Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns

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In this revised and expanded second edition of the bestsellingEncyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Thomas Bulkowski updates theclassic with new performance statistics for both bull and bearmarkets and 23 new patterns, including a second section devoted toten event patterns. Bulkowski tells you how to trade thesignificant events -- such as quarterly earnings announcements,retail sales, stock upgrades and downgrades -- that shape today?strading and uses statistics to back up his approach. Thiscomprehensive new edition is a must-have reference if you're atechnical investor or trader. Place your order today.

"The most complete reference to chart patterns available. Itgoes where no one has gone before. Bulkowski gives hard data on howgood and bad the patterns are. A must-read for anyone that's everlooked at a chart and wondered what was happening."
-- Larry Williams, trader and author of Long-Term Secrets toShort-Term Trading

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The Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, recognized as the premierreference on chart pattern analysis, extends its lead with thisSecond Edition. This definitive text includes new bull and bearmarket statistics, performance sorted by volume shape and trend,more than a dozen additional chart patterns, and a new sectioncovering ten event patterns. Significant events—such asearnings announcements, stock upgrades and downgrades—shapetoday's trading, and Bulkowski gives readers the best informationon what happens after those events occur. He also shows you how totrade them and uses reliable statistics to back it all up.

In each chapter of Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, SecondEdition you'll learn the following about each pattern:

  • Results Snapshot—A statistical summary of patternbehavior, including its performance rank, breakeven failure rate,average rise or decline—all separated by breakout directionand market type (bull or bear)
  • Tour—A broad introduction to the pattern
  • Identification Guidelines— Characteristics to lookfor
  • Focus on Failures—What failed patterns look like, why theyfailed, and how to avoid them
  • Statistics—The numbers and what they tell you, separatedinto bull/bear markets and breakout direction, including averagerise or decline, failure rates, volume shapes, performance by size,and busted pattern performance
  • Trading Tactics—Strategies to increase profits andminimize risk
  • Sample Trade—Puts it all together, showing the chartpattern in action, with hypothetical or actual trades using realdata
  • For Best Performance—A table of selection tips to boostperformance

Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition also includessummary tables ranking chart- and event-pattern performance foreasy reference; a glossary; a chapter on methodology explainingwhat each statistical table entry means and how it was calculated;and a visual index to make chart pattern identification a snap.

The result is today's most comprehensive and valuable technicalanalysis reference—one that will save you critical time inidentifying chart patterns and increase your likelihood of buyingnear the price bottom and selling near the top.

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Praise for encyclopedia of chart patterns, SECOND EDITION

"The most complete reference to chart patterns available. Itgoes where no one has gone before. Bulkowski gives hard data on howgood and bad the patterns are. A must-read for anyone that's everlooked at a chart and wondered what was happening."
—Larry Williams, trader and author of Long-Term Secrets toShort-Term Trading

"Chart patterns are the basics behind most trading methods, andthis book is a great achievement in a highly useful format.Bulkowski has taken an intelligent and thoughtful approach toproducing a practical guide to understanding and trading chartformations."
—Perry Kaufman, author of New Trading Systems and Methods andA Short Course in Technical Trading

Praise for the First Edition

"Not since Edwards and Magee has someone put together socomprehensive an assemblage of market behavior expressedgraphically. No chartist should be without this book."
—John Sweeney, Interim Editor Technical Analysis of Stocks& Commodities

"Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns . . . is a valuable contributionto the existing literature on charting and should be considered anindispensable reference by any serious chart trader."
—Edward D. Dobson, President, Traders Press, Inc.

"Meticulously researched, complete, and insightful, theEncyclopedia has earned a permanent place on my trading desk as ahighly valued resource."
—Thomas A. Bierovic, Manager, Strategy Testing &Development, Omega Research, Inc.

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