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Trading Video: Double Tops & Bottoms on MT4


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If you saw our video on trading Triangles and Pennants, you noted that we promised a look at trading Double Tops and Double Bottoms.

Like pennants, Double Tops and Bottoms and Head and Shoulders Patterns represent the battle between buyers and sellers.

Double Tops and Bottoms and Head & Shoulders’ Patterns are reversal Patterns and are formed after an extensive move up or down.


Understanding Support and Resistance and trading Breakouts are concepts which relate directly to reveal patterns and we will see why very shortly.

There are 4 major patterns that we can look for:


Double Tops are just that.  We have a move to the upside; price hits resistance, it reverses to a short term level of support, it reverses to previous resistance, reverses again where we wait for a breakout through support.

Double Bottoms are exactly the inverse of Double Tops.

If we don’t get a breakout we may be looking at a similar pattern.  A Head & Shoulders.

These behave in a similar fashion but they just take a little longer to form and they are traded in the same way.

Again, with extensive movements to the downside, we can see an Inverse Head & Shoulders.

Let’s take a look at some practical examples:



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This post was written by Graeme Watkins

CEO Valutrades Limited, Graeme Watkins is an FX and CFD market veteran with more than 10 years experience. Key roles include management, senior systems and controls, sales, project management and operations. Graeme has help significant roles for both brokerages and technology platforms.