As of 05/26/2022
  Indus: 32,637 +516.91 +1.6%  
  Trans: 14,142 +397.70 +2.9%  
  Utils: 1,022 +1.32 +0.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,741 +305.91 +2.7%  
  S&P 500: 4,058 +79.08 +2.0%  
YTD
-10.2%  
-14.2%  
 +4.2%  
-25.0%  
-14.9%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/15/2022  
  Up arrow33,500 or 30,500 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow14,700 or 12,400 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow1,050 or 940 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow12,800 or 11,000 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow4,150 or 3,700 by 06/01/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 5/23/22
As of 05/26/2022
  Indus: 32,637 +516.91 +1.6%  
  Trans: 14,142 +397.70 +2.9%  
  Utils: 1,022 +1.32 +0.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,741 +305.91 +2.7%  
  S&P 500: 4,058 +79.08 +2.0%  
YTD
-10.2%  
-14.2%  
 +4.2%  
-25.0%  
-14.9%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/15/2022  
  Up arrow33,500 or 30,500 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow14,700 or 12,400 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow1,050 or 940 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow12,800 or 11,000 by 06/01/2022
  Up arrow4,150 or 3,700 by 06/01/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 5/23/22

Bulkowski on Pattern Pairs

 

Initial release: 9/7/2021. Added "Improvements" link 1/4/2022.

This is a list of links to research on trading pairs of chart patterns. For example, you may wish to buy the upward breakout from a broadening bottom and sell the first occurrence of a double top. How well does that idea work? Click the link(s) below to find out.

Summary report on the top 10 performing pattern pairs, sorted by various categories.

Improvements. Describes what can you do to boost performance when trading pattern pairs.

Buy Patterns

3 falling peaks. Buy a busted 3 falling peaks pattern and sell a roof or busted roof.
3 rising valleys. Buy a 3RV pattern and sell a Eve & Eve double top or a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Broadening bottoms. Buy a broadening bottom and sell either an inverted roof (with a downward breakout) or a busted Eve & Adam double bottom.
Broadening formation, right-angled and ascending. Buy a RABFA and sell an inverted and ascending scallop.
Broadening formation, right-angled and descending. Buy a RABFA and sell an ascending broadening wedge or a busted broadening top. Selling the first bearish pattern also works well in most cases.
Broadening tops. Buy a broadening top and the first non-busted chart pattern which appears.
Broadening wedge, ascending. Buy a busted wedge and sell a busted symmetrical triangle or a busted Adam & Adam double bottom.
Broadening wedge, descending. Buy a busted descending broadening wedge and sell either a busted triple bottom or an Eve & Eve double top.
Bump-and-run reversal bottoms. Sell a descending scallop (downward breakout), Adam & Adam double top, or the first non-busted chart pattern which appears.
Bump-and-run reversal tops. Sell a bearish ascending scallop, bearish ascending and inverted scallop, or the first non-busted chart pattern which appears.
Cup with handle. Sell a busted diamond top, non-busted Adam & Adam double top, or the first busted pattern which appears.
Diamond bottoms. Sell a busted right-angled and descending broadening formation or a busted 3 rising valleys pattern.
Diamond tops. Sell a busted Eve & Adam double bottom, or buy a busted diamond top and sell a rectangle top.
Double bottoms, Adam & Adam. Buy a double bottom and sell the first non-busted chart pattern which appears.
Double bottoms, Adam & Eve. Buy a double bottom and sell a diamond bottom, busted three rising valleys pattern, or the first bearish pattern which appears.
Double bottoms, Eve & Adam. Buy a double bottom and sell the first non-busted chart pattern which appears.
Double bottoms, Eve & Eve. Buy an Eve &Eve double bottom and sell a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Double tops, Adam & Adam. Buy a busted double top and sell a busted rectangle top.
Double tops, Adam & Eve. Buy a busted double top and sell a busted descending and inverted scallop.
Double tops, Eve & Adam. Buy a busted double top and sell a busted inverted and ascending scallop.
Double tops, Eve & Eve. Buy a busted double top and sell an ascending broadening wedge, 3 rising valleys pattern, or the first bearish non-busted pattern which appears.
Head-and-shoulders bottoms. Buy a HSB and sell an ascending scallop or an Adam & Adam double top.
Head-and-shoulders bottoms, complex. Buy an Adam & Adam double top or a busted ascending triangle.
Head-and-shoulders top. Buy a busted HST and sell either a busted falling wedge, an Adam & Eve double top, or the first non-busted pattern to appear.
Head-and-shoulders tops, complex. Sell a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Rectangle bottoms. Buy a rectangle bottom and sell an Eve & Eve double top or a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Rectangle tops. Buy a busted rectangle top and sell an Eve & Eve double top or an inverted and ascending scallop.
Rounded bottom. Buy a rounded bottom and sell either an Eve & Eve double top or a busted ascending triangle.
Rounded tops. Buy a rounded top and sell an ascending broadening wedge or buy a busted rounded top and sell an Adam & Adam double top.
Roof. Buy a roof and sell either a busted Eve & Adam double bottom or a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Roof, inverted. Buy an inverted roof and sell a diamond top or an Adam & Eve double top. Selling the first bearish non-busted pattern which appears also works.
Scallop, ascending. Buy a busted scallop and sell an Eve & Eve double top or sell a busted triple bottom.
Scallop, ascending and inverted. Buy an AI scallop and sell a busted head-and-shoulders complex bottom or a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Scallop, descending and inverted. Buy a busted DI scallop, sell a busted Eve & Adam double bottom, or buy a non-busted DI scallop and sell a busted rectangle bottom.
Scallop, descending. Buy a busted descending scallop, sell an ascending scallop or buy a descending scallop and sell a busted inverted and ascending scallop.
Symmetrical triangles. Buy busted symmetrical triangles and sell a busted Eve & Adam double bottoms or buy busted triangles and sell 3 rising valleys patterns.
Triangles, ascending. Buy an ascending triangle and sell an ascending broadening wedge or busted complex head-and-shoulders bottom.
Triangles, descending. Buy descending triangles and sell inverted and ascending scallops.
Triple bottoms. Buy a triple bottom and sell either an inverted roof or a busted Adam & Eve double bottom.
Triple tops. Buy a triple bottom and sell either an ascending broadening wedge or a busted inverted roof.
Wedge, falling. Buy a falling wedge and sell a busted inverted roof, diamond bottom, or the first bearish non-busted pattern which appears.
Wedge, rising. Buy a rising wedge and sell an inverted and ascending scallop or buy a busted rising wedge and sell an Adam & Adam double bottom.
Ugly double bottom. Buy an ugly double bottom and sell a busted roof or busted inverted and ascending scallop.

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-- Thomas Bulkowski

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