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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%
YTD
5.4%
4.2%
6.0%
8.6%
5.7%
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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This is a listing of chart patterns that shows the performance rank of each chart pattern by its average rise or decline. A rank of 1 means the chart pattern had the best post breakout performance. N/A in the list below 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. For more information see the book Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

 

Bull Market Chart Patterns

Chart Pattern

Average Rise or
Decline Rank

Flags, down breakout

N/A

Flags, up breakout

N/A

Gaps

N/A

Measured Move Down

N/A

Measured Move Up

N/A

Pennants, down breakout

N/A

Pennants, up breakout

N/A

Flags, High and Tight, up breakout

1

Head-and-Shoulders Tops, Complex, down breakout

1

Head-and-Shoulders Tops, down breakout

2

Islands, Long, down breakout

2

Triangles, Descending, up breakout

2

Diamond Bottoms, down breakout

3

Diamond Tops, down breakout

3

Horn Tops, down breakout

3

Rectangles Bottoms, up breakout

3

Broadening Wedges, Descending, down breakout

4

Pipe Bottom, up breakout

4

Pipe Tops, down breakout

4

Bump-and-run Reversal Tops, down breakout

5

Double Tops, Adam & Adam, down breakout

5

Rounding Bottoms, up breakout

5

Rounding Tops, down breakout

5

Scallops, Ascending and Inverted, up breakout

5

Triangles, Ascending, down breakout

5

Triple Tops, down breakout

5

Double Tops, Adam & Eve, down breakout

6

Double Tops, Eve & Eve, down breakout

6

Scallops, Inverted and Descending, down breakout

6

Three Rising Valleys, up breakout

6

Broadening Wedges, Ascending, down breakout

7

Double Bottoms, Eve & Eve, up breakout

7

Islands Reversals, down breakout

7

Rectangles Tops, down breakout

7

Scallops, Descending, down breakout

7

Three Falling Peaks, down breakout

7

Triangles, Symmetrical, down breakout

7

Cup-with-Handle, Inverted, down breakout

8

Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms, Complex, up breakout

8

Rectangles Tops, up breakout

8

Triangles, Descending, down breakout

8

Broadening Bottoms, down breakout

9

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Ascending, down breakout

9

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Descending, down breakout

9

Broadening Tops, down breakout

9

Broadening Wedges, Ascending, up breakout

9

Bump-and-Run Reversal Bottoms, up breakout

9

Double Tops, Eve & Adam, down breakout

9

Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms, up breakout

9

Wedges, Falling, down breakout

9

Double Bottoms, Adam & Eve, up breakout

10

Rectangles Bottoms, down breakout

10

Rounding Tops, up breakout

10

Scallops, Ascending, down breakout

10

Triple Bottoms, up breakout

10

Wedges, Rising, down breakout

10

Diamond Bottoms, up breakout

11

Double Bottoms, Adam & Adam, up breakout

12

Double Bottoms, Eve & Adam, up breakout

12

Horn Bottoms, up breakout

12

Triangles, Ascending, up breakout

12

Cup-with-Handle, up breakout

13

Broadening Wedges, Descending, up breakout

14

Wedges, Falling, up breakout

15

Islands, Long, up breakout

16

Scallops, Ascending, up breakout

16

Triangles, Symmetrical, up breakout

16

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Ascending, up breakout

17

Broadening Tops, up breakout

17

Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Descending, up breakout

18

Wedges, Rising, up breakout

18

Broadening Bottoms, up breakout

19

Diamond Tops, up breakout

19

Islands Reversals, up breakout

20

Scallops, Descending, up breakout

21

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