Trading the Ascending Triangle Pattern
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A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trend lines. In an ascending triangle, one trend line is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trend line connects a series of increasing troughs. Traders enter into long positions when the price of the asset breaks above the top resistance. The chart above is an example of an ascending triangle:

An ascending triangle is generally considered to be a continuation pattern, meaning that it is usually found amid a period of consolidation within an uptrend. Once the breakout occurs, buyers will aggressively send the price of the asset higher, usually on high volume. The most common price target is generally set to be equal to the entry price plus the vertical height of the triangle. Fibonacci levels were also overlaid on this chart using 127/161.8 extensions as targets once price broke out.
An ascending triangle is the bullish counterpart of a descending triangle.
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