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Gravestone Chart Pattern


The Gravestone indicates that the prior trend is about to end and may reverse or move sideways. The Gravestone is mostly seen as a top pattern indicating the end of an uptrend. This pattern is an indication of a financial instrument's SHORT-TERM outlook.



The Gravestone consists of a long Upper Shadow and no Real Body (that is the open is equal to the close for the session). There should be no Lower Shadow for a Gravestone.



Trading Considerations

A small Lower Shadow is acceptable.

A small Real Body is acceptable.


Criteria that Supports

The longer the Upper Shadow the more significant the pattern.


Criteria that Refutes

If a Lower Shadow exists and is too long then it will reduce the significance of this pattern.

If a Real Body exists and is too large then it will reduce the significance of this pattern.