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Gravestone Doji

The gravestone doji candlestick pattern represents uncertainty in market direction. It is represented by a long upper tail, a small body with equal open and close prices, and no lower tail.


Gravestone Doji Candlestick Analysis

The gravestone doji candlestick pattern provides signals for a possible reversal in market direction. Therefore, the gravestone doji is most significant when it appears in an established trend. When the gravestone doji appears in an uptrend it represents a bearish signal, indicating a possible reversal to the downside. The opposite is true when the gravestone doji appears in a downtrend – in this case it represents a bullish signal with a possible reversal to the upside.


The gravestone doji candlestick pattern becomes increasingly relevant when the following occur:

  • The gravestone doji is has a long upper tail, a body composed of equal open and close values, and no lower tail.
  • It is preceded by a strong trend.
  • Confirmation candles are used to confirm the reversal.
  • Overbought or oversold indicators confirm a change in market direction.

Forex Trading Ideas

The gravestone doji may be traded alone, or with a combination of signals and/or indicators. For example:

  • Step 1 – Wait for a gravestone doji to appear during an established trend.
  • Step 2 - Confirm the trend reversal with at least one confirmation candle.
  • Step 3 – Further confirm overbought or oversold conditions using the RSI – Relative Strength Index*
  • Once conditions 1 – 3 are met place an entry order.

*Additional confirmation ideas – confirm the gravestone doji formation when it appears outside of the Bollinger Band or when the Stochastic Oscillator signals overbought or oversold conditions.

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