Jun 18

Head and Shoulders Chart Pattern

Posted in Technical Analysis

Can’t miss a top when you see the head and shoulders in place! See examples of a head-and-shoulders pattern in a chart of SPY

By Elliott Wave International

A head-and-shoulders pattern is one of the most well-known classic chart patterns. In this 4-minute video from Jeffrey Kennedy’s Trader’s Classroom, you’ll see an example of a bearish head-and-shoulders formation and a bullish, inverted head-and-shoulders pattern in the chart of SPY, the ETF that tracks the S&P 500. You’ll also learn how to calculate the minimum expected target for the pattern.


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This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline Learn to Recognize a Popular Old School Chart Pattern. EWI is the world’s largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.

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