Rising three methods patterns are bullish. They are essentially the candlesticks that we find inside bull flag patterns. The flag pole consists of either a big bullish candle or several candles where price moves up consecutively. Next, there are three smaller bearish candles that create the pullback within the pattern. Look for a breakout when price breaks above the third pullback candle and holds that level.
What Are Rising Three Methods Patterns?
A rising three methods pattern consists of a larger bullish candlestick which forms the flag pole. It’s then followed by three smaller consolidation candles, completing the flag. You will see many rising three methods patterns that consolidate near support levels, and then when support holds, watch for price action to break out of the flag.
These patterns are comprised of five candlestick chart patterns. The rising three methods pattern is a bullish pattern. So if you’re a bear, you will not like seeing this pattern show up on your charts when you are short!
This is an example of a rising three methods pattern. The blue candlesticks are bullish and the orange candlesticks are bearish. You’ll see that this is a bull flag pattern. The two blue candlesticks formed the flag pole. The three bearish candlesticks were consolidation candles, which formed the flag. Then there was the bullish breakout candle, which would have been your entry long. Traders would put their stop levels if the price failed the breakout and closed below the flag area.
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Why Are They So Popular?
For starters, these patterns are used to predict a continuation of a trend. This type of pattern is a little larger than most small patterns.
Rising three methods patterns are made up of five candlesticks. The first candlestick is a large green candlestick. This candlestick occurs as a part of a bullish uptrend.
The fifth candlestick in the pattern is another bullish candlestick. As a result, this one creates a new high. That, in turn, suggests that the bulls are back in full control.
Those three small bearish candlesticks in the middle of this pattern are consolidation. Then, the bullish trend is back on. This pattern shows sellers lack confidence to reverse the trend, and buyers are still in control. The rising three methods patterns are bullish.
In the chart above, $NFLX had a nice Rising three methods pattern, which led to a strong rally following its completion; the chart above is created with TrendSpider, one of the best automatic candlestick pattern recognition tools.
Notice how $NFLX was in a nice daily uptrend and consolidated after a huge move from mid-May to the beginning of April. After the pattern formed, three white soldiers formed as the stock aggressively ran. Looking at the breakout area above the rising three methods, you’ll notice another big bull flag pattern. It is the same thing with the preceding pattern before. So, the rising three patterns in this example had two major bull flags patterns before and after.
Regarding the rising three methods pattern, I want to ensure that the stock is not at resistance when this pattern forms. The trader wants the stock to have room to move when going long.
How Do Your Trade Rising Three Methods Patterns?
- Watch for a bullish candlestick that forms a flag pole
- Look for three consolidation candles that hold support levels
- Once the price breaks above the 3rd consolidation candle, take entry at a break of high
- Watch if the price can break above the high of the flag pole
- Use candlestick close below 3rd candle as your stop
In the chart above, an hourly three methods pattern emerged, leading to slight continuation before exhausting in the supply zone. Note how the price trended above the 9EMA on the monthly time frame. The rising three methods do not always continue after completion; patterns fail!
You’ll notice several major cup and handle and inverse head and shoulders patterns in this picture, with a bigger overall cup pattern that failed. The handle was extended for a while below the supply zone, and price action attempted to move back up to that level again but created a tweezer top failure and, ultimately, the breakdown of the cup and handle.
Frequently Asked Questions
This consists of three green or white consecutive candlesticks, each with a close higher than the previous. This pattern is known as the three white soldiers or three advancing soldiers. It shows that the bulls are in control. Be aware of a possible reversal on the fourth or fifth candle. Price action often gets overextended, so be aware of a potential reversal after three consecutive bullish candlesticks.
The three candle rule is when three consecutive bullish candlesticks form the three white soldiers pattern. It's important to watch for a possible reversal because of price overextention. Often, the short sellers or bears come in on the fourth candlestick.