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Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

Anybody trade this strategy? If so, what kind of entry do you use? Anticipate or confirmation, or maybe something else?
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

I think you'll find that double bottoms/tops (and triple bottoms/tops for that matter) work great on some days and will get slaughtered on other days.

Risk management will be key to make it work and IMO you'll want/need some other confirmation - candle patterns, indicators, confluence of S/R, etc.
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

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Risk management will be key to make it work and IMO you'll want/need some other confirmation - candle patterns, indicators, confluence of S/R, etc.
When you say confluence, you mean like a bollinger or keltner being touched?
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

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I think you'll find that double bottoms/tops (and triple bottoms/tops for that matter) work great on some days and will get slaughtered on other days.

Risk management will be key to make it work and IMO you'll want/need some other confirmation - candle patterns, indicators, confluence of S/R, etc.
Especially since most people know about these things. Anyone watching a chart is going to see it. Really you have to ask "what are traders going to do with this double top/bottom?" Much of the time, these double tops and bottoms are also pushed even further, just enough to shake/stop out someone with a good position. Look for any trouble that price has when trying to move any further above or below the double top or bottom. And of course, be ready if case you're wrong.
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

I am not an expert on VSA, but I think that some kind of volume analysis would be useful in this situation, more so than any indicator that I know of.
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

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When you say confluence, you mean like a bollinger or keltner being touched?
There's so much you could look for... a few ideas:
Touch BB or Keltner
Market Profile areas
Other S/R areas (globex high/low, previous days high/low, etc.)
Candlestick patterns
VSA stuff
Plethora of oscillators - macd, stochastics, etc.
You get the idea.

Basically, just seeing a DB or DT by itself can be a risky setup.

Equally important is entry method, where to place stop and where to exit for profits.

As you can see, quite a bit needs to go into it.
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

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There's so much you could look for... a few ideas:
Touch BB or Keltner
Market Profile areas
Other S/R areas (globex high/low, previous days high/low, etc.)
Candlestick patterns
VSA stuff
Plethora of oscillators - macd, stochastics, etc.
You get the idea.

Basically, just seeing a DB or DT by itself can be a risky setup.

Equally important is entry method, where to place stop and where to exit for profits.

As you can see, quite a bit needs to go into it.
Okay, thanks...that should keep me busy for awhile.
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Re: Fading Dbl Tops and Dbl Bottoms

Here's a good article from Investopedia.

Scroll down to the middle of this page on stockcharts and they talk about DT/DB w/ Bollingers.
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