Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts


Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts

"Great research, great organization, and a wealth of information. Not only does Tom identify the best formations, he shows the practical way to trade each one. And, he puts the best results right in front, rather than playing hide-and-seek with the reader. You don't need to be a chartist to get value from this book. I highly recommend it."
—Perry Kaufman, author of New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition

"Man cannot live on bread alone, and according to Tom Bulkowski's research, one cannot trade by candlesticks alone. Tom's intensive statistical work seeks out the truth in the frequency and reliability of trading with candlestick charts. His exhaustive and thorough research will give the reader an eye opener to help guide them in their trading decisions. This is a must-read edition of a high-caliber piece of trading literature for every trader who uses candlecharts."
—John Person, author of Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers and President of

"When I wrote the Third Edition of Candlestick Charting Explained, I believed I had thoroughly covered every aspect of this respectable analysis technique. Tom has written a solid reference that can easily be used in coordination with other books in this exciting field. The Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts is a reference that every technical analyst will want to own."
—Gregory L. Morris, Senior Portfolio Manager, PMFM, Inc., and author of Candlestick Charting Explained, Third Edition and The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators

Thomas N. Bulkowski is a successful investor with over twenty-five years of experience trading stocks. He is also the author of the Wiley titles Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Trading Classic Chart Patterns, and Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition. Bulkowski is a frequent contributor to Active Trader; Stocks, Futures &Options; Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities; and other publications. Before earning enough from his investments to "retire" from his day job at age thirty-six, Bulkowski was a hardware design engineer at Raytheon and a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation.



1. Findings.

2. Statistics Summary.

3. 8 New Price Lines.

4. 10 New Price Lines.

5. 12 New Price Lines.

6. 13 New Price Lines.

7. Abandoned Baby, Bearish.

8. Abandoned Baby, Bullish.

9. Above The Stomach.

10. Advance Block.

11. Below The Stomach.

12. Belt Hold, Bearish.

13. Belt Hold, Bullish.

14. Breakaway, Bearish.

15. Breakaway, Bullish.

16. Candle, Black.

17. Candle, Short Black.

18. Candle, Short White.

19. Candle, White.

20. Concealing Baby Swallow.

21. Dark Cloud Cover.

22. Deliberation.

23. Doji, Dragonfly.

24. Doji, Gapping Down.

25. Doji, Gapping Up.

26. Doji, Gravestone.

27. Doji, Long Legged.

28. Doji, Northern.

29. Doji, Southern.

30. Doji Star, Bearish.

31. Doji Star, Bullish.

32.. Doji Star, Collapsing.

33. Downside Gap Three Methods.

34. Downside Tasuki Gap.

35. Engulfing, Bearish.

36. Engulfing, Bullish.

37. Evening Doji Star.

38 Evening Star.

39 Falling Three Methods.

40. Hammer.

41. Hammer, Inverted.

42. Hanging Man.

43. Harami, Bearish.

44. Harami, Bullish.

45. Harami Cross, Bearish.

46. Harami Cross, Bullish

47. High Wave.

48. Homing Pigeon.

49. Identical Three Crows.

50. In Neck.

51. Kicking, Bearish.

52. Kicking, Bullish.

53. Ladder Bottom.

54. Last Engulfing Bottom.

55. Last Engulfing Top.

56. Long Black Day.

57. Long White Day.

58. Marubozu, Black.

59. Marubozu, Closing Black.

60. Marubozu, Closing White.

61. Marubozu, Opening Black.

62. Marubozu, Opening White.

63. Marubozu, White.

64. Mat Hold.

65. Matching Low.

66. Meeting Lines, Bearish.

67. Meeting Lines, Bullish.

68. Morning Doji Star.

69. Morning Star.

70. On Neck.

71. Piercing Pattern.

72. Rickshaw Man.

73. Rising Three Methods.

74. Separating Lines, Bearish.

75. Separating Lines, Bullish.

76. Shooting Star, One-Candle.

77. Shooting Star, Two Candles.

78. Side-By-Side White Lines, Bearish.

79. Side-By-Side White Lines, Bullish.

80. Spinning Top, Black.

81. Spinning Top, White.

82. Stick Sandwich.

83. Takuri Lines.

84. Three Black Crows.

85. Three Inside Down.

86. Three Inside Up.

87. Three-Line Strike, Bearish.

88. Three-Line Strike, Bullish.

89. Three Outside Down.

90. Three Outside Up.

91. Three Stars In The South.

92. Three White Soldiers.

93. Thrusting.

94. Tri-Star, Bearish.

95. Tri-Star, Bullish.

96. Tweezers, Bottom.

97. Tweezers, Top.

98. Two Black Gapping Candles.

99. Two Crows.

100.Unique Three-River Bottom.

101. Upside Gap Three Methods.

102. Upside Gap Two Crows.

103. Upside Tasuki Gap.

104. Window, Falling.

105. Window, Rising.


Glossary And Methodology.

Visual Index.

Subject Index.