The Ultimate Guide to Upside-Gap Two Crows Candlestick Patterns

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Upside-Gap Two Crows Pattern

The upside-gap two crows candlestick pattern is a series of three candlesticks, where the first candlestick is an extended green bullish candle, indicating that the bulls are in full control of the market. The following day gaps up, but the stock sells off throughout the day and results in a small red body. On the third day, the stock opens, even higher than the open on the previous day, but also sells off, to the point where the stock closes lower than it did on the previous day, engulfing it. This pattern can signal potentially additional bearish activity ahead for the stock:



General Identification & Interpretation

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

Typical characteristics

Examples of use as a trading indicator

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