Price Channel

Dictionary Says

Definition of 'Price Channel'


The price action contained between two parallel lines in a trend. In a price channel, the lower line is the trendline drawn on pivot lows, and the upper line is the channel line drawn on pivot highs. The two lines of a channel represent support and resistance. In an uptrend, for instance, a trade might be entered at the support of the trendline (shown by the green arrows in the chart) and exited at resistance of the upper channel line (shown by the red arrows). Channels show trend direction for any time frame. Trend, or price channels, can be up, down or sideways.



Price Channel
Investopedia Says

Investopedia explains 'Price Channel'


All the forces of supply and demand are represented by price. The dominance of one force creates trend direction. Trend channels occur in all time frames and every asset class, such as futures, stocks, mutual funds, etc., and are useful for trading or investing.

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Legal Monopoly

    A company that is operating as a monopoly under a government mandate. A legal monopoly offers a specific product or service at a regulated price and can either be independently run and government regulated, or government run and regulated.
  2. Closed-End Fund

    A closed-end fund is a publicly traded investment company that raises a fixed amount of capital through an initial public offering (IPO). The fund is then structured, listed and traded like a stock on a stock exchange.
  3. Payday Loan

    A type of short-term borrowing where an individual borrows a small amount at a very high rate of interest. The borrower typically writes a post-dated personal check in the amount they wish to borrow plus a fee in exchange for cash.
  4. Securitization

    The process through which an issuer creates a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing different tiers of the repackaged instruments to investors.
  5. Economic Forecasting

    The process of attempting to predict the future condition of the economy. This involves the use of statistical models utilizing variables sometimes called indicators.
  6. Chicago Mercantile Exchange - CME

    The world's second-largest exchange for futures and options on futures and the largest in the U.S. Trading involves mostly futures on interest rates, currency, equities, stock indices and agricultural products.
Trading Center