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What are (Japanese) candlestick charts?

What are (Japanese) candlestick charts?

They originated in Japan the 1700s, as a way to measure the supply & demand of the rice markets:

  • They show four price points (open, close, high, and low) throughout the period of time the trader specifies.
  • They are used by traders to determine possible price movement based on past patterns.
  • Candlesticks are useful when trading as
  • Trading is often dictated by emotion, which can be read in candlestick charts.

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Harami Pattern

Harami Pattern

The first stick is large & the second one significantly smaller. Also the second candlestick is contained within the body of the first candlestick:

  • Bearish: a small red body completely inside the previous day's real body. This is not so much a pattern to act on, but it...

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Candlestick Patterns

Candlestick Patterns

Patterns are separated into bullish & bearish. Bullish patterns indicate that the price is likely to rise, while bearish patterns indicate that the price is likely to fall. No pattern works all the time, as candlestick patterns represent tendencies in price movem...

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Engulfing Pattern

Engulfing Pattern

As seen in the illustration, the second candle completely overwhelms the prior candle:

  • For a pattern to qualify as bullish engulfing, the high of the second candle should hit higher prices than the high of the prior candle. The same scenario applies for the low. 
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Candlestick Components

Candlestick Components

The candlestick has a wide part, which is called the "real body", and a narrow line called the "shadow":

  1. The body represents the price range between the open and close of that day's trading. 
  2. When the real body is filled, black, or green it means the close was ...

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