As of 10/03/2022
  Indus: 29,491 +765.38 +2.7%  
  Trans: 12,465 +406.70 +3.4%  
  Utils: 915 +26.32 +3.0%  
  Nasdaq: 10,815 +239.81 +2.3%  
  S&P 500: 3,678 +92.81 +2.6%  
YTD
-18.8%  
-24.4%  
-6.7%  
-30.9%  
-22.8%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow30,800 or 27,500 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow950 or 850 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,500 or 9,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 10/3/22
As of 10/03/2022
  Indus: 29,491 +765.38 +2.7%  
  Trans: 12,465 +406.70 +3.4%  
  Utils: 915 +26.32 +3.0%  
  Nasdaq: 10,815 +239.81 +2.3%  
  S&P 500: 3,678 +92.81 +2.6%  
YTD
-18.8%  
-24.4%  
-6.7%  
-30.9%  
-22.8%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow30,800 or 27,500 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow950 or 850 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,500 or 9,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 10/3/22

Bulkowski's Vulcan Materials (VMC) Quiz

Released 8/12/2022.

VMC: Quiz

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


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chart pattern

Look for the following chart patterns (If you find others, great!): 2 rectangle tops, Adam & Adam double bottom, ascending triangle, descending triangle, triple top, inverted and ascending scallop, and a broadening top.

The answer is on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Price has touched the bottom trendline of a broadening top at points 2 and 3, making a partial rise (P). Partial rises usually predict an immediate downward breakout, but not this time. Let's assume you spot the broadening pattern today, as shown.

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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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy. When price touches the bottom trendline for the third time, buy. Price might rise up and curl back down in a partial rise, so watch for that. If that happens and price drops below the trendline then sell. If it touches the top trendline and begins heading down, sell.

Answer 2 (target?): Measure the height of the broadening top from highest peak to lowest valley and add it to the price of the highest peak. The result is the target. Look for round numbers (10, 15, 20) and overhead resistance to gauge how far price will rise. In this example, the high is at 42.99, the low is 39.17 giving a height of 3.82. Adding the height to the high price gives a target of 46.81.

Answer 3 (stop?): A good stop location is below the trendline, providing the decline does not represent a large loss. In this example, there is a congestion region in August (circled). It corresponds to the broadening top low. I would feel safe at placing a stop below the broadening top low but by a few cents, call it 39.13.

Price has reached the target price after a swift move up at the broadening top's breakout. Through October and into November, price moved horizontally before climbing to a new high. For the last 3 days, price has dropped.

Question: Is it time to sell?

Answer is on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Price gapped up and then hit overhead resistance at the round number 50, forming an inverted roof pattern. Don't go searching the planet for that chart pattern. It's rare. Price has broken out downward from the roof.

Question: Is it time to sell?

Answer is on the next slide.
5 / 6
chart pattern

If you didn't sell at the inverted roof, you have another chance now. Do you see it? Find the reason why it's a good time to dump the stock.

The next slide shows the answer.
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chart pattern

A broadening bottom pattern appears which signals a sale, as shown.

The End.

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