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What is the Rising Pennant (Bullish) Pattern?

What is the Rising Pennant (Bullish) Pattern?

The Rising Pennant (or Bullish Pennant) pattern looks like a pennant with a mast. It forms when rising prices experience a consolidation period, and the price moves within a narrow range defined by the converging lines through points (2, ­4) and (3, ­5). After the consolidation, the previous trend resumes.

This type of formation happens when anticipation of an uptrend is high, and when the price of a security consolidates within a range. It indicates growing investor interest in a potentially explosive uptrend.

Trade idea

Once the price breaks out from the top pattern boundary, day traders and swing traders should trade with an UP trend. Consider buying a security or a call option at the breakout. The breakout price level for the Rising Pennant pattern is the last point touching the top line (4). To identify an exit, compute the target price by adding the initial rise between points 1 and 2 to the breakout price. When trading, wait for the confirmation move, which is when the price rises above the breakout level.

To limit potential loss when price suddenly goes in the wrong direction, consider placing a stop order to sell at or below the breakout price.

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