Beginner’s Guide to Trend-Based Fib Extensions

Written by BTSE

August 19, 2020

Beginner’s Guide to Trend-Based Fib Extensions

By @savdoescrypto

Trend-Based Fib Extensions use Fibonacci Ratios to predict future prices. Such ratios are observable throughout much of nature. It is often speculated that they may also be present in the price cycles of exchange-traded assets.

Whether one believes this or not, most traders now acknowledge that the popular use of Fibonacci ratios in individual and algorithmic trading strategies has given the ratios an almost self-fulfilling predictive merit.

In order to use this tool, all a trader needs are three points on a chart:

  1. The start of a move
  2. The end of a move
  3. The end of a retracement against that move

Using these three points, a trader can plot a Trend-Based Fib Extension to determine profit targets or points of resistance.


How to Plot a Trend-Based Fib Extension

Step 1: Load up a chart on the BTSE platform

Step 2: Click “Gann and Fibonacci Tools” in the left toolbar

Step 3: Select “Trend-Based Fib Extension” from the drop-down menu

Step 4: Click the mouse three times at the following points

  1. First, click on the low from which a move started
  2. Then click on the high where that move ended
  3. Then click on the end of the retracement of that move

Step 5: Extend the Fib Extension horizontally, ensuring that the 0 line stays on point #3.

Step 6: Expand the Y-axis range to see higher Fib Extensions


How To Use Trend-Based Fib Extensions

  • Traders might use the various extension levels as an objective way to set profit targets.
  • Profit-taking can also be staggered with sell orders spread across many fib extensions.
  • Counter-trend traders might choose to use the extensions as resistance points from which to enter short positions.


Limitations Of Trend-Based Fib Extensions

  • This is a predictive indicator that assumes the market will exhibit cycles that accord with the Fibonacci ratio. This assumption may not be true.
  • Traders using this indicator to predict future prices should expect false signals and plan for them accordingly with strict risk management practices.


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