Define: Descending Tops

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Definition: Descending Tops



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Full Definition of Descending Tops


Descending tops are a series of trades with each high lower than the one preceding it. Descending tops are most clearly seen on a chart which records an equity’s trading range. Descending tops can be charted for virtually any time frame, from minute-to-minute charts to daily charts and all the way through yearly charts — or even beyond. While not universally accepted, many traders — especially technical traders — consider a series of descending tops a bearish indicator. Descending tops can be used as an indicator for stocks, bonds, commodities and indexes. Descending tops in an index can indicate a broader market downtrend. The opposite of descending tops is ascending tops, considered by many technical traders to be a bullish signal.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Descending Tops are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th February 2020.