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 decisions.
BEARISH STOP LOSS
This is not a standard candlestick pattern. It is simply the stop loss compliment of all the confirmed bullish patterns. The conditions for the activation of the Bearish stop loss are two consecutive lows or a close below the stop loss level of a recently confirmed bullish pattern.
1. A bullish pattern is detected, and its confirmation and stop loss levels are established.
2. The pattern, then, is confirmed and a BUY signal is issued.
3. Prices either close once below the stop loss level, or test lows below the stop loss level in two consecutive days.
4. The Bearish stop loss is triggered.
Pattern Requirements and Flexibility
All bullish candlesticks are accompanied by a specific stop loss level, which becomes active when the pattern is confirmed. A bullish confirmation consequently may lead to a bullish BUY signal. 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. Once triggered, the stop loss level of the recently confirmed bullish pattern starts acting as the confirmation level of a bearish pattern itself. The system then seeks a bearish confirmation to issue a SELL or SHORT signal. Prices must cross below the stop loss level for the bearish confirmation of the triggered stop loss.
In the chaotic environment of the stock market, it is hard to claim that all bullish bets will be successful. Most bullish bets based on confirmed candlestick patterns will be profitable though. However, some candlestick patterns may lead to false trades, some of which are bull traps. This is exactly where the stop loss comes into the picture. It serves as a safety valve for the bulls cutting the potentially devastating losses to a minimum level. According to the statistics, the trades based on the Bearish stop loss confirmations are as successful as the other candlestick pattern based signals. If confirmed, they should never be avoided.
Sell/Stop Loss Levels
The confirmation level is defined as the stop loss level of the recently confirmed bullish candlestick pattern. Prices should cross below this level for the confirmation of the Bearish stop loss.