Momentum Tape Reader Utilities   (click pics to study)  


[showing: Standard '3' wave with both Trough/Crest Fib_0 Levelsdll parameter settings for this pic_3 tick chart displayed from count 8 to 21. These Fib_0 levels are the vibrational bracketing structure of the wave. The blue level shown is trough momentum generated and displays from count 13 to 21. The red level shown is crest momentum generated and displays from count 13 to 21. Both counts originate from the mLkAhd shock-points.]



[showing: Price below Fib_0 (top left of pick, bottom of wave white_red) is extremely negative. Price above Fib_0 (top of wave white_blue) is extremely positive. A standard Crest Fib Fence is Fib13_Tm21. Because the core wave length has a fundamental duration of 26, Fib13 functions nicely as a proxy for midpoint, and Tm21 functions consistently as an apply time into next cycle. Price below this fence and rising is retracing into resistance . . . price above this fence and falling is retracing into support.]



dll parameter settings for this pic_3 tick chart[showing: Price targeting of the Fib_5 level (pink) when price is in the negative space (below Crest Fib13_Tm21 Fence), and (lighter blue) Fib_5 targeting when price is in the positive space above this fence. Note: the 'Fold-Over' level of the fence can be both 1. displayed at fold-over level (dark blue) and 2. the start Time of this level can be shifted as desired; shown is Tm8. Note that Trough Tm8 is generally very close to the Crest of Wave turn and notice this 'Tm8' was key in the downside move at ~4:00 and the upside move at ~4:22. Note: The light blue and pink Fib_5 levels are being shown using a 2nd Utilities dll. However . . . the mTRdrU2 dll can show double Fib levels as desired: both targeting and fold-over.



[showing: The same concept is easily applied for the opposing force, Trough Resistance. On the resistance side the Trough Fib17_Tm21 fence is used (cyan). Fold-Over is at Fib_17 level (red) and is showing from Tm0. Study these two charts to see and understand the interplay of these key levels. Note: time ~4:35, price is tunneling thru the two red 17 levels, breaking out of the Trough Resistance.]


Learn These Tool/Vibration Fundamentals:


Break-Outs occur when the 'holding/trending' force hands off to the opposing force. The initial state starts as a bracketed condition; where price is bounded by both sides of res/sup. Break to targeting comes when the resistance hurdle is cleared and is generally accompanied by momentum (as stops are taken).



(Generally speaking it is best to construct charts which focus on a single side of the market, then trade the chart that is ruling. Employing this method will more readily identify the upcoming 'potential', as price consolidates and applies into key timing points)



(Tm21 is action point. Study 4:47 and 5:26 area in both of these charts and understand that in the 'Long position' chart above, price had to not fail at this critical Pr/Tm point, if it was to continue higher into the next cycle.)



(Price dropping from that key 'Expansion' level was caught again by the negative force structure; changing the trade focus to 'shorts', or a 'wait state', patiently waiting for the next 'Long' zone opportunity, whichever your preference.)


Price moves consistently to the threshold of change. Structure your charts so you can best see those thresholds, and take advantage of the momentum breaks at time.




[showing: Both views can be combined if desired. Notice the colored zones shown (above key Fib fence/below key Fib fence) adds correct emphasis to the 'state' transition, adding clarity to what you should be thinking, at the right time.]


Tm90 Vectors


[showing: Negative breakdown thru Tm90 vector intersection (circled upper left corner of pic) with subsequent downside follow-thru being capped by negative 90 vectoring for the next 17 hours. Details of this vectoring feature can be found to the right under "Pr/Tm Target Vectoring & FishTails". Details there describe the vectoring process featuring the price action found in the red circled area in the above pic. Right up to the 'threshold point' (cyan circle) in lower right of pic.]



[showing: Price holds at threshold, rises with momentum above fishtail, and puts on positive 90 vector. Notice I've drawn an extension from the previous negative 90 which holds price precisely. This is the nature of the 90 vectors. You have three thoughts: 1. price will have to get above this prior 90 to see further upside,  2. any retracement must maintain position above the new positive 90, and 3. price generally doesn't make this move unless it means business.]


