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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 Chart and Event Pattern Rank

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Candles Chart
Small Patterns
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 10/21/2014
16,615 215.14 1.3%
8,486 258.52 3.1%
573 1.94 0.3%
4,419 103.41 2.4%
1,941 37.27 2.0%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 10/10/2014
16,800 or 15,800 by 11/01/2014
8,700 or 8,000 by 11/01/2014
580 or 540 by 11/01/2014
4,600 or 4,200 by 11/15/2014
1,950 or 1,800 by 11/01/2014

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This is the main gateway for the ranking of chart and event patterns based on failure rate and the average rise or decline after the breakout. To download an Excel spreadsheet of the bull market data, click here.

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