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Trading Classic Chart Patterns

ISBN: 978-0-471-43575-4
456 pages
April 2002
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Use popular chart patterns profitably
In his follow-up to the well-received Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Thomas Bulkowski gives traders a practical game plan to capitalize on established chart patterns. Written for the novice investor but with techniques for the professional, Trading Classic Chart Patterns includes easy-to-use performance tables, vivid case studies, and a scoring system that makes trading chart patterns simple. This comprehensive guide skillfully gives investors straightforward solutions to profitably trading chart patterns. Trading Classic Chart Patterns also serves as a handy reference guide for favorite chart patterns, including broadening tops, head-and-shoulders, rectangles, triangles, and double and triple bottoms. Filled with numerous techniques, strategies, and insights, Trading Classic Chart Patterns fits perfectly into any pattern trader's arsenal.

Thomas N. Bulkowski (Keller, TX), an active investor since 1981, is the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley: 0471295256) as well as numerous articles for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. Trained as a computer engineer, Bulkowski worked for over a decade at Tandy Corporation. Prior to that, he worked on the Patriot air defense system for Raytheon.

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Table of Contents


Part One: Getting Started.

1 Down Trendlines.

2 Up Trendlines.

3 Support and Resistance.

4 Stops, Bats, and Selling.

5 Common Trading Mistakes.

Part Two: Chart Patterns Reference Section.

6 Broadening Tops.

7 Diamonds.

8 Double Bottoms.

9 Double Tops.

10 Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms.

11 Head-and-Shoulders Tops.

12 Rectangles.

13 Scallops, Ascending.

14 Scallops, Descending.

15 Triangles, Ascending.

16 Triangles, Descending.

17 Triangles, Symmetrical.

18 Triple Bottoms.

19 Triple Tops.

Statistics Summary and Analysis.

Glossary and Methodology.

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Author Information

THOMAS N. BULKOWSKI is a successful full-time investor, the author of Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, and a contributor to Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. Before earning enough from his investments to "retire" from his day job at age thirty-six, Bulkowski was a hardware design engineer with Raytheon and a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation.
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