As of 05/24/2024
  Indus: 39,070 +4.33 +0.0%  
  Trans: 15,083 +74.08 +0.5%  
  Utils: 926 +1.92 +0.2%  
  Nasdaq: 16,921 +184.76 +1.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,305 +36.88 +0.7%  
YTD
 +3.7%  
-5.1%  
 +5.0%  
 +12.7%  
 +11.2%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/13/2024  
  Up arrow41,000 or 38,500 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow16,050 or 15,300 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 900 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow17,250 or 15,850 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,100 by 06/01/2024
As of 05/24/2024
  Indus: 39,070 +4.33 +0.0%  
  Trans: 15,083 +74.08 +0.5%  
  Utils: 926 +1.92 +0.2%  
  Nasdaq: 16,921 +184.76 +1.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,305 +36.88 +0.7%  
YTD
 +3.7%  
-5.1%  
 +5.0%  
 +12.7%  
 +11.2%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/13/2024  
  Up arrow41,000 or 38,500 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow16,050 or 15,300 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 900 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow17,250 or 15,850 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,100 by 06/01/2024

Bulkowski's Russell (RML) Trading Quiz

Released 3/30/2022.

RML: 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 bottom, 4 symmetrical triangles, inverted and descending scallop, and inverted and ascending scallop.

The answers are on the next slide.
2 / 4
chart pattern

The head-and-shoulders bottom has broken out upward when it closed above the neckline.

Question 1: Do you buy, short, or avoid trading this stock?
Question 2: What is your price target?
Question 3: What is your stop loss price?
See the next slide for answers.
3 / 4
chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy because the breakout is upward.

Answer 2 (target?): Compute the height of the head-and-shoulders bottom from the head low (16.22) to the neckline (17.21), measured vertically and add it to the price where the stock crosses the neckline (16.89). That gives a target of 17.88. Price hits the target 71% of the time so be conservative. Look for overhead resistance that would pose a problem for the stock continuing to rise.

Answer 3 (stop?): Since this is such a small pattern, place a stop below the head, call it 16.17. That gives a potential loss of about 4%. Volatility is 59 cents, so the stop is far enough away that you won't likely be stopped out on normal price fluctuation. See my website "stop placement" if a volatility stop is new to you. The score according to my Trading Classic Chart Patterns book rates the head-and-shoulders bottom a -3, meaning the probability of hitting the 21.96 median price target is small.

After the head-and-shoulders in October 2004, the stock has climbed and formed an Adam & Adam double top, confirmed when price closed below the low between the two tops (the last price bar on the right of the chart).


Question 1: Do you buy, short, or sell this stock if you own it?
Question 2: How could you have exited a position in the stock sooner?
The next slide shows the answers.
4 / 4
chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Sell an existing holding and consider shorting the stock. If you decide to short the stock, be aware that price may rebound at TL 2, a trendline connecting the lows and forming a right-angled and descending broadening chart pattern. If this were my trade, I'd avoid shorting the stock based on what I see and what I think is a limited downside move due to underlying support.

Answer 2 (sell sooner?): Use the sell trendline. When price closes below the trendline, sell.

You can see that price did bounce off the TL 2 trendline before forming a partial rise (as part of the right-angled and descending broadening formation, the yellow line and TL 2) and staging a downward breakout. Price eventually recovered and formed an Adam & Adam top at 21.84 (AA, far right on chart), just pennies below the book score median rise of 21.96. Price failed to meet the target before tumbling more than 20%, as predicted, but it was a near miss.

The End.

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