Morning Star Candlestick – Formation, Trading, Limitations & Use-ok

Morning Star candlestick is a triple candlestick pattern that indicated bullish reversal.

It is formed at the bottom of a downtrend and it gives us a warning sign that the ongoing downtrend is going to reverse.

It consists of three candles; the first one being a bearish candlestick, the second one can be bullish or bearish with a small body, and the third one is a bullish candle.

Let us discuss this triple candlestick pattern’s meaning, formation, and trading techniques.

What is Morning Star Candlestick Pattern?

A morning star is a candlestick pattern that consists of three candlesticks.

A morning star is formed after a downward trend and signals the beginning of an upward movement of prices.

It is a signal of a reversal in the prior price trend.

Traders should analyze the formation of a morning star and then seek confirmation that a reversal is confirmed using technical indicators.

Formation of Morning Star:

The formation of this candlestick pattern is as below:

morning star candlestick pattern

What does Morning Star Candlestick Pattern tell us?

When the market is in a bearish trend, most traders expect that it is going to continue down further.

The current market sentiment is bearish, and traders are either shorting or out of the market waiting for a bullish trend to start.

When the first candle of the morning star forms, this sentiment holds one.

When the second candle is formed, then the market seems to be another bearish day as the candle gaps down.

As the market has gone down quite a lot, some traders may begin to think that it is going to reverse.

They start assuming that reverse must be coming, as it has continued down for some time.

Due to this the buying pressure increases and it makes it harder for the bears to continue pushing the prices down.

The market closes around where it opened, and thus creates a Doji candlestick pattern.

The third-day candle confirms that the bulls have taken control over the prices.

The market gaps up and more people are expecting the trend to get reverse.

Due to this sentiment, the third candle is a bullish candlestick.

Trading with the Morning Star:

As we have discussed above that we should trade morning star with other technical indicators.

Let us discuss some trading strategies:

Bollinger Bands:

As we have discussed, the morning star is formed after a bearish trend and signals bullish reversal.

When using the Bollinger bands, one should enter the trade when the morning is formed below the lower Bollinger band.

We usually find the middle candle to be below  the lower Bollinger band.

bollinger band chart

From the daily chart of Nifty 50, we can see that after a downtrend, the morning star is formed, with the middle candle below the lower Bollinger Band.

One can enter the trade after the complete formation of the morning star.

Relative Strength Index:

For this strategy, we will be using 5 periods RSI.

We will enter into the buy position when the RSI moves above 30, from below with the formation of morning star on the chart.

From the daily chart of Nifty 50 above, we can how the RSI crosses 30 when the morning star is formed.

rsi morning star

Difference between Morning Star and Evening Star

The evening star is the opposite of a morning star.

The evening star is a long bullish candle that is followed by a short bearish or bullish one and then a long bearish one.

It indicates reversal to bearish trend whereas the morning star indicates reversal to the bullish trend.

To know about other candlesticks, read our blog on All 35 Candlestick Chart Patterns in the Stock Market-Explained

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