Professional Price Action Patterns That Work


In my earlier posts, you’ve learned why trading indicators, fundamentals news, and signal services actually hurt your trading results.

Then, we discussed the power of price action trading and what it can do for you.

In case you missed it, here it is…

Why Most Traders Fail And How You Can Avoid It

Price Action Trading Secrets


Unlike what you’ve seen on the internet, trading forums, or from trading books, price action trading is not what you think.

It’s more than just trading Engulfing pattern, Hammer, Support & Resistance, and etc.


Price action trading is about reading what the market is doing, so you can use the correct trading strategy in the right market condition.

Now if you want to learn how to be a real price action trader, then today’s lesson is for you.

You’ll discover:

  1. How to identify high probability breakouts trades (and avoid false breakouts)
  2. How to tell when Support will break so you don’t get caught on the wrong side of the move
  3. Why your stop-loss always gets eaten and what you can do about it
  4. How to profit from “trapped” traders
  5. And much more…

Are you ready?

Then let’s begin…

#1: The SECRET to trading breakouts like a pro

Trade breakouts with buildup.

You’re probably wondering:

“What is buildup?”

A build-up is a tight consolidation otherwise known as volatility contraction.

And the location where a buildup occurs gives you a BIG clue to where the market is likely to breakout.

For example, if there’s a buildup formed at Resistance, the market is likely to breakout higher.

Let me explain…

You know Resistance is an area to short the markets (after all the textbook says buy Support and sell Resistance).

But what if you go short Resistance and the price is still hovering at that area.

What does it tell you?

To an amateur price action trader, they will think Resistance is getting stronger as the price fails to break above it.


To the seasoned price action trader, this is a sign of strength from the buyers.


Because if there is a strong selling pressure, the price should move quickly away from Resistance.

The fact that price is still at Resistance is telling you there are buyers willing to buy at higher prices — and that’s a sign of strength.

And that’s not all…

When the price breaks above Resistance, it will trigger a cluster of stop-loss (from traders who are short) which fuels buying pressure.

Plus, breakout traders will long the break of the highs which adds even more, strength to the move.

An example:


Whenever you see buildup form at Resistance, it’s likely the price will breakout higher (and vice versa for Support).

Continue reading…

#2: How to tell when Support will break so you don’t get caught on the WRONG side of the move

Old Rayner: “Oh look! The price is coming to Support, time to long this market.”

New Rayner: “Not so fast…”

Here’s the thing:

You don’t go long just because the price is at Support.


Because how the price approaches Support matters — a lot.

For example, if you see lower highs coming into Support, it’s a sign of weakness.

It tells you the sellers are willing to sell at lower prices and the buyers are unable to push price higher (than it did previously).

And this looks like a Descending Triangle on your chart:

Can you see the lower highs approaching Support?

That is a sign of weakness.

And more often than not, the price breaks down lower.

#3: Why most traders get stop hunted and how to AVOID it

Let me ask you…

Do you always get stopped out, only to see the market reverse back in your direction?

Well, that’s because you place your stop loss at the same level as everyone else, and this gives the smart money an incentive to hunt your stop loss.

So what can you do?


Don’t put your stop loss at an obvious level.

Now you’re probably wondering:

“So where should I set my stop loss?”

Well, the trick is this…

Identify the level on your chart where it’ll invalidate your trading setup — and give your stop loss a buffer away from the level.

Let me explain…

Most traders place their stop loss below Support and above Resistance (after all that’s what the textbooks and courses tell you to do).

But the problem with this is that’s where everyone else places their stop loss — which makes it easy for you to get stop hunted.

Instead, a better way is to set your stop loss a buffer away from Support and Resistance, away from the noise of the markets (or everyone else).

An example:

And this same concept applies to Trendline, moving average, and etc.

Read on…

#4: When is the best time to trade pullback (hint: when the trend just started)

A pullback is when the price temporarily moves against the trend. And this provides an opportunity for traders to get on board the trend.

In my experience, the best pullback is the first pullback after a breakout.

Here’s why…

When the market is in a long-term range, it will have to breakout eventually. And when it does, the breakout tends to be huge.

That’s why you hear… “The longer it range, the harder it breaks”.

Now when the market finally breaks out, traders who miss the move can’t wait to enter on the first sign of a pullback.

These pullbacks usually have shallow retracement as not many traders want to trade against the strong momentum.

And this offers a high probability pullback trade.

Here’s what I mean:

Now you’re wondering:

“How do I find such high probability pullback trades?”


Just follow this 3 step process:

  1. Identify markets which are in a range
  2. Let the market breakout
  3. Trade the first pullback

Now let’s move on to my final hack…

#5: How to profit from “trapped” traders

Has this ever happened to you?

