On this version of Median Line Evaluation, A.Ok.A. Andrews Pitchfork, Half #4, Additional Methods, I’ll share additional methods and strategies utilizing Pitchforks that had been launched on my own and my collaborator Kyle Crystal of Lakeshore Technical Evaluation that had been launched in our STA White Paper about Median Line Evaluation / Andrews Pitchfork. These embrace what now we have coined as “Mixture Pitchforks” and “Dueling Pitchforks” which when mixed create a help and resistance frequency grid in value and time.
The primary instance of the creator’s analytical methodology of diagonal discovery is by utilizing what we seek advice from as “Mixture Pitchforks”. Within the left panel above, I’ve utilized a Schiff Adjusted Pitchfork (labeled “a”) to the day by day chart of the Aerospace & Protection ETF (ITA) utilizing three pivots; the low at POa, to the excessive at P1a, and better low at P2a. The panel to the best provides a second Schiff adjusted pitchfork (labeled “b”) using the three pivots that observe; drawn as soon as once more from a low at POb, to the excessive at P1b, after which to the low at P2b. Dashed warning traces are then added exterior pitchfork “b”. The reversal on the higher warning line of the second pitchfork at R1 and reversal two and a half weeks later on the higher parallel at R2 signifies I’ve recognized the proper value/time grid. Now observe that each pitchforks, drawn from totally different pivots, are forming the very same angle. That is affirmation that I’ve found the dominant frequency inside this market’s value/time grid. Going ahead, an analyst can proceed to make the most of this frequency methodology. How so? See beneath.
Upon affirmation of a market’s dominant frequencies, a technician can take his or her evaluation one step additional by using what we seek advice from as “Dueling Pitchforks”. This method makes use of two pitchforks (one bearish, one bullish) to type the worth/time grid. Within the panel above left now we have drawn a Schiff Adjusted Pitchfork on an hourly NASDAQ 100 Index chart from the excessive at PO (in yellow), to the low at P1, then to the decrease excessive at P2. I then have added a number of warning traces. Notice these warning traces have been revered by value. On the panel to the best I’ve added a Normal Pitchfork (in crimson) to the identical chart ranging from the low at PO, to the excessive at P1, then to the upper low pivot level P2, and equally, have added a number of warning traces. These two pitchforks, working from a bear and bull perspective, work to disclose the worth/time grid appearing as diagonal resistance and help.
The chart above of the Each day E-Mini Energetic Contract serves as one other instance of Dueling Pitchforks however makes use of three pitchforks to create the worth/time grid. The primary pitchfork is a Schiff Modified Pitchfork drawn in inexperienced from the late February excessive at PO, all the way down to the April low at P1 and as much as the decrease excessive at P2. The second originates on the identical April swing low at PO and is drawn in blue as much as the swing excessive at P1 and terminates at P2. That is additionally Schiff Modified, and for readability functions now we have colour coded it blue. The third is a Normal Pitchfork (in crimson) drawn from the subsequent swing low at PO, to the next excessive at P1 after which all the way down to the next low P2. This completes the grid.
Current value motion means that the worth/time grid is starting to alter. That is revealed within the following information factors: Worth has violated earlier resistance now help on the higher warning line in blue, UWL1, and help on the decrease parallel LP1, in crimson, has flipped to resistance. Each of those developments recommend that the “value unit” or leg up since PO could have reached its terminus. What could be the suitable subsequent step on this evaluation given the violation? Add warning traces to the usual pitchfork in crimson.
Within the subsequent Median Line Evaluation, A.Ok.A. Andrews Pitchfork, Half #5, Pitchforks with Momentum Oscillators, I’ll share additional methods and strategies utilizing Pitchforks. I may even share two actual time “walk-throughs”
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