Visual Guide to Chart Patterns

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-11-06
  • Publisher: Bloomberg Pr
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The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Chart Patterns will be a guide to technical chart patterns for traders and investors. The style will be light in tone and oriented to the investor or trader already familiar with the stock market, but not necessarily chart patterns. The book begins with an introduction to chart patterns, including the basic terms used when discussing chart patterns. Following that, tutorials on how to identify chart patterns begin. Since many investors and traders struggle with identification, several charts per pattern will be used along with quizzes to test their knowledge. After the tutorials come the trading setups and tips. No book includes trading setups displayed the way the Visual Series will. Samples trades highlighting the setups and more quizzes complete the package.

Author Biography

Thomas N. Bulkowski is the author of Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition, Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts, and Trading Classic Chart Patterns. He is a frequent contributor to Active Trader and Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazines. Before earning enough from his investments to "retire" from his day job at age thirty-six, he was a hardware design engineer at Raytheon and a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation. His website address is www.thepatternsite.com, which offers free access to hundreds of articles, research, and blog posts written by Bulkowski.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I: The Basics 1

Chapter 1: Pattern Recognition Made Easy 3

Chapter 2: Minor Highs and Lows 13

Chapter 3: Trendlines 19

Chapter 4: Support and Resistance 29

Chapter 5: Gaps 39

Chapter 6: Throwbacks and Pullbacks 47

Part II: Pattern Identification 53

Chapter 7: Rectangles 55

Chapter 8: Ascending Triangles 69

Chapter 9: Descending Triangles 81

Chapter 10: Symmetrical Triangles 93

Chapter 11: Flags and Pennants 105

Chapter 12: Double Bottoms 115

Chapter 13: Triple Bottoms 127

Chapter 14: Double Tops 139

Chapter 15: Triple Tops 151

Chapter 16: Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms 163

Chapter 17: Head-and-Shoulders Tops 175

Part III: Basic Buy Setups 187

Chapter 18: Basic Buy Setups 189

Chapter 19: Failures 205

Chapter 20: The Throwback Buy Setup 215

Chapter 21: Measuring Flags and Pennants 225

Chapter 22: Busted Pattern Buy Setups 229

Chapter 23: Trading Setups and Tips 243

Part IV: Basic Sell Signals 251

Chapter 24: Chart Pattern Sell Signals 253

Chapter 25: Busted Pattern Sell Signals 271

Chapter 26: Triangle Apex Sell Signal 289

Chapter 27: Trendline Sell Signals 293

Chapter 28: Swing Rule 299

Chapter 29: A Tale of Two Trades 303

Bloomberg Functionality Cheat Sheet 309

Visual Appendix of Chart Patterns 311

Bibliography 317

About the Author 319

Index 321

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