Japanese Candlesticks Pattern Recognition.

TradeTimer, a non optimizable Stock Market Trade Timing Software encloses the also a non optimizable Japanese Candlesticks Patterns Recognition system. It is logical to add these two trading systems together, especially when you realize that many of the Japanese Candlesticks and Japanese Candlestick Patterns recogintion behave different depending on the actual trend situation. Actually the benefits of the Japanese Candlesticks will not come into its full advantage, unless it uses the trend information of the TradeTimer Trend Channels. Therefore the Japanese Candlesticks patterns recognition is selected On by default in TradeTimer.
The English and/or Japanese name of the actual Japanese Candlestick or Japanese Candlestick pattern can be found at the bottom in the tool-bar.
Zoom-in the TradeTimer graph to its full extend to see the found Japanese Candlestick patterns. The advice of the Patterns can be read in the comment-field.

All common used Japanese Candlesticks and Candlestick patterns are used by TradeTimer.

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Japanese Candlesticks

Japanese Candlestick patterns enclosed in TradeTimer.

TradeTimer is programmed so that the Japanese Candlesticks can only generate alerts if the stock prices move around the Trend Channels edges.

The following candlestick reversal and continuation patterns are included in the mechanical trade timing system of TradeTimer:
Candlestick Reversal patterns:
Candlestick Reversal patterns Hammers.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Hanging man.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Shooting Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Doji Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Morning Doji Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Evening Doji Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Tri Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Morning Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Evening Star.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Engulfing.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Harami.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Harami Cross.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Piercing Line.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Dark Cloud Cover.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Abandoned Baby.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Upside Gap Two Crows.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Meeting Lines.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Belt Hold.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Unique Three River Bottom.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Unique Three Mountain Top.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three White Soldiers.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Black Crows.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Advance Block.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Descent Block.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Deliberation Blocks.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Breakaway.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Two Crows.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Two Rabbits.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Inside Up.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Inside Down.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Outside Up.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Outside Down.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Three Stars in the South.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Concealing Baby Swallow.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Stick Sandwich.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Kicking.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Homing Pigeon.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Ladder Bottom and Ladder Top.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Matching Low and Matching High.
Candlestick Reversal patterns Squeeze Alerts.

Candlestick Continuation patterns:
Candlestick Continuation patterns Upside Tasuki Gap.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Downside Tasuki Gap.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Bullish Side By Side White Lines.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Bearish Side By Side White Lines.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Rising Three Methods.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Falling Three Methods.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Separating Lines.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Mat Hold.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Three Line Strike.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Upside Gap Three Methods.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Downside Gap Three Methods.
Candlestick Continuation patterns On Neck Line.
Candlestick Continuation patterns In Neck Line.
Candlestick Continuation patterns Thrusting Line.

Hanging Man.

Bearish Reversal Pattern  Black or White body  
The Hanging Man is a single candlestick Bearish Reversal Pattern which might indicate an uptrend end. Long shadow with a small body. Confirmation of the reversal is recommended.

Shooting Star.

Bearish Reversal Pattern  Black or White body  
The Shooting Star is a single candlestick Bearish Reversal Pattern might indicate an uptrend end. Long shadow with a small body at the lower end. Confirmation of the reversal is recommended.

Harami patterns.

Bearish Reversal Pattern
Bearish Reversal
 Bullish Reversal Pattern
Bullish Reversal
A two candle reversal pattern. Depending upon whether the pattern appears at the end of an uptrend (bearish Harami pattern) or at the end of a downtrend (bullish Harami pattern). The first day is characterized by a large body, followed by a small body day completely contained within the range of the previous body, and is the opposite color.

Engulfing patterns.

Bearish Reversal Pattern 
Bearish Reversal
Bullish Reversal Pattern 
Bullish Reversal
A two candle reversal pattern. Depending upon whether the pattern appears at the end of an uptrend (Bearish Engulfing pattern) or at the end of a downtrend (Bullish Engulfing pattern). The first day is characterized by a small body, followed by a day whose body completely engulfs the previous day's body.

Harami Cross.

 
Bearish Reversal
 
Bullish Reversal
These two candlestick patterns are viewed as more potent reversal patterns than the regulair Harami patterns because the Harami Cross contains a doji candle.

Doji Star.

 Bearish Reversal Pattern
Bearish Reversal
 Bullish Reversal Pattern
Bullish Reversal
A two candle reversal pattern.
In an uptrend a white candle followed by a gapping-up Doji to form a Bearish Doji Star, or in a downtrend a black candlestick followed by a gapping down Doji to form a Bullish Doji Star. A trend reversal confirmation signal is advised.

Morning Doji Star.

