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 selling decisions.
This is a five candlestick pattern that starts with three strong white candlesticks. The uptrend continues with the fourth higher close. The next day gaps lower and closes much lower than the previous day or two. This may imply a bearish reversal.
Recognition Criteria
1. The market is characterized by a prevailing uptrend.
2. Three strong white candlesticks occur much like the Three White Soldiers pattern.
3. The fourth white candlestick closes also higher but has a long lower shadow.
4. The fifth day is a strong black with an open below the previous day’s body.
Pattern Requirements and Flexibility
The first three days of the Bearish Ladder Top are strong white candlesticks with consecutive higher opens and higher closes. The fourth day is a short white candlestick, but it opens lower and trades lower, leaving a long lower shadow, then closes making a new high. The fifth day is a strong black candlestick that makes a body gap with the fourth day.
Trader’s Behavior
There is a considerable uptrend for some time and the bulls are happy. Then we see a good upward move. Prices start trading below the opening price and almost reaching to the new low of the previous day, but then they close at another new high. This action is a warning for the bulls telling them that the market will not go up forever. The bulls may then be forced to reevaluate their positions and they may start taking profits. This act is the reason behind the downward gap we see on the last day of the pattern and also the close is considerably lower. A trend reversal has probably occurred. However, a confirmation will still be required on the next day.
Sell/Stop Loss Levels
The confirmation level is defined as the last close. Prices should cross below this level for confirmation.

The stop loss level is defined as the last high. 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.
Pattern Performance in Stock Exchanges since 1/1/2016
Stock Exchange 
Per Trade 
Total Net% Descending
JapanNAGOYA 221100.0050.007.500.007.50
USOTC PINK 45281962.2267.867.681.216.46
PakistanKSE 111100.00100.
South KoreaKOSDAQ 19131068.4276.925.850.315.54
SpainIBEX 554100.0080.004.400.204.20
SingaporeSGX 42250.00100.
RussiaMICEX 111100.00100.
ChinaSSE 53291754.7258.625.621.663.97
SwedenSTOCKHOLM 1910652.6360.004.100.703.40
ChinaSZSE 64382359.3860.533.890.633.26
ThailandSET 94244.4450.003.500.503.00
CanadaTSX-V 443100.0075.003.750.753.00
TaiwanGTSM 42250.00100.002.500.002.50
MalaysiaBURSA 107370.0042.862.710.292.43
Saudi ArabiaTADAWUL 118772.7387.502.380.132.25
BangladeshDSE 74357.1475.
Poland GPW 64366.6775.
Hong KongHKEX 2217877.2747.
UKLSE 92703276.0945.712.470.801.67
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM 2010550.0050.002.100.701.40
South KoreaKRX 3113641.9446.152.381.001.38
USNYSE 2571637763.4247.242.110.761.35
CanadaTSX 75422256.0052.381.740.521.21
MexicoBMV 85462.5080.001.400.201.20
The World 1806116359264.4050.902.050.881.17
JapanTOKYO 1461046071.2357.692.030.901.13
FrancePARIS 72412256.9453.661.590.491.10
KuwaitKSE 221100.0050.
UAEUAE 111100.00100.
UAEUAE 21150.00100.
ArgentinaBUE 32266.67100.
Hong KongHKEX 111100.00100.
JapanTOKYO 111100.00100.
ChinaSSE 222100.00100.
USPREFERRED 28201071.4350.
RussiaMICEX 158453.3350.001.130.380.75
USAMEX 2015575.0033.331.600.870.73
GermanyXETRA 97663268.0448.481.230.710.52
SingaporeSGX 32266.67100.000.500.000.50
Vietnam HOSE 62233.33100.000.500.000.50
SwitzerlandSIX 39301276.9240.001.200.700.50
AustraliaASX 2213859.0961.541.080.620.46
USNASDAQ 124702956.4541.431.961.500.46
BrazilBOVESPA 119481.8244.442.331.890.44
TurkeyBIST 54380.0075.
IsraelTASE 1000.
IndonesiaIDX 21050.
Greece ATHENS 221100.0050.000.500.500.00
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 110100.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 41025.
SwitzerlandSIX 110100.
AustraliaASX 1000.
BelgiumBRUSSELS 53260.0066.670.670.670.00
EgyptEGX 1000.
Vietnam HOSE 1000.
PakistanKSE 1000.
TaiwanGTSM 1000.
ItalyBORSA 81532065.4337.740.721.15-0.43
Austria WIENERBORSE 42050.
TaiwanTWSE 1611368.7527.270.360.91-0.55
IndiaBSE 128566.6762.501.251.88-0.63
QatarQE 32066.670.000.001.00-1.00
UKLSE 21050.
PhilippinesPSE 772100.0028.570.141.43-1.29
IndiaNSE 662100.0033.332.003.33-1.33
IndonesiaIDX 74157.1425.000.502.25-1.75
BrazilBOVESPA 21050.
ArgentinaBUE 220100.
IsraelTASE 74157.1425.000.253.00-2.75
JordanASE 221100.0050.001.004.50-3.50
NorwayOSE 53160.0033.330.003.67-3.67
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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