Category Archives for Mastering Candlesticks

Mastering Candlesticks: High Wave Candle

What is it?The High Wave candlestick is a subcategory of the Spinning Top candlestick and just like the Spinning Top it is a clear sign of indecision in the marketplace. The body of a High Wave candle is can be either black (red) or white (green) in color and small in size. The small candle […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Spinning Top

What is it?The Spinning Top candlestick is a clear sign of indecision in the marketplace. This is demonstrated by the candle’s small body which reflects the opening and the closing price of the stock were close in value. However, the short body of the candle gives way to long upper and lower wicks or shadows […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Marabozu

What is it?The Marabozu candlestick pattern is one of the most basic patterns to identify and learn on any chart, and it is one of the strongest candlesticks as well. It is a single long candlestick that will be either bullish or bearish in nature. If it is bullish, the candlestick will be white or […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bearish Counter Attack

What is it?The first candle in the Bearish Counter Attack candlestick pattern, has a long white candle. The second day, the stock gaps up and then trades bearish. Then the second day closes out with a black candle which trades down to the same price or very close to as the previous day’s close. On […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Evening Star Reversal

What is it?The Evening Star Reversal candlestick pattern is a three-candlestick pattern. The first candle is a strong bullish white candle, which is followed by a second small spinning top candle of any color. Finally, the third candle of the pattern is a black candle.Where is it?The Evening Star Reversal will occur at a resistance […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Dark Cloud Cover

What is it?The Dark Cloud Cover pattern has a very descriptive name as it sounds like the clouds are building, and a rainstorm is coming which is exactly the way the Japanese interpreted this pattern. Japanese traders believed when you see a dark cloud cover formation; you should get ready because the rains are about […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bearish Harami

What is it?“Harami” means “pregnant” in Japanese, and as you can see in the following image it is an appropriate name for this candle. The candlestick pattern is characterized by a large, better than average size white candle. While the second candle is a smaller black candle, usually a spinning top, which occurs completely inside […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Tweezer Top

What is it?By definition, a Tweezer Top is a two line candle formation which occurs at a resistance after a bullish swing. The first candle is white, the second candle is black, and the opening price of the second candle matches the closing price of the first candle. Based on that definition, any of the […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Falling Three

​What is it?It is somewhat ironic this pattern is a five-candle pattern, even though we call it a Falling Three, but once you understand the pattern, it makes perfect sense. The first day closes with a large black candle. It is followed by three smaller candles which do not trade above or below the first […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bearish Engulfing

What is it?Similar to the One Black Crow, the Bearish Engulfing pattern also closes below the preceding day’s opening candle reflecting the bears have taken back more territory than the bulls gained. However, the big difference between the two is the Bearish Engulfing pattern gaps up at the market open instead of gapping down like […]

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