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Japanese candlestick patterns cheat sheet

Explore 22 key Japanese candlestick patterns here – including bullish, bearish, reversal and continuation patterns. Plus, how to trade using candlesticks, and more.


How to trade the morning star candlestick pattern

The morning star and evening star patterns are essential tools in a technical trader’s kit. Learn how to start trading with them here – including how to spot morning stars, when to trade and more.

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August 10, 2021 07:38 AM

How to trade the bullish engulfing pattern

Bullish engulfing patterns can offer precious insight into a possible new uptrend. Let’s examine what engulfing patterns are, and how they work – including how to trade both the bullish and bearish variants.

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July 20, 2021 11:31 AM

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How to trade the three white soldiers pattern

To technical traders, the three white soldiers is a strong sign of an impending bullish reversal. Let’s take a closer look at how the pattern works, and how to trade it – as well as examining its bearish counterpart, the three black crows.

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“Introduction to Technical Analysis” webinar series in Practice!

Many of the terms and tools taught in the webinar series are included in this analysis of EUR/USD

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How to read candlestick charts

Learn all the basics of candlestick charts here – including how to read them, some key candlestick patterns and more.

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April 19, 2021 05:34 AM
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Pattern Play: Bank of America

Downside breakout from a symmetrical triangle.

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September 25, 2020 12:00 PM
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Pattern Play: Golden Star Resources

Bullish trendline breakout and bullish MACD crossover.

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September 17, 2020 12:10 PM

DAX: Draghi pulled the rug out from under the bulls

It’s been a harrowing trip for global markets today, and ECB President Mario Draghi was the conductor. First traders were impressed by the size and […]

AUD/USD approaching its 200-day MA with CapEx on tap tonight

My, what a difference a couple of hours makes. As US traders trudged into their offices this morning, it seemed as though the sky was […]

NZD/USD’s long-term downtrend is testing a make-or-break level at .6700

For any medium-term traders tracking NZD/USD, the kiwi has been rather dull of late. The pair has carved out a roughly 500-pip range from .6300 […]

USD/CAD rallying on oil weakness, but 1.40 barrier still intact

Traders are abuzz this morning with the “news” that Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela have agreed to freeze oil output at the January’s levels, […]

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February 16, 2016 04:05 PM

EUR/JPY: Reason for optimism ahead of the BOJ?

After yesterday’s snoozer of a Federal Reserve meeting, traders are understandably a bit disappointed that we’ll have another seven weeks of data-watching before the chance […]

GBP/USD: Merely an oversold bounce?

Things are looking decidedly better for risk assets today, and not just in a “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” kind of way. Starting with the world’s […]

USD/CHF: Bulls remain in control…for now

Markets are a bit more stable across the board today as traders navigate another essentially economic data-free day. The fundamental tranquility will likely be rudely […]

Gold: Will the rally cross 1100?

Right as gold bears were doing victory laps, everyone’s favorite yellow metal has staged a big comeback over the last two days. Gold ticked down […]

NZD/USD: Evening star says sun may be setting on last week’s bounce

After a broad-based dip at the start of the US session, the greenback has come storming back over the last few hours. Naturally, this has […]

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WTI: About time for a bounce?

After starting out on the back foot, so-called “risk markets” have found their bullish stride heading into afternoon US trade. Of course, this weekend’s tragedy […]

EUR/GBP: Will .7150 support withstand the bearish tsunami?

By far the biggest FX development over the two weeks was ECB President Draghi’s unexpectedly dovish press conference, which hinted heavily at a likely expansion […]

USD/JPY: Trends within trends within trends

By far, the most common question I receive on twitter and in my weekly webinars is, “what’s the trend in XXX market?” While this line […]

S&P 500’s post-NFP reversal could be a bullish sign for the coming week

Without fail, some popular financial personality will jokingly tweet “Week’s over” (or even “Month’s over”) after the release of the monthly Non-Farm Payroll report. Traders […]

USDNOK at 13.5-year high, but more upside still possible

Heading into today’s Norges Bank meeting, most analysts weren’t really sure what to expect. According to a pre-meeting survey, about one-third of economists were anticipating […]

USD/CHF: Friday’s Piercing Candle May Target .9800 Next

Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere) doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, but based on today’s lackluster trading, traders are already feeling the end-of-summer blues. Global equities […]