Like we said in the previous section, using Fibonacci levels can be very subjective. However, there are ways that you can help tilt the odds in your favor.
While the Fibonacci retracement tool is extremely useful, it shouldn’t be used all by its lonesome self.
It’s kinda like comparing it to retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Kobe is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but even he couldn’t win those titles by himself. He needed some backup.
Similarly, the Fibonacci retracement tool should be used in combination with other tools. In this section, let’s take what you’ve learned so far and try to combine them to help us spot some sweet trade setups.
Are y’all ready? Let’s get this pip show on the road!
Fibonacci Retracement + Support and Resistance
One of the best ways to use the Fibonacci retracement tool is to spot potential support and resistance levels and see if they line up with Fibonacci retracement levels.
If Fibonacci levels are already support and resistance levels, and you combine them with other price areas that a lot of other traders are watching, then the chances of price bouncing from those areas are much higher.
Let’s look at an example of how you can combine support and resistance levels with Fibonacci levels. Below is a daily chart of USD/CHF.
As you can see, it’s been on an uptrend recently. Look at all those green candles! You decide that you want to get in on this long USD/CHF bandwagon.
But the question is, “When do you enter?” You bust out the Fibonacci retracement tool, using the low at 1.0132 on January 11 for the Swing Low and the high at 1.0899 on February 19 for the Swing High.
Now your chart looks pretty sweet with all those Fibonacci retracement levels.
Now that we have a framework to increase our probability of finding solid entry, we can answer the question “Where should you enter?”
You look back a little bit and you see that the 1.0510 price was good resistance level in the past and it just happens to line up with the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement level.
Now that it’s broken, it could turn into support and be a good place to buy.
If you did set an order somewhere around the 50.0% Fib level, you’d be a pretty happy camper!
There would have been some pretty tense moments, especially on the second test of the support level on April 1. Price tried to pierce through the support level, but failed to close below it. Eventually, the pair broke past the Swing High and resumed its uptrend.
You can do the same setup on a downtrend as well. The point is you should look for price levels that seem to have been areas of interest in the past.
If you think about it, there’s a higher chance that price will bounce from these levels.
First, as we discussed in Grade 1, previous support or resistance levels would be good areas to buy or sell because other traders will also be eyeing these levels like a hawk.
Second, since we know that a lot of traders also use the Fibonacci retracement tool, they may be looking to jump in on these Fib levels themselves.
With traders looking at the same support and resistance levels, there’s a good chance that there are a ton of orders at those price levels.
While there’s no guarantee that price will bounce from those levels, at least you can be more confident about your trade. After all, there is strength in numbers!
Remember that trading is all about probabilities. If you stick to those higher probability trades, then there’s a better chance of coming out ahead in the long run.