As of 07/11/2024
  Indus: 39,754 +32.39 +0.1%  
  Trans: 15,430 +330.93 +2.2%  
  Utils: 939 +20.22 +2.2%  
  Nasdaq: 18,283 -364.04 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 5,585 -49.37 -0.9%  
YTD
 +5.5%  
-2.9%  
 +6.5%  
 +21.8%  
 +17.1%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/28/2024  
  Up arrow40,000 or 38,000 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow15,950 or 14,750 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024
As of 07/11/2024
  Indus: 39,754 +32.39 +0.1%  
  Trans: 15,430 +330.93 +2.2%  
  Utils: 939 +20.22 +2.2%  
  Nasdaq: 18,283 -364.04 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 5,585 -49.37 -0.9%  
YTD
 +5.5%  
-2.9%  
 +6.5%  
 +21.8%  
 +17.1%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/28/2024  
  Up arrow40,000 or 38,000 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow15,950 or 14,750 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow960 or 890 by 07/15/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024

Bulkowski's Masco (MAS) Trading Quiz

Released 2/7/2022.

MAS: 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!): 2 broadening tops, double top, double bottom, ascending scallop, and descending broadening wedge.

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

Price has yet to breakout of the broadening top.

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?): Since price hasn't broken out yet, we don't have a clear buy signal. However, the partial rise suggests the breakout will be downward (it was upward). This technique only works 52% of the time, so that's random. When coupled with a performance rank of 28 out of 36 for downward breakouts (1 being best), I'd look elsewhere for a more promising trade.

Answer 2: If you decided to trade it, I'd short the stock. Use the measure rule to find a price target. Take the height of the pattern and project the height downward from the breakout price. Since we haven't broken out yet, use the lowest low as the breakout price. I suggest you be conservative and multiply the height by 42%, because that's how often the measure rule works, and then subtract the adjusted height from the breakout price.

Answer 3: I would put the stop above the top of the pattern but no closer than the volatility stop reading. Volatility is $1.18, so a stop no closer than 36.27 (the current high) + 1.18 = 37.45. That's about 40 cents above the highest high. If you shorted the stock, you would have been stopped out. However, the stock did make a substantial decline, just not when it should have.

The End.

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