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Busted
Patterns
Candles Chart
Patterns
Event
Patterns
Small Patterns
Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 04/21/2017
20,548 -30.95 -0.2%
9,134 7.68 0.1%
706 4.81 0.7%
5,911 -6.26 -0.1%
2,349 -7.15 -0.3%
YTD
4.0%
1.0%
7.0%
9.8%
4.9%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 04/17/2017
20,100 or 21,150 by 05/01/2017
8,500 or 9,500 by 05/01/2017
725 or 685 by 05/01/2017
5,950 or 5,650 by 05/01/2017
2,275 or 2,425 by 05/01/2017
Mutt Winners: None YTD

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This is an alphabetical listing of event patterns that shows the performance rank of each event pattern by its average rise or decline and failure rate. Ties are allowed. A rank of 1 means the event pattern has the highest post breakout rise or decline or the smallest failure rate. N/A means the event pattern uses a different method to gauge performance than the other event 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.

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Bull Market Event Patterns

Event Pattern

Average Rise or
Decline Rank

Break even Failure
Rate Rank

Dead-Cat Bounce

N/A

N/A

Dead-Cat Bounce, Inverted

N/A

N/A

Earnings Surprise, Bad, down breakout

2

2

Earnings Surprise, Good, up breakout

3

5

FDA Drug Approvals, down breakout

2

4

FDA Drug Approvals, up breakout

5

6

Flag, Earnings, up breakout

1

1

Same Store Sales, Bad, down breakout

3

1

Same Store Sales, Good, up breakout

4

3

Stock Downgrade, down breakout

1

1

Stock Downgrade, up breakout

2

4

Stock Upgrade, down breakout

3

3

Stock Upgrade, up breakout

3

2

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