The Ultimate Guide to Low-Price Gapping Play Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Low-Price Gapping Play Pattern

The low-price gapping play candlestick pattern is composed of a sequence of candles with small real bodies appearing as price consolidation prior to a downward move in share price with a falling window:



General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

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