Marubozu Candlesticks

What are Marubozu Candlesticks?

It is a trending candlestick pattern with out an upper shadow as well as a lower shadow. The real body may be short or long. It may be black or white candlestick. It is a simple candlestick pattern made of a single candleline. They exhibit a strong trend with in the given time period.

They can occur any where on the chart. Buy they are more relevant when they occur at the breakout.


How Marubozu Candlesticks are formed?

They can be white or black candlesticks.

When the trend is up, the price opens and with out a even a small down move the price trend up and closes without even a small pull back. That means the price opens at the lowest point for the time period and closes at the highest point for the time period. This produces a long white candle with out a an upper shadow and a lower shadow.

This is called White or Bullish Marubozu Candlestick. Here bulls or buyers are in control from beginning to end. This indicates a strong up trend.

In contrary to this when the trend is down, the price opens and with out a even a small up move the price falls down and closes without even a small pull back. That means the price opens at the highest point for the time period and closes at the lowest point for the time period. This produces a long black candle with out a lower shadow and an upper shadow.

This is called Black or Bearish Marubozu Candlestick. Here bears or sellers are in control from beginning to end. This indicates a strong down trend.


Marubozu Candlestick of Candle Charting for Technical Analysis in Stock Trading

Study how the market has reversed after a bearish marubozu and trended up after a breakout bullish marubozu.


What is the significance of Marubozu Candlesticks?

They signify trending markets. They are created when only supply or demand alone rules the market. The trend is very clear.

In white candles the demand is more than supply right from the beginning till the end. Lack of wicks represent a good up trend. Longer the white body stronger the up trend.

In black candles the supply is more than the demand right from the beginning till the end. Lack of wicks represent a strong down trend. Longer the black body stronger the down trend.

They may appear at anywhere in the chart. But because of their nature, they become more significant, when they appear at the breakout.

Always keep it in mind that the market can reverse the direction after a trending white or black candlestick.


Marubozu Candlestick of Candle Charting for Technical Analysis in Stock Trading with Shaven Top Candlestick and Shaven Bottom Candlestick



Candlesticks with out a body and only shadows are called as Dojis. Candlesticks with only upper wick and real body with out a lower wick are referred as shaven bottom. Candlesticks with only lower wick and real body with out an upper wick are referred as shaven top.

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Related Readings

There are many more simple candlestick patterns used in stock analysis. Some of them are listed below. You may click on the name of each pattern listed below to learn and understand more about them.

  • White Candlestick
    White Candles are bullish lines in candlestick and candlevolume charts. They signify that the closing price is higher than opening price for that time period.
  • Black Candlestick
    Black Candles or black candlesticks are bearish lines in candlestick and candlevolume charts. They signify that the closing price is lower than opening price for that time period.
  • Long Lower Shadow
    Long lower shadow of a candlestick indicates that the bears are loosing power and bulls are gaining power in that time period.
  • Long Upper Shadow
    Long upper shadow of a candlestick indicates that the bulls are loosing power and bears are gaining power in that time period.
  • Hammer
    A Candlestick Hammer is a reversal candlestick pattern with long lower shadow and no upper wick. They are bullish in nature.
  • Spinning Top
    Spinning Top candlestick is a candlestick pattern with small real body. They represent the areas of uncertainty.
  • Doji
    Doji candlestick is a candlestick pattern with out a real body. They represent the areas of uncertainty.
  • Dragonfly Doji
    Dragonfly Doji candlestick is a candlestick pattern with out a real body and upper shadow. They represent the areas of uncertainty.
  • Gravestone Doji
    Gravestone Doji candlestick is a candlestick pattern with out a real body and lower shadow. They represent the areas of uncertainty.
  • Candlevolume
    These are hybrid created by combining the features of Equivolume charts and Candlestick charts. The effect of high volume is pictorially emphasized.


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