As of 06/14/2024
  Indus: 38,589 -57.94 -0.1%  
  Trans: 14,807 -161.34 -1.1%  
  Utils: 917 -0.41 0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 17,689 +21.32 +0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,432 -2.14 0.0%  
YTD
 +2.4%  
-6.9%  
 +4.0%  
 +17.8%  
 +13.9%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/13/2024  
  Up arrow39,900 or 37,650 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow15,800 or 14,300 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow17,800 or 16,750 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,250 by 07/01/2024
As of 06/14/2024
  Indus: 38,589 -57.94 -0.1%  
  Trans: 14,807 -161.34 -1.1%  
  Utils: 917 -0.41 0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 17,689 +21.32 +0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,432 -2.14 0.0%  
YTD
 +2.4%  
-6.9%  
 +4.0%  
 +17.8%  
 +13.9%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/13/2024  
  Up arrow39,900 or 37,650 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow15,800 or 14,300 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow17,800 or 16,750 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,250 by 07/01/2024

Bulkowski's Trex (TREX) Quiz

Released 8/9/2022.

TREX: Quiz

Captions appear below the pictures for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.


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chart pattern

Trex changed their stock symbol from TWP to TREX.

Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): descending broadening wedge, broadening top, channel, symmetrical triangle, and a head-and-shoulders top.

The answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

The Dec-April broadening top shows a partial decline at B but fails to breakout upward at C, as usually happens. Had you bought this stock, you would likely have been stopped out (you would have a stop in place, wouldn't you?).

The head-and-shoulders top shows a large downward plunge in the stock on higher volume.

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?

Question 4: Where are support zones?

The answer appears on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Short the stock. A high volume downward plunge like this is less likely to pullback than one on low volume. Why? Momentum carries price down farther, too far -- usually -- to pull back.

Answer 2 (target?): Measure the head-and-shoulders height from head to neckline directly below (A, pink line). That's 48.80 – 42.24 = 6.26. The breakout price is 43.15 so a 'full measure' (using the full height) is 43.15 – 6.26 or 36.89. Price reaches the target (C) 51% of the time, so it's best to be conservative. Take half of the height to get 3.13. Subtract this from the breakout price to get a closer target of ~40. Price has reached a low of 40.11. Do you really want to make a trade that suggests a decline of just a dime?

Answer 3 (stop?): Volatility is $2.07, which is huge. That would mean placing a stop no closer than 46.97, or 16.2% away from the current close! That's today's high + 2.07. That's much too far away because the close is well below the intraday high. What about using the right shoulder high as the stop price? 45.25 – 40.41 = 12% rise. That's still too far away. The inability to place a stop at a good location is a definite clue that you should walk away from this trade.

Answer 4 (support?): I show two possible support zones. The first one is setup by the 3 tops in Dec, Jan, and April. They coincide with the current price. Another support zone shows as a longer blue line and it corresponds with additional peaks. Below those two, it might be tough sledding for price to decline below 38. Thus, from today's close of 40.41, a decline to 38 is a decline of just 6%. Without being able to place a stop nearby, I'd skip this trade. But then again, I know what's coming!

More on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Price made a lower low the next day, to 38.35 before rebounding (a quarterly earnings announcement sent the stock tumbling by the way, as the letters Qtr show). The price (were PP appears...it's a pipe bottom) corresponds to the lower support line shown in the prior chart. The decline sent price through the closer 40 target but it didn't reach the lower target of 36.89 (which used the full height of the measure rule). In order to make money shorting this stock, you would have had to trade it perfectly by having an order to short it in place as soon as price crossed the neckline and close the short when price reached bottom.

The End.

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