Hanging Man

The Psychology
In an uptrend or within a bounce of a downtrend, a sharp intraday sell-off is followed by a reversal which causes the stock to close near its opening price near the day's high. Although the stock recovers from its intraday sell-off, it suggests the bulls are starting to lose strength, and a reversal may occur. The pattern is a slightly more reliable if the real body is black. A weak following day on solid volume is still needed to confirm the pattern.

A small real body forms at the upper end of the trading range with a long lower shadow (the longer the more bearish) with no, or almost no upper shadow.

Pattern: reversal
Reliability: low/moderate