Engulfing Bullish is a reversal pattern usually found at the end of a given downward trend, it consists of two candles. To distinguish the first day, this candlestick pattern uses a small body, followed by a day where the candle body fully overtakes the body from the day before, and closes in the trend’s opposite direction. Although similar to the outside reversal chart pattern, it is not essential for this pattern to completely overtake the range (high to low), rather only the open and the close.
Traditionally, this candlestick pattern is recognized in conjunction with a specific trend direction, i.e. it might be important for the pattern if the price has been generally going up or down. The ‘Detect Trend Based On’ option allows you to specify which of the following methods to use to detect the trend:
By comparing two different SMAs, the 'SMA50, SMA200' option only detects stronger trends. When the trend is weak and the condition above is not met, no patterns will be detected. In contrast, the 'SMA50' option will also detect weaker trends.