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How To Trade The Bullish Engulfing Reversal Candlestick Pattern
Are you tired of entering trades too late? 

If so, learn to trade the bullish engulfing candlestick pattern and use the three upgrades below to get more winning trades when trading this powerful pattern.

The bullish engulfing candlestick pattern is a powerful strategy for trading bottom reversals. If you want a candlestick strategy with very high win ratio the doji candlestick pattern strategy is also powerful. 
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The bullish engulfing candle is one of the best candlestick patterns, a pattern I use every day. When you also use the three upgrades below, it becomes a very reliable engulfing candle trading strategy.
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So what are the engulfing candle rules?

The first thing you need for a the bullish engulfing candle is a downtrend and at the bottom you want a bearish candle. 

You then want a bullish candle that opens at or below the previous close, and closes at or above the previous open. 

You also want the close to be near the high of the candle, so no tails on the upside. 

After the close, you get an engulfing bullish reversal, meaning you can expect price to move higher because buyers are in control.

The bullish engulfing pattern has a high reliability.
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In the red circle you can see a bullish engulfing pattern and as we talked about you first have a downtrend and a bearish candle at the bottom. 

You then have an open of the bullish candle at or below the previous close, and a close at or above the previous open. You can see here we close above the previous candle.

We go from a move down, forming the the bullish engulfing, and then a move up.

There are more ways to read candlestick charts, keeping it simple is most often the best way.

Now, I want to show you three upgrades you can use to get more winning trades using the bullish engulfing candle.
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The first upgrade you want to look for is to always trade in the direction of the trend,  you can see at the left of the chart that we start low and we continue higher. We are making higher highs.

If you trade the bullish engulfing candle in the direction of the trend you are basically taking trades in a retrace (a minor trend in the opposite direction of the big picture trend).
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The second upgrade you want to look for when trading the bullish engulfing candle is support, you can see in the chart we have a previous low right at the level where the bullish engulfing candle appears. This is a strong and reliable support level that increase the probability of a successful trade.

You can use any method you want to find strong support and resistance levels. Some of the most popular methods includes trendlines and Fibonacci retracement levels
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The third upgrade you want to look for is round numbers, you can see in the chart you have the bullish engulfing candle right at the 1200.00 level. Round numbers are really really powerful support and resistance levels and something you should absolutely trade.
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