Tweezer Top is a two-candle pattern that signifies a potential bearish reversal. The pattern is found during an uptrend. The first candle is long and green, the second candle is red, and its high is nearly identical to the high of the previous candle. The virtually identical highs, together with the inverted directions, hint that bears might be taking over the market.
The bullish version of the Tweezer Top pattern is the Tweezer Bottom candlestick 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.