Berkshire Hathaway has stomped the broad market's impressive performance this year, climbing almost 30% year-to-date. But Berkshire broke its uptrend on this latest correction, and it's currently in the late stages of forming a head and shoulders top: a bearish reversal pattern that indicates exhaustion among buyers. The head and shoulders is formed by two swing highs that top out around the same level (the shoulders), separated by a bigger peak called the head; the sell signal comes on the breakdown below the pattern's "neckline" level, which is right at $111 at the moment. A drop below that $111 level is the major sell signal for this stock.
Lest you think that the head and shoulders is too well known to be worth trading, the research suggests otherwise: a recent academic study conducted by the
Federal Reserve Board of New York found that the results of 10,000 computer-simulated head-and-shoulders trades resulted in "profits