The Ultimate Guide to Bullish Harami Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Bullish Harami Pattern

Harami candlestick patterns are a type of reversal pattern, where there are bullish and bearish equivalents. If the second candle is a doji, this pattern is classified as a harami cross.


Similar to the engulfing pattern but in reverse, a candle with a small real body falls within the extended body of the preceding candle, indicating that the strongly bearish market movements seen the previous day are running out of steam.


General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

Other interpretations

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