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Overview

A practical solution for profitably using popular chart patterns

In his follow-up to the well-received Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Thomas Bulkowski gives you a practical game plan to capitalize on established chart patterns. Written for the novice investor but with techniques for the professional, Trading Classic Chart Patterns includes easy-to-use performance tables, vivid case studies, and a scoring system that makes trading chart patterns simple. This comprehensive guide skillfully gives you straightforward solutions to profitably implementing chart patterns.

"No one-not even the pioneers of technical analysis like Dow, Schabacker, Edwards, and Magee-has ever published such in-depth and objective research on chart patterns as Thomas Bulkowski has in his Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns and his new book, Trading Classic Chart Patterns. Bulkowski sees farther, not only because he stands on the shoulders of those giants, but also because he has the creativity necessary to develop new methods of quantifying the performance of chart patterns and the tenacity required to carry out the laborious research. Highly recommended!"
-Thomas A. Bierovic, author, Playing for Keeps in Stocks & Futures: Three Top Trading Strategies That Consistently Beat the Markets

Trading Classic Chart Patterns also serves as a handy reference guide for favorite chart patterns, including broadening tops, head-and-shoulders, rectangles, triangles, and bottoms. Filled with numerous techniques, strategies, and insights, Trading Classic Chart Patterns fits perfectly into any pattern trader's arsenal.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Bulkowski, a full-time investor, shows how to predict the performance of a chart pattern. An introductory section overviews emerging ideas on placing stops, trendlines, support and resistance, and common mistakes, for those new to chart patterns, technical analysis, or to stock market investing itself. The bulk of the book explains how to interpret 14 chart patterns. While the book is written for novice investors, seasoned professionals will also find it useful. The author has written other books on investing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471435754
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2002
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series , #143
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 806,879
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS N. BULKOWSKI is a successful full-time investor, the author of Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, and a contributor to Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. Before earning enough from his investments to "retire" from his day job at age thirty-six, Bulkowski was a hardware design engineer with Raytheon and a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part One: Getting Started.

1 Down Trendlines.

2 Up Trendlines.

3 Support and Resistance.

4 Stops, Bats, and Selling.

5 Common Trading Mistakes.

Part Two: Chart Patterns Reference Section.

6 Broadening Tops.

7 Diamonds.

8 Double Bottoms.

9 Double Tops.

10 Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms.

11 Head-and-Shoulders Tops.

12 Rectangles.

13 Scallops, Ascending.

14 Scallops, Descending.

15 Triangles, Ascending.

16 Triangles, Descending.

17 Triangles, Symmetrical.

18 Triple Bottoms.

19 Triple Tops.

Statistics Summary and Analysis.

Glossary and Methodology.

Index.

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