When a specified security notably moves lower after the open, but continues to rally to close above the intraday low, a Hanging Man candlestick will form. The candlestick will resemble a square, attached to a long stick-like figure. It is referred to as a Hanging Man if the candlestick forms during an advance.
The bullish version of the Hanging Man candlestick pattern is the Hammer 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.