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BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL SERIES VISUAL GUIDE TO CHART PATTERNS
The Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guide to Chart Patterns provides step–by–step instructions on using technical chart patterns to spot potential price movement and improve trading returns.
Internationally known author Thomas Bulkowski is a leading expert on chart patterns and a successful investor with thirty years of experience trading stocks. In this easy–to–use guide he shows you how to recognize chart patterns, understand why they behave as they do, and learn what it means when you see one. Most importantly, he tells you how to identify basic buy and sell signals that the different types of patterns reveal.
Light in tone, the book is aimed specifically at the investor or trader already experienced in the stock market, but not necessarily familiar with chart patterns. Trading chart patterns is easy, but making money using them is not. With the knowledge in this book, you′ll learn to see not just squiggles on price charts, but footprints of the smart money.
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
About the Author 319
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.