As of 07/01/2022
  Indus: 31,097 +321.83 +1.0%  
  Trans: 13,289 +132.53 +1.0%  
  Utils: 993 +23.33 +2.4%  
  Nasdaq: 11,128 +99.11 +0.9%  
  S&P 500: 3,825 +39.95 +1.1%  
YTD
-14.4%  
-19.4%  
 +1.2%  
-28.9%  
-19.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/29/2022  
  Up arrow32,300 or 29,900 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow14,000 or 12,500 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow1,000 or 925 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow12,100 or 10,750 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow4,000 or 3,700 by 07/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 6/23/22
As of 07/01/2022
  Indus: 31,097 +321.83 +1.0%  
  Trans: 13,289 +132.53 +1.0%  
  Utils: 993 +23.33 +2.4%  
  Nasdaq: 11,128 +99.11 +0.9%  
  S&P 500: 3,825 +39.95 +1.1%  
YTD
-14.4%  
-19.4%  
 +1.2%  
-28.9%  
-19.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 06/29/2022  
  Up arrow32,300 or 29,900 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow14,000 or 12,500 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow1,000 or 925 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow12,100 or 10,750 by 07/15/2022
  Up arrow4,000 or 3,700 by 07/15/2022
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 6/23/22

Bulkowski's Frequently Asked Questions

 

Last updated: 2/8/2021

Links in bold are popular questions.

Trading

Do you use fundamentals in your trading?
Article: What brokers should I use?
Will you be my mentor?
What one chart pattern can make me a bundle?
I want to buy your courses, webinar, or Skype service.
I'm from India (or wherever) and I need help with our markets. Can you help me trade?
I tested your chart pattern/candle/whatever and got different results. Why?
How many stocks do I follow daily?
What chart patterns are the most reliable and which do you like?
The post is old: What is my favorite chart pattern? Click here for an updated answer.
What is my favorite candlestick pattern?
What indicators do I use in my trading?
How do I use the measure rule?
Portfolio: How do I pick stocks to follow?
How do I know when the S&P 500 index (the market) has bottomed?
How do I set price targets for the indexes?
Article: What trading software should I use?

Forex

Would you tell me how to trade the Forex market?
Do chart patterns work in the Forex market?
Why don't I write a book on patterns in the commodities or Forex markets?

Industry

Where can I get your industry list?
How do I assign stocks to an industry?

Money

What do you know about bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading?
How much money do I need to get started trading?
How much money can I make trading?
How can I "retire" from my day job by 36 like you did?
How much money do I make writing books?

Software, Patternz, Chart Pattern Indicator (CPI)

Can I have the Patternz DLL? No. One doesn't exist and I've no plans to create one.
Patternz won't download the indices (indexes). Why?
Why do chart pattern indicator signals appear one day and disappear the next?
Why do chart patterns appear one day and disappear the next in Patternz?
Why do daily CPI readings not match those from the spreadsheet?
How do I calculate the chart pattern indicator?
I want to trade using your chart pattern indicator.
Why aren't my Patternz patterns the same as the setups reported each Friday?
Does Patternz accept data from Metastock?
Why don't I charge for Patternz?
Can I have the Patternz algorithms?
How does Patternz work?
Can you recommend trading software?
How can I get Patternz to work with Vista?
Will I get Patternz to work with Vista or Windows 7-10+?
Will I get Patternz to work on a MAC?

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Books and Magazines

Do I make more money from my books than from trading?
Why don't I write a book on patterns in the commodities or Forex markets?
Where can I read your articles?
Which of your books should I buy/read first?
Where can I buy your books?
What other books do I recommend?

Other

Copyright. Understanding copyright law and fair use.
Will you join us on our webinar/show/whatever?
Can I have a business relationship with you?
Can I contribute content to your website?
I tried to reproduce your results but can't. Why?
Do I have any preference in charting services?
Do I have a consulting service?
Do I take phone calls?
Can you help me find a job?
How can I check on a broker?

See Also

Visit the visual chart pattern index to hunt for other chart patterns.
The alphabetical chart pattern index covers more topics than the visual index.
What do you know about event patterns?
If you prefer candlesticks, then visit over 100 of them in the alphabetical index.
Click to view the visual candlestick index to make identification easier.

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Do I make more money from my books than from trading?
I have never made more money from anything in my life than trading. That includes my annual earnings as a hardware design engineer, senior software engineer, and software manager.
Where can I read your articles?
I have written for several magazines including Active Trader; Stocks, Futures and Options; Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (www.traders.com). Some of them offer my articles for sale.

I've also written for Traders' (www.traders-mag.com) and The Technical Analyst.

Which of your books should I buy/read first?
I am often asked what is the difference between my books, and which one should I buy first? Here's the short answer.
  1. Getting Started in Chart Patterns. This gives an overview of how to make money using chart patterns.
  2. Trading Basics. Discusses trading basics like money management, stops, support and resistance.
  3. Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading. Teaches you about value investing and trading buy & hold positions.
  4. Swing and Day Trading. Discusses shorter term trading techniques and setups.
  5. Trading Classic Chart Patterns. Find chart patterns more likely to work using a scoring system.
  6. Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns. A reference book that contains everything you need to know about almost all chart patterns.
  7. Chart Patterns: After the Buy. Describes what you can expect after a chart pattern issues a buy or sell signal. How will the stock behave after you buy?
  8. Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts. A reference book that contains everything you need to know about almost all candlesticks.

Here is the long answer.