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Candlestick Chart Patterns: Strongest to Weakest

Browse our library of Japanese Candlestick Chart Patterns, displayed from strongest to weakest, in two columns: Bullish & Bearish Patterns.

Strong candlestick patterns are at least 3 times as likely to resolve in the indicated direction. Reliable patterns at least 2 times as likely. Weak patterns are (only) at least 1.5 times as likely to resolve in the indicated direction. That means 2 out of 5 patterns are likely to fail.

Consolidation Patterns are typically weak candlestick patterns that have close to an even chance of resolving in either direction (i.e. less than 1.5 times as likely to resolve in either direction).

Bullish Candlestick Patterns

Three White Soldiers
Candlestick Pattern: Three White Soldiers
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Strong
Description: Three rising tall white candles, with partial overlap and each close near the high.

Strong - Reversal

Three White Soldiers Candlestick - Reversal

Deliberation
Candlestick Pattern: Deliberation
Pattern Type: Continuation
Prevailing Trend: Up
Pattern Strength: Strong
Description: Two rising tall white candles, with partial overlap and each close near the high, followed by a small white candle that opens near the preceding close.

Strong - Continuation

Deliberation Candlestick - Continuation

Morning Star
Candlestick Pattern: Morning Star
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Strong
Description: Tall black candle followed by a lower small candle, either white or filled, with a gap between the two bodies. Then a gap up leads to a third, tall white candle that closes above mid-point on the body of the first candle.

Strong - Reversal

Morning Star Candlestick - Reversal

Three Line Strike
Candlestick Pattern: Three Line Strike
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Three falling black candles, with lower closes, followed by a tall white candle that opens below (or equal to) the preceding close and closes above the highest open.

Reliable - Reversal

Three Line Strike Candlestick - Reversal

Morning Doji Star
Candlestick Pattern: Morning Doji Star
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Tall black candle followed by a lower Doji candle (where the open and close are nearly equal) with a gap between the two bodies. Then a gap up to the body of a third, white candle that closes above mid-point on the body of the first candle.

Reliable - Reversal

Morning Doji Star Candlestick - Reversal

Rising Three Methods
Candlestick Pattern: Rising Three Methods
Pattern Type: Continuation
Prevailing Trend: Up
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Two tall white candles bracketing three shorter candles. The starting white candle is followed by three shorter candles, the first and third are black but the middle candle can be either filled or unfilled. The last of the three short candles must close above the open of the starting white candle. The tall white candle at the end must close above the body of the starting white candle.

Reliable - Continuation

Rising Three Methods Candlestick - Continuation

Three Outside Up
Candlestick Pattern: Three Outside Up
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Engulfing white candle (see below) followed by a second white candle with a higher close.

Reliable - Reversal

Three Outside Up Candlestick - Reversal

Engulfing
Candlestick Pattern: Engulfing
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Black candle followed by a taller white body that opens below the preceding body and closes above it.

Reliable - Reversal

Engulfing Candlestick - Reversal

Belt Hold
Candlestick Pattern: Belt Hold
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Tall white candle with no lower shadow and a close near the high.

Reliable - Reversal

Belt Hold Candlestick - Reversal

Abandoned Baby
Candlestick Pattern: Abandoned Baby
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Black candle followed by a lower Doji candle with a gap betwen the two shadows. Then a white candle where the lower shadow is above the Doji high.

Reliable - Reversal

Abandoned Baby Candlestick - Reversal

Separating Lines
Candlestick Pattern: Separating Lines
Pattern Type: Continuation
Prevailing Trend: Up
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Tall black candle followed by a tall white candle that opens at the top of the first candle body.

Reliable - Continuation

Separating Lines Candlestick - Continuation

Doji Star
Candlestick Pattern: Doji Star
Pattern Type: Continuation
Prevailing Trend: Up
Pattern Strength: Reliable
Description: Tall white candle followed by a short Doji candle with no overlap between the Doji and the body of the first candle.

Reliable - Continuation

Doji Star Candlestick - Continuation

Advance Block
Candlestick Pattern: Advance Block
Pattern Type: Continuation
Prevailing Trend: Up
Pattern Strength: Weak
Description: Three white candles with partially overlapping bodies. The bodies grow progressively shorter and the shadows larger, ending with a tall shadow on the third candle.

