This candlestick pattern is a variation of the Morning Star pattern. A three-day bullish reversal pattern, which consists of three candlesticks will look something like this: The first being a long-bodied red candle that extends the current downtrend. Next comes a Doji that gaps down on the open. After that comes a long-bodied green candle, which gaps up on the open and closes above the midpoint of the body of the first day. It is more bullish than the regular morning star pattern because of the existence of the Doji.
The bearish version of the Morning Doji Star pattern is the Evening Doji Star 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.