The most important retracement levels in chart analysis and for trading

Fibonacci retracement levels are important tools for analyzing of stock trends. It can help a lot to tell how other players on financial markets see current situation.

When you watch a trend move on any technical chart, you can see that every trend move has breaks. Such a break is a move against the direction of main trend. The strength of this pullback move is a good custom indicator in stock chart analysis. It can help us predict the future trend in prices of stock.

These levels of pullback in a stock trend are often natural support levels. It is good to see that some pullback came back to a horizontal price level that is also important value presented by this Fibonacci technical analysis indicator.

Four retracement levels you should know

The most important retracement values of this Fibonacci technical indicator are

  • 40% level
  • 50% level
  • 60% level
  • 80% and bigger level

40% pullback
When a  pullback finishes at the 40% level of the previous trend move, then you can expect that the trend is intact and after few days of consolidation it will resume again.

40% retracement level
50% pullback

The trend is intact. You can expect restoration of the previous trend.

50% retracement level
60% pullback level

This is already a relatively deep pullback. Heads up! The previous trend is in danger and can be finished soon.

60% retracement level
80% and bigger pullback

The trend is finished. Do not expect continuation of the previous trend. You can expect something like a double-top or double-bottom chart pattern or development of a new trend in the opposite direction.

80% and more retracement level

How to use these values

  • Do not expect to use these pullback levels for entry into a new trade. You can use them much better as support and resistance levels
  • Do not expect that the price stops exactly on the level value. Expect a much larger price zone for any pullback.
  • Monitor price action on these pullback levels and combine it with another chart analysis tools like
    candlesticks or moving averages
  • A tool called the Fibonacci is available in every good stock chart analysis software.

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