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Profitable Gold Price Action Strategy For Beginners. XAUUSD Trading Secret Revealed


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To trade this Gold price action strategy, you need to learn just 2 simple things:

  • support and resistance levels identification

  • a couple of bullish and bearish price action patterns.


In this article, I will share with you a complete guide for Gold trading with price action and reveal the best patterns for XAUUSD.



Step 1


Your First task will be to execute complete structure analysis on a daily time frame.

It means that you should identify all vertical and horizontal supports and resistances.


From structure supports we will look for buying opportunities.

From structure resistances we will look for selling the market.


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Above, you can see how a complete Gold support and resistance analysis should look.

Step 2


Patiently wait for the test of one of these structures.

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In the example above, we see a test of Support.

Step 3


Your next task will be to look for a price action pattern on an hourly time frame on one of these structures.


You should look for a bullish pattern after a test of a structure support.

You should look for a bearish pattern after a test of a structure resistance.


Here is the list of classic bullish patterns that you should look for:


  • falling wedge,

  • bullish flag,

  • double bottom,

  • triple bottom,

  • inverted head & shoulders pattern,

  • cup & handle,

  • ascending triangle.


Once you identified a bullish pattern, simply wait for a signal -

with horizontal patterns like a double bottom or cup & handle you should wait for a bullish breakout of its neckline - an hourly candle close above.


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With vertical patterns like a bullish flag or a falling wedge, you should look for a bullish breakout of its trend line - and hourly candle close above.


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Here is the list of classic bearish patterns that you should look for:


  • rising wedge,

  • bearish flag,

  • double top,

  • triple top,

  • head & shoulders pattern,

  • inverted cup & handle,

  • descending triangle.

Once you identified a bearish pattern, simply wait for a signal -

with horizontal patterns like a double top or inverted cup & handle you should wait for a bearish breakout of its neckline - an hourly candle close below.


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With vertical patterns like a bearish flag or a rising wedge, you should look for a

bearish breakout of its trend line - and hourly candle close below.


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Sometimes there will be the situation when you will encounter multiple patterns. The rule is that the more - the better.


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Above, we can see 2 bullish patterns on an hourly time frame, after a test of a key daily support on Gold: bullish flag pattern and cup & handle.


The price broke the resistance line of the flag and a neckline of a cup & handle, giving us a strong bullish signal.


Step 4


Open a trading position.


Once you spotted a bearish pattern after a test of a key daily resistance, and a signal - a bearish breakout of a neckline or a trend line, sell Gold on a retest of a broken neckline/trend line.


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Stop loss will lie above the highs of the patterns.

Take profit will be the closest 4H support.


Once you spotted a bullish pattern after a test of a key daily support, and a signal - a bullish breakout of a neckline or a trend line, buy Gold on a retest of a broken neckline/trend line.


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Stop loss will lie below the lows of the pattern.

Take profit will be the closest 4H resistance.


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In our example, a long position was opened on Gold on a retest of a broken neckline of a cup & handle formation. Stop loss lies below the lows, TP based on a 4H resistance.


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After some time, the price reached the target!


This Gold price action strategy is simple and very profitable. Try this strategy by your own and good luck in trading Gold!


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