As of 07/23/2024
  Indus: 40,358 -57.35 -0.1%  
  Trans: 15,656 -244.42 -1.5%  
  Utils: 952 -5.51 -0.6%  
  Nasdaq: 17,997 -10.22 -0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,556 -8.67 -0.2%  
YTD
 +7.1%  
-1.5%  
 +8.0%  
 +19.9%  
 +16.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024
As of 07/23/2024
  Indus: 40,358 -57.35 -0.1%  
  Trans: 15,656 -244.42 -1.5%  
  Utils: 952 -5.51 -0.6%  
  Nasdaq: 17,997 -10.22 -0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,556 -8.67 -0.2%  
YTD
 +7.1%  
-1.5%  
 +8.0%  
 +19.9%  
 +16.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024

Bulkowski's Southern Peru Copper (PCU) Trading Quiz

Released 3/30/2022.

PCU: Quiz

Below is a slider quiz to test your trading ability. Captions appear below the pictures for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

 

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chart pattern

What chart patterns can you find? Look for the following (if you find others, great!): diamond top, high and tight flag, 2 rectangle tops, falling wedge.

The answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

The high and tight flag (HTF) measures from a low of 16.84 on 8/28/03 and rises to the top of the diamond at 38.25 on 11/14/03, a rise of 127% in about 2 months, qualifying the rise as a HTF. The breakout is upward from the pattern and upward from the diamond. (For a HTF, price must climb 90% in less than 2 months and that was fulfilled when price approached the bottom of the diamond).

Question 1: Do you buy, short, or avoid trading this stock?
Question 2: What is your price target?
Question 3: What is your stop loss price?
See the next slide for answers.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy

Answer 2 (target?): Since the rise leading to the pattern is 127%, take half of that 63%, and that's the measure (it works 82% of the time).

Answer 3: Twice volatility is 3.61, suggesting a stop no closer than 35.14 or 17.9% below the current low would work well. Of course, that's much too far away, I think. I was going to suggest placing it below the diamond bottom, but that's farther away. Thus, as bad as it is, I'd use the volatility stop or maybe place it a bit closer.

Price at point A is 51.65 and that's a rise of 35% above the diamond top, well below the projected target rise of 63% (and a corresponding price target of 48.96).

Question: is it time to sell or hold on for additional gains?

See the next slide for the answer.
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chart pattern

The correct answer is to sell. When price pierced the lower ascending broadening wedge trendline that was the sell signal. Selling then or near the pullback at B would have saved you a bunch of money.

The End.

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