Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns by THOMAS N. BULKOWSKI


New performance statistics are integrated within this updated version of the “Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns” Thomas Bukowski, the gatherer of information for this compendium, had taken the most pertinent of concepts such as quarterly earnings announcements, retail sales, stock upgrades, and downgrades backed up by statistics.

The new edition also gives new data on how good and bad data should be like. The book walks its readers through the specifics of a chart and ensures that the specificities are accounted for and understood.

The following content is discussed to a tee:

  1. Focus on Failures—This refers to how failed patterns look like. The material goes at length at why the patterns failed, and  what one can do to avoid them
  2. For Best Performance—this refers to the table of selection tips aimed at boosting performance
  3. Identification Guidelines—These are the characteristics one should look for
  4. Results Snapshot—This refers to the summary of pattern behavior that is statistical. This includes the average rise or decline, breakeven failure rate, performance rank. These are segmented by breakout direction and market type (bull or bear)
  5. Statistics—Simply, these are the numbers seen on the chart what they mean. These are separated into bull/bear markets and breakout direction. These include average rise or decline, failure rates, volume shapes, a performance by size, and busted pattern performance
  6. Tour—This is the broad introduction to the pattern
  7. Trading Tactics—These are the techniques and strategies geared at increasing profits and minimizing risk
  8. Sample Trade—This configures everything; it shows chart patterns in action. Also included is the hypothetical or actual trades with the use of real data.

About the Author

The author, Thomas Bukowski, is seen as one of the leading experts on chart patterns. With over 30 years of experience, Bukowski is a resilient investor and trader. On top of that, he had also authored books of fiction, namely, “Bedroom to Boardroom” and “Remember Me.”

Table of Contents

The book has two parts and discusses the following patterns:

Part One Chart Patterns

1 Broadening Bottoms

2 Broadening Formations, Right-Angled Ascending

3 Broadening Formations, Right-Angled Descending

4 Broadening Tops

5 Broadening Wedges, Ascending

6 Broadening Wedges, Descending

7 Bump-and-Run Reversal Bottoms

8 Bump-and-Run Reversal Tops

9 Cup with Handle

10 Cup with Handle, Inverted

11 Diamond Bottoms

12 Diamond Tops

13 Double Bottoms, Adam & Adam

14 Double Bottoms, Adam & Eve

15 Double Bottoms, Eve & Adam

16 Double Bottoms, Eve & Eve

17 Double Tops, Adam & Adam

18 Double Tops, Adam & eve

19 Double Tops, Eve & Adam

20 Double Tops, Eve & Eve

21 Flags

22 Flags, High and Tight

23 Gaps

24 Head-and-Shoulders Bottoms

25 Head-and-Shoulders, Complex

26 Head-and-Shoulders Tops

27 Head-and-Shoulders Tops, Complex

28 Horn Bottoms

29 Horn Tops

30 Island Reversals

31 Islands, Long

32 Measured Move Down

33 Measured Move Up

34 Pennants

35 Pipe Bottoms

36 Pipe Tops

37 Rectangle Bottoms

38 Rectangle Tops

39 Rounding Bottoms

40 Rounding Tops

41 Scallops, Ascending

42 Scallops, Ascending and Inverted

43 Scallops, Descending

44 Scallops, Descending and Inverted

45 Three Falling Peaks

46 Three Rising Valleys

47 Triangles, Ascending

48 Triangles, Descending

49 Triangles, Symmetrical

50 Triple Bottoms

51 Triple Tops

52 Wedges, Falling

53 Wedges, Rising

Part Two Event Patterns 

54 Dead-Cat Bounce

55 Dead-Cat Bounce, Inverted

56 Earnings Surprise, Bad

57 Earnings, Good

58 FDA Drug Approvals

59 Flag, Earnings

60 Same-Store Sales, Bad

61 Same-Store Sales, Good

62 Stock Downgrades

63 Stock Upgrades

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