The Ultimate Guide to Advance Block Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Advance Block Pattern

Advance block candlestick patterns are a type of reversal pattern made up of three candles, which may indicate weakness in the current bullish trend:


The advance block candlestick pattern is very similar to the three advancing white soldiers candlestick pattern, except the second and/or third candlesticks show signs of weakening


General Identification & Interpretation

Steve Nison is credited with bringing Japanese candlestick charting to the West. In his book "Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques" he describes advance block patterns with the following characteristics:

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

Other interpretations

More for beginners

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