Spotting belt holds on a chart

There are two types of belt holds: bullish and bearish. Bullish belt holds feature an open equal to the low and a close near the high, which leaves a small wick on the top of the candle. Bullish belt holds appear during downtrends. For an ideal example of a bullish (long) belt hold, take a peek at Figure 6-19.

Bearish belt holds, on the other hand, open on their highs and close near their lows, thus leaving a small wick on the bottom of the candle. Bearish belt holds show up in the midst of uptrends. You can find a picture perfect version of a bearish (short) belt hold in Figure 6-20.

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