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GBP/NZD Consolidates in a Symmetrical Triangle After a Fall

August 20, 2017 (Last updated on August 31, 2017) by Andriy Moraru

The pound had experienced a rather strong rally against the New Zealand dollar from the beginning of 2017 through the middle of May. It then entered a similarly rapid downtrend, which stalled near the end of June. Since then, the currency pair entered a consolidation phase, which has now took a form of a symmetrical triangle pattern.

That triangle is marked with the yellow lines on the chart screenshot below. The cyan line is my potential breakout entry level. It was placed at 10% of the triangle’s base height below the lower border. The green line is my potential take-profit level, which is positioned at 100% of the same distance. I will set my stop-loss to the high of the breakout candle or to the high of the preceding candle if the breakout one trades mostly outside the triangle. I will ignore an upward breakout from this formation because a symmetrical triangle is a trend continuation pattern. You can click on the image to see a full-size screenshot:

GBP/NZD - Symmetrical Triangle Pattern on Daily Chart as of 2017-08-20

I have built this chart using the ChannelPattern script. You can download my MetaTrader 4 chart template for this GBP/NZD pattern. You can trade it using my free Chart Pattern Helper EA.

Update 2017-08-31: I have cancelled the whole setup because the pattern had broken out to the upside:

GBP/NZD - Symmetrical Triangle Pattern on Daily Chart as of 2017-08-31 - Post-Cancellation Screenshot

If you have any questions or comments regarding this symmetrical triangle on the GBP/NZD chart, please feel free to submit them via the form below.

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