Article The Engulfing Pattern

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Candlestick Charting
Candlestick charting originates from Japan, where it was used from the 17th century to examine patterns in the price of rice. Candlestick charting has come a long way since then and is now part of the mainstream technical analysis toolkit. Reading candlesticks is an attempt to understand the collective emotions that drive the financial markets every day.
Candlesticks are formed using the open, high, low and close of a stock or other security. If the close is above the open, then a hollow candlestick (an up day) is drawn. If the close is below the open, then a filled candlestick (a down day) is drawn.

The hollow or filled portion of the candlestick is called the body (also referred to as the "real body"). The long thin lines above and below the body represent the high/low range and are called shadows...

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