Asian Session and Breakouts Detection


Forex could be compared to a chess game.

You are playing against the market. Who wants to be the winner? I believe that not a single trader is interested in returning money to the market. Allow yourself a bit of patience and wait for the price volatility to take the first move. It is recommended not to act in panic. Just wait for the first movement. So, you will be able to understand a new pattern or the general tendency.

The Asian sessions are very interesting to watch to detect breakouts for the next day. Obviously, the fundamental news contributes to a new configuration of a currency pair. Check the following idea: draw a daily blue box that represents the opening of the Asian market and draw a lower limit and an upper limit to help put the lowest and highest prices of the late 8 consecutive hours. If there is a down disruption, the prices are decreasing. If there is a higher breakout, the prices are rising, and there is a high probability that the prices will remain in the same trend.

It can be seen in the picture below.

Asian Session and Breakouts Detection

Let's examine some interesting cases that support our way of thinking.

Case 1: AUDUSD

Asian Session and Breakouts Detection

Watching the Australian dollar dynamics, we can see that on the 20th of November (Wednesday) the price reached the highest peak of the week. In the coming days the price fell. Why? It happened due to the fact that AUDUSD had been overbought and it was time to sell it. The U.S. currency was strongly pushing aussie down.

On Wednesday, aussie had reached a demand level when the Asian market was opened. The lower limit of the box was broken and we can see that a white arrow is pointing strongly down their new trend. The chart gives us a clear idea that investors are bearish.

On Thursday, we draw a blue box with our limits (upper and lower). Again, prices continued to decline, which is a general consequence of the bearish sentiment. The last three days were followed by a depreciation of the AUD against USD.

At the opening of the markets on Monday, there is a probability that a new trend will occur. Pay attention to the gaps.
Case 2:

Asian Session and Breakouts Detection

The second chart shows that the Australian dollar was oversold on Friday. So, draw a blue box to represent the Asian session. Note that there is a supply level demonstrating that the bullish trend is coming. An upper breakout was detected hours later.

A positive breakout is enough to show us that the market sentiment is bullish.

Case 3:

Asian Session and Breakouts Detection

On November 20th, Thursday, EURJPY was hitting the demand level. The pair was overbought. The red candle broke our blue box and the sell pressure was confirmed. Note that a down breakout was formed a few hours later.

The next day, on Friday, EURJPY was oversold. The Asian session prices followed a new movement (upper breakout).

According to the collection of experiences I can understand that breakouts occur constantly. The prices usually vary in the beginning of a new session.

The best way to detect a breakout is to draw a blue box with the maximum and minimum prices. If there is an oversold level at the beginning of the session, then try to go long. If there is only one overbought level at the beginning of the session, then go short. But if there are no signs don’t do anything. Just wait for the market to take the first move.

The article is written by Igor Titara and is participating in the Forex Article Contest. Good luck!














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