If we all always knew when the appropriate moment to take profit on a trade was, then there would be a lot less chaos in the markets. We would all be armed with the precise knowledge that we needed to make the right moves and to trust our instincts. It is a lot harder than it sounds though!
The good news is that by using the Fibonacci tool, we can start to see more clearly where some of the take-profit targets ought to be, and that might be ideal for those who lean heavily on the Fibonacci tool.
Let’s start with how you should draw your Fibonacci lines in the first place. It doesn’t matter what time frame chart you are using (though the longer time frames tend to be more accurate), you should always start your Fibonacci line at the most recent swing high or swing low and then stretch it out across the entire length of the frame.
You want to see exactly how much support or resistance there is likely to be at various Fibonacci levels. If you can hone in on this, you can start to see how the trade is likely to play out as time goes on. Will the trade meet some resistance ahead that you need to know about? It is possible. The Fibonacci levels will be a key indicator of when you should perhaps take profit on a winning trade.
Pay special attention to the 23%, 50%, and 76% lines on the Fibonacci chart that you have drawn. The reason for the extra attention on these areas comes down to the fact that they tend to provide the strongest levels of support or resistance. If you can key in on them, then you will probably have found the exact points where you potentially need to take your profits. Maybe you will line up your take-profit point right on that Fibonacci line, but you may want to put it at least a few pips lower than that as many other traders may have the same idea as you. If everyone attempts to exit a trade at the exact same point, then it might be challenging to get exactly the exit that you are looking for.
Do not forget about the risks that are associated with using a Fibonacci chart. There is a chance that you will end up drawing the lines wrong, and that may result in you also getting the take-profit levels a little wrong as well. You could think that you see things in the charts that aren’t really there. It happens to traders all the time, and the results can be devastating. After all, you might find yourself left holding the bag on a trade that has turned south on you because you didn’t get your lines set up just right.
The only thing that you can do to combat this is to try to use other indicator tools to confirm your trade. If tools such as RSI, Stochastic, and others line up to confirm the direction that you believe the trade is headed, then it might make sense to go ahead and use this tool to set your take-profit levels. If that is not the case, then you probably need to hold off for some time until you can further confirm your hunches.
In other words, while the Fibonacci chart is a great way to find some take-profit points, you shouldn’t think of it as the only place to look when you are trading. You might find it to be a lot more useful to combine it with other tools that are easily at your disposal.
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