Accumulation bases can be found in various shapes and sizes. The most common recognizable one is the one where the stock moves sideways in a narrow range and the volume has dried up.. However we will also find rectangular bases where the stock moves up and down but restricted within a wider range. You will find weakness coming in at the top of the range and strength at the bottom of the range.

Many of the ranges are easily tradable. For a trader or investor with longer term view the idle time to get in would be when the stock bounces back from the support line. This way it the stock breakout he would have the idle entry point. He also has the option to quit at the stock fails to cross the resistance at the range top, For a short term trader who is adapt in trading the long and short this kind of base provides good opportunities to go long at the support line and go short at the top of the range.

Just like the Trend channels described before we can find a zone in the middle of the range which I call the conflict zone where many reactions take place.

Here is just an example of tradable base. More tradable bases will be covered in my other threads.