As of 05/17/2019
  Industrials: 25,764 -98.68 -0.4%  
  Transports: 10,492 -113.76 -1.1%  
  Utilities: 790 +3.91 +0.5%  
  Nasdaq: 7,816 -81.77 -1.0%  
  S&P 500: 2,860 -16.79 -0.6%  
YTD
 +10.4%  
 +14.4%  
 +10.8%  
 +17.8%  
 +14.1%  
  Tom's Targets    Overview: 05/14/2019  
  Up arrow26,600 or 25,000 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow10,700 or 10,000 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow825 or 755 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow8,100 or 7,400 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow2,900 or 2,740 by 06/01/2019
As of 05/17/2019
  Industrials: 25,764 -98.68 -0.4%  
  Transports: 10,492 -113.76 -1.1%  
  Utilities: 790 +3.91 +0.5%  
  Nasdaq: 7,816 -81.77 -1.0%  
  S&P 500: 2,860 -16.79 -0.6%  
YTD
 +10.4%  
 +14.4%  
 +10.8%  
 +17.8%  
 +14.1%  
  Tom's Targets    Overview: 05/14/2019  
  Up arrow26,600 or 25,000 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow10,700 or 10,000 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow825 or 755 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow8,100 or 7,400 by 06/01/2019
  Up arrow2,900 or 2,740 by 06/01/2019

Bulkowski's Chart Pattern Indicator Update

 

Updated on 1/8/2019.

My book, Swing and Day TradingSwing and Day Trading: Evolution of a Trader book., pictured on the left, discusses the chart pattern indicator starting on page 133. It discusses the Nr7 pattern and the CPI equation, too.

If you click on the above link and then buy the book (or anything) while at Amazon.com, the referral will help support this site. Thanks.

-- Tom Bulkowski

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This page shows three views of the chart pattern indicator. Here are other links you may be interested in reading.

Understanding the Chart Pattern Indicator
Historical CPI numbers, from 1/1999 to 1/2019 (.xls, 174k compressed)
Patternz Configuration (for windows XP version of Patternz)
See Also
 
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Chart Pattern Indicator: Analysis

For daily signal updates, see CPI.html which shows the locations of where the signal is announced.

The following are DAILY price charts, updated once a week (after Friday's close, current as of that close). The scaling is approximate for the indicator (meaning it might look like it's at 36, but the actual value is really 34...it's a drawing issue with the charts I'm using).

Chart pattern indicator chart with buy and sell signals highlighted

The above chart shows all of the signals as of Friday's close (and not updated until after next Friday's close), hiding the indicator line beneath the vertical bars. Vertical green bars are bullish, red ones are bearish, and white areas are neutral. The following charts clarify the signals.

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Chart pattern indicator chart with buy and sell signals highlighted

The most recent signal was bearish on 05/06/2019.

The above chart shows the bullish and bearish signal CHANGES. As with the other charts on this page, it is updated only ONCE each week, after Friday's close, but the chart uses the daily scale.

The S&P 500 Index appears as price bars on the top, and the indicator is the wavy blue line (which looks black) between the red and green bars near the bottom of the chart.

The last chart, below, shows the indicator by itself.

Signals can change for up to a week. If you do not understand why this happens, then read about the indicator construction, especially the warnings section.

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Raw chart pattern indicator chart

The chart pattern indicator line is not as important as the signals which it generates, but I have included a third chart of the indicator itself so you can check for divergence. Divergence often gives hints as to which way the index moves in the future.

Look for lower/higher peaks in the indicator while the index is going in the opposite direction (is making higher/lower peaks). The index will often follow the indicator,but it can take weeks before that happens.

Patternz Configuration

The 2019 version of Patternz makes computing and charting the indicator easy. However, if you have the XP version, then refer to the program's setup as described on the CPI.html page. Click the link to be taken there.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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See Also

Support this site! Clicking any of the books (below) takes you to Amazon.com. If you buy ANYTHING while there, they pay for the referral.
Chart Patterns: After the Buy Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition Trading Basics Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading Swing and Day Trading Visual Guide to Chart Patterns Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns 2nd Edition Trading Classic Chart Patterns Bumper's Story Head's Law
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