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Japanese XAUUSD Candlesticks Patterns Explained

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Brief History

Candlesticks were developed in the 18th century by the legendary rice trader called Homma Munehisa to give an overview of opening, high, low and closing market gold price over a given period of time.

They were used by the legendary rice trader to predict future market xauusd prices. After dominating the rice market, Munehisa eventually moved to the Tokyo exchanges where he gained a huge fortune using this analysis. He is said to have made over 100 consecutive winning trades.

Types of XAUUSD Trading charts

There are three types of charts used in XAUUSD: Line, bar and candlesticks.

Line - plots a continuous line connecting closing xauusd prices of a xauusd.

Japanese XAUUSD Candlesticks Patterns How to Use Japanese Candlesticks in XAUUSD - Understanding Candlestick in XAUUSD

Bars- displayed as sequence of OHCL bars. OHCL represents OPEN HIGH LOW & CLOSE. The Opening gold price is displayed as a horizontal dash on the left and closing gold price as a horizontal dash on the right.

Bar XAU/USD Chart in XAU/USD - Japanese XAUUSD Candlesticks Trading Setups How Do I Use Japanese Candlestick in XAUUSD?

The main disadvantage of a bars is that it is not visually appealing, therefore most xauusd traders don't use them.

Candlesticks - these use the same gold price data as bar xauusd charts (open, high, low, and close). However, they in a much more visually identifiable way which resembles a candle with wicks on both ends.

How to Interpret

The rectangle part is called the body.

The high and low are described as shadows and drawn as poking lines.

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The color is either blue or red

  • (Blue or Green Color) - XAUUSD Prices moved up
  • (Red Color) - XAUUSD Prices moved down

Most trading platforms like the MetaTrader 4, use colors to mark the direction. colors used are blue or green; when gold price moves up, red; when gold price moves down.

XAUUSD Candlestick Vs. Bar Gold Charts - Japanese XAUUSD Candlesticks Patterns How Do I Use Japanese Candlestick in XAUUSD?

Candlesticks Vs. Bars

When candlesticks are used it is very easy to see if the gold price moved up or down as opposed to when a bars are used.

The Japanese techniques also have very many formations that are used to trade the XAUUSD market. These patterns have different technical analysis interpretation and the most common are:

Marubozu XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern and Doji XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern
Spinning Tops
Reversal Patterns
Inverted Hammer XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern and Shooting Star XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern
Piercing Line XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern and Dark Cloud Cover XAUUSD Candlestick Pattern
Morning Star Candlesticks and Evening Star Candlesticks

The above patterns is what makes the Japanese candlesticks popular among technical traders and it is why this type of analysis are the most widely used when it comes to analyzing the gold market. The analysis for these pattern formations in xauusd trading is the same as that one used in stocks trading.

Drawing These Charts on MetaTrader 4

To draw these on the MetaTrader 4, select the charts drawing tools within the "MetaTrader 4 Toolbar" - shown below.

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To view this toolbar on MetaTrader 4 go to "View" Next to file at the top left corner of the MetaTrader 4 Platform, Click "View", Then Click "Toolbars", Then check the "Charts" Button. The above toolbar will appear.

Once the above toolbar, appears you can then select the type you want to convert to, If you want to view using the bar format, click the bar tool button as shown above, for line format click the line tool button, for Japanese candlesticks format click the "candlesticks tool button".

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