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 Alaska Air (3) Trading Quiz

 

Released 5/10/2021.

ALK: 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: Big W, double top, double bottom, head-and-shoulders top, symmetrical triangle, descending scallop, plus one ascending and inverted scallop.

Answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

AADT is an Adam & Adam double top. The big W spans the Eve & Eve double bottom and ends at the head of the Head-and-shoulders top. The symmetrical triangle shows an upward breakout.


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?
My answers appear on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer 1: Buy because of the upward breakout.

Answer 2: Measure the height of the triangle and add it to the breakout price. The result is the target and price reaches or exceeds the target 66% of the time, so consider multiplying the height by 66% and then adding it to the breakout price. The breakout price is the price at which the stock pierces one of the triangle trendlines.

Answer 3: The bottom of the triangle is usually a good stop location and that also agrees with a volatility stop location. Here's the details as of the day before the breakout: Volatility stop: $27.20 -8.4%. 2x volatility: $1.71 Minor low stop: 28.22 -5.0% on 03/21/2005.

If you bought the stock, you'd have taken a loss. If you still held on as it declined, that would be a mistake. The day after the prior chart, price peaked at 31.40 and dropped to a low of 25.55, for a potential loss of 19%. Price did recover, but you should not have ridden out the decline. Overhead resistance at line A formed a solid wall accompanied by high volume, a potent resistance level.

The End.

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