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Candle Pattern Finder MT5 demo

This indicator searches for candlestick patterns. Its operation principle is based on Candlestick Charting Explained: Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures by Gregory L. Morris.

If a pattern is detected, the indicator displays a message at a bar closure.

This indicator is a complete analog of the Candle Pattern Finder demo indicator for MetaTrader 4

It recognizes the following patterns: Bullish/Bearish (possible settings in brackets):

  1. Hammer / Shooting Star (with or without confirmation*)
  2. Inverted Hammer / Hanging Man (with or without confirmation*)
  3. Engulfing (high or low sensibility**)
  4. Piercing Line / Dark Cloud Cover (high or low sensibility**)
  5. Three White Soldiers / Identical Three Crows (high or low sensibility**)
  6. Morning Star / Evening Star including Doji Star
  7. Rising Three Methods / Falling Three Methods
  8. Meeting Lines
  9. Harami, including Harami Cross
* - "Without confirmation" - a signal occurs straight at the closure of the bar that forms the candlestick pattern. "With confirmation" - the indicator waits for the next (confirming) bar closure.

** - "Low sensibility" - the pattern is recognized in strict conformity with the description from the book by Gregory L. Morris. "High sensibility" - uses additional criteria that take into account a variety of pattern options in the Forex market, which are not used on the stock market. This has increased the number of correct signals without increasing the number of false ones.


  1. The indicator implements virtually all candlestick patterns available for Forex from the book by G. Morris.
  2. The indicator is not tied to the size and shape of candlesticks, since it uses the intellectual recognition technique, which is similar to human perception - patterns are recognized so as a human eye would visually recognize them.
  3. You can choose to recognize separate candlestick patterns. Flexible settings for each pattern.
  4. Two languages are supported: English and Russian (the Language parameter). You can also add names of the candlestick patterns in your mother tongue (send me a private message).
  5. Sound and text notifications of pattern formation. Emails and push notifications to mobile devices (parameters ON/OFF-Mail and ON/OFF-Push).


Parameters of candlestick patterns

  • Parameters of Hammer and Shooting Star (Disable / Single bar (without confirmation) / Bar with confirmation)
  • Parameters of Inverted Hammer and Hanging Man (Disable / Single bar (without confirmation) / Bar with confirmation)
  • Parameters of Engulfing pattern (Disable / High sensitivity / Low sensitivity)
  • Parameters of Cloud pattern (Dark/Piercing Cloud) (Disable / High sensitivity / Low sensitivity)
  • Parameters of Three White Soldiers/Identical Crows (Disable / High sensitivity / Low sensitivity)
  • Enable Morning Star and Evening Star (Disable / Enable)
  • Enable Rising/Falling Three Methods (Disable / Enable)
  • Enable Meeting Lines pattern (Disable / Enable)
  • Enable Harami pattern (Disable / Enable)

Notifications and Sound Settings (not available for demo version)

Color Settings

  • Color of Up-model – color for the descriptions of bullish patterns
  • Color of Down-model – color for the descriptions of bearish patterns

Other Settings

  • Show Pattern Description
  • Language – English, Russian

Limitation in the demo version:

the indicator is fully functional on NZDUSD (history + real time signals). Signals on other instruments can be seen on the history (after 5 bars from the current one).

Full version is located here.

Nikolay Gaylis
Nikolay Gaylis 2019.01.07 17:43 

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Gennadiy Voltornist 2017.11.26 19:50 

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Daniel Andrejczuk 2017.11.09 02:42 

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Micaela Suter
Micaela Suter 2016.07.12 10:27 


Nork 2016.03.28 03:23 

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Michel Didier
Michel Didier 2016.02.12 09:25 

Great indicator!

Rodrigo da Silva Boa
Rodrigo da Silva Boa 2015.12.09 06:31 

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Version 2.0 2018.03.06
Fixed the 'out of range' error, which sometimes occurred on the smaller timeframes
Version 1.21 2017.03.29
Updated to the new terminal build
Version 1.2 2016.04.11
1. Added the "Description Font Size" parameter, which adjusts the font size of the pattern description

2. Now the indicator is able to pass the EA not only the information on the candlestick pattern appearance, but also the type of the pattern using the global variables of the terminal.