About Plant Trap
A plant trap is a value move that forces bearish traders to take a short trade contrary to the promotion in the most undesirable period.
As a principle, bear traps are formed after a rapid increase in price in a promotion.
The price movement forms the notion that the event is about to unwind as well as categorically give up its own not so long ago occurred achievements, which forces bearish traders to enter the fun and also realize promotions in a short transaction.
But the bearish value movement turns out to be temporary, and the promotions continue their upward movement.
In this case, short traders are faced with a choice: to close the operation together with a specific loss or to stay in the deal together with an unclosed risk as well as the unknown potential for fees because of the threat.
The plant trap can also be used by traders, who seize a long deal according to promotions, but are fooled by the temporary movement of the cost downwards and also have to realize.
Such traders have all chances to lose sight of the auxiliary income from the continuation of the upward movement, but all without exception still have all chances to acquire the income, that they received up to the occurrence of the “bear trap”.
What Causes a Bear Trap?
Bear traps are usually formed as a result of a temporary drop in the value of a promotion stock after a powerful upward change in the exchange rate.
Short traders, more precisely in general, will accept this decline as a basis for a reversal, especially if the value drops further than the main degree of help.
In case the decrease in value becomes temporary and the value of the promotion rises again more than the degree of help, short traders will stay together with profitless positions.
They additionally face along with the possibility of losing even more funds, in case the promotions continue their previous upward movement.
In the broadest sense, “bear traps” are formed because bearish trader’s express hostility towards their short positions.
Often short traders find themselves in “bear traps” because they realize promotions as soon as they descend beyond the degree of help, even if other industry indicators have not yet proved the turn.
Short traders also have every chance to try to realize promotions, in case they are strongly convinced that the company is overvalued or overhyped.
For example, almost all traders shorted Tesla promotions in “bearish” novelties, because even before the novelties they believed that the promotions were in danger of failure.
This made them sensitive if the promotions managed to abandon the novelties and also prolong the increase.
How does a bear trap work?
Plant trap encourages traders to think that the obvious falling direction, is accompanied by a decrease in the value of the economic instrument. However, the price of the asset remains constant or, in the worst case, increases, and also in this case you will have to become pregnant with losses. A bull trader can take a short trade in the presence of a decrease in the value of the asset, and a bear trader can take a short trade to buy it if the value drops down to a specific degree.
However, in a bear trap, the reversal of the rate of change occurs in the opposite direction.
Trading in Bear Trap
Traders often use a bear trap for shorting or short trading. Shorting is a procedure for realizing significant positions and also for acquiring the same asset in the presence of a drop in value to extract income from the operation.
In trading “bear traps” shorting is possible by some methods, for example, to take promotions at the broker near the guarantee.
You realize promotions according to the current value if you are waiting for a fall in the trade, to buy them according to the lowest value and also return them to the broker.
The use of short positions in bear trap circumstances repeatedly increases your threat. If the value increases, but not decreases, you end up paying more because of the promotions, buying them back to save margin.
Similarly, in the presence of a “bear trap”, the threat asserted by a “bear” trader is several times greater than that of a “bull” trader.
Traders use a large number of industrial trading devices, such as Fibonacci adjustments, comparative power vibrators, size indicators, and others, to separate the “bear trap” from the current rate reversal.
In case a powerful bullish direction is suddenly derailed by a dubious downtrend, instead of rushing to the village, other trading characteristics should be monitored to realize the reason why this happened.
In case there are no important changes in the bargaining patterns to induce a turn, then this is a trap plant or rather a trap plant in general.
The bargaining size is the main indicator that can help you to pre-determine a bear trap.
The size of the bargain changes significantly if the cost of the promotion is close to the latest maximum or minimum quantity, which indicates a location change.
However, if there is a decrease in value in the absence of a significant increase in size, then it is a trap or rather a trap in general.
Fibonacci bands are still the only significant mechanism that can provide early prevention.
In case the value of the promotion does not cross the dangerous Fibonacci directions in any way, in such a case, or rather in general, the turnaround will be short-term.
In case you have met with an unexpected downtrend and are also in no way convinced that someone denotes, go to the signs. Pointers have a chance to give powerful signals, as well as you can freely identify divergence in the chart.
Often after the “bear trap” promotions take the competition, mainly around the impact of short-term traders who are trying to capitalize on the downward trading.
The 2nd upswing begins if most people realize that the increasing direction is stable and also is not considered a rebound.
The 2nd rebound often turns out to be more powerful than the 1st rebound and also finally crosses the short-term top.
How to Spot a Bear Trap?
One of the best ways to recognize a bear trap is to look at trading volume. True reversals are almost always accompanied by high trading volume, while short-term reversals – bear traps – are often accompanied by low trading volume.
If a strong uptrend fades or breaks below support with low trading volume, it should be considered highly suspicious.
Traders can also use various technical indicators to distinguish a true reversal from a bear trap.
Specifically, momentum indicators such as the MACD and RSI should move down with the stock price during a true bearish reversal.
If the MACD and RSI are moving up while the price is moving down, this is called a divergence. Divergences are another sign that the price movement could be a bear trap.
Finally, it is a good idea to check if the downward price movement is breaking through the Fibonacci levels in addition to support levels.
Often a bear trap will find support at a Fibonacci level rather than breaking it.
A bear trap is an event that you cannot avoid. If you are inexperienced, you may find it difficult to spot it in advance on a trading chart.
But with experience and with the help of market indicators, you will learn how to identify a trap.
If you encounter a sudden downtrend and don’t know how to react, always apply a stop loss. This means that you cannot lose more than you had planned.