Chart Pattern Bearish Pennant

Please note that the information about expected price targets provided by Auto Chart Patterns isn't a recommendation for what you should personally do. Do not take this data as investment advice. It should only be used for education and research. As with any trade, always look first and then leap.

A bearish pennant is a technical analysis figure that implies a continuation of the main trend after the consolidation area. The main trend forms a flagpole, and the consolidation area is a triangle – a pennant. It is expected that after the price breaks the lower line of the pennant, its further decline will continue to approximately the height of the flagpole.

The indicator searches for patterns on the last 600 bars. The pattern consists of lines indicating price movements (Price Line) and lines forming a triangle – a pennant (Pennant). The start and end points of each price line are in 5/5 pivots. The breakout of the pattern is fixed by the close value. Crossing the pennant line with the close value in the interval between points 2 and 5 is not allowed. In the In Progress mode, the indicator looks for not only formed, but also emerging patterns. The last two points of such a pattern may not be in pivots, and the last price line will be dotted.

The dotted horizontal line that ends with the Target label indicates the expected price level after the pattern is completed. As new bars appear, the line extends to the right until the last bar, until the pattern status changes from Awaiting to another. The label tooltip shows the price and the current status of the pattern. When the status changes, the color of the label also changes. There are 4 statuses in total:

  • Awaiting. The price did not break through either the lower or the upper line of the pennant, or it broke through the lower one, but at the same time did not reach the expected level and did not go above point 5.
  • Reached. The price broke the bottom line of the pennant and reached the expected level.
  • Failed. The price broke through the lower line, did not reach the target level and rose above point 5, or the price broke through the upper line of the pennant without breaking through the lower line.
  • Indefinable. The indicator cannot unambiguously determine the status of the pattern.

If the indicator finds two intersecting patterns, then preference is given to the one whose status is Awaiting. If the statuses of the intersecting patterns are Failed or Reached, or the status of both is Awaiting, then the pattern will be displayed on the chart, for which the distance from point 1 to point 5 is greater. A pattern with the Indefinable status is deleted if it intersects with a pattern that has a different status.


  • New Pattern. Triggered when a new pattern appears on the chart. A pattern is considered new if it has a different position of point 1, 2 or 4.
  • Pattern Breakout. It is triggered when a bar that has closed outside the pennant appears. Only the breakout in the direction of the target is registered. A breakout in the opposite direction will not trigger an alert.


  • Patterns - Defines which pattern will be drawn depending on its status. Possible values: All, Awaiting and Reached, Only Awaiting, Last Awaiting. If Last Awaiting is selected, only one pattern with the Awaiting status will be displayed, the first point of which is located to the right of all the others.
  • Price Targets - Defines which price targets will be drawn depending status of the pattern. Possible values: All, Only Awaiting, Awaiting and Reached, None.
  • In Progress – Search for emerging patterns.