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Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 11/20/2017
23,430 72.09 0.3%
9,522 38.86 0.4%
756 -2.12 -0.3%
6,791 7.92 0.1%
2,582 3.29 0.1%
YTD
18.6%
5.3%
14.6%
26.1%
15.3%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 11/14/2017
23,700 or 22,800 by 12/01/2017
9,300 or 9,800 by 12/01/2017
800 or 750 by 12/01/2017
7,000 or 6,500 by 12/01/2017
2,625 or 2,540 by 12/01/2017

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This is an alphabetical listing of chart patterns that shows the performance rank of each pattern by its average rise or decline and failure rate. Ties are allowed. A rank of 1 is best (highest post breakout rise or decline, or lowest failure rate). N/A means the chart pattern uses a different method to gauge performance than the other chart patterns (usually the measure from the breakout to the swing high or swing low, not to the highest high or lowest low before a trend change). Thus, a performance comparison would be unfair and meaningless.

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Bull Market Chart Patterns

Chart Pattern

Average Rise or
Decline Rank

Breakeven Failure
Rate Rank

Broadening Bottoms, down breakout

9

14

Broadening Bottoms, up breakout

19

10

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Ascending, down breakout

9

17

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Ascending, up breakout

17

11

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Descending, down breakout

9

12

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Descending, up breakout

18

15

Broadening Tops, down breakout

9

16

Broadening Tops, up breakout

17

13

Broadening Wedges, Ascending, down breakout

7

9

Broadening Wedges, Ascending, up breakout

9

2

Broadening Wedges, Descending, down breakout

4

7

Broadening Wedges, Descending, up breakout

14

6

Bump-and-Run Reversal Bottoms, up breakout

9

2

Bump-and-run Reversal Tops, down breakout

5

3

Cup-with-Handle, Inverted, down breakout

8

9

Cup-with-Handle, up breakout

13

5

Diamond Bottoms, down breakout

3

8

Diamond Bottoms, up breakout

11

4

Diamond Tops, down breakout

3

4

Diamond Tops, up breakout

19

10

Double Bottoms, Adam & Adam, up breakout

12

5

Double Bottoms, Adam & Eve, up breakout

10

5

Double Bottoms, Eve & Adam, up breakout

12

4

Double Bottoms, Eve & Eve, up breakout

7

4

Double Tops, Adam & Adam, down breakout

5

6

Double Tops, Adam & Eve, down breakout

6

12

Double Tops, Eve & Adam, down breakout

9

11

Double Tops, Eve & Eve, down breakout

6

9

Flags, down breakout

N/A

1

Flags, High and Tight, up breakout

1

1

Flags, up breakout

N/A

4

Gaps

N/A

N/A

Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms, Complex, up breakout

8

4

Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms, up breakout

9

3

Head-and-Shoulders Tops, Complex, down breakout

1

2

Head-and-Shoulders Tops, down breakout

2

2

Horn Bottoms, up breakout

12

9

Horn Tops, down breakout

3

5

Islands Reversals, down breakout

7

15

Islands Reversals, up breakout

20

14

Islands, Long, down breakout

2

3

Islands, Long, up breakout

16

11

Measured Move Down

N/A

N/A

Measured Move Up

N/A

N/A

Pennants, down breakout

N/A

2

Pennants, up breakout

N/A

2

Pipe Bottom, up breakout

4

5

Pipe Tops, down breakout

4

9

Rectangles Bottoms, down breakout

10

15

Rectangles Bottoms, up breakout

3

10

Rectangles Tops, down breakout

7

9

Rectangles Tops, up breakout

8

9

Rounding Bottoms, up breakout

5

5

Rounding Tops, down breakout

5

10

Rounding Tops, up breakout

10

9

Scallops, Ascending and Inverted, up breakout

5

4

Scallops, Ascending, down breakout

10

19

Scallops, Ascending, up breakout

16

10

Scallops, Descending, down breakout

7

13

Scallops, Descending, up breakout

21

16

Scallops, Inverted and Descending, down breakout

6

8

Three Falling Peaks, down breakout

7

10

Three Rising Valleys, up breakout

6

5

Triangles, Ascending, down breakout

5

9

Triangles, Ascending, up breakout

12

12

Triangles, Descending, down breakout

8

14

Triangles, Descending, up breakout

2

7

Triangles, Symmetrical, down breakout

7

11

Triangles, Symmetrical, up breakout

16

9

Triple Bottoms, up breakout

10

4

Triple Tops, down breakout

5

8

Wedges, Falling, down breakout

9

13

Wedges, Falling, up breakout

15

11

Wedges, Rising, down breakout

10

18

Wedges, Rising, up breakout

18

8

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