Rickshaw Man Candlestick Pattern: Definition

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Rickshaw man candlestick pattern

The Rickshaw Man candlestick pattern is very similar to the Long-Legged Doji pattern. A Long-Legged Doji pattern is the one that has a closing and opening price happening at or in the middle of the shadows. The high and low prices are far apart and make very long wicks. When opening and closing are almost similar, it creates a Doji. Hence, the Rickshaw Man pattern appears on the chart as a Doji body with a long candle. 

The difference between the Rickshaw Man and the Long-Legged Doji is that a Rickshaw Man pattern has the body near the midpoint of the candle. The Rickshaw Man pattern appears when bears and bulls try and control market prices at different times but during the same period. This creates a long trading range that is exhibited by the long candle of the pattern. 

It must be remembered that the Rickshaw Man only alludes towards indecision in the market. It shows that supply and demand are in a state of equilibrium. Technical experts and analysts consider this pattern not a highly reliable pattern unless used with other technical indicators. 

  • The Rickshaw man pattern is a candlestick pattern with long wick and tail and a small body in the middle.
  • It shows indecision in the market.

Statistics to prove if the Rickshaw Man pattern really works

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How does the Rickshaw Man behave with a 2:1 target R/R ratio?

Success rate

From our research the Rickshaw Man pattern confirms 41.2% of the time on average overall all the 4120 markets we analysed. Historically, this patterns confirmed within 3.1 candles or got invalidated within 2.5 candles. If confirmed, it reached the 2:1 R/R target 43.5% of the time and it retested it's entry price level 85.4% of the time.
Not accounting for fees, it has an expected outcome of 0.304 $/$. It means for every $100 you risk on a trade with the Rickshaw Man pattern you make $30.4 on average.
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How to handle risk with the Rickshaw Man pattern?


We analysed 4120 markets for the last 59 years and we found 555 203 occurrences of the Rickshaw Man pattern.
On average markets printed 1 Rickshaw Man pattern every 28 candles.

For 2:1 R/R trades, the longest winning streak observed was 30 and the longest losing streak was 157. A trading strategy relying solely on this pattern is not advised. Anyway, make sure to use proper risk management.

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Keep in mind all these informations are for educational purposes only and are NOT financial advice.

How does the Rickshaw Man candlestick pattern form? 

As we have discussed earlier that security’s price is controlled by both bears and bulls at different times but during the same period. This disparity creates a very long leg of the Rickshaw Man pattern. The opening and closing prices remain almost at the same level forming a Doji. 

How to identify a Rickshaw Man candlestick pattern? 

It is not that easy to identify the Rickshaw Man pattern because the price trend leading to the pattern is not mandatory. You should look for a single candle line with a small Doji-like body and long wicks at either side of the body. The body of the candle is near the midpoint of the candlestick. You should also look for opening and closing prices that are within the pennies of each other. 

What does the pattern tell traders? 

The behavior of the Rickshaw Man pattern amounts to indecision. It behaves just like the Doji patterns that show the indecision and state of equilibrium in the market. Similar opening and closing prices illustrate the reason behind the inability of traders to take decisions. When expert traders see the Rickshaw Man pattern, they cannot decide their move. They are compelled to sit on the side-line and wait.

How to trade a Rickshaw Man candlestick pattern? 

Technical analysts and experts suggest that the Rickshaw Man candlestick pattern must be used with other technical indicators, chart patterns, or price action analysts to observe a changing trend or continuation. They do not consider this pattern reliable to be used in isolation. Let us try to understand the trading of a Rickshaw Man pattern. For example, during a current uptrend, the prices begin to fall. In this scenario, the Rickshaw Man pattern in conjunction with an oversold stochastic signal that the low of the downtrend is near. When the prices begin to move up, the Rickshaw Man pattern and signals of other indicators are confirmed.

How does the Rickshaw Man pattern look in real life?

The cryptocurrency pair DOGE/BTC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-12-06 07:00:00. It confirmed on 2019-12-07 03:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2019-12-07 04:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2019-12-22 19:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair ENG/BTC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2018-07-01 06:00:00. It confirmed on 2018-07-02 02:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-07-02 05:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2018-07-06 03:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair GNT/BTC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-01-10 16:00:00. It confirmed on 2019-01-11 12:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2019-01-11 13:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2019-01-13 21:00:00.
The stock CNC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-01-17 19:30:00. It confirmed on 2019-01-18 15:30:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2019-01-18 18:30:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2019-01-23 16:30:00.
The stock ZBH printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2016-12-15. It confirmed on 2017-01-04 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-12-20. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair COS/BTC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2020-07-03 18:00:00. It confirmed on 2020-07-04 14:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2020-07-04 15:00:00. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair STORM/BTC printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2020-02-18 13:00:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2020-02-19 09:00:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock XYL printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-02-07 18:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-02-08 14:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock XYL printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-08-27 17:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-08-28 13:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock ZBH printed a bullish Rickshaw Man on 2019-08-21 17:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-08-22 13:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).

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