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Golden Cross Pattern
Larger Charts  for S&P500 & DJIA

Definition of the "Golden Cross" pattern:  A golden crossing occurs when the shorter-term 50-day moving average, MA(50) in the chart below, crosses the longer term 200-day moving average, MA(200). These patters usually confirm major changes of market direction.

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Typically, it is a bullish signal for stocks when the 50-DMA crosses above the 200-DMA.  Likewise, it is typically a bearish signal for sotkcs whe the 50-DMA crosses below the 200-DMA.

More on chart patterns:

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Chapter 6 "Important Reversal Patterns" has many examples and details about the important "Head-and-shoulders" reversal pattern.

Chapter 7 "Important Reversal Patterns - Continued" starts out with the  "Head-and-Shoulders Bottom" reversal pattern.

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