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This research examines whether candlesticks patterns can predict trends swings. Our results indicate that well known 2 days "Engulfing" pattern have failed to produce a positive gain while the "Harami" pattern has barely succeeded to do so. A more complex patterns known as the "Kicker" barley achieved a positive average gain and was also outperform by the simple Buy and Hold (B&H) strategy. We found that the "Stairs" pattern developed here, has achieved a positive gain for all twenty examineddoi:10.32479/ijefi.9298 fatcat:abst3nfqxfgkhkcwpdhgi2j56a