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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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Bulkowski's Event Pattern Resource

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Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 07/31/2015
17,690 -56.12 -0.3%
8,392 -27.82 -0.3%
584 5.06 0.9%
5,128 -0.50 0.0%
2,104 -4.79 -0.2%
YTD
-0.7%
-8.2%
-5.5%
8.3%
2.2%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 07/27/2015
17,900 or 17,200 by 08/15/2015
8,700 or 8,000 by 08/15/2015
590 or 550 by 08/15/2015
5,200 or 4,850 by 08/15/2015
2,120 or 2,025 by 08/15/2015
Wilder RSI: -4.4%

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My book, Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns Second EditionEncyclopedia of Chart Patterns 2nd Edition book., has 53 chart patterns and 10 event patterns described including performance statistics.

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Event patterns are price patterns caused by significant events that affect securities. Events such as earnings releases, Dutch auction tender offers, stock broker rating upgrades and downgrades, I call event patterns. This page serves as the gateway to examining those patterns and how to trade them.

Event patterns have failure rates that are often significantly higher than your average chart pattern. For example, an Eve & Eve double bottom chart pattern has a bull market break even failure rate of 4%. The earnings flag event pattern has a 10% failure rate. A good earning surprise event pattern has a 29% failure rate. Ouch!

Despite the high failure rates, traders should know how to recover from or take advantage of event patterns. That is what the below links discuss.

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  • July 29, 2010: Stock splits. What happens to price before and after a stock split? Find out.

 

  1. Common stock offerings.
  2. Dead-cat bounce
  3. Dead-cat bounce, inverted
  4. Dutch auction tender offers
  5. Earnings surprise, bad
  6. Earnings surprise, good
  7. Earnings flag
  8. FDA drug approvals
  9. Same-store sales, bad
  10. Same-store sales, good
  11. Stock splits
  12. Stock rating downgrades
  13. Stock rating upgrades

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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