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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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Small Patterns
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 05/22/2015
18,232 -53.72 -0.3%
8,482 -68.97 -0.8%
588 -1.09 -0.2%
5,089 -1.43 0.0%
2,126 -4.76 -0.2%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 05/14/2015
18,600 or 17,700 by 06/01/2015
9,000 or 8,200 by 06/01/2015
610 or 565 by 06/01/2015
5,200 or 4,825 by 06/01/2015
2,150 or 2,050 by 06/01/2015
Mutt Losers: None YTD

Written and copyright © 2008-2014 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved.

My book, Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading, gives a complete statistical analysis of fundamental analysis in an easy read. Makes for a wonderful gift and in an emergency, you can use it to feed your fireplace.

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This page serves as the main gateway to studies using fundamental analysis.

  1. 10 baggers. What fundamental factors power stocks that rise by 10 times?
  2. Best buy days. Which day of the week is the best one to buy or sell?
  3. Best buy months. Can buying at the end of the worst performing month and selling at the best performing be profitable?
  4. Dutch auction tender offers. Can you make money trading these?
  5. Holidays. Does the market rise or fall before and after holidays? Answer: Fall.
  6. Market cap. Chart patterns in small cap stocks outperform.
  7. Seasonality. What are the best months to buy and sell stocks?
  8. SEC Forms. What do they tell the trader or investor?
  9. Stocks that double. Discover what attributes they share.
  10. Value investing. How to Pick Stocks Using Fundamental Analysis.
  11. The following article topics are arranged from the best performing fundamentals to the worst.

  12. Capital spending. Stocks showing a decrease in capital spending performed twice as well.
  13. Long-term debt. Stocks with no long-term debt underperform those with higher debt 100% of the time.
  14. Dividends. Stocks not paying a dividend outperform 80% of the time.
  15. Price to book value. Stocks with low price to book value perform better than high ratios 78% of the time.
  16. Price to cash flow. Stocks with low price to cash flow ratios perform better than high ratios 78% of the time.
  17. Price to earnings ratio. Stocks with low price to earnings ratios outperform 71% of the time.
  18. Price to sales ratio. Stocks with low price to sales ratios outperform 71% of the time.
  19. Return on total capital. Stocks with low ROTC beat high ROTC stocks only 57% of the time except during and after a bear market.
  20. Return on shareholders' equity. Stocks with low ROSE beat those with high ROSE only 49% of the time, but show promise in a bear market.
  21. Shares outstanding. Fewer shares outstanding can boost performance the following year.

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