Harami – An Important Trend Reversal Candlestick Pattern

Harami Pattern

Harami is an important trend reversal pattern. It is a two day candlestick pattern with the candle of the setup day longer than the candle of the signal day. Harami is the Japanese word for pregnant. If you draw this a pattern, it will look like a pregnant woman. The pattern can be bullish as well as bearish.

In case of the bullish harami, the first day is a bearish candle that occurs in a downtrend. On the second day, bulls enter the market and start moving the prices higher but not with much success as the price close lower than the open of the first day and the first day’s high is not surpassed. However, when this pattern appears it culminates in a trend reversal.

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Bullish and Bearish Engulfing Candlestick Patterns Warn Of A Trend Reversal

Engulfing Pattern

Many traders make a good living catching changes in the trend. Catching a trend change means trying to pick the top or bottom of a trending move. It is not easy but it can be highly rewarding if done correctly. Bullish and bearish Engulfing Candlestick Pattern is one of the most popular patterns used by these type of traders to anticipate a trend reversal.

This is a two stick pattern meaning it takes two days for the pattern to develop. The pattern’s name comes from the fact that the signal day completely engulfs the setup day. So the candle body and the wick on the signal day engulfs the candle body and wick on the setup day.

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