Alright, price can really only do 6 things: - HH - HL - LL - LH - DT - DB Now a bottom is always going to be a low, and by definition it's not going to be a higher low, so that means a bottom is always going to be a LL or a DB. So you see people say things like a W is a bottom formation. Well, a W is either going to be a DB or sometimes I've seen people label a W when the second bottom is a bit lower than the first (making it a LL). Of course a bottom might be a W! IHS is another bottom pattern. IHS is LL, LL, HL (so price is already on its way back up). You've got a 2t which is really just a high and a higher high. Of course it's a top; it's a higher high. Hopefully if you go short it doesn't form another higher high.