Is there anyone out there that exclusively trades Failed Trading Patterns ? Obviously this requires some good patience. Not only must you wait for the pattern to form but you must also wait for the pattern to fail. Some examples: Instead of shorting a head and shoulder, you buy a failed head and shoulders. Instead of buying a double bottom, you short a failed double bottom. Instead of shorting a double top, you buy a failed double top. Pattern traders are trapped, their pattern did not work, they must exit, they got the direction wrong, so it's logical that the opposite works with a good deal of success.