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The double top is a major reversal pattern that forms after an extended uptrend. The pattern is made up of two consecutive peaks that are roughly equal, with a moderate trough in-between. As illustrated below, a double top consists of two well-defined, sharp peaks at approximately the same price level. A double top occurs when prices are in an uptrend. Prices rise to a resistance level, retreat, return to the resistance level again before declining. The two peaks should be distinct and sharp. The pattern is complete when prices decline below the lowest low in the formation. The lowest low is called the confirmation point.