Rectangle Chart Pattern - Rectangle Pattern and Chart analysis
A rectangle chart pattern is characterized
as a short-term horizontal channel, and it represents a trading range and
indecision area that usually resolves in the direction of the main trend. Chart analysis usually considers the rectangle pattern as a continuation formation, but it can also mark
significant top and bottom. The rectangle pattern within a younger parent trend has more
chances to mark a continuation. To estimate the maturity of the parent trend,
consult technical indicators. Volume should increase during breakout, but in
contrast with other continuation patterns, the rectangle does not inherit standard
volume behavior. After breakout, the rectangle pattern resistance may turn into potential support and
# 1 As a continuation pattern, the rectangle pattern usually appears within a young
trend characterized by neutral long-term indicators and overbought/oversold
daily indicators. The pattern resets short-term indicators to neutral and then
continues movement in the parent's direction.
# 2 As a reversal formation, the pattern appears in a mature trend
characterized by overbought/oversold indicators on long and short time frames.
This situation usually generates divergence on weekly indicators.
# 3 For the best results, the rectangle chart pattern should be considered together with other technical analysis signals, chart analysis, and technical trading techniques.
Estimated target: the higher level parent's support/resistance line.