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|White soldiers is a bullish formation of three or more consecutive candlesticks moving upward and found after a downtrend. Each session opens within the range of the previous session and then closes higher. Amazingly, Bulkowski’s research concluded that the white soldiers leads to reversal 82 percent of the time. That makes this one of the best candlestick indicators.|
|Black Crows is the opposite of white soldiers. This one is a bearish formation found after an uptrend. It consists of three or more sessions, each opening within the range of the previous session and then closing lower. Bulkowski concluded that black crows will lead to reversal 78 percent of the time it is found.|
|In a bullish engulfing pattern, found after a downtrend, a black session is followed by a white session that opens lower and then closes higher. This leads to reversal 63 percent of the time, which is better than the 50-50 random outcome, but not as strong as some others, such as the bearish variety.|
|The bearish engulfing is opposite of the bullish. Found after an uptrend, a white first session is followed immediately by a black that opens higher and then closes lower. This one leads to reversal 79 percent of the time.|
| || 1. Dragonfly doji. |
This one, charted on Google (GOOG), is found on page 81. What makes it special is the nice confirmation. The dragonfly doji anticipated a downtrend, but just before it appeared, a second bearish signal--piercing lines--also appeared. These two signals together were exceptionally strong bearish warnings. In fact, they came right before Google’s price fell 70 points.
| || 2. Black crows. |
This is one of the more reliable of patterns. On page 47, the chart of Wal-Mart (WMT) demonstrated how the pattern appears. In fact, in about 45 days, black crows indicators showed up three times. Each signaled short downturns in price. It is unusual to find an example when such a pattern appears three times, making this one noteworthy.
| || 3. Bear abandoned baby. |
I really like the name of this indicator. Like so many candlesticks, the name itself is descriptive of the appearance. This one consists of a white session, an upward gap and then a narrow-range day, then a downward gap and finally, a black session. In the chart on page 37, Cisco Systems (CSCO) started out with a bearish abandoned baby. But it was followed by a delayed reaction in which the price rose. But ignoring a bearish signal like this can be dangerous, as the chart revealed. About 11 sessions after the abandoned baby, a large downward gap set up a new, much lower trading range in the stock.
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