Powerful Candlestick Patterns: Learn the Three Black Crows

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The candlestick is a way of representing price for a specific time period and is composed of four data points including Open, High, Low and Close (OHLC).

The candlestick patterns can be observed at any time frame but the most influential time frames are the 4 hour, daily and weekly charts. Candles can be used as an entry signal on most charts when combined with other tools and indicators.

This article will explain how to implement an entering strategy using this candlestick pattern with proper risk and reward management.

Figure 1: Three black crows

The Importance of the Three Black Crows Pattern

The “Three Black Crows” candlestick pattern is known as a very strong bearish pattern. Here are key details of this formation:

  • There are three consecutive bearish candles in a row.
  • All three candles break the candle low of preceding candle respectively.
  • The candles are relatively large in size.
  • After the completion of the pattern, the price gradually retraces back to the 50-61.8% retracement level.
  • Price should turn at the Fibs without breaking the top.

The Strategy Rules and Implementing the trading plan:

Here is the strategy explained step by step:

  • Find the exact pattern on the chart.
  • Draw the Fibonacci Tool from the top of first black crow to the low of the last black crow or low of the continuous downfall.
  • Locate the 50% and 61.8% Fibs: both are reliable entry points.
  • Place a short entry order at any of the above Fib levels.
  • Put the SL above the top of first black crow.
  • The target is the same as of the length of the “Three Black Crows”.
  • Last but not least, “believe in the system”. Without confidence, nothing will work.

Figure 2: GBPUSD Bearish Trade Setup

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