[showing: Perfect support at the next fishtail level in sync with Tm90 vector. Note: almost all meaningful turns will retrace into threshold like this.]


dll parameter settings for vector pics_8 tick chart
Tm Fences
dll parameter settings for vector pics_8 tick chart
Fib Fences


The MTR_UT dll functions as a wave support dll, providing a fast, yet complete, source for numerous structural components to be displayed as desired. It also can easily function as a stand alone trade environment, painting a clear picture of what state price is in. Because of this, it is a good source dll to play with and study as you get familiar with Fib Fences, Fib Levels & Targeting, Fold-Over Levels, Fib GateWay Break-Outs, Tm Fences, and Pr/Tm Target Vectoring & FishTails (Lead-Ins).


Wave Mechanism: When the rising mLkAhd of the trough turn exceeds price (the trough shock-point), the Fib_0 level is displayed as resistance/target zone across the Crest phase of the wave. When the falling mLkAhd of the crest turn exceeds price (the crest shock-point), the Fib_0 level is displayed as support/target zone across the Trough phase of the wave.


Fib Fence Mechanism: The momentum shock-points create LkAhd differential vectoring, thus generating a Fib structure in terms of both price and time. Marking FibLv13@Tm21 from one cycle to the next creates a vector (or Fib Fence) that tracks whether the FibLv13 is rising or falling, and shows whether price is above or below this fence. The opening in the fence marks the rotation point (ie Tm21, ie the PrTm anchor point) for the projection of the fence in the next cycle. Essentially this 'Fold-Over' level is the base of a Fib-Square, and can be shown.


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Fib_8 Targeting: Part of the self-generating aspect of the wave is that price is consistently finding its way to the Fib_8 level of the opposing forces. Note: Typically Fib_5 on a smaller fractal such as a 3 or 5 tick chart. Because of this, targeting these levels works exceptionally well when your directional bias criteria is met. Both Fib Fences and Fib Fold-Over Levels can be constructed to provide max reward/min risk opportunities as demonstrated in these charts.


Fib GateWay Break-Outs: Price moving beyond the Fib_8, Fib_5, Fib_0 level, is breaking out to higher or lower targeting, but you need entry. Fib Fences can be used to highlight or define this break-out zone in a variety of ways.


Fib_5_Tm21 Fence
Fib_5_Tm21 Fence


Fib_5_Tm26 Fence
Fib_5_Tm26 Fence


Fib_5_Tm26 Fence (line style change emphasizes break-out zone)
Fib_5_Tm26 Fence (line style change emphasizes break-out zone)


Tm Fences (from trough/crest friction vectors): Any combination of standard Tm fences can be output using this dll. Much has been written elsewhere regarding standard structures such as 13,17; 17,21; 21,26; 26,34; etc, and trough vs crest.


Trough/Crest Tm34 Fences
Trough/Crest Tm34 Fences

Study the above 34 Tm Fences in conjunction with the other charts and note their significant contribution to the picture of prices position.  


Learn This TmFence Fundamental:


Price above Trough Tm34 Fence is extremely positive, and a major threshold of change. Users can select whatever time they want as part of their directional bias delineation, but . . . always know where price is at relative to the Trough Tm34 fence.


(Note: especially on larger fractals, the Tm45 fences are exceptional and rule break-outs)


Tm34 is an octave of Cycle 'Time', 8 counts past Cycle end, and a midpoint proxy from Fib Tm21.



Price below Crest Tm34 Fence is extremely negative, and a major threshold of change. Always know where price is at relative to the Crest Tm34 fence.



Pr/Tm Target Vectoring & FishTails: Since price has an extreme predilection to accomplish the Fib_8 levels, it should follow that a vectoring mechanism should exist that points a path to that level. We also know that the fold-over level of fences are essentially the Base and Top of Squares. So . . . might it not be useful to project form that 'horizontal' (base/top level) towards the target level at some 'relevant' time point, say . . . 72, 81, or 90. Doing that can provide a unique perspective as price applies into a change point, ie helping you read the story of price action.


Trough Tm17 Fence, Fib_8 Target_Tm90 Vector
Trough Tm17 Fence, Fib_8 Target_Tm90 Vector

Crest shock-point outputs Fib structure. Price below Trough Fence generates negative 'cap' vector from Fence fold-over (circle 1) to Tm90 (circle 2). Price pushes down past Fib_8 target level and holds above Fib_0 level.



Trough turn generates 2nd vector (fishtail), thru the new Fence fold-over (circled), to the same Tm90.



