The Ultimate Guide to Bearish Harami Cross Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Bearish Harami Cross Pattern

In this pattern, a doji candle body falls within the extended body of the preceding candle, indicating that the strongly bullish market movements seens the previous day are running out of steam:


The bearish harami cross pattern is identical to the bearish harami, except the second candle is a doji.


General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

Other interpretations

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