We recommend reading this chapter on Varsity to learn more and understand the concepts in-depth.
Key takeaways from this chapter
- Multiple candlestick patterns evolve over two or more trading days.
- The bullish engulfing pattern evolves over two trading days. It appears at the bottom end of a downtrend. Day one is called P1, and day two is called P2.
- P1 is a red candle in a bullish engulfing pattern, and P2 is a blue candle. P2’s blue candle completely engulfs P1’s red candle.
- A risk-taker initiates a long trade at the close of P2 after ensuring P1 and P2 together form a bullish engulfing pattern. A risk-averse trader will start the business the day after P2, near the close of the day.
- The stop loss for the bullish engulfing pattern is the lowest low between P1 and P2.
- The bearish engulfing pattern appears at the top end of an uptrend. P2’s red candle completely engulfs P1’s blue candle.
- A risk-taker initiates a short trade at the close of P2 after ensuring P1 and P2 together form a bearish engulfing pattern. After confirming the day includes a red candle, the risk-averse trader will start the business the day after P2.