bearish thrusting candlestick


Bearish Thrusting

Direction: Bearish

Type: Continuation

Reliability: Weak

In an established downtrend, day-one of the pattern is a long red candle continuing the trend

Day-two is a blue day that closes into the body (below midpoint) of the previous day

The Thrusting pattern starts by a continuation of the established move. Day two reflects a bullish rally that closes into the body of the previous day, but is not able to trade above the midpoint.

The pattern suggests that sellers have not been weakened by the bull rally and if anything, shorts have simply covered their positions allowing price to rise slightly. Going forward the lack of strength exhibited by buyers would discourage longs to enter the market, and allow the continuation of the downtrend.

Because this patterns signal is so weak, analysts will look for confirmation from bearish moves the following day.

The Bearish Thrusting Pattern is very similar, but weaker than the Bullish Harami and Bullish Engulfing reversal patterns. Where the day-two close on the Thrusting pattern closes below the midpoint, Haramis close hits at or above the midpoint, the Engulfing patterns’ day-two close reach above day-ones open.
Bearish Thrustin vs In Neck and On Neck Continuation Patterns
Visually, the bearish Thrusting looks similar to the On Neck and In Neck Patterns as well.

Strong continuation On-NeckStrong continuation On-Neck
Medium Continuation In-Neck
Medium Continuation In-Neck
Weak Continuation ThrustingWeak Continuation Thrusting
Bullish Reversal Piercing LineBullish Reversal Piercing Line
Each pattern very similar