Principle of Polarity

Principle of Polarity

by Elearnmarkets on Technical Analysis, Trading Terms, Rules & Strategies

principle of polarity

The Principle of Polarity states that once a Resistance (Support) level is breached, it changes its nature and becomes Support (Resistance) the next time it is approached.

This happens due to change in Demand and Supply.

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When a resistance (support) is breached, it is because the demand (supply) had superseded the supply (demand) at that price level, thus breaching it.

In the future, when that level is approached by the price again, the same behavior is anticipated, and the resistance (support), this time becomes the support (resistance) as new buyers (sellers) come in and again change the demand-supply balance.

What happens is that history essentially repeats itself, but the role of the price at that level changes from resistance to support and vice versa.

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Below are some examples of this phenomenon in the real market.

The charts shown are for Supreme Petrochem Ltd. (SUPPETRO), Bajaj Holdings and Investments Ltd. (BAJAJHLDND) , and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

polarity examples


The Principle of Polarity is an important concept in Technical Analysis.

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