As of 04/19/2024
  Indus: 37,986 +211.02 +0.6%  
  Trans: 15,084 +136.79 +0.9%  
  Utils: 876 +15.31 +1.8%  
  Nasdaq: 15,282 -319.49 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 4,967 -43.89 -0.9%  
YTD
 +0.8%  
-5.1%  
-0.7%  
 +1.8%  
 +4.1%  
  Targets    Overview: 04/12/2024  
  Up arrow39,800 or 37,150 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,200 or 15,000 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow885 or 850 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,700 or 15,800 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 5,025 by 05/01/2024
As of 04/19/2024
  Indus: 37,986 +211.02 +0.6%  
  Trans: 15,084 +136.79 +0.9%  
  Utils: 876 +15.31 +1.8%  
  Nasdaq: 15,282 -319.49 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 4,967 -43.89 -0.9%  
YTD
 +0.8%  
-5.1%  
-0.7%  
 +1.8%  
 +4.1%  
  Targets    Overview: 04/12/2024  
  Up arrow39,800 or 37,150 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,200 or 15,000 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow885 or 850 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,700 or 15,800 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 5,025 by 05/01/2024

Bulkowski's Wyeth (WYE) Quiz

Released 8/15/2022.

WYE: 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!): complex head-and-shoulders top, diamond bottom, descending scallop, Adam & Eve double top, Eve & Eve double top.

Answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

The double tops I don’t particularly like because the peaks are too uneven. The right one is difficult to tell what combination of Adam and Eve it is. The turns look rounded forming an Eve top but they have a tall price spike, suggesting an Adam top. I suppose you could connect trendlines along the top and bottom and form a broadening top.

Price has closed below the complex head-and-shoulders top on the right.

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.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Since price has closed below the blue neckline, sell an existing holding or sell short.

Answer 2 (target?): Take the height of the pattern from the highest head price (40.63) to the neckline directly below 37.74 for a height of 2.89. Subtract this from the breakout price of 38.25 to get a target of 35.36. Price meets the target just 51% of the time so be conservative and assume price will not make it down that far.

Answer 3 (stop?): Volatility is 1.18 so a stop no closer than 39.79 (the intraday high of 38.61+ 1.18). The high at the right shoulder is 39.36 and the head is at 40.63 so the stop is somewhere between those.

Price moved down nicely and hit the target a few weeks after the breakout. Volume was unusually high on the one-day downward plunge. As with such large price spikes, price recovered and eased over until bottoming in July. It has recovered somewhat since then.

Question: If you shorted this stock, do you cover or wait for the decline to continue?

See the next slide for an answer.
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chart pattern

I drew a down-sloping trendline to signal a possible trend change. When price closed above the trendline, that would have been my signal to cover the short and get out. Alternatively, an order to cover the short at the target price would work well in this situation (the green line).

The End.

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