1st Charts

Getting started with anything new is always difficult. As previously mentioned, success with understanding must be built one step at a time. Follow the procedures outlined in this section to build confidence as you observe market vibration at work each day.


The MTR_U2 dll can show either side of the Wave force (Crest or Trough) and is recommended as a good starting point for most. It is suggested that you set up two charts for any tool which can show either side of the wave. The 1st chart will display price's position relative to the Crest force while the 2nd chart will display price's position relative to the Trough force. This two chart approach will serve to re-enforce in you (over time) the duality of each side of the wave. The goal is to understand which side is ruling (ie. in control), and then trade accordingly as opportunity for trade entry presents itself. The video below gives good example of a chart showing only the Trough side of the MTR_U2 dll.


<%EXTOGGLE%> Trading the Wave . . . Where's my target? . . . Where's my stop?


Watch this video for a look at Trough (generated) Fib_21 Level, Fib_21 Fence (ie Time/Price_21 support) Trading w/Fib_8 Targeting  




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clickPrep: Follow the steps under Chart/Symbol Setup and Dll Installation when you are ready to observe in real-time on your own charts.  


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The charts I use are 3, 5, 8, 13, 17 and 21 range bar tick charts. The size chosen varies based on volume of particular markets. Tools work the same on any size fractal (chart). Both trade-entry fractals and dBias 'bigger picture'  fractals used should be chosen with thought given to the vibration rate of the particular market being traded.

Wave LengthExplain

During a typical week (5 days of trading) the Crude Oil fractal_8 chart has 127 cycles. That means 127 cycles, exhibiting the same vibrational truths, provide repetitive trade opportunities.


During the same 5 days the Euro fractal_8 chart has only 24 cycles. That means 5 times fewer trade opportunities. It also means that any stop taken has a much longer real-time waiting period to the next qualified trade entry, ie opportunity for recovery, which is extremely important to successful trading. A 4-tick chart has 105 cycles and provides a much better 'time-to-recovery' factor. [5-tick is generally 66 cycles while 3-tick is 192 cycles] However, the caveat to this is that you must adjust profit expectations accordingly. A smaller fractal will have fewer ticks to target, etc.

The Dow fractal_8 chart typically has 48 cycles and the ES fractal_8 chart typically has 128 cycles (but is a special case).


Fast moving markets are much easier to trade, providing greater reward and quicker opportunity for recovery.


So . . . trade-entry charts should be sized to provide enough cycles/day that the pulsing of price through the vibrational structure can:

1)be taken advantage of with consistency (in sync with larger fractal directional bias)

2)demonstrate clear directional bias (in sync with larger fractals) and

3)provide enough cycle rotations (information) to allow for recovery (from a stop-loss exit) at the next cycles time/price entry levels


Summary: Slower moving markets dictate smaller fractals for entry . . . trade a market with clear directional bias on a larger fractal . . . taking entries from smaller fractals as they line-up and agree with the bigger fractal picture.


<%EXTOGGLE%> Euro Futures . . .


5-Tick EU




The 5-Tick fractal took off with the 1st Cup of Momentum and gave perfect entry with the 2nd one at 7:15.

13-Tick EU



The EU moves so slow I can hardly stand trading it. So I use a small fractal just so I can see price move.


However, the 13-tick fractal provides nice consistent 'large fractal' directional bias. I'm just never watching it when it hits the key levels on this chart.



<%EXTOGGLE%> S & P Futures . . .


8-Tick ES




The 8-tick fractal opened on Friday crossing into negative space and didn't put on a single Momentum Cup support level all day.


Sizing charts correctly on the ES will help you trade the consolidation zones, giving you entries at the correct levels of the churn.

5-Tick ES



The 5-tick fractal went positive just before 9:00 a.m., peaked with 2nd momentum wave, then back to capped, until 15:15.





<%EXTOGGLE%> Dow Futures . . .



8-Tick YM




The 8-tick fractal shows the YM following the same rise as the ES 5-tick, but about 1/2 hour later.

13-Tick YM



The 13-tick fractal shows the YM churned for 2.5 hours at the same level before it finally moved into capped zone and dropped from there.



<%EXTOGGLE%> Crude Oil Futures . . .


I much prefer to trade faster moving markets like commodities.

13-Tick CL





Since we already looked at the UT dll on crude in detail . . . here is a pic of the AUTO dll again, but this is on the 13 fractal instead of the 17. Can't beat this dll for showing zone reminder of prior breakout levels.


This is actually the easiest logic there is in terms of trading. If buying stops, price returns to the last point where buying broke above resistance . . . and vice versa.


13-Tick CL




Crest Thermometer on the 13-tick 4-wave is almost my favorite for break-out above the thermometer cap and the associated opposing force vectoring.


Trend question: are you putting in lower or higher Crest thermometers?

13-Tick CL



Filtering the Trough Thermometer with Directional Bias helps me focus on prices position relative to the Crest.


In other words . . . if Trough is not showing . . . Crest is ruling.