Three White Soldiers Patterns

Three White Soldiers Pattern

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Three white soldiers patterns are bullish patterns. Where do they get their name from?  The Japanese originally called them three red soldiers, but in the western world, we used white candles, so we called them three white soldiers. For awhile, during world war 2, they were often called three marching soldiers. It is not so important what color or name this pattern has, but it is important that you can remember it when see it on the chart.

These patterns are a three candlestick pattern that takes place near support levels. All three candlesticks are bullish and are either green or white on stock charts. The second bullish candlestick closes above the first. Then, the third candlestick closes above the 2nd. Look for possible continuation if price breaks above third candle and holds. 

What Are Three White Soldiers Patterns?

Three white soldiers patterns are made up of all bullish candlesticks. Each bullish candlestick has a close that is higher than its opening price and closes above the previous candle. They are typically either green or white on a chart.

Three white soldiers patterns aka three advancing soldiers patterns are three candlestick patterns found on stock charts. This pattern is considered to be a bullish reversal pattern.

Three white soldiers patterns are made up of three consecutive bullish candlesticks. Each candlestick should open inside the previous day’s candle as well as have a close that is higher than the day before.

Three White Soldiers Patterns

The candlesticks in this pattern should either have no wicks or very small.

Since three white soldiers patterns are seen as a reversal pattern, this pattern usually means a strong change in the way traders feel about as security has occurred. The bears are too tired to continue the downtrend and the bulls come in to bat clean up.

The bulls push price higher for three days in a row. This in turn make the reversal a strong one. The stock has officially gone from a bearish one to a bullish stock.

The three white soldiers pattern is typically seen as more useful for long term traders because it takes three days to form. When this pattern forms it is a pretty reliable signal. However like every pattern; it can fail at any moment. Therefore, it is always important to wait for confirmation and pair the information the chart is telling to create the best game plan for the situation. 

How to Trade Three White Soldiers Patterns

  • Go long when price breaks above the high of the 3rd bullish candlestick
  • Use a candlestick close below the 2nd candlestick as a stop level

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