As of 07/22/2024
  Indus: 40,415 +127.91 +0.3%  
  Trans: 15,900 +116.79 +0.7%  
  Utils: 957 +6.49 +0.7%  
  Nasdaq: 18,008 +280.63 +1.6%  
  S&P 500: 5,564 +59.41 +1.1%  
YTD
 +7.2%  
 +0.0%  
 +8.6%  
 +20.0%  
 +16.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024
As of 07/22/2024
  Indus: 40,415 +127.91 +0.3%  
  Trans: 15,900 +116.79 +0.7%  
  Utils: 957 +6.49 +0.7%  
  Nasdaq: 18,008 +280.63 +1.6%  
  S&P 500: 5,564 +59.41 +1.1%  
YTD
 +7.2%  
 +0.0%  
 +8.6%  
 +20.0%  
 +16.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024

Bulkowski's Rectangle Tops Quiz

Released 9/27/2019.

Rectangle Tops: Quiz

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

 

1 / 7
chart pattern
This is a good example of a rectangle top, even though it doesn't perform that well. Price trends upward into the pattern (A), and that distinguishes it from a rectangle bottom. The rectangle top is at B. Price moves horizontally and crosses the pattern from top to bottom and back again, touching each trendline at least 3 times (optimally but a minimum of 5 is a good benchmark). In this example, price make a partial decline at C, correctly predicting an upward breakout, which happens at D. The breakout can be any direction but is upward 63% of the time. Volume trends downward 70% of the time, too. This rectangle has an upward volume trend (E).
2 / 7
chart pattern
Find as many rectangle tops (and one rectangle bottom) as you can. For help, click here.
3 / 7
chart pattern
This shows a rectangle bottom at B (B is in the middle of a longer-term downtrend) and the rectangle top is at A. B isn't a good example of a rectangle bottom because it's too short and doesn't have as many touches as I like to see. It's more of a knot of congestion than a rectangle, I think.
4 / 7
chart pattern
Find as many rectangle tops as you can.
5 / 7
chart pattern
Here they are, A and B. Rect A looks loose. B looks tight. Tight patterns often perform better than loose ones (I tested this on high and tight flags I think). Regardless, B looks better than A.
6 / 7
chart pattern
The rectangle top is in red on the far right top of the chart. It has a downward breakout at A. How far will price drop? Pick one of the green lines.
7 / 7
chart pattern
The rectangle top is in red. Price drops to line 2 before recovering.

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