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A Classic Example of Trading on a Double Top

Last week, in one of our lessons, we showed an example of how the price gets bullish based on the double bottom and flipped support. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of a double top and flipped resistance. a Double Top is the opposite of a Double Bottom, so it drives the price towards the South. It is one of the strongest bearish reversal patterns. Traders love to go short when a chart produces a double top in the Forex market. Let us now proceed and find out how it usually works.


The chart shows that the price heads towards the North and finds its resistance. It produces a bearish engulfing candle. Sellers on the minor chart may look to go short in the chart. However, the sellers in this chart may wait for either the price consolidates and makes a bearish breakout or to produce a double top.

The price finds its support and heads towards the level of resistance again. It consolidates around the level of resistance. A bearish reversal candle followed by a breakout at the last support may attract the sellers to go short in the pair since the chart would produce a double top, and the breakout would be a neckline breakout.

Here it goes. The price heads towards the South with good bearish momentum. It makes a breakout at the neckline and produces one more bearish candle. The sellers are going to wait to go short in the pair below the lowest low. However, it is best to wait for the price to consolidate around the breakout level and produce a bearish reversal candle to get a better risk-reward.

The price consolidates around the breakout level and produces a bearish engulfing candle at the breakout level. The sellers may go short below consolidation’s support by setting stop-loss above consolidation’s resistance and by setting a take-profit target with 1R at least. Please note, a double bottom/double top and consolidation around the neckline breakout level usually offers more than 1R. Let us find out how the trade goes.

The price heads towards the downside with extreme bearish momentum. It produces an inverted hammer. The price may make a bullish correction from here. Count the length that the price has traveled so far. It has traveled a long way offering about 6R to the sellers. One trade like this in a week may make a trader fulfilled. Thus, keep your eyes on patterns such as the Double Top/Double Bottom. Remember the procedure; wait for the price to consolidate and produce a reversal candle at the breakout level; trigger an entry below consolidation support/resistance, and manage your trade accordingly.


By Tareq Sikder

Tareq Sikder has been engaged with Forex trading as well as Forex writing since 2010. He mainly is a Technical Analyst and a Price Action Trader. He is an author of E-book, a Live Webinar Speaker. Expertise: Candlestick, Channel Trading, Fibonacci Trading.

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