Fibonacci Extensions

What are 'Fibonacci Extensions'

Fibonacci extensions are levels used in Fibonacci retracement to forecast areas of support or resistance. Extensions consist of all levels drawn beyond the standard 100% level and are used by many traders to determine areas where they will wish to take profits. The most popular extension levels are 161.8%, 261.8% and 423.6%.

Fibonacci Extensions

BREAKING DOWN 'Fibonacci Extensions'

In practice, most traders use Fibonacci extensions in combination with other technical indicators/patterns to help them determine appropriate target prices. As this chart shows, the 161.8% level is often used to set the price target on a breakout of an ascending triangle. This specific target is calculated by multiplying the vertical distance of the triangle by the key Fibonacci ratio of 61.8% and then adding the result to the upper resistance of the triangle.

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