Heikin-Ashi Strong Selling Pressure

Last Updated: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:01:01

Heikin-Ashi Candlesticks are an offshoot from Japanese candlesticks. Heikin-Ashi Candlesticks use the open-close data from the prior period and the open-high-low-close data from the current period to create a combo candlestick.

The resulting candlestick filters out some noise in an effort to better capture the trend. In Japanese, Heikin means 'average' and 'ashi' means 'pace' (EUDict.com). Taken together, Heikin-Ashi represents the average-pace of prices.

Heikin-Ashi Candlesticks are not used like normal candlesticks. Dozens of bullish or bearish reversal patterns consisting of 1-3 candlesticks are not to be found.

Instead, these candlesticks can be used to identify trending periods, potential reversal points and classic technical analysis patterns.

A long filled Heikin-Ashi candlestick shows strong selling pressure over a two day period. Absence of an upper shadow also reflects selling pressure.

Contributor: AK.

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