Doing research on candlesticks means making decisions on how to test them. How do you determine the best performance? Since candles are often short-duration patterns (most are three price bars or shorter), their trend often does not lead to a big, long-duration move. I would make that statement based on working with chart patterns, where the tallest ones outperform their shorter brethren, but also from testing more than 100 candlestick types using daily price data and 4.7 million lines. Read on to learn more...
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Technical analysis focuses on market action — specifically, volume and price. Technical analysis is only one approach to analyzing stocks. When considering which stocks to buy or sell, you should use the approach that you're most comfortable with. As with all your investments, you must make your own determination as to whether an investment in any particular security or securities is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.