Learn how forex traders use the Gartley pattern to identify major turning points in the market. STAGE 1: THE BULLISH IMPULSE LEG A bullish impulse leg is a strong move in price action to the upside. The impulse leg can be a mixture. The Gartley pattern is a complex chart pattern, based on Fibonacci numbers and ratios, that helps traders identify reaction highs and lows.

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The start of the impulse leg should be marked as X and the top of the impulse leg should be marked as A. No time duration as long as the pattern is still valid.

I chose a close below X as the stop location but once turn D is in place, that could serve as a closer stop. Thanks a lot Tom: The associated figure shows how often price reaches those targets.

Trading The Gartley Pattern –

Other modern variations that have become popular are listed here below. With your Fibonacci retracement tool draw from the A to D leg, you are looking for target 1 at the You are looking for a 1. 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. See the glossary for definitions. Partner Center Find a Broker. I show the performance results of tests on both types in Table 1.


Hi Selemon, happy to hear that you found the article interesting and useful!

Your email address will not be published. These patterns and Fibs are indeed very interesting. One more question pls: But usually speaking, if you do any trading at all at the end of the trading week, when you would want to keep the trading light… especially if you are up in profit. An example of The target price zone is between valley B and peak A.

Thanks for that heads-up! The Gartley pattern is a reversal pattern with clear rules and provides an excellent reward to risk.


I did the same for valleys. Here is an introduction: One of them is wrong. Sixty-four percent climbed up to peak C. Zaid Sarwar on July 16, at 9: For the Gartley patterns mentioned here, a direct level entry means a pending entry order at a specific Fibonacci level.

This is a congestion region that often stops price. Notice that most of the patterns stop in what’s called the corrective phase of the measured move down BC. The Gartley pattern is complex because it deals with Fibonacci ratios. Having so many rules makes the pattern rare. After bottoming patrern B, price climbs to C.


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Clicking the links below takes you to Amazon. The average length varied greatly between the two types but the median was closer. If you believe the pattern is unfolding but price is only at point B, be patient and wait until price reaches the D leg completion.

Hence I get confused as to which point to pick for B, since there are multiple swing points which look like candidates for B. This article gaetley the bullish Gartley, the variation with an upward breakout. A Gartley forms when the price action patern been going on a recent uptrend or downtrend but has tuforial to show signs of a correction. To test the performance of the bullish Gartley, I programmed my computer to find all peaks and valleys within 5 days.

Great Great break down of patterns. The key to avoiding all the confusion is to take things one step at a time.