# Candlestick chart and moving average

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Basically Candlestick charts give a 5D representation of data. There are 5 independent variables here

• Open The opening price
• Close The closing price
• High  The highest price reached
• Low   The lowest price reached
• Time frame The time duration of each candle e.g. 5min, 1day, 1 week

Please take those Bullish(Green, Opening Price < Closing Price) and Bearish(Red, Closing Price < Opening Price) words by their face value as individual candles can't suggest whether there's a bullish or bearish thing going on.

Example:

Chart Source: Zerodha Kite, Scrip name Polycab, 1 Day chart.

This is how candlesticks look like in real life. Here every candlestick = capture of data points e.g. open, high, low and close in 1 day. 1st one is a red candle. The opening was at 4420.7, low was at 3801, close was at 3878.45 and high was at 4420.7. Check opening and high are the same here. Check the second candlestick. It is a green candlestick. The closing price > the opening price.

Chart Source: Zerodha Kite, Scrip name Polycab, 1 Day chart.

Don't try to infer anything. But this is what a real world chart looks like.

Chart Source: Zerodha Kite, Scrip name Polycab, 1 Week chart.

In the above chart every candlestick represents (Open High Low Close) data points over 1 Week.

Just google about green n red candle, you will get better explanations.

Moving Averages:

What do we mean by the term average? = (Sum of values)/(Number of values)

• 12, 13, 13.5, 12.9, 12.8, 14, 14.1, 14.4, 14.7, 14.75, 14.9, 15  (12+13+13.5)/3 = 12.833
• 12, 13, 13.5, 12.9, 12.8, 14, 14.1, 14.4, 14.7, 14.75, 14.9, 15  (13+13.5+12.9)/3 = 13.13
• 12, 13, 13.5, 12.9, 12.8, 14, 14.1, 14.4, 14.7, 14.75, 14.9, 15  this is your task 13.06 (How?)
• and so on

3 rows of individual numbers and average of three consecutive underlined numbers are shown above. Check the second row, the place, under which the underline has been started, has been shifted 1 place to the right. Same thing has happened in the third row. Right? This is how a moving average (Simple) works. It takes account of closing prices (default setting, which can be changed) and the software plots its locus on the chart itself as you can see the red (50 EMA) and yellow (200 EMA) lines.

Significance of moving average

Though moving average derives its value from the price itself, the price tries to track the moving average. That's a theory and it mostly works but there are anomalies.

Source: Zerodha Kite, Nifty, 1 Day

Death Cross: When lower time frame moving average (here 50) crosses higher time frame moving average (here 200) and goes below it then the condition is called Death Cross. (Red Circle)

Golden Cross: When 50 EMA crosses up 200 EMA then the condition is called Golden Cross. (Yellow Circle)

There are already premade screeners in Stockedge, Trendlyne-Golden, Trendlyne-Death, Screener-Golden, Screener-Death, Chartink-manually search for it, Tradingview - you gotta set it up.

This is the first step towards reading a candlestick chart.

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Bhai these things work ?

Never had keen interest in technical analysis, although did a few courses on it (basics and intermediate level).

I dont know why (reading charts) feels like shooting in empty air, i.e. tukka.

I know its a perspective problem but asking as a learner.

"I dont know why (reading charts) feels like shooting in empty air, i.e. tukka."

That's because you are an investor not a trader. There is nothing wrong with that. Your main objective is to make money(whose isn't?). That's why trading feels like a headache coming in.

Trading is a whole passion, you have got to love it to learn it, like most things in life.

You can learn if you buck down and try but being an investor is also hugely rewarding,  as you get to follow other passions and still make money with stock market.

Works bhai. It works. Because it's purely mathematics. 🙂🙂🙂

@bikidas2060 • Can you predict future ( of a stock price) with just math? That too just simple math!

• If Yes then Why wouldn't talented mathematicians and  computers ( Algorithms and Neural network based prediction )  work  far better than any average human brain individually or collectively can achieve?

• If markets rise and fall by the world events and human (investor and day traders) emotions/intuitions What math do you apply to measure and predict that?
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Good post bhai. 20 EMA & 50 EMA on Weekly basis are Laxman Rekha.
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Bhai these things work ?

Never had keen interest in technical analysis, although did a few courses on it (basics and intermediate level).

I dont know why (reading charts) feels like shooting in empty air, i.e. tukka.

I know its a perspective problem but asking as a learner.

Works bhai. It works. Because it's purely mathematics. 🙂🙂🙂

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Nice and informative Bhai

Chalo fatafat ab TV premium bhi dedo bhai ♥️

Good bro 👍👍👍, aise hi training dete raho, I'm also trying to learn these days. The chart plays a very important role in getting the right time to enter and exit.

You can tag me next time. Thanks.

Great analysis of candlestick patterns 👏 I am still a novice and trying to learn gradually.Vu & bookmarked.

Every chart respects different ema(50,100,150,200 etc) and we can trade in cash market on such indicators.

Emotional stability (psychology) far important that any Analysis

Nicely said

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@bikidas2060 any PA book suggestion ?

currently tempted to read al brooks

Bhai PA book kya hai? 😲

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Thanks

Good Post Bhai, vu

Very informative, Vu.

It works but u need to be with one setup don't try to follow multiple things.

These are just basics. Knowing these alone won't make you profitable as a trader. Try to delve into greeks and learn reading data flows.

If you dont know basics you won't be able to know the advanced stuff.

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I am more of an investor than trader and don't have enough energy for trading, But I was talking to analytics guy (10+ YOE in FAANG) and he showed me Tom Demark Sequential. The setups seems like accurate if you use some fundamentals along with TA. If anyone into trading, have a look at TD indicators.

Thanks Bhai

Nice information

What are alternates of charting platforms. I use Tradingview, used premium for some time, but it is expensive. Free version is very basic and has a lot of restrictions

Use chartink

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Thanks. I'll be delving deeper into TA from start of next month. Timing is important in market - though it's not possible to have full control over it, still it helps considerably to have more insight of levels.

If you can share a link to a video of setting these parameters in trading view it will be helpful.

Thank u

While it was interesting to read this informative piece... I have my own apprehensions of how these things are actually effective

COVID ke time market was at 50-80% discount..kaunsa candle use kiye ? And everyone Darr k bhaag gai

Only candles in balcony

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VU + KG Bhai. Please tag me too in your Guides & Tutorials from next time. 🙏🏻

Thanks