What’s a hidden divergence?

Divergences not only signal a potential trend reversal but can also be used as a sign of a trend continuation (price continues to move in its current direction).

Trend Continuation

Always remember, the trend is your friend, so whenever you can get a signal that the trend will continue, then good for you!

Hidden bullish divergence happens when the price is making a higher low (HL), but the oscillator is showing a lower low (LL).

Hidden Bullish Divergence

We can see this when the pair is in an UPTREND.

Once the price makes a higher low (HL), look and see if the oscillator does the same.

If it doesn’t and makes a lower low (LL), then we’ve got some hidden divergence in our hands.

Hidden Bullish Divergence

Hidden Bearish Divergence

Lastly, we’ve got hidden bearish divergence.

This occurs when the price makes a lower high (LH), but the oscillator is making a higher high (HH).

By now, you’ve probably guessed that this occurs in a DOWNTREND.

When you see hidden bearish divergence, chances are that the pair will continue to shoot lower and continue the downtrend.

Hidden Bearish Divergence

Let’s recap what you’ve learned so far about hidden divergence.

If you’re a trend follower, then you should dedicate some time to spot some hidden divergence.

If you spot it, it can help you jump into the trend early.

Sounds good, yes?

Keep in mind that regular divergences are possible signals for trend reversals while hidden divergences signal trend continuation.

  • Regular divergences = signal a possible trend reversal
  • Hidden divergences = signal possible trend continuation

In the tomorrow’s lesson, we’ll show you some real-world examples of when divergences existed and how you could have traded them.