The Hanging Man is another type of the Japanese candlestick that consists of a long lower shadow and a small white or black body at the top of its daily trading range.

The pattern occurs during an uptrend and signals its reversal. This type of candlestick is opposite to the Hammer. It is desired that the upper shadow is very small, or better nil.

Hanging Man

 ” Shooting Star consists of a long upper shadow and a small white or black body at the bottom. The pattern occurs in a bullish background. “

An optimal Shooting Star should appear immediately after an upward gap. The gap and a rather small body indicate a possible decline in prices and bearish prevalence.

Shooting Star

The Bearish Engulfing is a candlestick of a trend reversal. The pattern appears during an uptrend when a large black body is engulfing a preceding smaller white body. The pattern is an important top reversal signal.


” Bearish engulfing. It appears during an uptrend. “

If a large black body is engulfing a preceding smaller white body, it is a top reversal signal. The trading is becoming more bearish.

” The Dark Cloud Cover is a top reversal pattern with two candlesticks: black and white. The key point is that the highest price of a white candlestick must be lower than the open price of a black one. “

At the same time, the close price of a black candlestick is inside the body of a white candlestick. Usually, both candlesticks are long. Moreover, they may not have shadows. The Dark Cover Pattern points to a further downtrend.

Dark Cloud Cover

” The Evening Star is a combination of candlesticks that signals a major top reversal. “

The pattern is composed of a big white candlestick followed by a small black or white candlestick and a big black candlestick. A star appeared on the top indicates that the trend is changing to the bearish, and a long black candlestick that appears after the gap ends the reversal. The bigger the body of the third candlestick is and the smaller the first candlestick is, the stronger the tendency is.


Evening Star. After a long upward movement, a star is a signal of a possible trend reversal.


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