This term might sound like it should not be in the forex glossary. However, it is quite frequently used in the trading community. The appearance of a Hanging Man near the end of an uptrend or upward movement signals the possibility of a negative reversal. Traders join the market with short bets, driving prices lower against the current trend, creating a protracted lower shadow. Bulls eventually gain control of the session and manage to bring it higher at the top of the candle. This creates a little genuine body that is 2-3 times shorter in length than the bottom shadow.