Hey traders, in my opinion ignore all chart patterns and candle stick patterns. Instead focus on resistance and support lines, I preach this a lot because of a pair has touched a resistance line, say, 4 times then physics would suggest that that resistance line is a strong one, would need X amount of force to break it. Now put this into trading terms the “force” need to break this resistance line in our example is market behaviour( traders emotions, or bad news,trump took a poop on queens desk, etc).
This is how I trade, I also use Darvas box system which works well for stocks as well, I also use trend lines and that’s it.
Granted I do not have as much time to trade as I used to, hence why I moved more to stocks now as they take less time and I used these tools I’ve said above in stocks, but with stocks I also use a few fundamental quantitative measures as well to show me what my odds are like.