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AUD/JPY — Double Bottom with a Chance of Rectangle

September 8, 2013 (Last updated on September 24, 2013) by

If you look at the daily AUD/JPY Forex chart, you will easily notice a rather strong downtrend lasting since the peak of April 11, 2013. Although the drop has slowed down in June, the currency pair proceeded to make new lower lows in early August, hitting the same low at the end of the month. As a result, traders can now observe a nearly perfect double bottom formation that is yet to confirm itself by rising above the highs of July failed recovery.

The pattern, as it is marked on the image below, represents a kind of unfinished rectangle formation. Nevertheless, I will trade it as a double bottom unless a significant confirmation of the upper border is shown by the price. My buy entry order is positioned at the cyan line — 10% of the rectangle’s height above the upper border (yellow line). I will take profit at the green line, which is located at 100% of the rectangle’s height above the border. As usually, I will utilize the breakout bar’s low as my stop-loss unless it is positioned mainly outside the border; in that case, a low of preceding bar will be used for SL. You may click on the image below to see the full-sized chart:

AUD/JPY - Double Bottom on Daily as of 2013-09-08
You can download my MetaTrader 4 chart template for this AUD/JPY pattern. It can be traded using my free Chart Pattern Helper EA. I will set DisableSellOrders to true as I am not going to trade the bearish breakout unless the pattern confirms itself as a rectangle. I will also set Magic to something different from the one I use on the previous AUD/JPY pattern for the MT4 not to confuse the trading orders.

Update 2013-09-20 16:06 GMT: Entered long position at 07:08 GMT yesterday. The entry price is 93.777, stop-loss was set to 92.418. The take-profit level is 99.754, which is not too far from entry and should be a probable target. Please see this post-entry chart:

AUD/JPY - Double Bottom Post Entry Screenshot as of 2013-09-20

Update 2013-09-24 14:38 GMT: Exited at stop-loss (94.418) today at 14:20 GMT. Looks like the pull-back was a serious thing and did not stop until the price returned inside the pattern’s borders. You can see the post-exit chart below:

AUD/JPY - Double Bottom Post-Exit Screenshot as of 2013-09-24

If you have any questions or comments regarding this double bottom on AUD/JPY chart, please feel free to submit them via the form below.

2 Responses to “AUD/JPY — Double Bottom with a Chance of Rectangle”

  1. svetlana

    Hello! I am pretty new to mt4 as I am using a trading station. I have installed chart pattern helper ea, but it does not seem to work. The message I am getting is: upper entry not found, no new position will be entered. Upper border not found. Cannot trade without stop loss, while calculate position size set to true.
    What am I doing wrong? Thank you


    admin Reply:

    You have to add certain chart objects for the EA to work. Try loading the chart template linked from this post and then attaching the ChartPatternHelper EA to that chart.


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