The Cup with Handle is a bullish continuation pattern that marks a consolidation period followed by a breakout. It was developed by William O'Neil and introduced in his 1988 book, How to Make Money in Stocks. As its name implies, there are two parts to the pattern: the cup and the handle. Technical Analysis: Price Patterns | Learn more | E*TRADE This article explores technical analysis price patterns and includes ways some investors may use to help determine when to buy or sell a stock based on looking at recurring patterns in historical stock prices. Read the article to learn more.