The chart showing Series 1 series.
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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 1/1/2018
Stock Exchange 
Per Trade 
Total Net% Descending
MexicoBMV 137653.8585.7110.570.1410.43
MalaysiaBURSA 128466.6750.008.880.258.63
BelgiumBRUSSELS 106560.0083.338.000.337.67
JapanNAGOYA 221100.0050.007.500.007.50
CanadaTSX-V 76385.7150.
PakistanKSE 111100.00100.
SpainIBEX 554100.0080.005.400.205.20
Poland GPW 75471.4380.
ThailandSET 148557.1462.505.380.504.88
BangladeshDSE 107670.0085.714.430.144.29
SwedenSTOCKHOLM 2415962.5060.004.870.604.27
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM 2613850.0061.544.690.624.08
CanadaCSE 111100.00100.
RussiaMICEX 111100.00100.
USOTC PINK 64402162.5052.504.981.403.58
SingaporeSGX 52140.0050.004.000.503.50
ChinaSZSE 106583354.7256.904.260.783.48
FrancePARIS 97533054.6456.603.340.532.81
South KoreaKOSDAQ 38291776.3258.623.861.242.62
Saudi ArabiaTADAWUL 129875.0088.892.670.112.56
ChinaSSE 73442160.2747.734.071.522.55
Hong KongHKEX 40291472.5048.283.831.762.07
TaiwanGTSM 74357.1475.
TaiwanTWSE 2315665.2240.
ChileBCS 111100.00100.
USNYSE 3111999863.9949.252.320.681.63
USAMEX 3023776.6730.432.480.961.52
The World 2717175986464.7449.122.170.881.30
CanadaTSX 104633760.5858.731.700.491.21
AustraliaASX 3016953.3356.251.810.631.19
KuwaitKSE 221100.0050.
UAEUAE 111100.00100.
UAEUAE 21150.00100.
JapanTOKYO 111100.00100.
ChinaSSE 222100.00100.
Hong KongHKEX 111100.00100.
ArgentinaBUE 32266.67100.
PhilippinesPSE 883100.0037.502.131.250.88
UKLSE 129964174.4242.711.710.900.81
JapanTOKYO 2241608571.4353.131.891.090.81
USNASDAQ 162923856.7941.302.181.400.78
SwitzerlandSIX 48391681.2541.031.410.670.74
GermanyXETRA 132813861.3646.911.310.790.52
Vietnam HOSE 72228.57100.000.500.000.50
SingaporeSGX 32266.67100.000.500.000.50
USPREFERRED 3519854.2942.111.160.740.42
South KoreaKRX 67501674.6332.001.080.680.40
RussiaMICEX 1810455.5640.000.900.500.40
BrazilBOVESPA 1510466.6740.
Vietnam HOSE 1000.
ThailandSET 1000.
TaiwanGTSM 1000.
PakistanKSE 1000.
MalaysiaBURSA 1000.
EgyptEGX 1000.
IsraelTASE 1000.
IndonesiaIDX 21050.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 110100.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN 51020.
SwitzerlandSIX 110100.
ChileBCS 1000.
AustraliaASX 1000.
ItalyBORSA 99692769.7039.130.711.06-0.35
IndiaBSE 1710658.8260.001.201.60-0.40
Greece ATHENS 43175.0033.330.331.00-0.67
NorwayOSE 85262.5040.001.001.80-0.80
IndiaNSE 993100.0033.331.672.67-1.00
UKLSE 21050.
QatarQE 32066.670.000.001.00-1.00
Austria WIENERBORSE 129175.0011.110.561.78-1.22
ArgentinaBUE 53060.
TurkeyBIST 65383.3360.000.202.00-1.80
IsraelTASE 127258.3328.570.142.00-1.86
BrazilBOVESPA 21050.
IndonesiaIDX 95155.5620.000.402.60-2.20
JordanASE 221100.0050.001.004.50-3.50
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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