The Ultimate Guide to Evening Star Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Evening Star Pattern

The evening star candlestick can signal a potential reversal from a previous uptrend. The pattern is made up of three candles: after a bullish candle, a star (which could be green or red) occurs on a gap up day, which is followed by a bearish candle that drives the price back within the body of the initial bullish candle:



General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

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