Mind The Hammer – Japanese Candles Tell All

Can you see the candle formation currently forming on $DXY – The U.S Dollar Index? That’s reversal shit there.

A hammer is a type of bullish reversal candlestick pattern, made up of just one candle, found in price charts of financial assets. The candle looks like a hammer, as it has a long lower wick and a short body at the top of the candlestick with little or no upper wick. In order for a candle to be a valid hammer most traders say the lower wick must be two times greater than the size of the body portion of the candle, and the body of the candle must be at the upper end of the trading range.

When you see the hammer form in a downtrend this is a sign of a potential reversal in the market as the long lower wick represents a period of trading where the sellers were initially in control but the buyers were able to reverse that control and drive prices back up to close near the high for the day, thus the short body at the top of the candle.

After seeing this chart pattern form in the market most traders will wait for the next period to open higher than the close of the previous period to confirm that the buyers are actually in control.

Two additional things that traders will look for to place more significance on the pattern are a long lower wick and an increase in volume for the time period that formed the hammer.

And here’s the kick in the face for those thinking this market is still properly correlated –  stocks taking a hit.

Complete and total gong show out there folks…..stick to what you know and don’t even try to understand it day to day.

I’m full stop and reversal on USD with orders sitting above and below. Japan may well have more to show us this evening….but we’ll just have to wait til then.

When gold and silver mining companies pull back here ( on USD strength ) BOOM! – Entry of a lifetime coming very soon. I shall keep you posted.

 

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2 Responses

  1. rr May 4, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Entry of a lifetime as in to long gold n silver?

    • Forex Kong May 4, 2016 / 8:48 am

      You will need to be patient….as the miners god / silver will now pull back on USD pop but – YES.

      I wil be buying quite aggressively once we see the full extent of the pulback in metals.

      Hope being…..they get completely and totally “killed” here over coming weeks – not days.

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