As of 06/18/2024
  Indus: 38,835 +56.76 +0.1%  
  Trans: 14,898 -35.14 -0.2%  
  Utils: 909 -0.27 0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 17,862 +5.21 +0.0%  
  S&P 500: 5,487 +13.80 +0.3%  
YTD
 +3.0%  
-6.3%  
 +3.0%  
 +19.0%  
 +15.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/13/2024  
  Up arrow39,900 or 37,650 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow15,800 or 14,300 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow17,800 or 16,750 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,250 by 07/01/2024
As of 06/18/2024
  Indus: 38,835 +56.76 +0.1%  
  Trans: 14,898 -35.14 -0.2%  
  Utils: 909 -0.27 0.0%  
  Nasdaq: 17,862 +5.21 +0.0%  
  S&P 500: 5,487 +13.80 +0.3%  
YTD
 +3.0%  
-6.3%  
 +3.0%  
 +19.0%  
 +15.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/13/2024  
  Up arrow39,900 or 37,650 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow15,800 or 14,300 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow17,800 or 16,750 by 07/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,250 by 07/01/2024

Bulkowski's General Electric (GE) Trading Quiz

Released 11/29/2021.

GE: 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.

 

1 / 3
chart pattern

What chart patterns can you find? Look for the following (if you find others, great!): Adam & Eve double top, falling wedge, rectangle bottom, triple bottom, triple top.

The answer is on the next slide.
2 / 3
chart pattern

A and E is an Adam & Eve double top even though the decline between the tops isn't far. The three peaks in June/July (numbered) doesn't confirm so it's not a triple top. That means price never closed below the lowest low between the three peaks, so it's just another 3 bumps on the price chart.

The stock has broken out of the rectangle and confirmed the triple bottom.

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.
3 / 3
chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): No. Why? I'd be worried about this being a multi-peak. Price will rise to near the old high and reverse. I'd avoid trading this one. Let's assume you decided to buy the stock.

Answer 2 (target?): Compute the height of the rectangle or triple bottom and project it upward. The high is at 36.61 and the low is 34.95 for a height of 1.66. Using a full height means price will hit the target 79% of the time. Thus, let's multiply the height by 79% to get a closer target: 1.31 + rect top of 36.61 = 37.92, call it 38. The mid December high is at 37.75, so price may stall there, but a 38 target would be fine. I'd probably put it at 37.91, just to avoid a round number resistance. Everyone else is going to sell at 38 and force price down. You want to exit before that happens.

Answer 3 (stop?): A stop just below the rectangle low (34.95) would be a good choice, say 34.91. Price closed at 36.67, so that would represent a loss of 4.6%. This is tiny by my standards, so it's a good spot. Volatility stop: $35.51 -3.2%. 2x volatility: $0.97. This is a better location which we'll see on the next chart.

As you can see, price didn't even come close to the price target. The flat horizontal consolidation region would also make for a good stop loss location, which would cut the potential loss nearly in half. That would have been a good play because price threw back and continued down.

This trade is a good example of a bull trap.

The End.

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