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 selling decisions.
BEARISH HARAMI CROSS
This is a major bearish reversal pattern, which is even more significant than a regular Bearish Harami. The outline again looks like a pregnant woman, as with the Bearish Harami Pattern. However, now the baby is a Doji. Basically, the pattern is characterized by a white body followed by a Doji that is completely inside the range of the prior white body.
1. The market is characterized by a prevailing uptrend.
2. A white body is observed on the first day.
3. The Doji that is formed on the second day is completely engulfed by the body of the first day.
Pattern Requirements and Flexibility
The Bearish Harami Cross consists of two candlesticks, in which the body of the first white candlestick engulfs the body of the following Doji. The body of the first candlestick may be short.
A bullish mood prevails in the market, and an uptrend is in progress. The first day’s candlestick is a white body, which further supports bullishness. The next day, however, prices open lower than the close, or at the close of the preceding day. What’s worse, the market closes at the same price as it opened. This implies a complete lack of decision, and an imminent reversal in the current uptrend.
Sell/Stop Loss Levels
In the Bearish Harami Cross pattern the first line can be a short candlestick. This causes the confirmation level to change with respect to the body length of the first candlestick:
1. If the first white body is short, then the confirmation level will be the body bottom of the first candlestick.
2. If the first white body is not short, then the confirmation level will be defined as the last close or the midpoint of the white body of the first candlestick, whichever is lower.
Prices should cross below these levels for confirmation.
The stop loss level is defined as the higher of the last two highs. Following the bearish signal, if prices go up instead of going down, and close or make two consecutive daily highs above the stop loss level, while no bullish pattern is detected, then the stop loss is triggered.