The Ultimate Guide to Downward Gapping Tasuki Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Downward Gapping Tasuki Pattern

The downward gapping tasuki candlestick pattern is composed of a pair of candles which occur after a falling window:


The two candles after the window are similar in size - the first candle is bearish (red), closing lower than it opened, and the second candle is bullish (green), closing higher than it opened (opening within the first candle's body and closing above it).


General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

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