A candlestick pattern is a price movement that is shown graphically on a candlestick chart. In technical analysis, candlestick patterns are used to predict future price movements based on the current chart trend. On TradingView, you can use Candlestick Pattern indicators to find these patterns on the chart.
Candlestick charts first appeared in Japan in the 18th century and are still used by millions of traders today. Although the movements of such charts often seem random, they sometimes form patterns that traders use for technical analysis.
These patterns are divided between bullish and bearish signals. Bullish patterns indicate that a security’s price is likely to go up, whereas bearish patterns indicate that the security’s price is likely to go down.
To add candle pattern indicators to the chart, go ahead and open Indicators and Strategies menu. From there, go to the Candlestick Patterns tab to see a list of all indicators currently available in this category. Select which pattern indicators you’d like to use from there.
If you’d like to learn more about the specific candlestick pattern featured, simply point to the placemark and read the popup information listed in the tooltip. Check out the picture below as an example.
The candle pattern search indicators work together with the alert system, so if you want to receive a notification every time a candle pattern appears on the chart, you can create a new alert via our Create Alert menu. To do this, you’ll need to add an indicator to the chart and then select it as an alert condition, as shown in the image below.