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Candlestick Patterns

A single day's trading activity can be summarized in a "candle." Groups of candles or certain candlestick formations indicate the underlying psychology and intentions of traders. Couple with chart patterns and technical analysis, knowledge of the most common candlestick patterns - as one of many tools to be used - can greatly increases a trader's success. Here we discuss 68 different bullish and bearish patterns used by successful traders.

Bullish Candles
Abandoned Baby
Belt Hold
Breakaway
Concealing Baby Swallow
Doji Star
Dragonfly Doji
Engulfing
Gravestone Doji
Hammer
Harami
Harami Cross
Homing Pigeon
Inverted Hammer
Kicking
Ladder Bottom
Mat Hold
Matching Low
Meeting Lines
Morning Doji Star
Morning Star
Piercing Line
Rising Three Methods
Separating Lines
Side by Side White Lines
Stick Sandwich
Three Inside Up
Three Line Strike
Three Outside Up
Three Stars In the South
Three While Soldiers
Tri Star
Unique Three River Bottom
Upside Gap Three Methods
Upside Tasuki Gap


Bearish Candles
Abandoned Baby
Advance Block
Belt Hold
Breakaway
Dark Cloud Cover
Deliberation
Downside Gap Three Methods
Downside Tasuki Gap
Doji Star
Dragonfly Doji
Engulfing
Evening Doji Star
Evening Star
Falling Three Methods
Gravestone Doji
Hanging Man
Harami
Harami Cross
Identical Three Crows
In Neck
Kicking
Meeting Lines
On Neck
Separating Lines
Shooting Star
Side By Side White Lines
Three Black Crows
Three Inside Down
Three Line Strike
Three Outside Down
Thrusting
Tri Star
Two Crows
Upside Gap Two Crows


Recommended Reading


Beyond Candlesticks:
New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed

by Steve Nison

Candlestick Charting Explained:
Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures

Gregory L. Morris

Profitable Candlestick Trading:
Pinpointing Market Opportunities to Maximize Profits

by Stephen Bigalow