Symmetric Triangle is one of the most important chart patterns in technical analysis. These chart patterns form when the market is in an indecision mode where supply/demand is in a state of equilibrium. Even though it is hard to predict (up or downside) the price breakout from this consolidating pattern, they are generally considered to be continuous patterns and breaks out in the established trend direction prior to the pattern formation. Once the price breaks out of the pattern, they usually result in a large move in the direction of the breakout. Symmetric Triangles are also called as "coils" or "contracting wedge" patterns.
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