Candlesticks

Candlestick patterns play a vital role in the trading world, offering insights into market sentiment and potential price movements. While there are intricate multi-candle patterns, this article focuses on the simplicity of single-candlestick patterns. We explore the characteristics of these solitary candles and discuss their reliability in guiding trading decisions. From the classic Doji to the Hammer and Shooting Star, these patterns are versatile tools that traders across various asset classes can leverage for improved decision-making. 

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Candlestick patterns are vital in technical analysis as they assist traders in recognizing possible market reversals and making well-informed trading choices. Two significant patterns in this regard are the Evening Star and Morning Star. The Evening Star represents a bearish candlestick pattern that indicates a potential reversal following an uptrend. On the other hand, the Morning Star is a bullish pattern that suggests a potential reversal after a downtrend.

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Technical analysis in trading is used to make forecasts of price movements and helps to determine the exact entry and exit trading points. There are many analytical methods used by traders, which are able to track the statistical direction and speed of value and quotes in the market. In this article, we will provide insight into the fundamental aspects of technical analysis every beginner should know.

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Isn't it every trader's dream to catch the end of a trend and open a position at the very peak? Candlestick analysis provides such an opportunity. Candlestick analysis, despite its popularity, is not for everyone. To learn all the details and master all the facets of this science to perfection takes a fair amount of time. Even such seemingly simple figures as "Three white soldiers" or their antipode "Three black crows" in fact are full of secrets.

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Candlestick analysis, as part of forex technical analysis, offers a wide range of different patterns for determining the continuation of a trend or market reversal. A special place in it is occupied by the Doji candlestick. But it has many different variants, and each has its own definition in the market. Today we will look at all types of Doji candles and learn some helpful tips for their application in forex trading.

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Stock market price charts are like a cardiogram on a medical monitor: the more frequent the change, the more lively the market. But if you know where to look, the monitor will show much more: breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation, and blood pressure levels. It is the same with a chart in the forex market: it does not only show the rise or fall of the price.

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Manual forex strategies differ from automated and semi-automated trading methods in that all market analysis and other actions are performed by the trader, without the use of additional indicators. Sometimes, when trading according to manual strategies, Moving Averages are added to the chart, which will show the direction of the trend. However, they are only used to assess the general market situation and not for finding entry points. Today we will learn about the most profitable trading strategies, including grid trading.

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Among the patterns formed by Japanese candlesticks, there are both rare and frequently occurring ones. Among the latter, and frequently occurring patterns is a combination of two candles called "Outside bar". This pattern can also be found under the name Engulfing (more precisely, a bullish/bearish engulfing). This one is fairly simple, but gives most of the reliable signals, which are used by traders around the world. So, let's take a closer look at the Outside Bar pattern and the peculiarities of its formation and use.

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The hammer candlestick pattern is frequently encountered in various markets and provides important information about a possible trend reversal. It is extremely important not only to identify it on the chart but also to use the information effectively. Let's consider in more detail this candlestick pattern, its types, and its features.  

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Harami candlestick and/or Harami Cross is a strong candlestick pattern. Harami means "pregnant" in Japanese. And it is true, if you look at these two-candle formations, you can see that the first candle is much larger than the second, as if the mother is carrying a child. Some traders consider the Harami candlestick and Harami Cross a single candlestick pattern, while others subdivide it into two, or even three, different types.

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