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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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This photograph shows Bulkowski and his dog in his back yard during the summer of 2006.

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Thomas N. Bulkowski is recognized by many as one of the world's leading authorities on chart patterns. He is a successful investor and trader with over thirty years of market experience.

He is also the author of the books (shown on the left). His best selling books have been translated into many languages. Over one hundred articles of his have been published in Active Trader; Stocks, Futures and Options; The Technical Analyst; Traders'; The Trader's Journal and Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazines.

Picture of a monument in Bear Creek Park with Thomas Bulkowski's name on it

Before earning enough from his investments to retire from his day job at age thirty-six, Bulkowski was a hardware design engineer at Raytheon, a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation, and a software manager for Tracor-Westronics.

His charity work includes:

  • Vice president of membership and later treasurer of the Keller Chamber of Commerce,
  • Member (5 years) and chairman of the Keller Parks and Recreation board,
  • President of Keep Keller Beautiful,
  • Vice president of the Friends of the Keller Library and
  • Charter member of the Keller Writers' Association for which he served as co-chair or president for three years.
  • He also authored the Keller Recycling Task Force report and
  • Park System Study for the City of Keller.

In his spare time, he likes to wander around his back yard looking for toads, spiders, snakes, and other inhabitants and then photograph them, occasionally play guitar while watching birds visit the bath or feeder, putter around in his garden, read and write fiction.


Thomas N. Bulkowski created in November 2006 and by March 2009, the site first received over 50,000 visits in one month, and in March 2014, it had grown to over 108,000. In 2014, the number of visits peaked at 1,194,843 for the year. has more than 700 pages of investment information, including a daily blog and software, all for free.

To help support the website and blog, Mr. Bulkowski asks that if you buy anything from, you do so by clicking on a picture of one of his books to take you to While there, you can buy anything and the site receives a small referral fee. The fee does not increase the cost of your purchase.

Also, if you see an ad that piques your interest, then click on it and discover what lies beneath. The goods or services they provide may improve your life.

-- Thomas Bulkowski


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