As of 09/15/2021
  Indus: 34,814 +236.82 +0.7%  
  Trans: 14,420 +134.87 +0.9%  
  Utils: 925 +0.27 +0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 15,162 +123.77 +0.8%  
  S&P 500: 4,481 +37.65 +0.8%  
YTD
 +13.7%  
 +15.3%  
 +7.0%  
 +17.6%  
 +19.3%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2021  
  Up arrow35,600 or 33,800 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow15,400 or 14,000 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow965 or 905 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow15,600 or 14,700 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow4,650 or 4,350 by 10/01/2021
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/15/21
As of 09/15/2021
  Indus: 34,814 +236.82 +0.7%  
  Trans: 14,420 +134.87 +0.9%  
  Utils: 925 +0.27 +0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 15,162 +123.77 +0.8%  
  S&P 500: 4,481 +37.65 +0.8%  
YTD
 +13.7%  
 +15.3%  
 +7.0%  
 +17.6%  
 +19.3%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2021  
  Up arrow35,600 or 33,800 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow15,400 or 14,000 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow965 or 905 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow15,600 or 14,700 by 10/01/2021
  Up arrow4,650 or 4,350 by 10/01/2021
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/15/21

Bulkowski's Coach Trading Quiz

 

Released 7/16/2021.

COH: Quiz

Below is a slider quiz to test your trading ability. Captions appear below the pictures for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

 

1 / 3
chart pattern

What chart patterns can you find? Look for the following: head-and-shoulders bottom, rising wedge, 2 inverted and ascending scallops.

Answers are on the next slide.
2 / 3
chart pattern

At the end of the chart is a rising wedge. Wedges are tough to spot and they don't work well, but some traders swear by them. Price has poked below the end of the wedge as it's drawn here but price still closed within the trendline boundaries of the wedge. Thus, no breakout has occurred.

Question 0: What is likely to happen next (which way is price likely to go)?
Question 1: Do you buy, short, or avoid trading this stock?
Question 2: If trading this one, what is the target price?
Question 3: If trading this one, what is the stop price?
The answers appear on the next slide.
3 / 3
chart pattern

Answer 0 (direction?): Sixty percent of the rising wedges I looked at broke out downward, so that's the way I would guess price is going.

Answer 1 (buy?): If price does breakout downward, then how far will it go? Once you know that then you can determine whether it's time to sell or not or just ride out the decline. If I hold a stock and it breaks out downward, I usually sell immediately. Price prediction is an art, so I play it safe and exit then let the market do what it will without me.

Answer 2 (target?): Price usually drops to the wedge low 32% of the time in a bull market, so that's one target. If I owned this stock, I would expect a slide to 28 to 30 before price met support. The green line drawn near 29 on the chart shows what I'm talking about. Price touches or nears the level a few times (a better look at this is from the prior chart).

Answer 3 (stop?): Volatility is $1.26 (that's 1.5x the average high-low range over the last month) and the current low price is 35.29, so a stop closer than 34.03 would risk being stopped out on normal price movement. However, since this is a bearish chart pattern, I would err on the side of caution and place a stop just below point A on the above chart. I would also sell immediately if price closes below the lower wedge trendline. I increased volatility to 2x instead of 1.5x, so keep that in mind. Research suggests 2x works better than 1.5.

Price punched through the wedge bottom and moved lower, fulfilling the measure rule by spiking below the lowest valley in the wedge. Notice how price in October stopped near 29, just as predicted. Wow. Maybe this stuff works!

The End.

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