Chart Patterns: After the Buy

Chart Patterns: After the Buy

by Thomas N. Bulkowski


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Take chart patterns beyond buy triggers to increase profits and make better trades

Chart Patterns: After the Buy goes beyond simple chart pattern identification to show what comes next. Author and stock trader Thomas Bulkowski is one of the industry's most respected authorities in technical analysis; for this book, he examined over 43,000 chart patterns to discover what happens after you buy the stock. His findings are detailed here, to help you select better buy signals, avoid disaster, and make more money.

Bulkowski analyzed thousands of trades to identify common paths a stock takes after the breakout from a chart pattern. By combining those paths, he discovered the typical routes a stock takes, which he calls configurations. Match your chart to one of those configurations and you will know, before you buy, how your trade will likely perform. Now you can avoid potentially disastrous trades to focus on the big winners.

Each chapter illustrates the behavior of a specific pattern. Identification guidelines help even beginners recognize common patterns, and expert analysis sheds light on the period of the stock's behavior that actually affects your investment. You'll discover ideal buy and sell setups, how to set price targets, and more, with almost 370 charts and illustrations to guide you each step of the way. Coverage includes the most common and popular patterns, but also the lesser-known ones like bad earnings surprises, price mirrors, price mountains, and straight-line runs. Whether you're new to chart patterns or an experienced professional, this book provides the insight you need to select better trades.

  • Identify chart patterns
  • Select better buy signals
  • Predict future behavior
  • Learn the best stop locations

Knowing the pattern is one thing, but knowing how often a stop will trigger and how often you can expect a stock to reach its target price is another matter entirely—and it impacts your trade performance immensely. Chart Patterns: After the Buy is the essential reference guide to using chart patterns effectively throughout the entire life of the trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119274902
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: Wiley Trading Series
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

THOMAS BULKOWSKI is a successful full-time investor and bestselling author of nine books, including Getting Started in Chart Patterns and Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns. He is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on chart patterns.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Author xiii

Chapter 1 Big M 1

Chapter 2 Big W 27

Chapter 3 Broadening Bottoms 53

Chapter 4 Broadening Tops 85

Chapter 5 Double Bottoms 119

Chapter 6 Double Tops 147

Chapter 7 Earnings Miss 169

Chapter 8 Flags and Pennants 185

Chapter 9 Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms 205

Chapter 10 Head-and-Shoulders Tops 231

Chapter 11 Measured Move Down 255

Chapter 12 Measured Move Up 267

Chapter 13 Price Mirrors 277

Chapter 14 Price Mountains 283

Chapter 15 Rectangles 291

Chapter 16 Reversals and Continuations 325

Chapter 17 Straight-Line Run Down 333

Chapter 18 Straight-Line Run Up 347

Chapter 19 Tops and Bottoms 361

Chapter 20 Trends and Countertrends 371

Chapter 21 Triangle Apex and Turning Points 383

Chapter 22 Triangles, Ascending 391

Chapter 23 Triangles, Descending 427

Chapter 24 Triangles, Symmetrical 465

Chapter 25 Vertical Run Down 495

Chapter 26 Vertical Run Up 509

Glossary 523

Index 531

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