You noticed the market broke out of the highs and you think to yourself…

“This breakout is real. Just look at the HUGE bullish green candle.”

So, you immediately go long… hoping to catch a BIG move.

But shortly after you entered the trade, the market reverses in the opposite direction!

And it doesn’t take long before you get stopped out of your trade.

Here’s what I mean…

So, what just happened?

Well, this is what I call a False Breakout.

It’s when you trade a breakout only to get “trapped” and have the market reverse against you.

Now you’re probably wondering:

“How can I profit from the False Breakout?”

Here’s how:

  1. Identify the key Support and Resistance where traders will look to trade the breakout
  2. Wait for the breakout to fail when the price trades back into the range
  3. Trade in the direction of the False Breakout

Here’s an example:

So right now…

You’ve learned 5 powerful price action trading hacks that work (and it doesn’t involve Pinbars or Engulfing patterns).

With this knowledge, you can now better time your entries & exits in the markets.

Of course, there’s much more you can do if you want to improve your price action trading skill… far more than I can fit into one blog post.

That’s why I’m opening up the doors to my premium training program, The Ultimate Price Action Trader (UPAT).

It opens on 4th May, Tuesday, and is perfect for you if you want to learn how to become a consistently profitable trader, without relying on fancy indicators, fundamental news, or black-box algorithms.

So if you want to join The UPAT, then keep a lookout for my next email.


  • Hi Rayner, thanks a lot for your blog here. Really helpful for me and I’m sure for other traders too. Keep up the great work Bro….

  • 1. Identify markets which are in a range……. please explain This further. I a newbee. Seeking to gain more knowledge before I get more serious drawdowns on my account.
    Thanks so much for the knowledge shared. Because of it I am beginning to feel more comfortable in the trading market. I look forward to your reply.

  • Great write up.. We are looking for price action with Volume analysis.. Can you pls add volume with in it..

  • Thanks for the most useful info Rayner…… one can even create some rules with help of this article….good stuff!

  • Brother greetings from India. You said you dont buy on support just like that, how the price approaches Support matters, you showed a pic of lower highs.

    Then can you clarify when to buy?
    Should it be when it creates a higher high after hitting the support .

    Thanks for your guidance.

  • Thank you Rayner for sharing your experience and knowledge. I found your videos and blog about 2 months ago and already see an improvement in my trading.
    One guestion I have, what do you think is the best way to tell if its a real breakout with a pullback compared to a fake breakout. If I wait for confirmation wont I miss the move or just set my risk at 1% and let the markets decide

  • Hi Rayner, if your breakout is only refer to ranging? Does it also apply while steadily trending upwards (with higher high and higher low) and broke down below previous low.

  • Great work Rayner! I agree wholeheartedly with # 3 and am already applying it. Thanks for the tips. Your explanations make a lot of sense.

  • Am few months old in trading, am hungry to learn and I have been following you on you tube. Thank you.

  • Hello Rayner, your blog is the most useful trading blog I’ve come across in my 6yrs of trading , thanks for all the resources . This is how I have recently started using price action , I use the 200 EMA as dynamic support and resistance and I make my decision based on price action in respect to the EMA level, so I watch to see if price will cross the 200 EMA or pullback from it , the response of price action to that level informs my trade decision .

  • Hi Rayner,
    Thank you so much for providing very valuable informations.
    I request you to write an article about Trader Affirmations’.

    Thank you again.

  • Hi Rayner thank you so much for the incredible information you have given me. Because of you my trading has improved a lot. I would love to be part of your Trading Programme UPAT.

  • Hi Rayner,
    I’m a newbie in trading and this by far is the hest channel to learn from. Thanks a lot for sharing this knowledge.
    God bless you!

  • Superb article, hi rayner is there a training program in which i can learn from you in sequence?

    • Hi Tahir

      I’ll open The Ultimate Price Action Trader in a few days time.

      If you’re on my email list, I’ll send an email and update you. cheers

  • Thanks man, lots of golden nuggets. Let me ask you, what makes you start to trade forex instead of stock market?

  • Very thankful for your insight, now gathering a wealth of knowledge from your blogs that are improving my trading experience.Keep it up sir for the good work to community, you such a blessing to me.

  • thank you sir for your time and not being stringy with knowledge. realy appreciate sir. am following lots of your teaching but am still struggling with time frames, which time frame can you suggest that we can learn with the one that you know its appropriate when applying your teachings.

  • Hi Rayner,

    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing knowledge that you have built over years .

    God Bless….Now i eagerly wait for your mails .

