Beginner and Intermediate Level

Volume 1 is focussing on developing the basic knowledge of the pitchfork analysis through the market dynamics and the morphology of the pitchfork (market kinetics and study of pitchfork’s structure: definition, form, inflexion, derivation and compounding).
No prior knowledge of trading is required.

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Introduction & Disclaimer
Chapter 1 - Birth of Pivots
Basement of pitchfork construction
Chapter 2 - Pivot Choice Criteria
Optimal market description
Chapter 3 - Magnet Power of Median Line (ML)
Dual role - price attractor and market axis
Chapter 4 - Mini-Median Line (mml)
Border, inside, steep and twin pivot formations - fractals of a fractal
Chapter 5 - Warning Lines (WL)
Ergonomic tool for trading volatile markets
Chapter 6 - Trigger Lines (TL)
Dual role - trade unlatched potential and strong market levels
Chapter 7 - Sliding Parallel Lines (SH or PH)
Hidden parallel lines
Chapter 8 - Un-Orthodox Trend Lines
Stealthy trend lines
Chapter 9 - Minor and Major Pitchforks
Integration among pitchforks - fractal within fractal
Chapter 10 - Schiff Pitchfork Method - construction, market integration and dynamics
Missing link - efficient substitute when the traditional pitchfork cannot be drawn
Chapter 11 - Action/Reaction (A&R) Lines
Construction, synergy, conversion into pitchforks and their dynamics
Chapter 12 - Gap Median Line
Neglected though efficient tool
Chapter 13 - Breakaway and Runaway Gap Median Lines
Unveiling the potential of big market movements
Chapter 14 - Fibonacci Price Lines
Support/resistance (S/R) makers
Chapter 15 - Confluences
Cardinal tool revealing intersecting hidden levels
Chapter 16 - Mirror bars
Reversal, stop loss and trail key levels
Chapter 17 - Energy Building Rectangles
Exhaustion and rebuilding energy areas
Chapter 18 - Pitchforks’ Journey through the Multiple Time Frames
Hardly known pitchfork time translations
Chapter 19 - Case studies & Money Management
Complete case description, three pawn rule and strict money management follow-up
Appendixes
Appendix n° 1 – Historical Basis
Appendix n° 2 – 80/20 Percent Rule
Appendix n° 3 – Contents Volume 2
Appendix n° 4 – Multiple Time Frames – Analogy Study Satellite Multi-Altitude Level Snapshots
Appendix n° 5 – Published articles by Author

Figure 1

The morphology of the pitchfork reveals a true relation between price and time, in both trending or sideways markets.

Figure 2

Multiple pitchforks set-up is one of the indispensables elements, which senses the abrupt change of the trending market

Figure 3

The price faithfully describes the down-sloping market through the channel formed by the internal median line and the upper median line in the search for the path of the least resistance!

Figure 4

The market outburst with a high steamed momentum, is best described by a pitchfork having the anchor at the high, the middle or the low of a gap. The anchor is on this chart at the high gap pivot.

Figure 5

The choice of the Schiff median line is very useful when the projected pitchfork faces a "vis-á-vis" swing, especially after a reversal, followed by a breakaway gap.

Figure 6

Most of the traders don't think of observing "what doesn't happen" on the chart. The concept of running out of steam gives the trader a serious edge to reveal the up-sloping or down-sloping failures, especially in topping or bottoming markets. They are the basement of many low-risk high-probability trades.

Figure 7

Some of Action / Reaction line set-ups bring the question of integrating a pitchfork with a suspended pivot (P2 in our case). Only one thing counts ... get the best market description!

Figure 8

The pitchfork perfectly integrates in the multiple pitchforks set-up, to pinpoint a possible reversal, or the termination of the current swing.

Figure 9

The sideways market, which represents around 70% of the trading time is very well put to profit with the association of the horizontal trend line support-resistance and the usual multiple pitchforks set-up.

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1.The 80/20 Percent Rule

Advanced Level

Volume 2 describes the multiple integrated methods on basic and intermediate levels, which will greatly improve the practice of pitchfork trading, thus giving the astute trader the edge of profitable consistency. As a result, he/she will continuously be a step ahead of the crowd.

