For a better understanding of this article, you should already know what Japanese Candlesticks are and all their features; for this reason, we suggest you to read this introductory article to Japanese Candlesticks: Japanese Candlestick Chart ( So that you can understand also the Ratings given to the Candlestick Patterns for the “quality” of the signal and for their frequency to “appear” on Charts).
Let’s analyse now the following Candlestick Patterns: “Three Inside Up” and “Three Inside Down”.
– Normally it should be a signal of reversal of the current Trend.
– You can find it in the variants: Up and Down, depending on the Trend in which is located.
Three Inside Up
– It occurs during a Downtrend; confirmation is required by the candles that follow the Pattern.
– The First Candle is long and black.
– The Second Candle is short and white; it has the Real Body fully contained within the First Candle.
– The Third Candle is white; it has the Close above the Close of the Second Candle.
– The longer the Candles are, the more reliable will be the Pattern.