Three White Soldiers

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DEFINITION of 'Three White Soldiers'

A bullish candlestick pattern that is used to predict the reversal of the current downtrend. This pattern consists of three consecutive long-bodied candlesticks that have closed higher than the previous day, with each session's open occurring within the body of the previous candle.

Three White Soldiers

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Three White Soldiers'

These long-bodied candlesticks are a sign of the change in investor sentiment and are used by traders to confirm a shift in momentum. This pattern may form after a period of consolidation, which is still a valid sign of a move higher, but it is not as desirable as it would be if it were found at the end of a prolonged downtrend.

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    A common forex trading strategy implemented when a trader identifies the three black crows pattern is to sell short in accord ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How are Three White Soldiers patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

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