Price action should remain capped by this vector until it is not, ie price is supported by either positive vector or fishtail. At next shock point new vector comes on and process repeats.



Price is held by 90 vector and moves on down to Fib_8, held by Fib_0, moves above new fishtail and rises up to crest fence threshold just in time to put on the opposing force fishtail, pointing to Tm90 of the blue target, and price drops right to target.



Price is now above the negative fishtail and has moved right to the new negative 90 vector after having generated the 1st positive fishtail since this negative trend began . . . 17 hours earlier (see 'Tm90 Vectors' chart at left). In essence this is decision time. Price would have to move above fishtail (cyan) and crest fence in order to put on a positive Tm90 vector. Recognize this potential as it is happening and you are on the winning side of momentum.

. . . and it was. Retracing sharply to the previous Tm90 vector.
. . . and it was. Retracing sharply to the previous Tm90 vector.

[showing: Continuance up into two more cycles, maintaining position above Tm90's. Note top of momentum wave/Fib_0 level holding price is common. Price held up by 9:05 fishtail, falls thru next 90 origin at 10:36 staying above previous 90 finding support at  Fib_8 level (red) as it apply's into next fishtail at 11:35. The move below the trough fence however, sets up the potential for the negative Tm90 vector which shows up at the double top.  Now price is caught in this flag, this bracket. Your thought is: decision will be made as price approaches the intersection of these two opposing forces . . .]


  Consider This:


The 'Tm90 Vectoring' detailed above tracks 3 full days of EURO vibration on an 8 tick chart. Output of the vectors is filtered by the Trough/Crest Fib 13_26 fences (midpoint proxies of the wave).  Vectors flow from Tm17 fence origins to target level at time. FishTail trajectories are projected thru Tm17 fence origins to target level at time.


(Point being . . . the above is fairly standard . . . users will benefit by dialing in the filter fences, time fences, and 'target level/time end' component to suit there trading goals on specific size fractals and markets of their choice.)


Very next day repeats the process.
Very next day repeats the process.

[showing: Move above Trough fence was break above previous days 90 shown at left in pic.


. . . but with a different result at intersection the next morning.
. . . but with a different result at intersection the next morning.

[showing: At 2:12 price breaks out and runs til the next fishtail cap point at 8:34.]


Learn This Tool Fundamental:


Knowing the position of price, relative to the Tm90 vectors, facilitates trading momentum pulses 'at time thresholds', on the correct side of the markets dBias.



same but showing dBias Fib fences (filter), instead of Tm fences.
same but showing dBias Fib fences (filter), instead of Tm fences.

The MTR_UT dll can be set to display the following Support/Resistance features of the Burton Momentum Wave:


1.Option to display Fib Fences: Trough, Crest or both

2.Option to display Fib Levels (Targeting or Fold-Over): Trough, Crest or both

3.Option to display Tm Fence Fold-Over Levels: Trough, Crest or both (w/dBias options)

4.Option to display Fib Break-Out levels as Fences or Highlighted Zones: Trough, Crest or both

5.Option to display Time Fences: Trough, Crest or both

6.Option to display Target Level Time Vectoring w/FishTails: Trough, Crest or both

7.Option to apply user selected Fib Price/Time Fence dBias Filtering to #6 output (shown in examples)

8.Option to show Tm Markers along FishTails (13, 17, 21, 34)

9.Option to show Tm Markers along Fib Fences  (17, 21, 34)

10. Option to display Momentum Bracketing, Sup/Res Caps & Cups: Trough, Crest, or both

11. Option to display the Momentum Wave


  Remember This Fundamental of Learning:


Each of the vibrational components of this Wave Based tool provide

a unique 'Squared' and 'Phi Rich' structure to any chart. Successful trading comes when two things are understood:


1.The structural RELATIONSHIP of the above features (specifically created by price action) and . . .

2. Price's position in 'Relation' to this 'RELATIONSHIP'


It is suggested and highly recommended that users add only one structure and concept to their trading at a time. Complete clarity of

the trade precepts (action points) of each must be understood and internalized before a 2nd can be added successfully.


Observe . . . find what you like . . . observe . . . what speaks to you . . . observe . . . make it your own . . . use it.


This help file is about helping you accomplish that . . . review these charts often.



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