Bullish Harami Pattern

Bullish Harami Cross Pattern is a doji preceded by a long black real body. The Bullish Harami Cross Pattern is a major bullish reversal pattern. It is more significant than a regular Bullish Harami Pattern.

Recognition Criteria:

1. Market is characterized by downtrend.
2. Then we see a long black candlestick.
3. Long black candlestick is followed by a doji completely engulfed by the real body of the first day. The shadows (high/low) of the doji may not be necessarily contained within the first black body, though it’s preferable if they are.


The Bullish Harami Cross Pattern is a strong signal of disparity about the market’s health. During a downtrend, the heavy selling reflected by a long, black real body; is followed by a doji next day. This shows that the market is starting to severe itself from the prior downtrend.

Important Factors:

The Bullish Harami Pattern is not a major reversal pattern, however the Bullish Harami Cross Pattern is a major upside reversal pattern. Short traders will not be wise to ignore the significance of a harami cross just after a long black candlestick. Harami crosses point out to the bottoms.

A third day confirmation of the reversal is recommended (though not required) to judge that the downtrend has reversed. The confirmation may be in the form of a white candlestick, a large gap up or a higher close on the next trading day.