Banknifty Forming Symmetrical Triangle

What is a Symmetrical Triangle ?

A symmetrical triangle is a chart pattern characterized by two converging trend lines connecting a series of sequential peaks and troughs. These trend lines should be converging at a roughly equal slope. Trend lines that are converging at unequal slopes are referred to as a rising wedge , falling wedge , ascending triangle , or descending triangle .

A symmetrical triangle chart pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price is forced to breakout or breakdown. A breakdown from the lower trendline marks the start of a new bearish trend , while a breakout from the upper trendline indicates the start of a new bullish trend . The pattern is also known as a wedge chart pattern.

The price target for a breakout or breakdown from a symmetrical triangle is equal to the distance from the high and low (shown as Blue Line) of the earliest part of the pattern applied to the breakout price point.

The stop-loss for the symmetrical triangle pattern is often just below the breakout point.

Symmetrical triangles differ from ascending triangles and descending triangles in that the upper and lower trendlines are both sloping towards a center point. In contrast, ascending triangles have a horizontal upper trendline, predicting a potential breakout higher, and descending triangles have a horizontal lower trendline, predicting a potential breakdown lower. Symmetrical triangles are also similar to pennants and flags in some ways, but pennants have upward sloping trendlines rather than converging trendlines .