Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading Book 347)

Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading Book 347)

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Best-selling Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns is now on its second edition with numerous changes, revisions, and expansions focusing mainly on a variety of chart patterns and guides on how to easily determine them. Thomas Bulkowski brought out recent developments in trading patterns as he highlighted performance statistics enough to cater needs of traders in both bullish and bearish markets. Included in this book are 23 new patterns with a separate section written to administer discussion on ten event patterns. 

The author also reveals proper ways and methods on how to trade in crucial events such as quarterly earnings disclosure, retail sales, share upgrades, and downgrades. These events are factors that sway and shape the overall trading landscape, and since this is the case, the author employs statistics to support his approach.  The new edition is precise that it comes parallel to every technical investor and trader wishing to make it big in the trading scene.


Thomas N. Bulkowski is one of the most esteemed persons in the field of chart patterns. He is a professional investor and trader with three decades of experience in stock trading.  He was the head and charter associate of the Keller Writer’s Association, and he made commendable writing contributions, including the Keller Recycling Task Force report and Park System Study for the City of Keller.


Title Page

Copyright Page


Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition



PART 1- Chart Patterns 

  1. Broadening Bottoms
  2. Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Ascending
  3. Broadening Formations, Right-Angled and Descending
  4. Broadening Tops
  5. Broadening Wedges, Ascending
  6. Broadening Wedges, Descending
  7. Bum-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 and 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 Bottoms, 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 2- Event Patterns

  1. Dead-Cat Bounce
  2. Dead-Cat Bounce Inverted
  3. Earnings Surprise, Bad
  4. Earnings Surprise, Good
  5. FDA Drug Approvals
  6. Flag, Earnings
  7. Same-Store Sales, Bad
  8. Same-Store Sales, Good
  9. Stock Downgrades

Statistics Summary

Glossary and Methodology

Index of Chart and Event Patterns