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Here are some common Japanese candlesticks and what they can indicate (supply/demand/emotions) within a market

However, please consider Japanese candlesticks are more an art than a science and need to be coupled with other pieces of confirmation i.e. full proven trading strategy including risk management in order to see consistent long term profits.

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Bullish Engulfing Pattern Consists of a number of small bodies that are contained within the followed large green candlestick. When it appears at bottom it is interpreted as a major reversal signal

Bearish Engulfing Pattern Consists of a number of small bodies that are contained within the followed large red candlestick. When it appears at top it is considered as a major reversal signal

Gap

These

are produced when the highest price of one day is lower than the lowest price of the following day. The gap reflects a bullish movement when the price has gapped upwards and a bearish movement when

the price has gapped downwards

Hammer A small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long
Hammer A small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long
Hammer A small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long
Hammer A small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long
Hammer A small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long

Hammer

A

small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long lower tail. Typically bullish in a downtrend

A

small body near the high with very little upper wick and a long lower tail. Typically bearish in an uptrend

Hanging Man

Shooting Star

A

green candlestick in an upside-down hammer position. Can be bearish in an uptrend

Inverted Hammer

A

red body in an upside down hammer position. Typically a bottom reversal signal

Spinning Top

Can

be red or green with a small body. Is neutral but may be important within other formations

Is neutral but may be important within other formations This signifies indecision and we wait until
Is neutral but may be important within other formations This signifies indecision and we wait until
Is neutral but may be important within other formations This signifies indecision and we wait until

This

signifies indecision and we

wait until after the proceeding move

Doji

Gravestone Doji

Both

open and closing price are at the lowest of the day. A potential reversal signal at a market top or bottom

Long Legged Doji

*Open

and Close position may

vary.

Again signifies

indecision and we wait until after the proceeding move

This

signifies indecision. It can be bearish in an uptrend and bullish in a downtrend

Dragonfly Doji