Up-Gap Side By Side White Lines Pattern

Candlestick patterns

up gap side by side white lines
  • The up-gap side by side white lines candlestick pattern is a 3-bar bullish continuation pattern.
  • The first and second lines are separated by a bullish gap.

Statistics to prove if the Up-Gap Side By Side White Lines pattern really works

Are the odds of the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern in your favor?


How does the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines behave with a 2:1 target R/R ratio?

Success rate

From our research the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern confirms 88% of the time on average overall all the 4120 markets we analysed. Historically, this patterns confirmed within 1.1 candles or got invalidated within 6.6 candles. If confirmed, it reached the 2:1 R/R target 33.8% of the time and it retested it's entry price level 98.6% of the time.
Not accounting for fees, it has an expected outcome of 0.013 $/$. It means for every $100 you risk on a trade with the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern you make $1.3 on average.
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How to handle risk with the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern?


We analysed 4120 markets for the last 59 years and we found 64 743 occurrences of the Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern.
On average markets printed 1 Up Gap Side by Side White Lines and Down Gap Side by Side White Lines pattern every 241 candles.

For 2:1 R/R trades, the longest winning streak observed was 18 and the longest losing streak was 52. 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.

What is the Up-Gap Side By Side White Lines candlestick pattern?

The up-gap side by side white lines candlestick pattern is a bullish continuation pattern with three candles. The first and second lines are separated by a bullish gap. The up-gap side by side white lines pattern indicates that buyers are up for covering their positions. It is a very rare pattern that appears very rarely during uptrends. The pattern should be a valid one if you want to base your trading strategies on the up-gap side by side white lines pattern. The validation of this pattern is provided by the next bullish candlestick or candlestick appearing onto the bullish gap.

How to identify the candlestick pattern?

As we have discussed earlier that the up-gap side by side white lines pattern is a very rare pattern. Being rare, it is still one of the most popular continuation patterns. Therefore, it is important for traders to know how to identify it. The up-gap side by side white lines pattern has the following characteristics that must be there in the formation. 

  • There must be a bullish trend as it is a bullish continuation pattern. 
  • The first candle is a white bullish candle.
  • The second must also be a bullish candle and it just gaps up above the body of the first candle. 
  • The third candle is also a white candle that must be approximately equal in size to the second candle. 
  • The second and third candles must be side by side and must have the same opening price. 

What does the up-gap side by side white lines candlestick pattern tell traders? 

All the candlestick chart patterns are unique and differ from each other. They all signal different information about the markets that can be used to increase the odds of getting maximum profits from financial trading. The up-gap side by side white lines candlestick pattern is also another continuation pattern that tells readers about what actually is happening in the market.

As the up-gap side by side white lines pattern appears during an uptrend, the overall market sentiment is a bullish one. All the market participants firmly believe that the market will continue to rise. Hence, the first bullish candle of the up-gap side by side white lines pattern indicates exactly the same idea. The same bullish sentiment goes on to the next day creating a gap up and another bullish candlestick. However, at this point, all the market participants think that market might not be able to continue the uptrend, and eventually, sell orders begin to increase. 

However, the bullish sentiment remains intact and does not yield to the bearish efforts. A great number of bulls still consider the market attractive and they continue to buy. As a result of this bullish response, the market manages to go up and reach around the close of the previous day. As the bullish respond with the full force and again take full control of the market. This indicates that the uptrend will continue. Hence, the up-gap side by side white lines pattern is a very powerful bullish continuation pattern. However, the traders should look for confirmation before initiating a trade on the basis of the up-gap side by side white lines pattern.

How does Up-Gap Side By Side White Lines pattern look in real life?

The cryptocurrency pair FUN/BTC printed a bearish Down Gap Side by Side White Lines on 2018-12-13 19:00:00. It confirmed on 2018-12-14 17:00:00 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-12-14 18:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2018-12-19 03:00:00.
The stock GL printed a bearish Down Gap Side by Side White Lines on 2017-03-21. It confirmed on 2017-04-12 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2017-04-20. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2017-07-14.
The stock XOM printed a bearish Down Gap Side by Side White Lines on 1985-07-01. It confirmed on 1985-07-23 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1985-07-24. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 1985-10-01.
The stock USB printed a bullish Up Gap Side by Side White Lines on 1977-11-15. It confirmed on 1977-12-07 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1978-01-31. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair XVG/BTC printed a bearish Down Gap Side by Side White Lines on 2018-11-21 09:00:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2018-11-22 07:00:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock FITB printed a bullish Up Gap Side by Side White Lines on 1984-08-15. Unfortunately it invalidated on 1984-09-06 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock STE printed a bullish Up Gap Side by Side White Lines on 2019-03-19 15:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-03-20 13:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock VMC printed a bullish Up Gap Side by Side White Lines on 2018-11-08 16:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2018-11-09 14:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).

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