As of 12/04/2020
  Indus: 30,218 +248.74 +0.8%  
  Trans: 12,742 +155.26 +1.2%  
  Utils: 856 -10.76 -1.2%  
  Nasdaq: 12,464 +87.05 +0.7%  
  S&P 500: 3,699 +32.40 +0.9%  
YTD
 +5.9%  
 +16.9%  
-2.6%  
 +38.9%  
 +14.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 11/30/2020  
  Up arrow30,700 or 28,250 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow13,500 or 11,700 by 12/15/2020
  Down arrow830 or 925 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow12,500 or 11,400 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow3,750 or 3,400 by 12/15/2020
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 11/2/20
As of 12/04/2020
  Indus: 30,218 +248.74 +0.8%  
  Trans: 12,742 +155.26 +1.2%  
  Utils: 856 -10.76 -1.2%  
  Nasdaq: 12,464 +87.05 +0.7%  
  S&P 500: 3,699 +32.40 +0.9%  
YTD
 +5.9%  
 +16.9%  
-2.6%  
 +38.9%  
 +14.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 11/30/2020  
  Up arrow30,700 or 28,250 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow13,500 or 11,700 by 12/15/2020
  Down arrow830 or 925 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow12,500 or 11,400 by 12/15/2020
  Up arrow3,750 or 3,400 by 12/15/2020
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 11/2/20

Bulkowski's Lyondell Trading Quiz

 

Released 11/20/2020.

LYO: 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

Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): two symmetrical triangles, a flag, descending broadening wedge, right-angled and ascending broadening formation, an Adam & Adam double top, and an Adam & Eve double bottom.

Answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Price has gapped upward to break out of the symmetrical triangle. Notice that volume is increasing which is odd for a symmetrical triangle as it approached the breakout.

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?
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chart pattern

Here's my notebook entry.

Date: 6/30/04. Filled at: 17.45. Stop: 15.73. Upside target: 21.03, Score: +3. Mood (will trade work? Bought too soon?): Yes. I may be overtrading and the market may struggle moving higher. The Federal Reserve is due to raise interest rates by 1/4 point today. S&P direction over pattern lifetime: higher. Future market direction (guess): Up but will stall soon at old Feb 2004 highs. It is having trouble moving higher even now.

Buy reason: Tall symmetrical triangle with upward breakout. I am late getting in, but score of +3 looks good. Chemicals are doing well relative to other industries.

Overhead resistance has repelled the advance and price has gapped lower. What do you do? If you own the stock, do you hold on? Buy more? Or sell outright?

The next slide shows what happened.
4 / 4
chart pattern

The black dots on the prior slide show where I placed my stops in both price and time. Here's the next notebook entry.

7/16/04: Stop raised to 16.43. 7/21/04: Stop raised to 16.93.

Date: 7/22/04. Filled at: 18.10.

Sell reason: The stock was down as the market went up, so I decided to sell. This is coming off a double top and I fear it will give back all of its gains and more. Time to exit. I may be gun shy as 3 other trades were stopped out today (2 for a loss). I am getting out as the market is trending lower. Earnings are due in 2 days. Why take the chance?

At the chart shows, price turned around and moved higher, reaching a high of 35.65 in early March. The "book score," of +3 had a target of 21.17, or 28% above the breakout. Price cleared that hurdle and continued rising. For reference, the book score is from my Trading Classic Chart Patterns book, and I use it to determine whether a pattern is worth trading, and how far price is likely to rise. On the trade, I made 3.5%, but I exited too early and missed a large profit opportunity. Such is life.

The end.

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