As of 09/27/2022
  Indus: 29,135 -125.82 -0.4%  
  Trans: 12,153 +153.95 +1.3%  
  Utils: 934 -19.25 -2.0%  
  Nasdaq: 10,830 +26.58 +0.2%  
  S&P 500: 3,647 -7.75 -0.2%  
YTD
-19.8%  
-26.2%  
-4.7%  
-30.8%  
-23.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow32,000 or 29,200 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow990 or 900 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,975 or 10,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/13/22
As of 09/27/2022
  Indus: 29,135 -125.82 -0.4%  
  Trans: 12,153 +153.95 +1.3%  
  Utils: 934 -19.25 -2.0%  
  Nasdaq: 10,830 +26.58 +0.2%  
  S&P 500: 3,647 -7.75 -0.2%  
YTD
-19.8%  
-26.2%  
-4.7%  
-30.8%  
-23.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow32,000 or 29,200 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow990 or 900 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,975 or 10,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/13/22

Bulkowski's Head-and-Shoulders Quiz

Released 7/19/2019.

Head-and-Shoulders Bottom: Quiz

Below is a slider quiz to test your ability to identify head-and-shoulders bottoms and trade them. Captions appear below the pictures in red for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

 

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chart pattern
The head-and-shoulders bottom (HSB) (or top) is probably the most famous of the chart patterns. Even the FED has studied it. I show a HSB as LS for the left shoulder, H for the head, and RS for the right shoulder. The neckline is the red line connecting the two armpits. When it slopes downward, a close above the neckline confirms the HSB as a valid chart pattern. When the neckline slopes upward, use a horizontal line. You'll see why later. Volume is typically highest on either the left shoulder or head and diminished on the right shoulder. In this example, the left shoulder has the highest volume. At A, the stock breaks out upward from the pattern (a close above the neckline).
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chart pattern
Find as many HSBs as you can but also look for a double top and bottom. For help, click here.
3 / 6
chart pattern
From the left, an Adam & Eve double top appears as D-D. The first HSB is L-H-R. I drew an up-sloping neckline which is so steep that price never crosses it. That's why you should use a horizontal (green) line like that shown as a trade trigger. Connect the line with the right armpit and extend it to the right. A close above the line confirms the HSB as valid and signals a breakout. L1-H1-R1 is another HSB. B-B is a double bottom, maybe Eve & Eve.
4 / 6
chart pattern
Find as many HSBs as you can (um...use your imagination), a head-and-shoulders top, double bottom and triple top.
5 / 6
chart pattern
L2-H2-R2 is the head-and-shoulders top. D-D is the double bottom, probably Adam & Eve. T-T-T is the triple top even though the left peak is high. L-H-R is the first head-and-shoulders bottom but don't sweat if it you didn't see it. As I mentioned, this one needs some imagination because the right shoulder should drop lower than it does. L1-H1-R1 is the second HSB. Price has broken out upward from the HSB and confirmed it as valid. How far will price rise? Pick one of the green lines, 0, 1, or 2.
6 / 6
chart pattern
I show the HSB as L-H-R. As the chart shows, price climbed to line 1 before reversing.

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