  Bullish reversal  
The Morning Doji Star is a major three candlestick Bullish reversal pattern. A black candlestick followed by a Doji which gaps down to form a star, followed by a third white candlestick whose closes well in the first black candlestick real body.

Evening Doji Star.

Bearish Reversal Pattern  Bearish Reversal  
The Evening Doji Star is a major three candlestick Bearish Reversal Pattern. A white candlestick followed by a doji candlestick which gaps up to form a star, followed by a third black candlestick whose closes well in the first white candlestick body.

Tri Star.

Santen Boshi.

Bearish Reversal Pattern 
Bearish Reversal
Bullish Reversal Pattern 
Bullish Reversal
A three candle Doji reversal pattern where the second Doji body gaps above (Bearish) or below (Bullish) the other two doji's bodies. The occurrenses of these patterns are exremely rare and should not be ignored. Confirmation is the last close, Prices should cross above (Bullish) or below (Bearish) the last close.

Morning Star.

Sankawa ake no myojyo.

 Bullish Reversal Pattern  Bullish Reversal  
The Morning Star is a major three candlestick Bullish Reversal Pattern. A black candlestick followed by a short black or white candlestick which gaps down to form a star, followed by a third white candlestick whose closes well in the first black candlestick real body.

Evening Star.

Sankawa yoi no myojyo.

 Bearish Reversal Pattern  Bearisch Reversal  
The Evening Star is a major three candlestick Bearish Reversal Pattern. A white candlestick followed by a short black or white candlestick which gaps up to form a star, followed by a third black candlestick whose closes well in the first white candlestick real body.

Piercing Line.

Kirikomi.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
The Piercing Line is a two Candlestick Bullish Reversal Pattern. After a Black Candlestick in a downtrend the second day opens with a gap at a new low and closes more than halfway into the first day's black body.

Dark Cloud Cover.

Kabuse.

Bearish Reversal Pattern   Bearish reversal  
This is a major two candle Bearish Reversal Pattern. A white candlestick in the uptrend is followed by the second day candle which opened with a new high and the candle closes more than halfway into the prior white body.

Abandoned Baby.

Bearish Reversal Pattern 
Bearish Reversal
Bullish Reversal Pattern 
Bullish Reversal
A major three candle reversal pattern. The top reversal is almost like the Bearish Evening (Doji) star. Now the shadows of the star must also gap above the shadows of the other two candlesticks.
The bottom reversal is just the opposite, the shadows of the star must gap below the shadows of the other two candlesticks.

Upside Gap Two Crows.

Shita banare niwa garasu.

Bearish Reversla Pattern  Bearish Reversal  
 A normal/long white candlestick is followed by a next day black body gap. A black candlestick at the third day opens at or above the previous open and closes below the previous close but still above the first day close.

Meeting Lines.

Bearish Reversal Pattern 
Bearish Reversal
Gyakushu sen
Bullish Reversla Pattern 
Bullish Reversal
Deai sen
A two candlestick reversal pattern. The Bearish Meeting Line first white candlestick is followed by a black candlestick with a higher open and a close which equals the first day close.
The Bullisch Meeting Line is just the opposite.

Belt Hold.

Yorikiri.

 
Bearish Reversal
 Bullish Reversal Pattern
Bullish Reversal
 A one candlestick pattern. A black Opening Marubozu in the uptrend initiates the bearish reversal. The opening is the high of the day and the day closes near days low. The bullisch Belt Hold is the opposite, a white Marubozu initiates the end of the downtrend. The longer the Marubozu the stronger the signal. Trend reversal confirmation is needed.

Unique Three River Bottom.

Sankawa soko zukae.

Bearish Reversal Pattern Bearish Reversal  
In a down trend, the first day black candlestick engulfs the following small black body which has a long lower shadow. The third day completes the pattern where the white candlestick closes below the second day close. The second day low is lower than the first day and third day low.

Advance Block.

Saki zumari.

 Bearish Reversal  
The first white candlestick is normal/long. The following white candlesticks opens in the body of the previous day and closes above the previous day close. The white bodies get shorter while the shadows gets longer.

Deliberation Blocks.

Aka sansei shian boshi.



 Bearish Reversal

 Bullish Reversal
A three candlestick reversal pattern.
The Bearish Reversal Pattern consists of three white candlesticks, the first two candlesticks should be normal or long, the second opens in the first days body. The third day is a short candlestick, a spinning top or a Doji gapping up above the second day.
The Bullish Reversal Pattern is the opposite.

Three White Soldiers.

aka sanpei.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
A strong three candlestick reversal pattern. Three normal/long candlesticks incrementing up. The opening of each day is lower than the previous close and each day closes higher.

