Falling Window is a two-candle bearish continuation pattern that forms during a downtrend. Both candles in the pattern can be of any type, with the exception of the Four-Price Doji. The most important characteristic of the pattern is a price gap between the first candle's low and the second candle's high. The existence of this gap (window) means that the bearish trend is expected to continue.
The bullish version of the Falling Window pattern is the Rising Window candlestick pattern.
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.