CandleStick, CandleStick Analysis, CandleStick Charting
Here are five candlestick patterns that perform exceptionally well as precursors of price direction and momentum . Each works within the context of surrounding price bars in predicting higher or lower prices. They are also time sensitive in two ways. First, they only work within the limitations of the chart being reviewed, whether intraday , daily, weekly or monthly. Second, their potency decreases rapidly three to five bars after the pattern has completed.
This stock formed a doji after consecutive up days and moved right into a previous support area at $. We know that a support area can become resistance once it is broken so this is a nice candidate for a short setup.
Candlestick chart patterns highlight trend weakness and reversal signals that may not be apparent on a normal bar chart.
For the same reasons as you find with the Doji patterns, these three show that either buyers or sellers tried to gain the upper hand, and then were overwhelmed, and a trend reversal follows.
Price action actually means the activity of price or the ebb and flow of price itself, the facilitation of price from a to b then to b to c.
So the candlestick looks like an inverted cross, a simple cross, or plus sign. The doji conveys an even struggle between the forces of the market, both side pushing with no net gain is achieved. The doji can be both a reversal pattern and a continuation pattern.
There are only two groups of people in the stock market. There are buyers and sellers. We want to find out which group is in control of the price action now. We use candles to figure that out.
A white or green candle means the price finished higher over that time period. In other words, the closing price is above the open price. Therefore, the bottom of the real body is the open, and the top of the real body is the close for that period.