Weak - Continuation

Advance Block Candlestick - Continuation

Three Inside Up
Candlestick Pattern: Three Inside Up
Pattern Type: Reversal
Prevailing Trend: Down
Pattern Strength: Weak
Description: Harami pattern (a tall black candle followed by a smaller white candle where the body is enclosed within the body of the first candle). Followed by a white candle that closes above the body of the first candle.

Weak - Reversal

Three Inside Up Candlestick - Reversal

Hanging Man

Weak - Continuation

Hanging Man Candlestick - Continuation

Piercing Line

Weak - Reversal

Piercing Line Candlestick - Reversal

Breakaway

Weak - Reversal

Breakaway (Bullish) Candlestick - Reversal

Matching High

Weak - Continuation

Matching High Candlestick - Continuation

Side by Side White Lines

Weak - Continuation

Side by Side White Lines Candlestick - Continuation

Downside Gap Three Methods

Weak - Reversal

Downside Gap Three Methods Candlestick - Reversal

Upside Gap Two Crows

Weak - Continuation

Upside Gap Two Crows Candlestick - Continuation

Hammer

Weak - Reversal

Hammer Candlestick - Reversal

Bearish Candlestick Patterns

Three Black Crows

Strong - Reversal

Three Black Crows Candlestick - Reversal

Identical Three Crows

Strong - Reversal

Identical Three Crows Candlestick - Reversal

Evening Star

Strong - Reversal

Evening Star Candlestick - Reversal

Concealing Baby Swallow

Strong - Continuation

Concealing Baby Swallow Candlestick - Continuation

Three Line Strike

Strong - Reversal

Three Line Strike Candlestick - Reversal

Evening Doji Star

Reliable - Reversal

Evening Doji Star Candlestick - Reversal

Falling Three Methods

Reliable - Continuation

Falling Three Methods Candlestick - Continuation

Three Outside Down

Reliable - Reversal

Three Outside Down Candlestick - Reversal

Engulfing

Reliable - Reversal

Engulfing Candlestick - Reversal

Belt Hold

Reliable - Reversal

Belt Hold Candlestick - Reversal

Abandoned Baby

Reliable - Reversal

Abandoned Baby Candlestick - Reversal

Separating Lines

Reliable - Continuation

Separating Lines Candlestick - Continuation

Doji Star

Reliable - Continuation

Doji Star Candlestick - Continuation

Three Inside Down

Weak - Reversal

Three Inside Down Candlestick - Reversal

Inverted Hammer

Weak - Continuation

Inverted Hammer Candlestick - Continuation

Dark Cloud Cover

Weak - Reversal

Dark Cloud Cover Candlestick - Reversal

Stick Sandwich

Weak - Continuation

Stick Sandwich Candlestick - Continuation

Breakaway

Weak - Reversal

Breakaway (Bearish) Candlestick - Reversal

Matching Low

Weak - Continuation

Matching Low Candlestick - Continuation

Side by Side White Lines

Weak - Continuation

Side by Side White Lines (Down-trend) Candlestick - Continuation

Upside Gap Three Methods

Weak - Reversal

Upside Gap Three Methods Candlestick - Reversal

Unique Three Rivers

Weak - Continuation

Unique Three Rivers Candlestick - Continuation

Shooting Star

Weak - Reversal

Shooting Star Candlestick - Reversal

Consolidation: Down-trend

Harami

Harami Candlestick - Consolidation

Homing Pigeon

Homing Pigeon Candlestick - Consolidation

Harami Cross

Harami Cross  Candlestick - Consolidation

Tri-Star

Weak Reversal Signal

Tri-Star Candlestick - Consolidation

Gravestone

Gravestone Candlestick - Consolidation

On Neck Line

On Neck Line Candlestick - Consolidation

In Neck Line

In Neck Line Candlestick - Consolidation

Meeting Line

Meeting Line Candlestick - Reversal

Kicking

Kicking (Bearish) Candlestick - Reversal

Ladder Bottom

Ladder Top Candlestick - Reversal

Downside Tasuki Gap

Downside Tasuki Gap Candlestick - Consolidation

Three Stars in the South

Rare

Three Stars in the South Candlestick - Consolidation

Reversal is highly likely (strong) but very poor target performance negates this. Treat as a consolidation.







 
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