout here, as the weekly and daily chart are communicating lower prices a likely.

The weekly chart shows the market bouncing off weekly resistance, and the daily chart shows a bearish mean reversion underway.

Looking for bearish breaks of the 8 hour candle low for short opportunities.

3 Comments...


  1. Steve Epperson comment display photo
    Steve Epperson
    On the four-hour chart, it's already ducked under the EMA-20. Looks like a nice tight bear channel. If I were trading this, I would enter w/sell stop a few pips below the latest pullback and hope for a sell spike or climax . Stop just above the current EMA line. Not chicken, but I am flat for the rest of the week since I've already met my target profit goals: thanks in large part to "THE FOREX GUY." :)
    1. Walter Bateman comment display photo
      Walter Bateman
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    2. Steve Epperson comment display photo
      Steve Epperson
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