Three Black Crows Pattern

The three black crows pattern is a famous bearish candlestick technical analysis indicator that signals the potential reversal of an uptrend in the stock market. This article explores the qualities of this pattern, interpretations, and trading strategies. 

What does the Three Black Crows Candlestick Pattern mean?

The phrase three black crows is used to describe a bearish candlestick pattern that predicts the reversal of an uptrend. This chart shows the day's opening, high, low, and closing prices for the asset. In the case of stocks moving higher, the candlestick is white or green in colour. When moving lower, it would usually be in the colours black or red. 

The black crow pattern has three consecutive long-bodied candlesticks that have opened in the real body of the older candle and closed lower than the older candle. 

Frequently, traders use this indicator in conjunction with other technical indicators or chart patterns to confirm a reversal. 

Understanding the Three Black Crows Candlestick Pattern

The three black crows candlestick chart pattern is a visual pattern, which means there are no specific calculations involved when you identify the indicator. The three black crows pattern is seen when bears overtake bulls in three consecutive trading sessions. 

The pattern will show the pricing chart as three bearish, long-bodied candlesticks along with short or no shadows or wicks. When this pattern usually appears, the bulls start the session with the price opening slightly higher than the previous close, but the price is pushed lower through the session. 

In the end, the price would close near the session low under pressure from the bears. This trading action would result in very short or non-existent shadows. Traders would often identify this downward pressure that is sustained over three sessions as the start of a bearish downtrend. 

Example of the Three Black Crows Pattern

For instance, if you have been observing an uptrend in a specific stock and suddenly see three consecutive bearish candlesticks forming the three black crows, this pattern will indicate a potential reversal of the uptrend, indicating that it may be a good time to consider selling or taking profits. 

Traders would frequently use additional indicators to support decisions when trading with the three black crows indicator. 

They might look for other technical indicators that signal overbought conditions or bearish divergence to strengthen their analysis. 

How to Trade the Three Black Crows Pattern

Here are some steps to effectively trade the Three Black Crows Pattern:

Find the three consecutive bearish candlesticks with lower highs and lower lows. Make sure that each candlestick opens in the real body of the older candlestick and closes at a new low. 

Analyse various other technical indicators, market trends, and volume to make sure the reversal signal is provided by this pattern. 

Establish proper risk management strategies in order to safeguard capital. This would usually include setting appropriate position sizes, utilising trailing stop loss order, and spreading the portfolio. 

Decide on the right entry and exit points for trades. You need to consider utilising stop-loss orders in order to manage risks effectively. 

Monitor the price action and adjust your strategy if needed. 

Benefits and Limitations of Three Black Crow Pattern

The merits and demerits of this pattern are provided in the table below:

Advantages

Limitations

Research shows that this pattern's success rate is more than 70%. 

A signal from this pattern would show up when the price does not continue to fall. This usually happens when there is a rapid shift in the market mood. 

The Three Black Crows Pattern is easily identifiable on candlestick charts.

Confirmation could be delayed. This pattern will necessitate the creation of three bearish candles, and it might take some time. 

This pattern is not limited to one form of asset but can be utilized for various other asset investments, too. 

 

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