As of 10/03/2023   Indus: 33,002 -430.97 -1.3%     Trans: 14,682 -115.52 -0.8%     Utils: 789 +6.29 +0.8%     Nasdaq: 13,059 -248.30 -1.9%     S&P 500: 4,229 -58.94 -1.4% YTD -0.4%    +9.6%   -18.4%    +24.8%    +10.2% Overview: 09/15/2023     34,000 or 32,650 by 10/15/2023   15,500 or 14,200 by 10/15/2023   850 or 725 by 10/15/2023   13,750 or 12,700 by 10/15/2023   4,425 or 4,175 by 10/15/2023
 As of 10/03/2023   Indus: 33,002 -430.97 -1.3%     Trans: 14,682 -115.52 -0.8%     Utils: 789 +6.29 +0.8%     Nasdaq: 13,059 -248.30 -1.9%     S&P 500: 4,229 -58.94 -1.4% YTD -0.4%    +9.6%   -18.4%    +24.8%    +10.2% Overview: 09/15/2023     34,000 or 32,650 by 10/15/2023   15,500 or 14,200 by 10/15/2023   850 or 725 by 10/15/2023   13,750 or 12,700 by 10/15/2023   4,425 or 4,175 by 10/15/2023

Bulkowski's Tredegar 2 (TG) Quiz

Released 8/8/2022.

TG: Quiz

Captions appear below the pictures for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

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Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): symmetrical triangle, broadening bottom, pennant, ascending scallop.

The answers are on the next slide.
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Price has broken out downward from the symmetrical triangle.

Question 1: Do you buy, short, or avoid trading this stock?

Question 2: If trading this one, what is the target price?

Question 3: If trading this one, what is the stop price?

The answers appear on the next slide.
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Answer 1 (buy?): Either sell an existing holding or consider shorting the stock.

Answer 2 (target?): Measure the chart pattern's height from highest high to lowest low and subtract the result from the breakout price -- the point where the stock pierces the trendline. The target is: 19.03 (High) – 15.87 (Low) = 3.16 for the height. Target is 13.49 or 16.65 (breakout price) – 3.16 (height). As a check, compute the percentage decline to see if it's reasonable: 3.16/16.65 = 19%. That sounds high but doable. You can multiply the height by 36% because that's how many symmetrical triangles see price hit their targets using the full height measure. The result will give you a closer target and better odds of reaching it.

Check for underlying support when you search for a price target. The pennant congestion (red lines) should give support at 16, so look for price to stall or turn there. There's another congestion zone at 15 in July (circled in green, B).

Answer 3 (stop?): I think a good location is at point A, 17.71. That's a 7% loss. 2x volatility of 95 cents means place a stop no closer than 18.10 for a potential loss of 9.6%. Price continued lower, piercing both green support zones. I expected 15 to hold but it came close. Price bottomed at 14.37.

Question: Should you close out your short now or wait for additional gains (more of a decline)?

See the next slide for an answer.
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Price found support at the three bottoms which you can say is a triple bottom or a descending triangle. Since the breakout from the triangle is upward, I would have covered my short. Notice how price found support near the larger triangle apex (red line), which commonly occurs. Also notice that price eventually hit the 13.49 price target and continued lower.

The End.

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