Descending Triangles

As you probably guessed, descending triangles are the exact opposite of ascending triangles (we knew you were smart!). In descending triangles, there is a string of lower highs which forms the upper line. The lower line is a support level in which the price cannot seem to break.

Descending Triangle

In the chart above, you can see that the price is gradually making lower highs which tell us that the sellers are starting to gain some ground against the buyers. Now most of the time, and we did say MOST - the price will eventually break the support line and continue to fall.

However, in some cases the support line is too strong, and the price will bounce off of it and make a strong move up.

The good news is that we don’t care where the price goes. We just know that it’s about to go somewhere. In this case we would place entry orders above the upper line (the lower highs) and below the support line.

Descending Triangle

In this case, the price did end up breaking the support line and proceeded to drop rather quickly. (*note- The market tends to fall faster than it rises which means you usually make money faster when you are short).