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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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Busted
Patterns
Candles Chart
Patterns
Event
Patterns
Small Patterns
Market
Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 08/03/2015
17,598 -91.66 -0.5%
8,417 24.90 0.3%
588 3.83 0.7%
5,115 -12.90 -0.3%
2,098 -5.80 -0.3%
YTD
-1.3%
-7.9%
-4.9%
8.0%
1.9%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 07/27/2015
17,900 or 17,200 by 08/15/2015
8,700 or 8,000 by 08/15/2015
600 or 570 by 08/15/2015
5,200 or 4,850 by 08/15/2015
2,120 or 2,025 by 08/15/2015
Wilder RSI: -6.1%

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This is the main gateway for significant events in the stock market. The conclusions I draw from this analysis are two:

  • If a major shock occurs that takes price down dramatically, buy soon after, perhaps within a week. This occurred on 9-11 and Black Monday (the 1987 crash). Early entry means you get in near the bottom of a fast recovery. The downside is, the recovery will be like an ugly double bottom or a dead-cat bounce -- a bounce upward with the second low above the first. That is fine so long as you get in near the low and not near the top of the bounce.
  • For bear markets, like the 1929 stock market crash and the 2000-2002 bear market, then you have to call the bottom correctly before adding new positions. Taking your time before jumping in may mean missing a few points of the rise, but it helps avoid markets that climb some before continuing down.

This page is dedicated to Ronda Palm who gave me the idea... Thanks Ronda.

Crash of 1929

Black Monday and crash of 1987

Events of 9-11

Bear market 2000-2002

From bear to bull in 2002

10-year forecast. Shows a 10-year forecast for the Dow.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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