Descent Block.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
This three candlestick bullish reversal pattern consists of a normal/long black candle followed by a normal black candle which opens in the previous day's body and closes below previous day's close. The three bodies get shorter while the lower shadows gets longer.

Three Black Crows.

sanba garasu.

Bearish Reversal Pattern Bearish Reversal  
A strong uptrend reversal pattern. Three normal/long black candlesticks decrementing down. The opening of each day is higher than the previous close and closing prices close at lower levels.

Unique Three Mountain Top.

Bearish Reversal Pattern Bearish Reversal  
In a uptrend, the first day white candlestick engulfs the following small white body which has a long upper shadow. The third day completes the pattern where the black candlestick closes above the second day close. The second day high is higher than the first day and third day high.

Breakaway.

Hanare sante no shinte zukae.

Bearish Reversal Pattern  Bearish Reversal Bullish Reversal Pattern     Bullish Reversal
A five candlestick reversal pattern.
The first day is a long-body candlestick with the color of the existing trend. The second day gaps away from the previous close and has the same color as the first day. Day three and four have closes that continues the trend. The last day is a long opposite color day that closes the gap between day one and day two. Day three can be black or white.

Two Crows.

Niwa garasu.

Bearish Reversal Pattern  Bearish Reversal  
In an uptrend, a strong white body is followed by an upside gap black body. The last day is another black body which opend above the close of the second day and closes well inside the body of the first day.

Two Rabbits.

Bullish Reversal Pattern  Bullish Reversal  
In a downtrend, a strong black body is followed by an downside black body gap. The last day is another white body which opens at or below the close of the second day and closes well inside the body of the first day.

Three Inside Up.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
The first two candlesticks forms a Bullish Harami pattern. The third day is the bullish confirmation with a white candlestick with a higher close.

Three Inside Down.

Bearish Reversal Pattern Bearish Reversal  
This is a confirmed Bearish Harami pattern. The third day represents the bearish confirmation with a black day closing lower.

Three Outside Up.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish reversal  
This is a confirmed Bullish Engulfing pattern. The third day represents its confirmation by strong white day with a higher close.

Three Outside Down.

Bearish Reversal Pattern Bearish Reversal  
This is a confirmed Bearish Engulfing pattern. The third day represents its confirmation by a black day with a lower close.

 

Three Stars In The South.

Kyoku no santen boshi.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
This bullish three candlestick pattern consists of three black candlesticks that have lower closes and higher lows.

Concealing Baby Swallow.

Kotsubame tsutsumi.

 Bullish Reversal  
A four candlestick reversal pattern. After two Black Marubozu days a short down day is engulfed by the fourth black day.

Stick Sandwich.

Gyakusashi niten zoko.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
This three candlestick bullish reversal pattern consists of two black bodies with a white body in between

Kicking.

Keri ashi.

Bearish ReversalPattern 
Bearish Reversal
 Bullish Reversal Pattern
Bullish Reversal
A two candlestick reversal pattern. The bearish pattern consists of a white Marubozu followed by a down gapping black Marubozu. The bullish kicking starts with a black Marubozu and a gapping white Marubozu.

Homing Pigeon.

Shita banare kobato gaeshi.

Bullish Reversal Pattern Bullish Reversal  
The Homing Pigeon consists of two black candelsticks. The second black body is completely contained by the prior long black candlestick. Its a Harami pattern but now with two black candlesticks.

Ladder Top and
Ladder Bottom.

Hashigo gaeshi.



Bearish Reversal
Ladder Top

Bullish Reversal
Ladder Bottom
A five candlestick reversal pattern. The bearish pattern consists of three strong white candlesticks followed by short white candlestick which opens lower. the fifth day is a strong black candlestick that makes a body gap with the previous day. The bullish pattern has the opposite pattern.

Matching Low and
Matching High.

Niten zoko/kenuki.


Bullish Reversal Matching Low


Bearish Reversal
Matching High
A two candlestick reversal pattern. The bearish pattern consists of two black days that appears with equal closes in a downtrend. The lows where tested and indicates a support line. The Matching High has the opposite pattern.

Squeeze Alert.

Bearish Reversal Pattern

Bearish Reversal
Bullish Reversal Pattern
Bullish Reversal
A three candlestick reversal pattern. The bearish pattern consists of a strong white candlestick on the first day, followed by two candlesticks with lower highs and higher lows, their color is not important. The Bullish reversal has the opposite pattern.

Upside Tasuki Gap.

Uwa banare tasuki.

