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Hammer Candlestick

Candlestick pattern that develops when a security trades significantly lower than its opening, but rallies within the period to close near the opening price. This pattern forms a hammer-shaped candlestick, in which the lower shadow is at least twice the size of the real body. The body of the candlestick represents the difference between the open and closing prices, while the shadow shows the high and low prices for the period. When the hammer appears at the bottom of a downtrend or after a series of red candles, and possibly in oversold conditions, this indicates that a reversal is about to occur. In this case the hammer pattern is a bullish reversal. However, further bullish confirmation is required.

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