As of 03/04/2024
  Indus: 38,990 -97.55 -0.2%  
  Trans: 15,790 -42.73 -0.3%  
  Utils: 847 +14.27 +1.7%  
  Nasdaq: 16,208 -67.43 -0.4%  
  S&P 500: 5,131 -6.13 -0.1%  
YTD
 +3.5%  
-0.7%  
-3.9%  
 +8.0%  
 +7.6%  
  Targets    Overview: 03/01/2024  
  Down arrow37,700 or 39,350 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow16,300 or 15,350 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow875 or 800 by 03/15/2024
  Down arrow15,000 or 16,400 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 4,900 by 03/15/2024
As of 03/04/2024
  Indus: 38,990 -97.55 -0.2%  
  Trans: 15,790 -42.73 -0.3%  
  Utils: 847 +14.27 +1.7%  
  Nasdaq: 16,208 -67.43 -0.4%  
  S&P 500: 5,131 -6.13 -0.1%  
YTD
 +3.5%  
-0.7%  
-3.9%  
 +8.0%  
 +7.6%  
  Targets    Overview: 03/01/2024  
  Down arrow37,700 or 39,350 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow16,300 or 15,350 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow875 or 800 by 03/15/2024
  Down arrow15,000 or 16,400 by 03/15/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 4,900 by 03/15/2024

Bulkowski's Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Quiz

Released 8/15/2022.

WSM: Quiz

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


1 / 5
chart pattern

Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): 2 head-and-shoulders tops, 2 head-and-shoulders bottoms, broadening pattern.

Answers are on the next slide.
2 / 5
chart pattern

Price has begun moving up after touching the bottom of the broadening bottom for the third time. I don’t care for broadening patterns because I find they fail often and are hard to trade. However, if you can recognize one before the third bottom touch, then buy after price begins moving up after touch 3 and hope for an upward breakout.

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?

See the next slide for answers.
3 / 5
chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy. The third touch is often a good time to buy. Keep an eye out for a partial rise which may predict a downward breakout (it’s correct 53% of the time).

Answer 2 (target?): Compute the height of the pattern from highest peak to lowest valley: 37.49 – 32.75 for a height of 4.74. Add this to the highest peak to get a target of 42.23. Price reaches the target 65% of the time. Consider multiplying the height by 65% to get a closer, more realistic target.

Answer 3 (stop?): For a stop, place it below the lowest valley. In this case, that would be below 32.75. Be sure to check volatility to make sure the stop is not too close.

See the next slide for the answer.
4 / 5
chart pattern

Price moved up nicely from the third touch of the broadening bottom and formed a roof pattern at the old high.

Question: Do you buy, sell, short, or avoid trading this stock?

See the next slide for more information.
5 / 5
chart pattern

I circled in red a congestion region that has a downward breakout. It’s a small chart pattern called a shark-32. A shark-32 pattern is a 3-bar pattern with lower highs and higher lows.

The shark-32 appears in the circle as the last 3 days before the breakout. It signals caution. In this example, it warned of a trend change and a time to sell.

The End.

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