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 United Online (UNTD) Quiz

Released 8/10/2022.

UNTD: 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

Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): 2 ascending broadening wedges, head-and-shoulders top, and a high and tight flag.

The answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

This high and tight flag has a rise of about 90% instead of a doubling of price in less than 2 months. The ascending broadening wedge in June at point A signals a buy.

Question 0: Describe the buy signal.

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 answer appears on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer 0 (describe buy signal): A partial decline (PD) from an ascending broadening wedge correctly signals an upward breakout 65% of the time. A PD occurs when price touches the top trendline, heads lower but doesn't touch or come that close to the bottom trendline before reversing. An upward breakout follows when the partial decline works.

The partial decline begins at D, drops to A before reversing and heading higher. Before looking for a PD, make sure the chart pattern is valid (complete). In this example, it's best to wait for 3 touches of each trendline, that way, you avoid what looks like a partial decline at B. To validate a partial decline, consider a Fibonacci retrace of the C to D distance. If point A is 62% of the rise from C to D and price begins heading up, there's a good chance a partial decline is occurring and you can buy in early.

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy because of the partial decline or a close above the top of the wedge.

Answer 2 (target?): The target is the pattern height added to the top of the pattern. That gives a target of: 17.36 (high) – 12.18 (low) = 5.18 height. Add 5.18 to the high, 17.36 for a target of 22.54. Price reaches the target 61% of the time. You can multiply the height by 61% to get a closer target. Another way to check the target is to compute how much of a rise that entails. The target of 22.54 is 30% above the 17.36 high. That's going to be difficult to reach so you should adjust your target.

Answer 3 (stop?): A stop placed below point A would work well in this situation, but that's a potential loss of 18%! A volatility stop says to put the stop at 14.95, or 17% away, which isn't much help. Skip the trade because you can't place a good stop close enough.

Let's assume you bought the stock anyway. A chart pattern sell signal appears on the chart.

Question: What is the signal? In other words, why should you sell?

The next slide shows the answer.
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chart pattern

The downward breakout from the rising wedge is a sell signal with a decline target of the bottom of the wedge, or about 18.63 from the close on the breakout day of 26.17. That's a decline of 29%, which is huge if it occurs…and it did.

Notice that price exceeded the 22.54 price target by climbing to 29.09.

The End.

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