|By Nathan Young|
June 21, 2017
The three line strike candle pattern is interesting in that it may not look like something you would keep an eye out for. The pattern in a bull market is three consecutive bull candles followed with a fourth bear candle that wipes out the gains of the three bull candles. The same if for the bearish candles except the fourth candle will be bullish.
Now, for anyone who has traded technical patterns, you are thinking to yourself that this is a trend reversal. However, the theory is that since the bears or bulls had taken the chart up or down for three days and were stopped by one day of heavy trading, the three strike patter will continue after the one dramatic day of trading.
There are a couple ways to think about this and the first is that motivation from the last few days are going to proceed and continue to take the chart higher. The other side of the coin and what typically is seen is the trend reversal because there was such a heavy day in the opposite direction.
Regardless of how you think, this is the trend, but it doesn’t happen all that often, so this might be one that you keep in the toolbox for a later date. If you want to see others and how they use it, join an investing community and they can help to point you in the right direction. There are people that look for this despite it not happening all that often. Also, be sure to open a demo account and if you find the pattern, attempt to trade and invest on their first, that way you save your hard earned money for formations you know well enough to make a return on your investment. At the end of the day, this is one of many signals out there so find one that fits your trading style and begin to hone your skills, potentially giving you that extra edge.