I bought DP last August. It looked like a textbook example of a cup and handle formation. I'm not sure if it was or not. It took off and gained about 25% in just a few weeks. Then, it started dropping like crazy. It lost 10% some days. Pretty soon, it was about $4 below what I bought it at, so I sold, not knowing what the hell was going on. It's since bounced around and is now about 10% higher than what I originally paid. I was under the impression that a cup and handle leads to long term gains, not gaining and then quickly losing it all back again. I think cup and handle works only when I don't own the stock.