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Part 10: Technical Analysis – Candle formations

In the previous Technical analysis article we talked a little bit about how to predict the future price movements based on the chart movements and created candle formations. (More about that here: Price formation)

The candle formations are not the only thing we should pay attention to though. We should also look at the size and shape of the individual candles. There are many candle types and their combinations. Sometimes the candle has a long knot, sometimes on the contrary it doesn’t have any. This is exactly what we’ll be talking about today.


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How to recognize pinbar (click to zoom in)

Let’s start with the candle pinbar. It’s true that it’s not really a candle formation, because it’s made out of only one candle, but that doesn’t matter.

A pinbar (or a pin bar) is a candle with a very long knot and a smaller body on the other side of this knot. So, there is either a long high knot, and a bearish candle or vice versa.

This candle means that during the process the price has greatly increased, but even though at the end of the candle something happened that influenced the direction of the price development (i.e.: reaching an important line of resistance or support), so the price changed its mind and went the opposite direction. Now, we can predict that the price will indeed continue to move in this same direction.

2 PINBAR candles preview

2 PINBAR candles preview

Three line strike formation

This formation always includes 4 candles in a row. Three of them must be in the same direction and the fourth has to go the opposite way. Formation three line strike indicates the forthcoming trend reversal and works best in the time frame M15 and higher.

This formation works best with the last candle being a pinbar type.

Formation THREE LINE STRIKE preview

Preview of the THREE LINE STRIKE formation

Other candle formations

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