The chart showing Series 1 series.
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This is a five candlestick pattern that starts with three strong black candlesticks. The downtrend continues with the fourth lower close. The next day gaps higher and closes much higher than the previous day or two. This may imply a bullish reversal.
Recognition Criteria
1. The market is characterized by a prevailing downtrend.
2. Three strong black candlesticks occur much like the Three Black Crows pattern.
3. The fourth black candlestick closes also lower but has a long upper shadow.
4. The fifth day is a strong white with an open above the previous day’s body.
Pattern Requirements and Flexibility
The first three days of the Bullish Ladder Bottom are strong black candlesticks with consecutive lower opens and lower closes. The fourth day is a short black candlestick, but it opens higher and trades higher, leaving a long upper shadow, then closes making a new low. The fifth day is a strong white candlestick that makes a body gap with the fourth day.
Trader’s Behavior
There is a considerable downtrend for some time and the bears are happy. Then we see a good downward move. Prices start trading above the opening price and almost reaching to the new high of the previous day, but then they close at another new low. This action is a warning for shorts telling them that the market will not go down forever. The shorts may then be forced to reevaluate their positions and they may start closing their positions on the next day if profits are good. This act is the reason behind the upward gap we see on the last day of the pattern and also the close is considerably higher. If the volume is high on the last day, a trend reversal has probably occurred. However, a confirmation will still be required on the next day.
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 1/1/2016
Stock Exchange 
Per Trade 
Total Net% Descending
TurkeyBIST 148557.1462.5012.630.3812.25
SwedenSTOCKHOLM 16167100.0043.7513.382.1311.25
South KoreaKRX 37261270.2746.1511.621.4210.19
MalaysiaBURSA 42150.0050.0010.000.509.50
IndonesiaIDX 75371.4360.007.200.806.40
TaiwanGTSM 32211265.6357.145.810.715.10
QatarQE 111100.00100.
USAMEX 22191486.3673.685.891.004.89
Hong KongHKEX 33161348.4881.254.630.254.38
IndiaNSE 32191159.3857.895.210.844.37
USNASDAQ 97674369.0764.184.691.153.54
UKLSE 45302266.6773.333.700.603.10
Vietnam HOSE 222100.00100.
TaiwanTWSE 51312160.7867.743.230.422.81
IndiaBSE 63462573.0254.354.071.262.80
BrazilBOVESPA 1810555.5650.004.401.602.80
The World 1567109462269.8156.863.721.052.67
CanadaTSX 62402564.5262.503.300.702.60
RussiaMICEX 65283.3340.004.201.602.60
SingaporeSGX 221100.0050.003.000.502.50
USNYSE 1671227173.0558.202.860.512.35
ChinaSZSE 48382179.1755.263.871.612.26
ChinaSSE 28191167.8657.892.890.632.26
South KoreaKOSDAQ 54421977.7845.243.621.362.26
BelgiumBRUSSELS 443100.0075.003.000.752.25
GermanyXETRA 81562869.1450.
IsraelTASE 129775.0077.783.441.332.11
NorwayOSE 332100.0066.672.330.332.00
UAEUAE 111100.00100.
PakistanKSE 111100.00100.
AustraliaASX 111100.00100.
Hong KongHKEX 111100.00100.
FrancePARIS 36251569.4460.002.280.321.96
JapanTOKYO 1601185873.7549.153.071.391.68
SpainIBEX 52140.0050.003.502.001.50
Poland GPW 64266.6750.004.753.501.25
USPREFERRED 1512780.0058.331.330.251.08
ArgentinaBUE 111100.00100.
BangladeshDSE 209445.0044.441.890.891.00
MalaysiaBURSA 111100.00100.
Saudi ArabiaTADAWUL 76385.7150.001.500.670.83
ItalyBORSA 71482067.6141.671.710.960.75
UKLSE 331100.0033.330.670.000.67
SwitzerlandSIX 1610662.5060.001.300.800.50
ThailandSET 106360.0050.001.671.330.33
PakistanKSE 73242.8666.674.674.330.33
AustraliaASX 2917858.6247.
PhilippinesPSE 128466.6750.
RussiaMICEX 21150.00100.
Poland GPW 1000.
SingaporeSGX 1000.
JapanNAGOYA 1000.
ArgentinaBUE 1000.
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM 109390.0033.330.561.11-0.56
IndonesiaIDX 110100.
CanadaTSX-V 53160.0033.330.672.00-1.33
USOTC PINK 48311364.5841.942.654.65-2.00
MexicoBMV 64066.670.000.002.00-2.00
JapanFUKUOKA 110100.
Greece ATHENS 21050.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 110100.
Austria WIENERBORSE 52140.0050.000.004.00-4.00
CanadaCSE 53060.
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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