Managers of chaos
The following thoughts came to me in the middle of the night. The natural human tendency when we see a pattern is to predict/expect what may happen next. This is a powerful ‘unconscious’ urge. Markets are chaos. We may see patterns in the chaos. All chaotic systems form patterns. TheRead More
DAX v EURO correlation
Correlation is about how certain things are related. Some instruments are inversely correlated i.e. if price goes up on one, then price tends to go down on another. Positive correlation means they move in the same direction. It is almost never the case that there is perfect correlation between twoRead More
Support and resistance again!!
Today I came across another classic example of support and resistance. I often review things that I had already learned so as to etch in my brain the importance of the concepts. The chart below explains more.
The two most important things in trading
It takes some time for the two most important things in trading to hit home. It’s easy to understand the words, but the meaning and importance come later. Limiting loss with sensible stop-losses is of the utmost priority. With a 60 – 80% loss rate which is not unusual, that’sRead More
A very big part of trading is stalking the markets. Good traders are always tracking the charts days and weeks in advance to see how patterns are developing, waiting for the right moment to strike their ‘prey’. Yes – for sure good opportunities don’t come along very often. But that’sRead More
A big thumbs up for FormationSeeker!!
FormationSeeker is a revolutionary resource for all traders. Scott Carney, the renown brain behind discovery and development of some harmonic patterns has been a driving force at FormationSeeker. FormationSeeker runs web-based software that picks out harmonic patterns consistently, matching much of the knowledge, skill and experience of Scott. I firstRead More
What do I mean by ‘synthesis’? It’s about putting things together. Jeeeez – is that such a big word? So the pic below represents the result of synthesis. Synthesis of what? The method of binary options and harmonic trading principles. Huh? With Binary Options you only need price to stay away fromRead More
Harmonic trade – practical aspects
The trade in the annotated chart below shows how a Cypher pattern was spotted and trade taken to successful completion. Full credit is given to Alexander Nikitin from Tradingview. Big thanks is given to Alexander for his fine and generous work. This trade was live earlier in the day. IRead More
Harmonic Pattern Sifting
Harmonic patterns are often referred to as ‘advance patterns’. This article does not go into the historical basis or evidence for the foundations of their use. There have been numerous statistical analyses of how these patterns can predict price action. No evidence is supplied for the latter. It is forRead More
Revisiting the Williams Vix Fix
In May 2015 I had briefly visited the Williams Vix Fix (WVF) when I was ‘Rethinking indicators’. On and off since then I had explored various setups on the WVF. Like most things in trading the importance of some aspect doesn’t quite hit you until later on. In the lastRead More