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Thomas Bulkowski’s successful investment activities allowed him to retire at age 36. He is an internationally known author and trader with 30+ years of stock market experience and widely regarded as a leading expert on chart patterns. He may be reached at

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Bulkowski's Top 10 Performing Candlesticks

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Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 07/25/2017
21,613 100.26 0.5%
9,489 61.28 0.6%
716 -3.16 -0.4%
6,412 1.36 0.0%
2,477 7.22 0.3%
YTD
9.4%
4.9%
8.5%
19.1%
10.6%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 07/14/2017
21,850 or 21,000 by 08/01/2017
9,950 or 9,400 by 08/01/2017
740 or 685 by 08/01/2017
6,450 or 6,175 by 08/01/2017
2,525 or 2,400 by 08/01/2017

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The information on this page is derived from my book, Encyclopedia of Candlestick ChartsEncyclopedia of Candlestick Charts book., pictured on the right.

Once you click on a link, you will be taken to a page describing the candlestick. The glossary defines the terms used on the individual candlestick pages, but the black arrow on the figure shows which way price usually moves after the candlestick pattern ends.

The top 10 performing candlesticks appear below, based on their overall performance rank in both bull and bear markets.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

 

Image of a bearish three line strike candlestick
1. (best) Three line strike, bearish
84% bullish reversal
Image of a bullish three line strike candlestick
2. Three line strike, bullish
65% bearish reversal
Image of a three black crows candle
3. Three black crows

78% bearish reversal

Image of an evening star candle
4. Evening star

72% bearish reversal

Image of a upside Tasuki gap candle
5. Upside Tasuki gap
57% bullish continuation
Image of an inverted hammer
6. Hammer, inverted

65% bearish continuation

Image of a matching low candle
7. Matching low

61% bearish continuation

Image of a bullish abandoned baby candlestick
8. Abandoned baby, bullish

70% bullish reversal

Image of a two black gapping candle
9. Two black gapping
68% bearish continue
Image of a bearish breakaway candlestick
10. Breakaway, bearish

63% bearish reversal

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