  • Thanks alot bro
    honestly speaking ,
    my understanding of price action is more and more better than was before ,
    this is becouse of your simple and direct explanation.

  • Hey Rayner, As I starded to trade the first pullback after a breakout I started doing much better. Because when i’m entering the first pullback i’m very early on the trend and breakout has been confirmed. Thus it increases the odds of capturing a big trend.

    • Awesome to hear that!

      Yes, the first pullback usually offers the greatest profit potential as it’s the “early” part of the trend.

  • Hey Rayner, Thank you. It is now, I am beginning to understand little by little what I should look out for, though, it is still not easy when I am in the front of a real chart.

  • Hi Rayner,

    Concerning the Buildup at Resistance advice that it will likely break through higher, what do you think about OMXS30’s recent Buildup at Resistance, it built up some weeks ago to 1677 but couldn’t break through 1680 , and it was it’s 2nd or 3rd attempt, and then it crashed, together with s&p 500 and DAX indexes. If it has tried more than 2 3 times, is there a variation of this Buildup at Resistance advice that should be applied instead?


    • Another variation of a buildup is the ascending triangle pattern.

      Higher lows into Resistance is a sign of strength (and vice versa).

  • Please give a printing link(beside the sharing link) ,so that the whole matter is printed as a book.

  • Hi Rayner,
    I got a question under point #3. When you say “give your stop loss a buffer away”, how many pips should “a buffer” be ? Do you have a guideline ?

  • Thank you so much for providing such highly valuable content in such a condensed way!

  • Hi Rayner,
    Point #4. How to determine ‘shallow retracement’ at the first pullback? is there any specific fib level?

  • Just started following your teachings and they are quite fascinating. Really love them.
    Thanks for the good job.

  • Yep. I definitely see the market differently now. And there is so much rest of mine too. Thanks Rayner

  • I’m joel jmk from kenya and I really happy for these you are teaching it is truly if I follow that price action the way you teach me I see I can go far far far than the way I am and I will have for you keep it up and continue to help us please

  • Wow you are such a good mentor even though you don’t know me I am learning a lot from you I have improved on price chart analysis since I started following you big up my brother keep on doing great work may the Lord continue to increase and multiply you
    From south Africa Lubabalo makalima

  • Hey Rayner. Great job. What if the false breakout candle is just more than one? I have seen take outs with three candle set. Thanks

    • That’s possible.

      The key thing about false breakout is the price makes a strong reversal back into the range. It could take anywhere from 1 – 5 candles (or more).

  • Hi Rayner! Thank you for your Price Action Trading Hacks you taught me, my trading knowledge get better and more each an every time I read or listen to your teachings, my God bless you.

  • Most grateful about the hacks, I now have a hint at the price Action strategies, thanks bro.

  • I really enjoyed reading your blog & watched your training videos. Thanks for everything my friends day by day I’m making profit trading forex. Keep on doing it as your’re helping more traders out there becoming profitable traders!

  • Excellent explanations, you see one permanently in the graphics but does not analyze it in that way and continues to empty the account, Like all your posts out of series, I imagine that when we involve chartist patterns and have an open mind to the global chart, ( always observing what the price does) our operations must improve substantially. Thank you Rayner.
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  • Hi, regarding #5 point 3 regarding false breakout, don’t you mean that a trade should be taken in the ‘opposite’ direction of the false breakout? e.g as in your chart example, if price breaks out higher but then pulls back into the lower range below resistance then you should look to place a ‘short’ trade. Therefore going ‘short’ would be the opposite direction of the false ‘upwards’ breakout.

    • I’d say the key is to understand the message instead of getting caught up with the exact words to describe. You got my concept right.

  • i love the way how u explained the charts, make me understand more on price action.

  • Hi rayner, please it be very good if you made payment for the UPAT available in variety of methods accessible by most people, like e-wallet thanks

  • Super…….. Rayner, you are the best. Have learned alot from your blogs and YouTube videos. But just out of curiosity, can these strategies and lessons be applied to binary trading? Thanks

  • Yes price action trading is good but what can one do about some false candle pattern like fake hammer etc

  • Thanks Ray, it’s been a wonderful experience reading your material. Quite understandable. I can now see the market as my hunting field. Those analysis are real.

  • Anyone who takes the time to share as much information as you do is definitely blessed. It’s much appreciated.

  • Hi bro,simply marvelous.ur teaching is simple.i follow plain naked charts to trade now and it works wonders.thanks and highly appreciate your efforts.

  • Rayner you are just awesome with this new knowledge of price action. am now seeing the market in difference light. This simply implies that one should not throw all his weight behind all the moving averages and all the oscillators of this world. Teacher([instructor) i wish to appreciate your efforts, thanks.

