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 Technology (UTX) Quiz

Released 8/10/2022.

UTX: 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!): broadening bottom, broadening top, head-and-shoulders bottom, triple bottom, and a rectangle bottom.

The answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

This is not an easy quiz because price is so congested with large swings. Since the triple bottom has a lower confirmation price (price must rise above the highest high in the pattern or, as in this case, the green sloping trendline), that’s the pattern we chose to trade. Price has closed above the green line.

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.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): You have a buy signal.

Answer 2 (target?): Use the height of the triple bottom projected upward from the top. The high is at 52.34 and the low is at 49.21 for a height of 3.13. Add this to the highest high for a target of 55.47. Price reaches the target 74% of the time, so be conservative and look for overhead resistance. Price might stall at the old high at A (shown in red).

Answer 3 (stop?): The bottom of the triple bottom should support price. Assuming a buy price at the current close of 52.54, that’s a drop of 6.3%, which is good. A volatility stop using 2x the daily high-low average over the last month is $1.80. From the current intraday low, that means place a stop no closer than 49.56 or 5.7%. Either price will work.

Price has reached a high and backed off. Is it now time to sell? Justify your answer.

The next slide shows the answer.
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chart pattern

Price continued declining. Drawing a trendline (blue line) as shown signals a sell when price crossed the line. You can expect price to drop to the top red line showing support. It could drop as low as the bottom red line, but that might depend on how the market and industry are performing. Since the trendline pierce occurred in the last days of 2005, you might want to sell it, or not, for tax reasons. Also, since a trendline break is not a guarantee of a trend change, see the 1-2-3 trend change method on my website.

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