Fibonacci retracement failure refers to the price rebound or callback phenomenon in the market that does not conform to the Fibonacci retracement ratio. Generally, the Fibonacci retracement ratio is widely used in technical analysis as the basis for determining the degree of price callback and looking for market support or resistance.
Fibonacci retracement failure refers to the price rebound or callback phenomenon in the market that does not conform to the Fibonacci retracement ratio. Generally, the Fibonacci retracement ratio (such as 38.2%, 50%, or 61.8%) is widely used in technical analysis as the basis for determining the degree of price callback and looking for market support or resistance. However, when the market ignores these callback proportions and shows trend price behavior, we can say that the Fibonacci retracement fails. Traders should approach this situation with caution and combine it with other technical indicators and trend confirmation tools to reduce the risk of incorrect trading.
All support and resistance levels are temporary and will eventually be breached. Fibonacci retracement also fails sometimes; it is not foolproof. Let's take a specific example to see what happens when the Fibonacci retracement fails. Here is a GBP/USD four-hour chart:
In the figure above, the market price is in a downward trend, so we open the Fibonacci analysis tool to find entry opportunities. We found a high point of 1.5383 and a low point of 1.4799 in this band. We can see that the price stagnates at the 0.500 Fibonacci retracement position, and the market has tested this resistance level many times. At this point, many people will say, "Look, the 0.500 pullback level has formed a strong resistance level! It's time to shorten." Then they will short the pound at that pullback level and daydream, waiting to make money with certainty!
If you really establish an empty order at the Fibonacci retracement position and do not conduct proper risk management, not only will your daydream be shattered, but your account will also be severely damaged. Looking at the picture below, we can understand what exactly happened.
Obviously, the low point of this band is the bottom (trough) of this downward trend. The market rebounded at this low point and broke through the important Fibonacci retracement levels of 0.500, 0.618, and 0.764, or even soared all the way to the highest point of 1.5383. What lessons has this case taught us?
Although the Fibonacci retracement position can indeed provide effective help for our foreign exchange analysis and help us improve the success rate of transactions, it is not foolproof, and sometimes it fails. We never know if prices will experience a correction at the 0.382 correction level and then resume an upward trend. Sometimes the price will fall back to 0.500 or 0.618, but sometimes the price completely ignores Fibonacci and breaks through all the resistance or support levels of Fibonacci. Please remember that the market does not always pull back at these temporary resistance levels and then resume an upward trend, but directly breaks through recent highs.
Another common question about using Fibonacci retracement to call back the position is how to determine and select the oscillation high and low points of this band. The selection of high and low points is the key to using the Fibonacci retracement position for foreign exchange analysis because the high and low points we select directly determine the correctness of our analysis results.
In fact, there is no absolutely correct method to determine the high and low points of the band, especially when the Market trend on the chart is not particularly clear. Therefore, the mapping of the Fibonacci retracement position sometimes becomes a guessing game. Therefore, in order to improve our trading success rate, we must constantly hone our trading skills and use Fibonacci analysis tools together with other foreign exchange analysis tools.
Usually, traders may observe charts from different angles and within different time frames, and their fundamental preferences may also vary. Therefore, they may have completely different views on the selection of high and low points in the band.
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