As of 09/28/2022
  Indus: 29,684 +548.75 +1.9%  
  Trans: 12,457 +303.78 +2.5%  
  Utils: 945 +10.61 +1.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,052 +222.14 +2.1%  
  S&P 500: 3,719 +71.75 +2.0%  
YTD
-18.3%  
-24.4%  
-3.7%  
-29.4%  
-22.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow32,000 or 29,200 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow990 or 900 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,975 or 10,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/28/22
As of 09/28/2022
  Indus: 29,684 +548.75 +1.9%  
  Trans: 12,457 +303.78 +2.5%  
  Utils: 945 +10.61 +1.1%  
  Nasdaq: 11,052 +222.14 +2.1%  
  S&P 500: 3,719 +71.75 +2.0%  
YTD
-18.3%  
-24.4%  
-3.7%  
-29.4%  
-22.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/15/2022  
  Up arrow32,000 or 29,200 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow13,800 or 11,800 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow990 or 900 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow11,975 or 10,700 by 10/15/2022
  Up arrow3,800 or 3,500 by 10/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 9/28/22

Bulkowski's Florida Rock (FRK 2) Trading Quiz

Released 11/29/2021.

FRK: 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 (if you find others, great!): head-and-shoulders top, complex head-and-shoulders bottom, 2 symmetrical triangles, ascending scallop, inverted and ascending scallop, simple ABC correction.

The answer is on the next slide.
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chart pattern

The simple ABC correction begins at the March head, drops to the neckline then up to the right shoulder, and completes at point A.

Question 1: Do you buy or sell short the stock?
Question 2: What is your price target?
Question 3: What is your stop loss price?
See the next slide for answers.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Price is in the process of pulling back to the neckline (C). Price will continue back down 58% of the time. If this were my stock, I would not trade it yet until the final direction becomes clear. I would expect price to tumble again once the pullback completes.

Answer 2 (target?): By looking at the height of the head-and-shoulders top from the head (43.80) to the neckline (39.66) directly below, and extending the height (4.14) down from where price pierces the neckline, it appears the down move has already hit the target (B). A check of the numbers shows that's the case. Price approached the 35.52 target when it bottomed at 36. The company announced earnings the day before C, and the market reacted with a good up move.

Answer 3 (stop?): If I had shorted this stock, I would draw a down-trendline from the head to the right shoulder peak extended downward until it intersected price. When price closed above this trendline, I would close out my short. Also, since the company announced better than expected earnings, it might be time to close the short just on the fundamentals.

Price has closed above the top of the head-and-shoulders top so any short position in the stock should be closed out by now.

Question: Do you buy or short the stock?

See next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer: Buy. Never short a stock making a new high, especially after an earnings surprise. The stock has completed the simple ABC chart pattern and it's time to buy. You can also use a measured move up chart pattern to compute a price target. On the prior slide, the first leg is from A (in May 2004 at 23.93) to H (43.80), corrective phase from H to B (36), and B upward for the second leg. The length of the first leg is an indication of the length of the second leg. The first leg length is 19.87. Take half of this (9.94) to be on the safe side and add it to the low at B for a new price target: 45.94.

As the chart shows, price paused at the 45.94 (circled) target before continuing the move up. Using the full first leg height gives a target of 55.87 which price also pierced when it topped out at 60.50. The stock has formed another simple ABC correction recently, suggesting additional gains ahead.

The End.

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