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Getting Started in Chart Patterns, 2nd Edition

Getting Started in Chart Patterns, 2nd Edition

Thomas N. Bulkowski

ISBN: 978-1-118-85911-7

Apr 2014

368 pages



Your plain-English guide to understanding and using technical chart patterns

Chart pattern analysis is not only one of the most important investing tools, but also one of the most popular. Filled with expert insights and practical advice from one of the best in the business, Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition helps new and seasoned traders alike profit by tracking and identifying specific chart patterns.

Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition stay true to the original, with author Thomas Bulkowski's frank discussion of how trading behavior can affect the bottom line. Interwoven throughout the technical presentations are fascinating anecdotes drawn from the author's quarter-century as a professional trader that vividly demonstrate how one of the best in the business leverages the power of chart patterns.

  • Includes additional charts for ETFs and mutual funds
  • Introduces more than 40 key chart formations, as well as trading tactics that can be used in conjunction with them
  • Supplies actual trades, with their corresponding dollar amounts

If you're looking to gain a better understanding of this discipline, look no further than the Second Edition of Getting Started in Chart Patterns.

Preface to First and Second Editions ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Introduction to Chart Patterns 1

Chapter 2 Identifying Chart Patterns 7

Chapter 3 The Truth about Trendlines 17

Chapter 4 Support and Resistance 35

The Most Important Chart Patterns

Chapter 5 Ten Buy Signals 53

Chapter 6 Ten Sell Signals 119

Chapter 7 Special Situations 191

Chapter 8 Busted Patterns 225

Making Money by Trading Failure

Chapter 9 More Trades 255

Putting It All Together

Chapter 10 The Art of Trading 285


Chapter 11 Crunching the Numbers 323

Glossary 327

Visual Index of Chart Patterns 333

About the Author 339

Index 341