The Ultimate Guide to Bearish Belt-Hold Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Bearish Belt-Hold Pattern

The bearish belt-hold candlestick pattern is a long red candle which opens near the highs of the trading session and closes near the lows. After a market rally, this candle forecasts potential bearish activity:



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 belt-hold patterns with the following characteristics:

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

Other interpretations

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