Japanese candlesticks offer a better visual perspective to predict future market action than bars. Intaraday charts with clear Japanese candlestick patterns are invaluable for entry and exit strategies. Below is a comparison between a candlestick chart and a bar chart Comparison between candlesticks and bars Candlestick patterns are reliable on all timeframes. Some patterns such as morning stars, evening stars and haramis are rarely seen in intraday trading because they require a gap between the close of one candle and the opening and another. With electronic forex trading and fluid price movements, gaps rarely occur between intraday candlesticks. Gaps are found where the OPEN of the following candle does not equal the CLOSE of the preceding candle. However, we can still use morning stars and evening stars without the gaps. This is where we use "poetic license" (where POETIC LICENSE is the justifiable departure from conventional rules of form). The examples we will show in the next section depict ideal Candlestick patterns, but in reality there we do not always get ideal patterns. For example, we define the following patterns as the same. Departure from the ideal formation is often caused by sudden price movements as the chart is updating from one time period to the next. Ideally the close of the previous candle should line up exactly with the open of the following candle. Using candlestick signals creates tremendous profit making advantages because it allows a trader to make a quick decision. Combined with chart patterns and suitable indicators, we have found candlestick patterns provide reliable entry and exit points.