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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
Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition book.
Trading Basics: Evolution of a Trader book.
Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading: Evolution of a Trader book.
Swing and Day Trading: Evolution of a Trader book.
Visual Guide to Chart Patterns book.
Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns 2nd Edition book.

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Candles Chart
Small Patterns
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 02/24/2017
20,822 11.44 0.1%
9,422 86.07 0.9%
699 10.33 1.5%
5,845 9.80 0.2%
2,367 3.53 0.1%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 02/14/2017
21,150 or 20,000 by 03/15/2017
8,800 or 9,700 by 03/01/2017
700 or 640 by 03/01/2017
5,950 or 5,650 by 03/01/2017
2,400 or 2,260 by 03/01/2017
Indus strength: None YTD
Mutt Losers: None YTD
Mutt Winners: None YTD

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Daily Blog. The blog is updated each trading day when markets are open.
2/13/2017. Released Patternz version 5.19, two enhancements and one bug killed.
2/1/2017. As January goes, so goes the Dow. True?
1/25/2017. Released Patternz version 5.18 to fix bug.
1/20/2017. Released Patternz version 5.17 to fix 5.16 bug. Sigh.
1/19/2017. Released Patternz version 5.16.
1/10/2017. New book released: Head's Law (fiction)
1/3/2017. Version 5.15 of Patternz released.
1/1/2017. I released the new 2017 and 2027 forecasts for the Dow.
12/31/2016. I fixed errors about the 2B pattern.
12/25/2016. I updated research on the long and short side setups.
12/22/2016. Version 5.14 of Patternz released.
12/12/2016. Version 5.13 of Patternz released.
10/28/2016. Version 5.9 of Patternz released.
10/14/2016. Version 5.8 of Patternz released.
9/27/2016. Version 5.7 of Patternz released.
9/23/2016. Version 5.6 of Patternz released.
9/21/2016. Version 5.5 of Patternz released.
8/29/2016. Version 5.3 of Patternz released.
8/9/2016. Version 5.2 of Patternz released.
7/20/2016. I released a rebuilt version of Patternz that works with Win 7+.
1/26/2016. I tried to get a countertrend setup to work, but failed."
1/23/2016. In the FAQ, I answer the question, "What one chart pattern can make me a bundle?"
12/4/2015. The CPSetup chart pattern.
11/11/2015. Percent-down indicator: Suggests weakness ahead.
8/18/2015. The best buy price is $20 or below.
8/10/2015. Which months show the most failures?
6/5/2015. Bottom fishing. This setup uses ugly double bottoms.
4/28/15. I released new research on peak and valley width.
3/31/15. I updated the market review page for 2015 predictions.
3/13/15. I updated the market longevity article.
2/23/15. I re-released a corrected version of the quarterly earnings article.
2/9/15. A model for quarterly earnings.
11/5/14. Quizzes. I converted the quizzes from word docs to pdfs.
8/29/14. Overhead resistance study. This study identifies tips on how to momentum trade.
7/26/14. I added a new search box to most pages.
6/18/14. How does leverage affect profitability in Forex?
2/25/14. Vertical run up: Here is a new chart pattern.
1/2/14. Golden triangle: Here's a trading setup based on a scallop pattern.


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