The Hanging Man is a one-candle bearish reversal pattern.

It is represented as a candle with a long lower wick and a short body at the top.

The name of this pattern comes from its shape. It is usually found during upward movements and often leads to falls in the price and is a sign of weakness of the trend.

Basing your trading on one-candle patterns can be rather risky. However, these suggest where the price is going to head. Finding a Hanging Man during an uptrend can show how a trend is fading out and can reverse. Therefore, this pattern would signal a sell in a strategy.