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About was founded by a private investor in 2001 to identify candlestick chart patterns on a variety of time frames. Charting time frames include daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly.

Candlesticks can offer a glimmer into the psychology of short-term trading activity by showing whether the buyer or seller has control of the market. is a candlestick pattern identification data service, not an investment advisory service.

Charts highlighting recent candlestick patterns are featured on the homepage. Click or tap here to search for stocks or currencies covered by

High and low prices are described as shadows and plotted as single lines.

How to read a candlestick in stock charting and technical analysis.

The price range between the open and close is plotted as a rectangle on the single line. If the close is above the open, the body of the rectangle is white. If the close of the day is below the open, the body of the rectangle is red.

Candlestick pattern identifying factors include recent trend of the stock price, number of candlesticks in the pattern and daily volume. maintains a continually updating database of patterns and their success rates over defined time intervals. Expect success rates to change over time based on different market cycles, major world events, etc.

Valid patterns are identified based on criteria such as daily volume and definitions of short and long individual candlesticks. Long and short candle body sizes are determined using a relative comparison of the previous 25 daily candle bodies on a stock by stock basis. This method of determining candle body size means that a non-volatile stock such as an ETF based on an index may have a long candle definition of 1.4% where a volatile stock may have a long candle definition of 8.7%.

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Reference Material

As reference material this web site uses some of the basic concepts of candlestick charting found in books like Beyond Candlesticks: New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed by Steve Nison and Candlestick Charting Explained: Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures by Gregory L. Morris.  Candlestick pattern strength and scores were created by, LLC is not affiliated in any way with Steve Nison or Greg Morris.

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