Pinbar means in my definition that Pinbar can reverse waves (do not reverse the market), a Pinbar can create a top-bottom pivot.

However, not all Pinbar is like that. The proof is that you have traded a lot, and you know that many times when you see the Pinbar, but then the price continues to follow the old trend, it doesn't make any sense.

So how do we know the Pinbar tree that we find meaningful? The answer looks at the context and the candles around it. Want to evaluate a person's abilities objectively, look at the environment in which they live and those around them. The same goes for candles. It's a Pinbar, you have to see where it is located. Let's see the example before:

We have two factors that tell us what a pinbar means:

It should be placed at a strong resistance/support zone. It's not like being weak, it won't be of any help.

+ Before it should be candles showing the weaker trend. Specifically, in the above example, before the pinbar is the inside bar tree. This tree shows that the bearish force has exhausted, the sellers are weak (if strong, the sellers will have already surpassed the previous candle). The next tree of the pinbar is a strong tree, with the tail below showing that buying force has appeared, Buyers are strong. Selling force decreases, buying force increases, the seller is weak, the buyer is strong => pinbar is a reasonable pivot.


The sign above is not considering the size of the pinbar compared to the previous candles. At this signal, we will dig into this aspect.

To make a pinbar meaningful, we need to factor in the position and size of the pinbar relative to the surrounding trees.

Let's take this example to make it easy:

We default to the current trend is bearish, and the pinbar makes sense when it reverses up.

In the first picture, the pinbar trunk is completely inside the previous candle. It is both the inside bar and the pinbar. This is a meaningful pinbar. In essence, this example and the above example are the same.

In the second image, the pinbar has close higher than the high of the previous three. This shows that the buyers are outperforming the sellers (while the sellers are weak). Invisible, this plant is both the Engulfing Bar and the pinbar. This is a meaningful pinbar.

In the third image, the close was below the previous candle, which shows that the sellers have not disappeared yet. Although having a lower tail means the push is up, but the sellers are still very strong. The buy-side has just appeared, the sellers are still strong => how can the price increase. This is a pinbar that doesn't make sense.


This sign is more probable than the two examples above. When both pinbars appear adjacent (or separated by a few candles). And in particular, the second tree has a longer tail than the first tree to represent a larger crowd that was trapped a second time. For example:

It is similar to the tweezers top pattern, but to increase the probability of success, we should pay attention to its tail. In this example, the second candle (white candle) has a longer tail than the first one (black candle). Showing the price of rejection twice, the second time is stronger than the first, the selling force is determined to take the lead. As a result, both pinbars make sense.