The doji pattern is a candlestick pattern commonly used in technical analysis to indicate indecision in the market. It occurs when the opening price and the closing price of an asset are very close to each other, resulting in a candlestick with a very small real body.
The doji pattern can have different shapes, but the common characteristic is that it has a small real body, a long upper and lower shadow or wick, and no or very little body color. The length of the shadows can vary, and they represent the high and low prices that occurred during the trading session.
The significance of the doji pattern depends on the context in which it appears. It can be a sign of market indecision, indicating that neither the buyers nor the sellers have control over the market. However, it can also be a signal of a potential trend reversal or continuation, depending on the direction of the trend and the position of the doji within the trend.
Traders often look for confirmation of the doji pattern by analyzing other technical indicators or chart patterns. They may also use the doji pattern as a signal to enter or exit a trade, depending on their trading strategy and risk management plan.