As of 12/06/2022
  Indus: 33,596 -350.76 -1.0%  
  Trans: 13,898 -150.08 -1.1%  
  Utils: 979 +8.73 +0.9%  
  Nasdaq: 11,015 -225.05 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 3,941 -57.58 -1.4%  
YTD
-7.5%  
-15.7%  
-0.2%  
-29.6%  
-17.3%  
  Targets    Overview: 12/01/2022  
  Up arrow35,500 or 32,800 by 12/15/2022
  Down arrow13,400 or 14,500 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow1,000 or 925 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow12,000 or 10,600 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow4,250 or 3,850 by 12/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 12/5/22
As of 12/06/2022
  Indus: 33,596 -350.76 -1.0%  
  Trans: 13,898 -150.08 -1.1%  
  Utils: 979 +8.73 +0.9%  
  Nasdaq: 11,015 -225.05 -2.0%  
  S&P 500: 3,941 -57.58 -1.4%  
YTD
-7.5%  
-15.7%  
-0.2%  
-29.6%  
-17.3%  
  Targets    Overview: 12/01/2022  
  Up arrow35,500 or 32,800 by 12/15/2022
  Down arrow13,400 or 14,500 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow1,000 or 925 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow12,000 or 10,600 by 12/15/2022
  Up arrow4,250 or 3,850 by 12/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 12/5/22

Bulkowski's Sunoco (SUN) Trading Quiz

Released 8/4/2022.

SUN: 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 / 5
chart pattern

What chart patterns can you find? Look for the following (if you find others, great!): 2 symmetrical triangles, ascending broadening wedge, broadening top, Adam & Eve double top, 2 head-and-shoulders tops.

See the next slide.
2 / 5
chart pattern

Price has moved lower from the Adam & Eve double top. AEDTs are so called because of the shape of each peak. Adam peaks are narrow, usually one or two-day spikes while Eve tops are wider, more rounded appearing. When Eve tops have spikes, they are usually shorter and more numerous. There are performance differences for the four combinations of Adam and Eve tops (bottoms, too).

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?

The answers are on the next slide.
3 / 5
chart pattern

There are a few ways to interpret the chart. A head-and-shoulders top appears with a blue neckline. Price pierces the neckline but rebounds thereafter, suggesting a busted H&S top. Busted patterns tend to perform well. Also a falling wedge (in red) has two trendlines that slope downward but converge. Again, price pierces the lower trendline but rebounds. A close above the top trendline signals an upward breakout.

Answer 1 (Buy?): Yes.

Answer 2 (target?): For the falling wedge, look for price to reach the high at the start of the chart pattern. The head marks the highest high in the pattern, so that's the target.

Answer 3 (Stop?): Placing the stop below the lowest low means taking a 10% loss. Can we do better? Using a 62% Fibonacci retrace of the move from A to B would work well in this situation. Measure the rise from A to B, take 62% of it, and subtract it from the price at A. The result is the stop price which would be 6% below the current close in this example.

How did this trade do? See the next slide.
4 / 5
chart pattern

The stock moved up in nearly a straight-line run since the buy signal. In late August, the stock moved vertically and then consolidated before easing down during the last few days shown.

Question: Is now the time to sell your holdings, go short, buy more, or just hold on and pray?

The answer is on the next slide.
5 / 5
chart pattern

You can call the September pattern a diamond top, a head-and-shoulders top, or a back-to-back combination of a broadening top followed by a symmetrical triangle. A quick decline after the chart pattern can follow a quick rise leading to the pattern. However, the low after the downward breakout usually doesn't return to the green (line) launch point, but the decline can be quick and severe. These situations are the ones that demand a quick exit.

Although the decline from this diamond is not a straight-line one, it still took price down from the 76.50 diamond trendline pierce to a low of 65, a 15% drop. Notice how once the decline finished, price resumed the up-trend following the same slope as before the decline. That suggests a buy-and-hold approach would do well. A sell signal would occur when price pierced the long-term up-sloping trendline (not shown). That would happen in January when price plunged in a straight-line decline.

The End.

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