Japanese candlesticks with a long upper shadow, long lower shadow and small real bodies are called spinning tops. The color of the real body is not very important. The small real body whether hollow or filled shows little movement from open to close, and the shadows indicate that both buyers and sellers were fighting but nobody could gain the upper hand.
Even though the session opened and closed with little change, prices moved significantly higher and lower in the meantime. Marubozu means there are no shadows from the bodies. A White Marubozu contains a long white body with no shadows. The open price equals the low price and the close price equals the high price. This is a very bullish candle as it shows that buyers were in control the entire session.
It usually becomes the first part of a bullish continuation or a bullish reversal pattern. A Black Marubozu contains a long black body with no shadows. The open equals the high and the close equals the low. This is a very bearish candle as it shows that sellers controlled the price action the entire session.
It usually implies bearish continuation or bearish reversal. Doji candlesticks have the same open and close price or at least their bodies are extremely short. A doji should have a very small body that appears as a thin line.
Doji candles suggest indecision or a struggle for turf positioning between buyers and sellers. Prices move above and below the open price during the session, but close at or very near the open price. The length of the upper and lower shadows can vary and the resulting forex candlestick looks like a cross, inverted cross or plus sign. If a Doji forms after a series of candlesticks with long hollow bodies like White Marubozus , the Doji signals that the buyers are becoming exhausted and weakening.
Sellers are licking their chops and are looking to come in and drive the price back down. If a Doji forms after a series of candlesticks with long filled bodies like Black Marubozus , the Doji signals that sellers are becoming exhausted and weak.
In order for price to continue falling, more sellers are needed but sellers are all tapped out! Buyers are foaming in the mouth for a chance to get in cheap. While the decline is sputtering due to lack of new sellers, further buying strength is required to confirm any reversal.
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