Bullish Continuation Pattern
Bullish Continuation
Upside or Bullish Tasuki Gap
 
A three candlestick Bullish Continuation pattern. In a uptrend a white candlestick is followed by a second white candlestick which gaps higher with no shadow overlap.The third day is a black candle that opens in the second body and closes within the gap. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Downside Tasuki Gap.

Shita banare tasuki.

Bearish Continuation Pattern
Bearish Continuation
Downside or Bearish Tasuki Gap
 
A three candlestick Bearish Continuation pattern. In a downtrend a black candlestick is followed by a second black candlestick which gaps lower with no shadow overlap.The third day is a white candle that opens in the second body and closes within the gap. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Side By Side White Lines.

Bullish Continuation Pattern    Bullish Continuation  
A three candlestick Bullish Continuation pattern. In a uptrend a white candlestick is followed by two approximately idential white candlesticks which bodygaps up from the first candlestick. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Side By Side White Lines.

Bearish Continuation pattern  Bearish Continuation  
A three candlestick Bearish Continuation pattern. In a downtrend a black candlestick is followed by two approximately idential white candlesticks which bodygaps down from the first candlestick. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Rising Three Methods.

Uwa banare sanpoo ohdatekomi.

Bullish Continuation Pattern   Bullish Continuation  
A five candlestick Bullish Continuation Pattern. In a uptrend a white candlestick is followed by three small candlesticks all three within the body of the first candlestick. the second and fouth candlestick should be black while the third can be black or white. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Falling Three Methods.

Shita banare sanpoo ohdatekomi.

Bearish Continuation Pattern  Bearish Continuation  
A five candlestick bearish continuation pattern. In a downtrend a black candlestick is followed by three small candlesticks all three within the body of the first candlestick. the second and fouth candlestick should be white while the third can be black or white. Confirmation of the continued downtrend is advised.

Separating Lines.

Iki chigai sen.

 Bullish Continuation Pattern

Bullish Continuation
 Bearish Continuation Pattern
Bearish Continuation
A two candlestick continuation pattern. "iki chigai sen" means: "Lines that move in opposite direction. For the Bullish Separating Lines, in an uptrend a strong opposite color day appears. The second day opens at the open of the first day and the second day should open on its low for that day. The Bearish Separating Lines are the opposite. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Mat Hold.

Uwa / shita banare sante oshi.

Bullish Continuation Pattern

Bullish Continuation
Bearish Continuation Pattern
Bearish Continuation
A five candlestick continuation pattern. The bullish pattern consists of a strong white candle on the first day, followed by a small black candle with a higher close. The third day can be black or white but must be small. The fourth is a small black candle. Day 2 to 4 shows a downtrend but their bodies remain above the low of the first day. The last day is a storng white candle with a close above the prior four closes. The Bearish pattern has the opposite formation.

Three Line Strike.

Sante uchi karasu no bake sen.

Bullish Continuation Pattern

Bullish Continuation
Bearish Continuation Pattern

Bearish Continuation
A four candlestick continuation pattern. The Bullish Tree Lines Strike consists of three white candles in an uptrend followed by a higher opening black candle and closes below the first day opening. Confirmation of the continuation is needed, if lack of this confirmation this could be a reversal pattern aswell. The Bearish Three Line Strike is the opposite.

Upside Gap Three Methods.

Uwa banare sanpoo hatsu oshi.

Bearish Continuation Pattern  Bearish Continuation  
A three candlestick Bearish Continuation pattern. In an uptrend a long white candlestick is followed by a second long white candlestick which gaps higher with no shadow overlap.The third day is a black candle that opens in the second body and closes the gap. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Downside Gap Three Methods.

Shita banare sanpoo ippon dachi.

Bullish Continuation Pattern  Bullish Continuation  
A three candlestick Bullish Continuation pattern. In an downtrend a long black candlestick is followed by a second long black candlestick which gaps lower with no shadow overlap.The third day is a white candle that opens in the second body and closes the gap. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

On Neck Line.

Ate kubi.

Bearish Continuation Pattern  Bearish Continuation  
A two candlestick Bearish Continuation Pattern. After a tall black candle in a downtrend a white candle has formed which closes nearly the prior candle's low. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

In Neck Line.

Iri kubi.

Bearish Continuation Pattern   Bearish Continuation  
A two candlestick Bearish Continuation pattern. In a downtrend after a tall black candle a white candle appears which gaps open below the black candle and closes near or slightly above the close of the previous day. Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.

Thrusting Line.

Sashikomi.

Bearish Continuation Pattern    Bearish Continuation  
A two candlestick Bearish Continuation Pattern.
In a downtrend, after a black candle a white candle which opens with a gap below the black candle low and closes just below the mid of the black candle body Confirmation of the continued trend is advised.