Candlestick patterns serve as a good visual guide for both day traders and swing traders. You can recognize momentum, change of direction (rejection) and/or price confirmation. It usually takes time to recognize these patterns, but with a little bit of training and understanding, you can start seeing them in real time trading.
Single Candle Pattern
As we will see, price action traders separate between 1, 2 and 3 candlestick patterns. The 2 and 3 pattern formations are usually an alternation of the 1 candlestick patterns so it’s important that we start here first.
Generally, 2 and 3 candlestick patterns carry more weight because they offer more context in our opinion.
Yo-Son and In-Sen
We can also call them “momentum” candles because they are typically large candles without long, or any, wicks. In case of a bullish Yo-Sen, it means that price has rallied all the way from the open until the close of the candle