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Story in a chart: Cup & Handle pattern suggests buying opportunity in D-Mart

We recommend buying Avenue Supermarts above Rs 2,400 with a stop loss of Rs 2,100 for higher targets of Rs 2,900, writes Shabbir Kayyumi.

May 17, 2020 / 11:31 AM IST
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Shabbir Kayyumi

What is Cup & Handle pattern?

The Cup & Handle chart pattern is popular and easy to spot pattern.

The pattern is believed to be one of the most reliable and popular patterns among traders community. In technical analysis, a Cup & Handle pattern describes a specific chart formation that projects a bearish-to-bullish trend reversal.

Why to buy Avenue Supermarts (D-Mart)?


A Cup & Handle reversal pattern forms after a down trend, and its completion marks a trend reversal to up trend.

C&H patterns are an integral part of technical analysis, but successful traders combine these techniques with technical indicators and other forms of technical analysis to maximize their odds of success.

In the standard Cup & Handle pattern, we connect the high after Cup with the high created after the handle. A trend line is drawn by connecting these highest points of the two peaks, which is called as 'Neckline'. This trend line is the most important component of C&H pattern.

D-Mart is having a strong resistance line standing around Rs 2,400 levels indicating strong bullish breakout only above these levels.

Recent formation of Cup and Handle pattern will give a breakout on a close above Rs 2,400 mark which suggests buying in the stock for higher targets of Rs 2,900.

Volume can also add further insight while trading these patterns. Decent volume participation while giving breakout is also giving support to C&H pattern.

Figure 1. Cup & Handle pattern and Buy signal on D-Mart

Buy Signal

> A close above neckline (Rs 2,400) of Cup & Handle pattern will indicate trend reversal to uptrend.
> Short-term moving average 20 DMA (Rs 2,284) defines short-term trend is providing support to buyers as prices are sustained and trading above it.
> Mid-term moving average 50 DMA (Rs 2,173) defines mid-term trend is very well augur with bulls as prices are sustained and trading above it.

> Decent volume participation while pattern breakout will also give additional confirmation.

Profit booking

Target as per Cup & Handle pattern is calculated by adding height of Cup to neckline which comes to Rs 2,900.

Stop loss

Entire bullish view negates on breaching of Handle on closing basis and one should exit from long position. In case of DMART, it is placed around 2100 levels.


We recommend buying Avenue Supermarts above Rs 2,400 with a stop loss of Rs 2,100 for higher targets of Rs 2,900 as indicated in above chart.

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first published: May 17, 2020 11:31 am

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