Because knowledge of candlesticks varies widely from trader to trader — even traders with the same amount of trading experience can differ quite a bit in their candlestick know-how — I’ve made the assumption that you have at best a very basic understanding of what comprises a candlestick chart. My apologies if you already know a little about candlesticks, but hey, it never hurts to review and hone those essential candlestick skills. I build understanding from the ground up, beginning with how to create individual candlesticks and finishing with how complex candlestick patterns can be combined with other forms of technical analysis. Also, I’m operating under the assumption that you’ve had some sort of experience trading a stock or at least a mutual fund. I assume that you’ve spent some time looking over stock charts in the past too.