A bullish Abandoned Baby candlestick pattern is quite rare as far as reversal patterns go. It forms during a downtrend and consists of three price bars. The first of the pattern is a large down candle. Next comes a doji candle that gaps below the candle before it. The doji candle is then followed by another candle that opens even higher and swiftly moves to the upside.
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.