How important is it to know candlestick patterns?

Candlestick charts are more visually appealing than bar or line charts.  Beyond that I personally pay close to zero attention to the patterns they form. It is my belief that if you want to understand the message of an individual candle, or a group of them, you can learn a lot more by analyzing the data on a shorter time frame. The detail from shorter time frames allows for a much clearer interpretation of the action on the larger time frame.

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