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As of 03/19/2019
  Industrials: 25,887 -26.72 -0.1%  
  Transports: 10,277 -137.04 -1.3%  
  Utilities: 768 -8.57 -1.1%  
  Nasdaq: 7,724 +9.47 +0.1%  
  S&P 500: 2,833 -0.37 0.0%  
YTD
 +11.0%  
 +12.1%  
 +7.8%  
 +16.4%  
 +13.0%  
  Tom's Targets    Overview: 03/14/2019  
  Down arrow26,900 or 25,200 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow10,700 or 9,900 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow785 or 750 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow7,900 or 7,300 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow2,875 or 2,700 by 04/01/2019
As of 03/19/2019
  Industrials: 25,887 -26.72 -0.1%  
  Transports: 10,277 -137.04 -1.3%  
  Utilities: 768 -8.57 -1.1%  
  Nasdaq: 7,724 +9.47 +0.1%  
  S&P 500: 2,833 -0.37 0.0%  
YTD
 +11.0%  
 +12.1%  
 +7.8%  
 +16.4%  
 +13.0%  
  Tom's Targets    Overview: 03/14/2019  
  Down arrow26,900 or 25,200 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow10,700 or 9,900 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow785 or 750 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow7,900 or 7,300 by 04/01/2019
  Down arrow2,875 or 2,700 by 04/01/2019

Written by and copyright © 2005-2019 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: You alone are responsible for your investment decisions. See Privacy/Disclaimer for more information. Some pattern names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners.

My book, Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns Second EditionEncyclopedia of Chart Patterns 2nd Edition book., has 53 chart patterns and 10 event patterns described including performance statistics.

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Event patterns are price patterns caused by significant events that affect securities. Events such as earnings releases, Dutch auction tender offers, stock broker rating upgrades and downgrades, I call event patterns. This page serves as the gateway to examining those patterns and how to trade them.

Event patterns have failure rates that are often significantly higher than your average chart pattern. For example, an Eve & Eve double bottom chart pattern has a bull market break even failure rate of 4%. The earnings flag event pattern has a 10% failure rate. A good earning surprise event pattern has a 29% failure rate. Ouch!

Despite the high failure rates, traders should know how to recover from or take advantage of event patterns. That is what the below links discuss.

Latest Releases

  • July 29, 2010: Stock splits. What happens to price before and after a stock split? Find out.

 

  1. Common stock offerings.
  2. Dead-cat bounce
  3. Dead-cat bounce, inverted
  4. Dutch auction tender offers
  5. Earnings surprise, bad
  6. Earnings surprise, good
  7. Earnings flag
  8. FDA drug approvals
  9. Same-store sales, bad
  10. Same-store sales, good
  11. Stock splits
  12. Stock rating downgrades
  13. Stock rating upgrades

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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Written by and copyright © 2005-2019 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: You alone are responsible for your investment decisions. See Privacy/Disclaimer for more information. Some pattern names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.