As of 08/05/2022
  Indus: 32,803 +76.65 +0.2%  
  Trans: 14,601 +122.31 +0.8%  
  Utils: 1,014 -7.66 -0.7%  
  Nasdaq: 12,658 -63.03 -0.5%  
  S&P 500: 4,145 -6.75 -0.2%  
YTD
-9.7%  
-11.4%  
 +3.4%  
-19.1%  
-13.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/28/2022  
  Up arrow33,300 or 31,400 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow15,200 or 13,400 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow1,040 or 975 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow12,900 or 11,300 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow4,200 or 3,900 by 08/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 7/15/22
As of 08/05/2022
  Indus: 32,803 +76.65 +0.2%  
  Trans: 14,601 +122.31 +0.8%  
  Utils: 1,014 -7.66 -0.7%  
  Nasdaq: 12,658 -63.03 -0.5%  
  S&P 500: 4,145 -6.75 -0.2%  
YTD
-9.7%  
-11.4%  
 +3.4%  
-19.1%  
-13.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/28/2022  
  Up arrow33,300 or 31,400 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow15,200 or 13,400 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow1,040 or 975 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow12,900 or 11,300 by 08/15/2022
  Up arrow4,200 or 3,900 by 08/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 7/15/22

Bulkowski's Standex International 2 (SXI) Quiz

Released 8/5/2022.

SXI 2: Quiz

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!): broadening bottom, broadening top, rectangle top, triple bottom.

The answers are on the next slide.
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chart pattern

Take a look at the broadening top in July-August (on the right). I don't particularly like this example because of the white space in the middle of the pattern. Schwager says that when a consolidation pattern (like the rectangle but it’s usually a flag or pennant) follows the pattern breakout, it’s an especially potent mixture (meaning profitable. My experience says that's not true, but you decide). You can see the spike upward on high volume.

The partial decline at A correctly predicts an upward breakout from a broadening top 72% of the time. From the rect, point B, the partial decline is right 89% of the time (this stat is based on old data, but may still be correct). Make sure the chart pattern obeys the identification guidelines (meaning it is fully formed) before looking for a partial rise or decline.

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?

Answers on next slide.
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chart pattern

Answer 1 (buy?): Buy, but not at this price. Don’t chase price that’s running away from you. Wait for a throwback (shown). The best buy strategy is to place a buy stop a few pennies above the top of the rectangle and wait for an upward breakout. If you miss the breakout, then wait for a throwback. Enter when that completes, perhaps when price again closes above the top of the rectangle.

Answer 2 (target?): If you use the height of the rectangle projected upward from the top trendline that would work well and give a target of 25.23. Price shot past that already.

Answer 3 (stop?): Use the lower rectangle trendline as a support zone and a good location to place the stop.

Price threw back and then resumed the uptrend. In February, price dropped down. Question: Is it time to sell? If so, why?

Continued on next slide.
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chart pattern

Price formed a small double top (1, 2) and price broke through the long-term up-sloping trendline. When price closed below A, the confirmation price for the double top, we could say that price was on its way down. Time to sell. Yes, price did form a third top (3), which it does from time to time but it wasn’t of concern. Why not? Because we were out of the trade by then and looking elsewhere.

The End.

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