Kicking Pattern - Candlestick Reversal Pattern

Kicking pattern - Bullish & Bearish Candlestick Reversal Pattern

The kicking pattern is a two-bar candlestick reversal pattern. The Japanese called it "kicking" because when you look at the chart it appears as though the price is kicking away the current trend. A bullish kicking pattern is comprised of a black marubozu (red candlestick) followed by a white marubozu (green candlestick). Below are the requirements for the pattern:

A marubozu of one color follows a marubozu of another color
There is a gap between each marubozu

Bullish Kicking Pattern Charting Example

Traders should wait for the high of the white marubozu (green candlestick) to be exceeded prior to taking a long position.

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Bearish Kicking Pattern Charting Example

Traders should wait for the low of the black marubozu (red candlestick) to be exceeded prior to taking a short position.

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