Glossary Term

Long Shadows

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In technical analysis, long shadows are candlesticks with long upper or lower wicks and small real bodies. This type of candle occurs when there is a lot of one-sided buying or selling pressure during the period, but it retraces before the close and heads back to the opening price. A bullish long shadow drops after opening but the bulls recover and send the price back up to just above where it opened. A bearish long shadow candle rises upon opening but bears send the price back down throughout the session, causing it to close just below where it opened.

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