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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trading The Gartley Pattern

nce upon a time, there was this insanely smart trader dude named Harold McKinley Gartley. He had a stock market advisory service in the mid-1930s with a huge following. This service was one of the first to apply scientific and statistical methods to analyze the stock market behavior. According to Gartley, he was finally able to solve two of the biggest problems of traders: what and when to buy. Soon enough, traders realized that these patterns could also be applied to other markets. Since then, various books, trading software, and other patterns (discussed below) have been made based on the Gartleys. Gartley a.k.a. “222” Pattern The Gartley “222” pattern is named for the page number it is found on in H.M. Gartleys book, Profits in the Stock Market. Gartleys are patterns that include the basic ABCD pattern we’ve already talked about, but are preceded by a significant high or low. Now, these patterns normally form when a correction of the overall trend is taking place and look like ‘M’ (or ‘W’ for bearish patterns). These patterns are used to help traders find good entry points to jump in on the overall trend.