Upside Gap Three Methods Candlestick Pattern

Candlestick patterns

Upside gap three methods
  • The upside gap three methods candlestick pattern is a 3-bar bearish continuation pattern.
  • It has 2 green candles and a red one.
  • The second candle gaps above the first one.

Statistics to prove if the Upside Gap Three Methods pattern really works

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How does the Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods behave with a 2:1 target R/R ratio?

Success rate

From our research the Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods pattern confirms 38.5% of the time on average overall all the 4120 markets we analysed. Historically, this patterns confirmed within 7 candles or got invalidated within 5 candles. If confirmed, it reached the 2:1 R/R target 37.8% of the time and it retested it's entry price level 94.9% of the time.
Not accounting for fees, it has an expected outcome of 0.133 $/$. It means for every $100 you risk on a trade with the Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods pattern you make $13.3 on average.
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How to handle risk with the Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods pattern?


We analysed 4120 markets for the last 59 years and we found 36 932 occurrences of the Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods pattern.
On average markets printed 1 Upside Gap Three Methods and Downside Gap Three Methods pattern every 422 candles.

For 2:1 R/R trades, the longest winning streak observed was 11 and the longest losing streak was 17. A trading strategy relying solely on this pattern is not advised. Anyway, make sure to use proper risk management.

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What is the Upside Gap Three Methods candlestick pattern?

The upside gap three methods candlestick pattern is a bearish continuation pattern that only occurs during an uptrend. It consists of three candles. The first two candles are long and white in the direction of the prevailing trend. The second black candle creates an upside gap. The third candle fills the gap between the first and the second candle. The upside gap three methods candlestick pattern belongs to the family of the bullish upside Tasuki gap formation. The only difference between the two patterns is that the gap between the two candles of the Tasuki pattern is not filled by the third candle. Technical analysts and experts consider both of these patterns with medium reliability and confirmation must be acquired from any other source.

How to identify this candlestick pattern?

The upside gap three methods candlestick pattern appears only during an uptrend because it is a bullish continuation pattern. It is a three-bar pattern that is very rare and it is a tricky task to identify it. The upside gap three methods pattern has the following characteristics that are helpful to identify it.

  • The prevalent trend in the market must be an uptrend. 
  • The first candle must be white, long, and bullish.
  • The second candle must also be white, long, and bullish creating an upside gap between itself and the first candle. 
  • The third candle must be a bearish one covering the gap between the first and the third candle. 

What does the pattern tell traders? 

The upside gap three methods candlestick pattern is an important pattern even though it has medium reliability. It is a continuation pattern, therefore, it indicates that the bullish trend will continue after a pause. It also shed light on the psychology of the masses involved in trading during the period of its formation.

The upside gap three methods pattern is characterized by a gap that occurs when the market is moving upward. The third candle must fill the gap. The fact that the gap is filled immediately leads traders to believe that the stalemate was temporary and resulting pullback is a profit-taking opportunity. 

Moreover, the appearance of the first bullish candle indicates that the uptrend is continuing with close well above the open creating a long-range real body. This boosts the confidence of the bulls and raises concerns for the bears. The appearance of the second candle justifies the confidence of the bulls at the expense of some serious concerns of the bears. The second candle creates a gap up and resulting buying pressure pushes the prices to new highs. Eventually, profit-taking activities let the third candle fill the gap. Again, after the completion of the upside gap three methods candlestick pattern, the bulls assume that the bullish trend will continue. 

Like all the rest of the candlestick patterns, the upside gap three methods candlestick pattern is also highly useful for extracting valuable information about the market. However, it is imperative to learn about the patterns and identify them correctly to maximize the odds of successful trading.

How does the Upside Gap Three Methods pattern look in real life?

The stock ZBH printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2018-09-25 16:30:00. It confirmed on 2018-09-27 17:30:00 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-09-27 18:30:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2018-09-28 14:30:00.
The stock QRVO printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2015-12-14. It confirmed on 2016-01-05 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2016-03-04. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair BSV/USDT printed a bullish Upside Gap Three Methods on 2020-08-04 14:00:00. It confirmed on 2020-08-05 12:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2020-08-05 13:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2020-08-07 17:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair EOS/USDT printed a bullish Upside Gap Three Methods on 2019-07-24 14:00:00. It confirmed on 2019-07-25 12:00:00 (meaning price closed above entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2019-07-25 13:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2019-07-27 15:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair XLM/USD printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2020-07-27 20:00:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2020-07-28 18:00:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock ADP printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2018-11-20 17:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2018-11-21 15:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock MCHP printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2019-11-06 16:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-11-07 14:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock MYL printed a bearish Downside Gap Three Methods on 2019-01-24 16:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-01-25 14:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock FRC printed a bullish Upside Gap Three Methods on 2018-09-04 16:30:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2018-09-05 14:30:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).

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