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3 Chart Patterns You Can Trade with Confidence

One of the most important skills you can develop as a retail trader is identifying candlesticks and candlestick patterns. It is far from instrumental in knowing them all, but a solid understanding of the most common is a boon to your trading skillset. When it comes to identifying candlestick patterns, three of the most common […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Engulfing

What is it?The Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Piercing

​What is it?The Bullish Piercing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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The 5 Worst Candlestick Patterns to Trade

Taking the time to learn candlestick patterns is one of the best first steps for any trader. Once you learn the patterns, they will stay with you forever. However, before you go out and spend a lot of time memorizing them, understand some patterns that provide little useful information because the signals they indicate are […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Tweezer Bottom

​What is it?The Tweezer Bottom candlestick pattern usually takes place over two time periods; however, it can be more than two. The main identify factor of this pattern is all the candles in the pattern have the same low price for the period. It can be either the opening price for the candle or the […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Doji

​What is it?The Doji candlestick is recognized by the candle’s open and close prices, which are usually the same. This produces an easy to identify small to nonexistence candlestick body that resembles a cross or plus sign and can be either black (red) or white (green) in color. The absence of a candlestick body signifies […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Hammer Candle

What is it?The Hammer candlestick is a subset of the Spinning Top candlestick, which we covered here. A Hammer candlestick’s body can be either black (red) or white (green) in color and is usually small in stature. The small candlestick body signifies the stock’s opening price, and the closing price of the stock was close […]

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Top 5 Favorite Candlestick Patterns

Since the beginning of TradeSmart, students have often asked which candlestick patterns are the best? They may change the question around a little bit to which ones are the most reliable or consistent. Regardless of how the question is phrased, it always comes down to the base question, which is “What’s the best candlestick pattern?” Unfortunately, […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Inverted Hammer Candle

What is it?The Inverted Hammer candlestick is a subset of the spinning top candlestick pattern and looks exactly like the Shooting Star candlestick pattern which we reviewed last month.As with the Shooting Star, the Inverted Hammer has a very long upper wick or shadow, which is usually two to three times the size of the […]

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Interpreting Candlesticks

Candlesticks have risen in popularity and become an integral part of technical trading here in the west within the last fifteen years. The way you interpret candlesticks is one of the most important skills you can develop as a technical trader. In short, a candlestick is a graphical representation of a stock’s price action during […]

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