Triple Top

DEFINITION of 'Triple Top'

A pattern used in technical analysis to predict the reversal of a prolonged uptrend. This pattern is identified when the price of an asset creates three peaks at nearly the same price level. The bounce off the resistance near the third peak is a clear indication that buying interest is becoming exhausted. It is used by traders to predict the reversal of the uptrend.

Triple Top

BREAKING DOWN 'Triple Top'

The three consecutive tops make this pattern visually similar to the head and shoulders pattern but, in this case, the middle peak is nearly equal to the other peaks rather than being higher. Many traders will enter into a short position once the price of the asset falls below the identified support level (shown by the black line in the chart above)