The Ultimate Guide to Stalled Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Stalled Pattern

Stalled candlestick patterns are a type of reversal pattern made up of three candles, which may indicate that there is weakness in the current bullish trend.


The stalled candlestick pattern is very similar to the advance block candlestick pattern, except the last candlestick show signs of stalling out, unable to reach new highs compared to the previous two candlesticks.


General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

Other interpretations

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