Some commonly asked questions

Technical analysis is the study of a stock's open, close, high/low and volume data, primarily through the use of graphs and charts, for the purpose of forecasting a stock's price trends in the future.
Candlestick patterns have been used by Japanese traders for centuries. Candlestick patterns are a way of displaying stocks and futures data for chart analysis using open, close, high and low prices of a stock.
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Engulfing Bullish Reversal

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Large white candlestick today
  3. Small red candlestick yesterday
  4. Today's candlestick completely engulfs the body of yesterday

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Inverted Hammer Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Large upper shadow or wick today
  3. Yesterday is a dark candlestick
  4. Today's open below or at the level of the yesterday's close

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Hammer Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Large lower shadow or wick today
  3. Open and high of today are the same

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Harami Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Today is small white candlestick
  3. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  4. Body of today's candlestick is engulfed by body of yesterday's candlestick

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Belt Hold Bullish (Low Reliability)

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Today is a long white candlestick
  3. Opening price today is also the low of the day
  4. Small upper wick

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Rising Three Methods Bullish

  1. Five day pattern where today is Day 5
  2. Stock should be a upward trend
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 are dark candlesticks trading within high and low of day candlestick
  5. Today or Day 5 is a long white candlestick that close higher then Day 1

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Harami Cross Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a Doji. Open and close are the same

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Harami Cross Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a Doji. Open and close are the same

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Piercing Line Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a long white candlestick
  4. Today close is equal or above the mid point of yesterday's open and close

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Doji Star Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a Doji star (Today open and close are the same)
  4. Today's open is near or equal to yesterday's close

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Meeting Lines Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a long dark candlestick
  4. Today's open is higher than yesterday's close
  5. Today's close is equal to yesterday's close

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Meeting Lines Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a long white candlestick
  4. Today's open is lower than yesterday's close
  5. Today's close is equal to yesterday's close

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Three White Soldiers Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three consecutive days of long white candlesticks
  3. Each day the open should be within open and close of the previous day
  4. Every day the close is above the close of the day before

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Morning Star Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day trend where today is day 3
  3. First day is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a small dark or white candlestick that closes below day 1 close
  5. Day 3 or today is a long white candlestick that opens above yesterday's high and closes near the middle of day 1 candlestick

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Morning Doji Star Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day trend where today is day 3
  3. First day is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a Doji star where open and close are equal.
  5. Day 2 or yesterday closes below day 1
  6. Day 3 or today is a long white candlestick that opens above yesterday's high and closes near the open of day 1 candlestick

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Abandoned Baby Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day trend where today is day 3
  3. First day is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a Doji star where open and close are equal
  5. Day 2 or yesterday opens below Day 1 low and closes below day 1
  6. Day 3 or today is a long white candlestick that opens above yesterday's high and closes near the open of day 1 candlestick

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Abandoned Baby Bearish

  1. Stock should in a upward trend
  2. Three day trend where today is day 3
  3. First day is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a Doji star where open and close are equal
  5. Day 2 or yesterday opens above Day 1 high and closes above Day 1
  6. Day 3 or today is a long dark candlestick that opens below yesterday's low and closes near the close of day 1 candlestick

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Breakaway Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Five day pattern where today is day 5
  3. Day 1 is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2, 3, & 4 are dark candlesticks where each day closes below the previous day's close
  5. Day 5 or today is a long white candlestick where the close is within Day 1 open and close

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Tri Star Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Three consecutive days of Doji star where open and close are the same

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Tri Star Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Three consecutive days of Doji star where open and close are the same

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Breakaway Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Five day pattern where today is day 5
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2, 3, & 4 are white candlesticks where each day closes above the previous day's close
  5. Day 5 or today is a long dark candlestick where the close is within Day 1 open and close

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Three Inside Up Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a white candlestick and engulfed by Day 1's body
  5. Day 3 or today is a white candlestick where the close is above day 2 open

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Three Inside Down Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a dark candlestick and engulfed by Day 1's body
  5. Day 3 or today is a dark candlestick where the close is below day 2 open

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Three Outside Up Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Day 1 is a dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a long white candlestick that engulfs the body of Day 1 and closes above Day 1 open
  5. Day 3 or today opens above Day 2 open and closes above day 2 close

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Three Outside Down Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is day 3
  3. Day 1 is a white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a long dark candlestick that engulfs the body of Day 1 and closes below Day 1 open
  5. Day 3 or today opens below Day 2 open and closes below day 2 close

