As of 09/11/2024   Indus: 40,862 +124.75 +0.3%     Trans: 15,550 -58.78 -0.4%     Utils: 1,041 -2.38 -0.2%     Nasdaq: 17,396 +369.65 +2.2%     S&P 500: 5,554 +58.61 +1.1% YTD  +8.4%   -2.2%    +18.1%    +15.9%    +16.4% Overview: 08/14/2024     42,000 or 39,500 by 09/15/2024   16,200 or 15,300 by 09/15/2024   1,100 or 1,000 by 09/15/2024   18,400 or 16,650 by 09/15/2024   5,750 or 5,375 by 09/15/2024
 As of 09/11/2024   Indus: 40,862 +124.75 +0.3%     Trans: 15,550 -58.78 -0.4%     Utils: 1,041 -2.38 -0.2%     Nasdaq: 17,396 +369.65 +2.2%     S&P 500: 5,554 +58.61 +1.1% YTD  +8.4%   -2.2%    +18.1%    +15.9%    +16.4% Overview: 08/14/2024     42,000 or 39,500 by 09/15/2024   16,200 or 15,300 by 09/15/2024   1,100 or 1,000 by 09/15/2024   18,400 or 16,650 by 09/15/2024   5,750 or 5,375 by 09/15/2024

# Bulkowski's Swing Rule Tutorial

Released 3/19/2020.

## Swing Rule: Tutorial

Below is a slider tutorial for the swing rule. Captions appear below the pictures in red for guidance, so be sure to scroll down far enough to read them.

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I learned about the swing rule from Sam Weinstein's book, "Stan Weinstein's Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets." The rule is a way of predicting how far price will rise. For example, the swing down from A (the high is at 9.37) to B (the low is at 6.47) measures 9.37 - 6.47 or 2.90. How far will price rise above the high at A? The next slide provides the answer.
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The answer is to add the height of swing AB to A. In this case, that's 2.90 + 9.37 or 12.27, which I show at C. The stock reaches the target about two weeks before COVID-19 virus takes the stock (and markets) down. Does the swing rule work for time? Let's explore that in the next slide.
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Here's another swing from A to B. What is the price target? The high at A is 136.03 and the low at B is at 129.17 for a height of 6.86. Add the height (6.86) to the high at A (136.03) to get a target of 142.89. Using calendar dates (not price bars), the difference between A and B is 7 days. How long will it take to reach the target, on average? The next slide shows the answer.
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My study of chart patterns shows that price drops about twice as fast as it rises. If the drop from A to B measures 7 days then the rise from B to A should take twice as long, or 14 days. The rise from A to C should take twice as long, or another 14 days for a total of 28 days. In this example, point C is 28 days after A, so it meets the time target exactly. The price target is 142.89, so it falls just short of that by 7 cents. The next slide provides statistics on how often the swing rule works.
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The chart shows that the swing rule works about half the time. This article explains the swing rule in more detail.

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