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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 05/29/2015
18,011 -115.44 -0.6%
8,300 -67.67 -0.8%
587 -0.77 -0.1%
5,070 -27.95 -0.5%
2,107 -13.40 -0.6%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 05/14/2015
18,600 or 17,700 by 06/15/2015
8,100 or 8,800 by 06/15/2015
610 or 565 by 06/15/2015
5,200 or 4,825 by 06/15/2015
2,150 or 2,050 by 06/15/2015
Mutt Losers: None YTD

Written by and copyright © 2005-2014 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved.

My book, Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, pictured on the left, covers 63 chart and event patterns, including performance statistics, ID guidelines, and so on.

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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.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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