Upside Gap Two Crows Candlestick Pattern

Candlestick patterns

upside gap two crows
  • The upside gap two crows candlestick pattern is a 3-bar bearish reversal pattern.
  • It appears during an uptrend.

Statistics to prove if the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern really works

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How does the Upside Gap Two Crows behave with a 2:1 target R/R ratio?

Success rate

From our research the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern confirms 55.9% of the time on average overall all the 4120 markets we analysed. Historically, this patterns confirmed within 2.1 candles or got invalidated within 3.1 candles. If confirmed, it reached the 2:1 R/R target 38.6% of the time and it retested it's entry price level 95.8% of the time.
Not accounting for fees, it has an expected outcome of 0.158 $/$. It means for every $100 you risk on a trade with the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern you make $15.8 on average.
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How to handle risk with the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern?


We analysed 4120 markets for the last 59 years and we found 598 occurrences of the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern.
On average markets printed 1 Upside Gap Two Crows pattern every 26 091 candles.

For 2:1 R/R trades, the longest winning streak observed was 7 and the longest losing streak was 9. 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 two crows candlestick pattern?

The upside gap two crows candlestick pattern is a bearish reversal pattern that appears during an uptrend. It has three candles. The first candle appears during an uptrend that has a long increasing body. The second candle is a bearish one that tends to create an upwards gap between the previous open and close. The third decreasing candle totally engulfs the second candle. The third candle of the upside gap two crows pattern also tries to quickly fill the gap, with a bearish movement, between the first two candles. This bearish movement of the third candle further decreases the prices. 

How to identify the pattern? 

The upside gap two crows candlestick pattern is a bearish reversal pattern is a pattern with three days of formation. A trader must look for the following characteristics to correctly identify the upside gap two crows pattern.

  • A long white first candle that represents the continuation of the uptrend and a bearish strong candlestick must follow this candle.
  • A small black or colored second candle with a small real body that gaps up and represents a second bearish day.
  • A bigger black or colored third candle that gaps up totally immerses the second candle because it opens above it and closes below it. It is also necessary for the third candle to close above the first day’s close.

What does the upside gap two crows candlestick pattern tell traders? 

Market understanding is important for successful trading. Traders can improve their market understanding by watch and analyzing the price data and movements in the market. The chart patterns are the most fundamental tools for this purpose. The upside gap two crows pattern is a fascinating chart pattern that also has the potential to clearly portray the picture of the market in front of the traders and technical analysts. During a bullish trend, there is a lot of buying pressure that continues to push prices higher. This is the reason that the first bullish candle of the upside gap two crows pattern forms. The market again opens with a positive gap followed by the finishing of the last candle in the negative territory. This indicates that buying pressure from the bulls has lost control of the selling pressure exerted by the bears. This is the beginning of a downtrend. 

The upside gap two crows candlestick pattern also generates sell signals in the overall trading strategy. Moreover, it also tells about mass psychology. Successive gap ups form during an uptrend or within the bounce of a downtrend. Those successive gap ups close down to force the formation of a black candle that suggests the bulls are losing control and the bears are now in power. Although the upside gap two crows pattern is certainly a foreboding pattern, it is difficult to correctly identify the two crows. However, a confirmation is also required after successfully spotting of the crows. That is the reason that it is always important to use the upside gap two crows pattern in conjunction with other technical analysis tools. 

How does the Upside Gap Two Crows pattern look in real life?

The stock ADP printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1987-02-17. It confirmed on 1987-02-26 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1987-03-05. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 1987-03-10.
The stock BK printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1998-11-19. It confirmed on 1998-11-27 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1998-12-01. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 1998-12-03.
The stock FLS printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2005-06-16. It confirmed on 2005-06-23 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2005-06-28. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2005-07-05.
The stock TFC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2017-06-28. It confirmed on 2017-07-14 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2017-07-20. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2017-07-20.
The cryptocurrency pair BNT/BTC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2019-06-15. It confirmed on 2019-06-15 07:00:00 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2019-06-15 09:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2019-06-15 16:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair BRD/BNB printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2018-01-14 13:00:00. It confirmed on 2018-01-15 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-01-15 01:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2018-01-16 10:00:00.
The cryptocurrency pair BRD/BNB printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2018-01-17 09:00:00. It confirmed on 2018-01-17 14:00:00 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2018-01-17 15:00:00. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2018-01-17 19:00:00.
The stock BAC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2007-08-16. It confirmed on 2007-08-28 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2007-08-29. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2007-10-04.
The stock BK printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2003-07-14. It confirmed on 2003-07-23 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2003-07-31. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2003-10-14.
The stock BSX printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2008-01-16. It confirmed on 2008-01-24 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2008-01-25. Then it failed to reach the 2:1 R/R target and got stopped on 2008-02-04.
The stock NEM printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1990-08-10. It confirmed on 1990-08-24 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1992-07-06. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair IOTA/USDT printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2020-07-14 11:00:00. It confirmed on 2020-07-14 21:00:00 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2020-07-14 22:00:00. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock ABMD printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2003-01-24. It confirmed on 2003-02-04 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2003-02-05. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock AMD printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2005-02-08. It confirmed on 2005-02-16 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2005-02-17. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock FCX printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1997-02-14. It confirmed on 1997-02-26 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 1997-02-27. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock HBAN printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2007-08-16. It confirmed on 2007-08-27 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2007-09-13. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock MYL printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2011-02-25. It confirmed on 2011-03-07 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2011-03-08. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock NWSA printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2015-08-12. It confirmed on 2015-08-19 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2015-10-23. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock O printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2007-04-20. It confirmed on 2007-04-30 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2007-05-03. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The stock VMC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2004-03-31. It confirmed on 2004-04-07 (meaning price closed below entry level). It retested the trade entry level on 2004-04-13. Then it successfully reached the 2:1 R/R target.
The cryptocurrency pair BNT/BTC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2019-05-29 09:00:00. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2019-05-30 03:00:00 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock BAC printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1993-11-05. Unfortunately it invalidated on 1993-11-29 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock CHTR printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2018-01-02. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2018-01-18 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock KO printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 2009-10-06. Unfortunately it invalidated on 2009-10-19 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).
The stock SPGI printed a bearish Upside Gap Two Crows on 1986-10-29. Unfortunately it invalidated on 1986-11-11 before the trade could trigger (it triggered the stop before entering).

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