1/ Was the candlestick pattern at a resistance or on the edge?
2/ Do both candlestick bars close on that time frame?
3/ Have you drawn a line at the high, median and low of the bullish candlestick bar after the pattern is completed?
4/ Have you checked the corresponding higher time frame to validate the pattern?
5/ Have you checked the financials and perform Google finance acid test?
6/ Have you checked the economic news?
7/ Have you mapped out the chart on the specific higher time frame?
8/ Well, if the first seven checkpoints are ticked then one must wait for signal on the signal time frame using the top-down trading technique.
9/ On the day when one is about to enter the trade, be sure that the SP 500 is bearish if not wait another day.
If the trading signal fails, do not take the trade.
Good luck to all