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DEFINITION of 'Harami Cross'

A trend indicated by a large candlestick followed by a doji that is located within the top and bottom of the candlestick's body. This indicates that the previous trend is about to reverse.

Harami Cross

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Harami Cross'

A Harami cross can be either bullish or bearish, depending on the previous trend. The appearance of a Harami Cross, rather than a smaller body, increases the likelihood that the trend will reverse.

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