The chart showing Series 1 series.
To see the performance of the pattern in your stock exchange in the context of other stock markets please examine the table below. Find your stock market there and see how it ranks among the others. This will give you an idea about the pattern’s strength and reliability and help you in your buying decisions.
This pattern consists firstly of a black Marubozu and then a white Marubozu. After the black Marubozu, the market opens above the prior session’s opening, forming a gap between the two candlesticks.
Recognition Criteria
1. The market is characterized by a prevailing downtrend.
2. On the first day a black Marubozu (or a black candlestick) is observed.
3. Then we see a white Marubozu (or a white candlestick) on the second day.
4. The second day opens higher with a body gap.
Pattern Requirements and Flexibility
The Bullish Kicking ideally should consist of a black Marubozu then a white Marubozu with a body gap in between. However, we accept normal or long candlesticks and a null body gap, too. This way, the Bullish Separating Lines Pattern, which is a continuation pattern (that is not covered here), is also included in a modified manner as a reversal pattern.
Trader’s Behavior
The pattern is a strong sign showing that the market is headed upwards. It appears in a downtrend and on the first day a strong black candlestick (or a black Marubozu) further confirms the bearishness. The next day prices open at or above the previous day’s open, causing a gap. This huge gap urges the bulls to take action. The market heads up forming a white candlestick (or a white Marubozu).
Buy/Stop Loss Levels
The confirmation level is defined as the last close. Prices should cross above this level for confirmation.

The stop loss level is defined as the last low. Following the BUY, if prices go down instead of going up, and close or make two consecutive daily lows below the stop loss level, while no bearish pattern is detected, then the stop loss is triggered.
Pattern Performance in Stock Exchanges since 1/1/2014
Stock Exchange
Per Trade
Total Net%(Descending)
USOTCBB 74357.1475.0026.254.0022.25
JapanSAPPORO 43375.00100.0012.330.0012.33
ChinaSZSE 69347535768.5475.168.770.897.88
USWARRANTS 37251967.5776.007.761.326.44
ChinaSSE 58241630471.4873.086.930.716.21
TurkeyBIST 2461559963.0163.876.370.795.57
UAEUAE 63362457.1466.676.440.895.56
IndiaBSE 1802109068460.4962.756.741.355.40
Saudi ArabiaTADAWUL 23416512570.5175.765.950.605.35
IndiaNSE 106164040360.3262.976.300.955.34
Hong KongHKEX 134683851462.2661.346.130.875.26
OmanMSM 31181258.0666.675.830.835.00
NorwayOSE 2361427960.5955.246.271.804.47
PortugalLISBON 39271669.2359.265.190.894.30
South KoreaKOSDAQ 81152931865.2360.115.010.914.10
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 119653954.6260.004.880.864.02
USNASDAQ 28041882118367.1962.794.360.883.48
SpainIBEX 141885962.4167.054.360.983.39
JapanTOKYO 78635622358071.5063.684.160.793.37
AustraliaASX 115467439958.4159.204.401.053.36
QatarQE 35201157.1455.004.000.653.35
South KoreaKRX 105573547369.6764.354.070.733.34
USOTC PINK 33882310118668.2451.304.901.753.15
MalaysiaBURSA 44123112252.3852.814.191.053.14
Greece ATHENS 79502863.2956.005.802.663.14
SwedenSTOCKHOLM 45327516960.7161.454.281.213.07
USAMEX 40925916563.3363.713.910.883.03
ArgentinaBUE 53322360.3871.883.500.503.00
The World 50159340302086667.8761.293.910.922.99
IndonesiaIDX 2181247556.8860.483.860.932.94
IsraelTASE 2631749466.1654.024.211.342.87
BrazilBOVESPA 29818911163.4258.733.981.112.87
TaiwanGTSM 46326215156.5957.633.680.932.74
EgyptEGX 30421511670.7253.953.671.282.39
FrancePARIS 104070244467.5063.252.990.612.38
TaiwanTWSE 92654433458.7561.402.920.592.33
CanadaTSX 1937129276666.8059.203.160.922.24
BelgiumBRUSSELS 99643964.6560.943.080.862.22
UKLSE 29062000119868.8259.902.970.882.10
USNYSE 69585062313572.7561.932.830.742.09
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM 38226917870.4266.172.620.562.06
RussiaMICEX 87432049.4346.513.121.092.02
Austria WIENERBORSE 44281563.6453.572.640.751.89
ItalyBORSA 1644116067770.7458.212.800.931.87
GermanyXETRA 23981677102069.9360.822.420.761.66
USPREFERRED 27619511370.6557.951.970.451.53
MexicoBMV 2341699472.2255.622.491.051.44
KuwaitKSE 98421942.8645.243.191.981.21
SingaporeSGX 3231608149.5450.632.051.100.95
JordanASE 3920651.2830.002.301.350.95
SwitzerlandSIX 70749127769.4556.421.660.740.92
CanadaTSX-V 2111044249.2940.384.974.060.91
JapanNAGOYA 26131050.0076.921.310.620.69
USAMEX 97477.7857.140.430.000.43
Austria WIENERBORSE 1000.
FOREXFOREX 111100.00100.
CanadaCSE 61016.670.000.002.00-2.00
JapanFUKUOKA 441100.0025.000.252.50-2.25
Patterns Total: How many of this particular pattern has been detected in this period
Confirmed Total: How many of the detected patterns were confirmed and converted into signals
Profitable Signals: The number of the confirmed patterns that have given profitable trades
Confirmation %: The percentage of the confirmed patterns with respect to the total occurrences of this pattern
Profitable Signal %: The percentage of the successful confirmed patterns with respect to the total confirmed patterns
Per Trade Profit %: Total Profits / Total Trades
Per Trade Loss %: Total Losses / Total Trades
Per Trade Net%: (Total Profits–Total Losses) / Total Number of Trades
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