Upside Tasuki Gap is a three-candle pattern found in an uptrend that usually hints at the continuation of the uptrend. The first candle is long and green, followed by a smaller green candle with its opening price that gaps above the body of the previous candle. The third candle is red and it closes inside the gap created by the first two candles, unable to close it fully. The bear’s inability to close the gap hints that the uptrend might continue.
The bearish version of the Upside Tasuki Gap pattern is the Downside Tasuki Gap candlestick pattern.
Traditionally, this candlestick pattern is recognized in conjunction with a specific trend direction, i.e. it might be important for the pattern if the price has been generally going up or down. The ‘Detect Trend Based On’ option allows you to specify which of the following methods to use to detect the trend:
By comparing two different SMAs, the 'SMA50, SMA200' option only detects stronger trends. When the trend is weak and the condition above is not met, no patterns will be detected. In contrast, the 'SMA50' option will also detect weaker trends.