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Tackle Today: Bearish Reversal Candles

January 12, 2022

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≈ When Sellers Strike. ≈


Yesterday we looked at the most common bullish reversal candles. Today we’re headed to the bears’ den to see what it looks like when sellers strike.

Bearish reversal candles form at resistance zones and signal that supply is overwhelming demand. They reveal the baton is passing from buyers to sellers. Bulls have control going into the session, but bears have it going out. In terms of price, resistance is up, up, down. But how up shifts to down can vary. Thus, there are many different types of reversal formations.

Here are three common examples:

A shooting star candle boasts a small body with no lower wick and a long upper wick. It forms when prices rise significantly early in the day but fall back aggressively before the closing bell. It shows that bulls had the upper hand in the morning, but bears fought back and took control of the intraday trend by the end. It is the bears’ version of the hammer candle.

A bearish engulfing candle pattern involves two consecutive candles. The first is an up day showing buyers in complete control. The next day has prices opening higher, hinting at continuing the previous session. But sellers swarm to push prices lower all day long. Notably, the candle body completely envelopes the previous day, effectively trapping any bulls who entered. This is the bears’ version of the bullish engulfing candle.

A bearish abandoned baby candle pattern consists of three candles. The first is an up day that closes near the high. The second starts with an up gap and ends with a narrow body showing momentum slowing. Finally, the third begins with a down gap and ends with a bearish close, confirming sellers have wrested control of the short-term trend. This is the bears’ version of the bearish abandoned baby.

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