  • Damn bro. ur the best. I have learned so much from u. Sinds watching ur vids, ive stopped using many indicators. Clean charts makes it so much easier to trade tbh. Thanks again.

  • You have really widened my view of the market. Its huge knowledge from you bro. Thanks and may God bless you. Gracious

  • Thanks Rayner for this great insight. Yes indeed l do see the market differently. Hope to learn more from your blog on price action trading.

  • Yes sir, I want to join your The UTPA courses. Please help me sir because I lost my all money.

  • Thanks for the 5 tips of price action trading. It helps me a lot as a newbie in this field. Those guide will surely win win solution for me! Thanks!

  • Excellent Sir.The mail came at 3:30pm IST.Market will be closed at that time .Today i saw one stock named India bulls housing finance.I was wondering why my indicators arent working.Today the stock gave multiple breakouts.Now i understood the power of price action trading

  • Its wonderful experience reading your posts and watching videos on YouTube… I learnt a lot from you…
    Appreciate your hard work and support to small traders…

  • You are a great teacher and you know what you are teaching. Keep helping us who are still behind you.

  • Sounds interesting and exciting. I’m looking forward to making a kill with the strategy as a new trader

  • Thank you Mr. Rayner,
    I have not begone trading yet. I am more comfortable about what a chart is telling me , because of your guidance. I expect to begin in a couple more weeks. What I need to find now is access to something that will allow me to scan the charts. So I can start selecting non-irratice price lines. Thank you so much.

  • Yes Rayner you’ve helped me a lot from this past 7 to 8 weeks I started watching your YouTube videos and studying both of your books…. But am still ready to learn more… I don’t get tired of this knowledge you share with us day by day.. Thanks a lot…. May to good lord bless you and see many more years.

  • Its absolutely different now ,I had spent my time reading books about buy support ,selling resistance and candlesticks but hey this different.

  • In tip 5 – isn’t the punch line to trade in the opposite direction of the false breakout (not the SAME direction of the false breakout)? A typo? Or am I missing a key point? Thanks.

  • You are considered to be a very good coach at your age. I will pay you a visit when I come to Singapore.

  • Wow! It’s such a joy to have more insight on price action.
    Thanks brother,, am grateful for the knowledge have received.

  • Hi, on #5 – how do you differentiate whether it is real or false break-out?… bcos if you were anticipating for break-out and it does happen, then you go in the direction of actual break-out… but detecting the false-break out requires to wait whether the break-out holds or not… so does it mean that you never play the initial break-out from the build-up?… thanks!

  • Broh price action trading hacker really working thanks for help me find the better signals recycle resistance or support

  • I feel lyk laughing at myself Mr Rayner,am sitting in front of the screen as am reading your mail and all u said is happening right in front of my eyes,thank u so much Rayner for opening my eyes into your very effective strategies.

  • Just wanna say thanks, for sharing with us your trading hacks. I personally appreciate! I just love the way you break things down in Your teachings. Thanks plenty.

    can you plz talk about PinBars!

  • Thank you so much Rayner. Youve corrected my psychology when it comes to build ups and breakouts at resistance. I always thought the more price hit resistance, that it meant its all coming down, and id get into a loss and not know why. Now I know, when price continually hits resistance severally its more likely to blow through it. Crucial lesson. Thanks.

  • Excellent blogs, very simple to understand and logical. Just got into trading and wanting to learn more. I hope to be your new student.

  • thanks much Raynor for your lectures. I’m getting more and more enlightened. pliz send me more..

  • This price action lessons have helped me a lot and still do.I not oblivious to what’s happening in the market and I make profits here and there.

  • Elaborated and Simple Trading Strategies! Illustrated with Unique Trading Platform samples.

  • There is a lot I didn’t know about price action. I was one of the people who was chasing the market even enter when I see a big candle stick,in your language the energy has already been realesed

  • Did not fully understood the point no.
    #5: How to profit from “trapped” traders?

    Would you please elaborate more or guide me to the “guide” from where I can understand it.

  • Hi rayner, i’ve lost my lot of money. Totally i wexed but nw u opened my eyes little bit.. i hope u will train me coming days..

  • Hi Rayner
    I have been trading with success for 10 years.
    In the early days I did attend a couple of expensive ‘training courses’.
    You are doing a great job educating and helping newbies to avoid the ‘snake oil’ salesmen that seem to be out in force during the current climate.
    I have enjoyed your videos on youtube.
    Good health to you and your very fortunate followers

  • Yes, I do see the market differently with price action, I want to learn price action strategies

  • I like price action trading than any other strategy. It tells you what is happening not what you think. Thank you Rayner.
    God bless you.

