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Thomas Bulkowski’s successful investment activities allowed him to retire at age 36. He is an internationally known author and trader with 30+ years of stock market experience and widely regarded as a leading expert on chart patterns. He may be reached at

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Chart Patterns: After the Buy
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Bulkowski's Fraud Warning Signs

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Busted
Patterns
Candles Chart
Patterns
Event
Patterns
Small Patterns
Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 04/27/2017
20,981 6.24 0.0%
9,194 26.25 0.3%
708 2.41 0.3%
6,049 23.71 0.4%
2,389 1.32 0.1%
YTD
6.2%
1.7%
7.3%
12.4%
6.7%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 04/17/2017
20,100 or 21,150 by 05/01/2017
8,500 or 9,500 by 05/01/2017
725 or 685 by 05/01/2017
6,150 or 5,900 by 05/15/2017
2,275 or 2,425 by 05/01/2017
Mutt Winners: None YTD

I received a brochure from the US postal service that I thought I'd pass on. It contained good advice about detecting the signs of fraud and some tips. Here's the list, courtesy of the USPS.

Picture of a flower from my garden.

  • Sounds too good to be true.
  • Pressures you to act "right away!"
  • Guarantees success.
  • Promises unusually high returns.
  • Requires an upfront investment, even for a "free" prize.
  • Buyers want to overpay you for an item and have you send them the difference.
  • Doesn't have the look of a real business.
  • Something just doesn't feel right.
  •  
  • Never click on a link inside an email to visit a web site. Instead, type the address into your browser.
  • Verify an online company with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Review statements, receipts and packing slips for accuracy.
  • Shred confidential documents before trashing them.
  • Your bank will never email or call you for your account number.
  • Don't wire money to people you don't know.
  • Be cautious of work-at-home job offers.
  • There are no legitimate jobs that involve reshipping items or financial instruments from your home.
  • Foreign lotteries are illegal in the U.S. You can't win no matter what they say.
  • Check your monthly bank and credit card statements for charges you don't recognize.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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