Trading Cup and Handle Patterns     2/01/2017 8.45am


Trading Cup and Handle Patterns (Mar. 2017)

Cup and Handle patterns are continuation patterns, and they usually form in bullish trends. Most Cup and Handle patterns are very reliable and offer great trading opportunities. They also form in all markets and in all time-frames. The “Cup” formation is developed as consolidation phase during price rallies from the round bottom formation over multiple weeks to months. The “Handle” part forms due to a price correction after “Cup” formation and before a clear breakout to the upside.
Cup and Handle pattern structure show the momentum pause after reaching a new high in a U-Shape form, followed by another attempt to breakout. When this breakout from the rim of the cup fails it starts to fall back to build the "Handle" structure. Usually, the handle structures are small, and the handle depth should not exceed more than 50% of cup depth. This handle part of the pattern generates interest in buyers as they expect the pattern to breakout from these levels. The pattern is valid only if price convincingly breaks out with increased volume above the rim of the cup levels.

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