  • The information provided was very helpful im looking forward to see a huge improvement in my trading analysis…Thank you so much for your generosity and knowledge

  • With my limited knowledge on price action, GameStop been rolling higher with hope of a short squeeze, been up a few days in a row until this Friday . Trying to put this price action into play.

  • Price action does seem to be the answer to profitable trading for me. My indicators often contradict one another and others put me into a trade too late. I am very interested in learning your PA strategies. Please let me know when you are opening up your course.
    Thanks, TommyD

    • Hi Tommy,

      I’m glad to hear that. You will be notified via email for the courses.


  • Thanks Rayner. I will love to hear more from you about more strategies. Love from Nigeria
    #Reform Nigeria#

  • Hi Ray, this Rocco from NY. I am new to trading and my basic knowledge is in Forex. I would like to thank you for all the knowledge you’ve shared I am truly grateful…Thanks a Million…

  • Thanks for the priceless lesson. I will always refer to it in the course of my trading. Gradually I am making some progress thanks to your simple but effective lessons.
    You are great!

  • i think today with this article I could understand the real price action definition… Thanks Ryner bro

  • Yes. I see a great difference. I learnt many things and I saw what lagging by my eyes from your example of the two SMAs.

  • This article is spot on and I have managed to identify many of my mistakes. One is that I jump when I see the big green candle. I don’t wait for the pull back and have often been trapped. The other is getting stopped out only to see the stock go in the direction I was hoping for so quick that I don’t even have time to re-enter the trade. Thank you!

  • There’s 2 things that made me progress in my trading approach : Rayner and Fibonacci. (2 guys in fact)
    What about fibos Rayner? Do you use it sometimes? I don’t remember hearing you about it?

  • Rayner is a wonderful and most trusted teacher in forex trade. I was one of his students last year before I dropped out. Warming up to join his UPAT God willing.

  • kudos, my brother. thanks for eyes opener, how many trade and setup, do you entered in a day,week,month ,even in a year? what about does that have smaller account. on your ebook you said for forex to paid you every month you have to use the law of large number. can use smaller amount in year and earn profit every month? thanks for knowledge, may god almighty bless you and your household.

  • Yes, Reyner, with your insights on Price Action, I’m able to look at market’s amazing… your strategies are invaluable.. your knowledge is based on experience rather than bookish…. thanks for invaluable stuf on PAT !

  • I generally take appropriate positions at support / resistance area as the price comes there ,without waiting to see if it is holding but keeping appropriate stop loss.

    Observed that movements at this areas are so quick that if I wait to see whether it is holding, I have to buy it at much higher level.

    As a day trader it has helped me to trade as explained above. If my stop loss is x amount, generally I earned more than 2x amount when in profit. After taking the position if it is not moving as expected, can always close the position taking taking some losses.

  • I have lost lots of money buy following indicators movement.. so after that I haven’t started tarding . Since than m applying ur techniques. So far its so good.. hopping to start ah real account trading.. thankyou

  • I’m much more confident in reading charts and predicting the next market move, finally feel highly motivated to start trading on a real account thanks Rayner ❤️

  • doing commendable jobs and appreciate your selfless effort GOD bless you with great health and wealth thx.

  • I’ve been learning for the last five months. Tried everything from robots to every indicator and strategy out there (ok, I exaggerate slightly) so now I’m learning price action. As soon as I feel confident and I’m making consistent demo money, then I’ll start to live trade again. Yes two weeks after opening my first ever demo account having never even heard of trading, I stuck in a grand and promptly lost it. Woe is me.

  • Oh yeah, I have a better understanding what price action is.
    I’ve got all wrong for a long time. Thanks rayner

  • Very interesting and inspiring stuff. As always from you, Rayner. Now it needs more practical details and examples of how to do it. Thanks a lot, Rayner.

  • Price action is the king.
    The knowledge that you give us in trading is priceless. Thank you Rayner

  • Wow Rayner, I absolutely loved to read this PAT. It cleared my doubts. You’re the one

  • Tons of useful knowledge in Your blog and youtube videos. Well done Rayner! Keep it up! I see market now with a different approach and all that candles start speaking to me! 🙂

  • Listening to you has given me a different perspective to the market. I think this will greatly affect my trading decisions.

  • The explanation is very detailed and cleared, but still cannot put it into practice because am still
    a learner and I will like to participate in ur complete forex training paid class .Thanks

  • A very big thanks to you Rayner for changing my trading life.
    You make price action strategy look so simple for me. Thanks for the good work

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