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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 Scoring for Rectangle Tops and Bottoms

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Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 01/13/2017
19,886 -5.27 0.0%
9,202 57.87 0.6%
657 -0.99 -0.2%
5,574 26.63 0.5%
2,275 4.20 0.2%
YTD
0.6%
1.8%
-0.4%
3.5%
1.6%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 12/30/2016
19,250 or 20,250 by 01/15/2017
8,880 or 9,550 by 01/15/2017
625 or 690 by 01/15/2017
5,650 or 5,400 by 01/15/2017
2,350 or 2,240 by 01/15/2017
Indus strength: None YTD
Mutt Losers: None YTD
Mutt Winners: None YTD

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This page scores rectangle top and bottom chart patterns with upward breakouts only. Patterns with scores above 0 show gains averaging 55%. Scores below 0 show gains of 22%. High scores do not guarantee good performance, nor does a low score mean you found a stinker.

 

Scoring for Rectangle Tops and Bottoms

Please provide the following information:

Breakout direction: Only upward breakouts are scored.
Upward

What is the highest price in the chart pattern?

What is the lowest price in the chart pattern?

What is the highest price for the stock over the last 52 weeks?

What is the lowest price for the stock over the last 52 weeks?

How many shares of stock are outstanding?

Trend start: How long is the price trend leading to the start of the chart pattern?
0-3 months 3-6 months Over 6 months

Partial decline: Does the pattern show a partial decline?
Yes No

Breakout volume: Is breakout volume above the 30-day average? If no breakout yet, answer No.
Yes No

Throwbacks: Do you think a throwback will occur (usually answer Yes)?
Yes No

Gaps: Did a gap occur on the breakout (if no breakout yet, answer No)?
Yes No

Market trend: Is the general market trending up or down?
Up Down


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