A chart pattern is a graphical presentation of price movement using a series of trend lines or curves.

Chart patterns can be described as a natural phenomenon of fluctuations in the price of a financial asset caused by a number several, including human behavior.

Chart patterns are the foundation of technical analysis.

Below is a list of common chart patterns that can be useful in Technical Analysis. Please see the Introduction to Chart Patterns article for more details on using chart patterns when analyzing a chart.

Click on a chart pattern name below to learn more about that pattern.

Reversal Patterns

  • Double Top Reversal
  • Double Bottom Reversal
  • Head and Shoulders Top
  • Head and Shoulders Bottom
  • Falling Wedge
  • Rising Wedge
  • Rounding Bottom
  • Triple Top Reversal
  • Triple Bottom Reversal
  • Bump and Run Reversal

Continuation Patterns

  • Flag, Pennant
  • Symmetrical Triangle
  • Ascending Triangle
  • Descending Triangle
  • Rectangle
  • Price Channel
  • Measured Move - Bullish
  • Measured Move - Bearish
  • Cup with Handle

We have classified these chart patterns by whether y reversal or continuation patterns, but many can indicate either a reversal or a continuation, depending on the circumstances.