Balaji As a trader,speculator and Investor- Balaji have more than a decade of experience trading commodities, stocks and Fixed income securities including as a senior trader with Vexes capital.He also mentors or teaches investors, traders about Financial markets and provide professional training for individuals combining Institutional experience with a technical grasp of seizing market opportunity. Since leaving the Vexes capital and Newyork city,Balaji has been working as Trading coach along with presenting seminars and writing for a number of publications.

Price Action is not about Fancy Candlesticks

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Some of the noobs concluded that price action is all about trading candlesticks-Wrong!
Price action is not about candlesticks it’s about understanding market psychology thorough reading price action. Candlesticks are a mere representation of price action and not an overall system themselves.

Trading Candlestick Pattern is similar to Blindfolding
Candlestick patterns are not an absolute trading method neither using them gives an edge in the Market. How many Times have you failed trying to buy and sell at conventional candlesticks? Have you ever back tested the Candlestick Patterns? What is the probability ratio?
If you tried answering these questions you will find out that, Candlesticks are worse than Moving averages when compared with static evidence

 
Candlestick patterns have their fancy names and occur randomly at anyplace in your chart. Such an adverse random technique doesn’t give an edge. Some people trade it along with extra technical tools such as RSI so and so, if it is profitable then fine, but if not then time to reconsider some concepts
My Experience has it simple “Conventional Candlestick Patterns and rules don’t work “

Price action-Simple and efficient
Moving back to the original topic. “So If Price action is not about candlesticks then what is Price action? Simple Definition is whatever a price does or How the Price acts. Price action trading is an offspring of Behavioral finance. The Price action is Deep, Flexible, and Powerful Technique. Price Action is used by both discretionary and systematic traders. If Optional, can combined with Indicators

Actual Difference between Price Action and Candlesticks
A Picture is worth thousand words:
Candlestick Trader Entry:
hh1

Actual Result of Candlestick Trader
hh2

Ok Now let us consider how Price action trader would do,
Price Action Trader Entry
pa 1

Actual Result of Price Action Trader
Pa2

This is how both traders would do. Both of them have same tools and utilities but different results –it has nothing to do with money management or psychology, but with Analytical methods and application

Balaji As a trader,speculator and Investor- Balaji have more than a decade of experience trading commodities, stocks and Fixed income securities including as a senior trader with Vexes capital.He also mentors or teaches investors, traders about Financial markets and provide professional training for individuals combining Institutional experience with a technical grasp of seizing market opportunity. Since leaving the Vexes capital and Newyork city,Balaji has been working as Trading coach along with presenting seminars and writing for a number of publications.

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