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Kicking Bullish

  1. Yesterday is a dark candlestick
  2. Today is a white candlestick which gaps and opens above yesterday's high

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Kicking Bearish

  1. Yesterday is a white candlestick
  2. Today is a dark candlestick which gaps and opens below yesterday's low

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Unique Three River Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a dark candlestick
  5. Day 2 or yesterday low is lower than Day 1
  6. Day 3 or today is a white candlestick but closes below yesterday's close

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Three Stars Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 3 is a long dark candlestick with a long lower wick or shadow
  4. Day 2 or yesterday is a dark candlestick where the open is below Day 3 open and close is below Day 3 close
  5. Day 1 or today is a dark candlestick where high and low are within Day 2 high and low

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Concealing Swallow Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Four day pattern where today is Day 4
  3. Day 1 and Day 2 are long dark candlesticks
  4. Day 3 or yesterday is a dark candlestick that opens below Day 2 low
  5. Day 3 or yesterday high is within Day 2 open and close
  6. Day 4 or today is a long dark candlestick that engulfs Day 3 or Yesterday

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Stick Sandwich Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long dark candlestick
  4. Day 2 open and close is between Day 3 open and close
  5. Day 3 or today is a dark candlestick that closes near Day 1's close

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Homing Pigeon Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a dark candlestick
  4. Today's open and close are within yesterday's open and close

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Ladder Bottom Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Five day pattern where today is Day 5
  3. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 are dark candlesticks
  4. Day 2 close is lower than Day 1 close
  5. Day 3 close is lower than Day 2 close
  6. Day 4 close is lower than Day 3 close with long upper wick or shadow
  7. Day 5 or today is a white candlestick that opens above Day 4 open

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Matching Low Bullish

  1. Stock should be in a downward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long dark candlestick
  3. Today is a dark candlestick and the close is near or equal to yesterday's close

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Hanging Man Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Today is a dark or white candlestick
  3. Today's lower shadow or wick is at least twice the length of the open and high
  4. Today's upper shadow is little or none
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Shooting Star Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a small body (open and close)
  4. Today has a long upper wick or shadow
  5. Today has little or no lower shadow

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Belt Hold Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a white candlestick
  3. Today is a long dark candlestick
  4. Today has little or no upper wick or shadow
  5. Today has short lower shadow

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Engulfing Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a white candlestick
  3. Today is a long dark candlestick
  4. Today engulfs yesterday's high and low range

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Harami Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a small dark candlestick
  4. Yesterday's body completely engulfs today's body

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Dark Cloud Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a long dark candlestick
  4. Today's open is above yesterday's high
  5. Today's close is near the mid point of yesterday's open and close

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Three Black Crows Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3 are dark candlesticks
  4. Day 2 opens within previous open and close
  5. Day 3 opens within previous open and close

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Evening Star Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a small dark or white candlestick which closes above Day 1 close
  5. Day 3 or today is a long dark candlestick
  6. Day 3 opens near or below Day 2 close and closes below Day 2 close

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Evening Doji Star Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a Doji Star where open and close are same
  5. Day 2 close is higher or equal to Day 1 close
  6. Day 3 or today is a dark candlestick

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Ladder Top Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Five day pattern where today is Day 5
  3. Day 1, Day 2, & Day 3 are long white candlesticks
  4. Day 4 is a white candlestick with long wick or shadow
  5. Day 5 or today is a dark candlestick
  6. Day 5 or today opens below the Day 4's open

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Matching High Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Yesterday is a long white candlestick
  3. Today is a white candlestick
  4. Today's close is the same as yesterday's close

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Upside Gap Two Crows Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a short dark candlestick that closes above Day 1's high
  5. Today is a dark candlestick that engulfs Day 2's open and close
  6. Today's close is below yesterday's close

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Deliberation Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a long white candlestick that opens within Day 1's open and close
  5. Day 3 or today is a white candlestick that opens above the close of Day 2

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Two Crows Bearish

  1. Stock should be in a upward trend
  2. Three day pattern where today is Day 3
  3. Day 1 is a long white candlestick
  4. Day 2 is a dark candlestick
  5. Day 2 opens and closes above Day 1's high
  6. Day 3 or today opens within the Day 2's open and close
  7. Day 3 or today closes within the Day 1's open and close

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Doji Star Bearish

  1. The market is characterized by a prevailing uptrend
  2. On the first day a white candlestick is observed
  3. Then, we see a Doji on the second day that gaps up

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