As of 05/20/2022
  Indus: 31,262 +8.77 +0.0%  
  Trans: 13,491 +51.76 +0.4%  
  Utils: 991 +1.46 +0.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,355 -33.88 -0.3%  
  S&P 500: 3,901 +0.57 +0.0%  
YTD
-14.0%  
-18.1%  
 +1.0%  
-27.4%  
-18.1%  
  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 4/21/22
As of 05/20/2022
  Indus: 31,262 +8.77 +0.0%  
  Trans: 13,491 +51.76 +0.4%  
  Utils: 991 +1.46 +0.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,355 -33.88 -0.3%  
  S&P 500: 3,901 +0.57 +0.0%  
YTD
-14.0%  
-18.1%  
 +1.0%  
-27.4%  
-18.1%  
  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 4/21/22

Bulkowski's Alcon Trading Quiz

 

Released 2/10/2021.

ACL: Quiz

Below is a slider quiz to test your trading ability. Captions appear below the pictures for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

 

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chart pattern
What chart patterns can you find? Look for the following: 2 ascending scallops, 1 broadening top, descending triangle.
Answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Compare ascending scallop 1 and 2. Notice any difference? For scallop 2, the stock tops out (A) at a price not much higher than on the right side of the pattern.

Question 1: What does it mean when the right side of the scallop doesn't rise much higher than the left?
Question 2: Do you buy, sell, or short this stock?
Question 3: What is your price target?
Question 4: What is your stop price?
My answers appear on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (nearly even price ends): It signals a trend change, but it's not a guarantee. However, you can see price already moving lower (after A).

Answer 2 (buy?): Sell an existing holding for short-term traders or sell short.

Answer 3 (target?): Assume price drops below the bottom of the scallop, confirming a downward breakout. The measure rule is the height of the pattern applied to the breakout. The high is at 80.48 directly below point A in the chart. The low is 73.70 for a height of 6.78. Since the measure rule works 62% of the time in a bull market, multiply the height by 62% (4.20) and subtract it from the lowest low for a target of 69.50, near the price level of point B.

Answer 4 (stop?): Volatility is high at 2.08, so you'd want to put your stop higher than 2.08 above the breakout (the lowest low, for a downward breakout). I show it as a horizontal red line near the scallop bowl low. If this is too close, then you can always raise the stop to the left scallop rim high at 79.17. Price reached a low above the highest volume spike on the chart, at a price of 64, below the target of 69.50. If you sold short at the scallop low and covered at the low on the chart, you would make 13%. That's for a perfect trade without commissions. Chances are you'd be lucky to get away with half that profit. If you failed to cover, you can see what happened to price.

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