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33  Small Patterns as of  05/18/2018

This article lists small chart patterns that I found daily in the stocks I follow. Not all small patterns appear because the list would typically be 800 entries (or more) long.

Instead, I search for the top five performing patterns and eleven others to keep the list short. For the list of patterns searched, click here.

Here is the list of stocks in which small patterns appeared and their start and end dates. If none appear in a table, then it's probably a bug in my code. Send me an email.

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 Accelerate Diagnostics Inc   AXDX   Key reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Ball Corp   BLL   Open-close reversal, downtrend   05/18/2018   05/18/2018 
 Baxter International, Inc.   BAX   Shark-32   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 Caleres   CAL   Shark-32   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 CRH plc   CRH   Gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 Duke Energy Corp   DUK   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 El Paso Electric   EE   Hook reversal, downtrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Electronics For Imaging, Inc.   EFII   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 EOG Resources   EOG   Gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 Express Scripts   ESRX   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Guess Inc.   GES   Shark-32   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 Hurco Companies Inc.   HURC   Gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 Manhattan Associates   MANH   Hook reversal, downtrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Marathon Oil   MRO   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Murphy Oil Corporation   MUR   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Mylan Laboratories Inc.   MYL   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Southwestern Energy Company   SWN   Key reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Tempur-pedic Intl   TPX   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Zebra Technologies Corp   ZBRA   Shark-32   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 DJ US Broker-dealers index fund   IAI   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 DJ US Oil and Gas   IEO   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 Fidelity Select Technology   FSPTX   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 iShares SP Natural resources (oil)   IGE   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI Brazil Index fund   EWZ   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund   EEM   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI South Africa Index   EZA   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI South Korea Index   EWY   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI Taiwan Index   EWT   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 MSCI Turkey Index   TUR   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 S and P Global Energy Sector Index fund   IXC   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 S and P Latin America 40 Index fund   ILF   Inverted gap2H   05/16/2018   05/18/2018 
 SPDR Energy Select Sector   XLE   Hook reversal, uptrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 
 UltraShort 2x Oil and Gas ProShares   DUG   Hook reversal, downtrend   05/17/2018   05/18/2018 


Small Patterns Searched

Here is the list of small chart patterns that I scan for daily (after the market close and posted that evening).

For an explanation of the columns, read small patterns.

Pattern Name Average 
Downside weekly reversals$132.3960%361
Open-close reversal, uptrend$118.6759%312
Key reversal, downtrend$95.2858%283
Wide ranging day downside reversal$92.0458%294
Open-close reversal, downtrend$90.3158%305
Upside weekly reversals$84.5857%368
Hook reversal, downtrend$81.5057%269
Wide ranging day upside reversal$75.9856%2712
Hook reversal, uptrend$75.9557%2813
Key reversal, uptrend$71.1156%3016
Inverted gap2H$65.4456%2919
One day reversal, bottom$61.3556%2720
One day reversal, top$46.1254%2922


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