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Introduction & Disclaimer
Chapter 1 - Context of the Trade
Comprehension of the time/price circumstances related to contextual & local market movements
Chapter 2 - Pre-open Preparation
Key to understanding the ensuing day’s outcome
Chapter 3 - News Trading – Overnight & Intra-Day Unfolding
Fuelling of morning and day’s market movements
Chapter 4 - Inter-markets Analysis - Fundamentals - Real-Time Use
Roads to day’s trading potential
Chapter 5 - Elliott Waves – Real-Time & Intermediate-Term Use – Pitchforks Intricacy
Faithfully guided by the pitchforks, the Elliott waves reveal the direction & precise price location
Chapter 6 - Original Tools for Impulsive Pattern End - Diagnosis, Kinetics & Management
Original tool research of trend-following traders
Chapter 7 - Channelling – Pathways in the Sand - Market Move Projections
Excellent forecasting tool for profit targets
Chapter 8 - Variable Time/Price Location of Pitchfork’s Anchor – Parallel Trigger & P1-2 Fibs TLs
Time–price related tool revealing the optimal market description by the traditional pitchfork
Chapter 9 - Variable Time/Price Location of the Anchor in Schiff Pitchfork
Time–price related tool detecting the optimal market description by Schiff pitchfork
Chapter 10 - Fibonacci & Momentum Bar Counts related to Pitchfork’s Pivots
Mapping Momentum strength/weakness through bar counts & pivots
Chapter 11 - RSI and Pitchfork Synergism
Poorly understood synergistic tool – pitchforks applied to market and also to RSI chart
Chapter 12 - Stochastics & Pitchfork Synergism
Dual characteristics tool determining the trending & sideways markets
Chapter 13 - OSC(5,35) and Pitchfork Synergism
Accredited tool for confirming or negating trends/reversals
Appendixes
Appendix n° 1 - Price Fibonacci Ratios Technique Applied to Elliott Waves
Appendix n° 2 - Reversal New Signals: Positive Reversal & Negative Reversals
Appendix n° 3 - Key Level Mapping of the Operational Time-Frame Chart
Appendix n° 4 - Pre-Open Main Points
Appendix n° 5 - Dax Pre-Open Trading Study
Appendix n° 6 - Miner’s & Fisher’s Calculated End-of-Wave 3
Appendix n° 7 - Miner’s & Fisher’s Calculations End-of-Wave W5
Appendix n° 8 - Pivotal Bar Count Table
Appendix n° 9 - Types of Bar Count Numbers from 5 to 206
Appendix n° 10 - Bar Count Grid
Appendix n° 11 - Three Pawn Technique

This second & third parts are the culmination of our research work, mostly never published or presented before. It represents years of research and it has two goals:

  • the use of original tools (assisting the trader to be ahead of the crowd) and
  • becoming consistently profitable trader.

Figure 1

The gaps are one of the best money makers chart formations, if the trader learns how to catch these opportunities and how to use the right tools. In this chart, all started with analyzing the pre-open market, which had the optimal predispositions for an incoming down-sloping day: sudden rise of Crude Oil price, lower closes of S&P 500 and Nikkei, etc.

Figure 2

As the pre-open market announced, the price dropped like a stone in deep waters. The kinetics of the breakaway & runaway gaps assisted the trader to attain his profit objective at 4991.5.

Figure 3

Elliot waves structure optimally reveals: the market direction and the exact market price location ("where we are going and where we are now").

Figure 4

The chart illustrates the realtionships that exist among the Elliott waves, their sub-waves and the corresponding support and resistance levels developed on the Stochastics chart. One can observe the almost perfect synchronism that is formed: the W1 is halted by the 50%-level line; the W2 can't retrace anymore due to the intervention of the 80%-level line, it bounces on it and starts the W3; the W3 gets exhausted in the oversold zone (again the "rubber band" effect); the short 33% W4 price retracement signals a very strong "would be" W5; the W5 takes off from the overbought zone and drops, all the way down to oversold zone.

Figure 5

The chart illustrates the relationships that exist between the formation of the Elliott waves and Stochasitcs. We can observe not only the corresponding support & resistance levels but also the efficient up trande revealing by the two marking lines located above the 100%-level of the GET False Stochastics. The space betwwen the two marking lines is consecrated to W4.

Figure 6

The 120-min Gold chart has labelled the Elliott waves, all within the T-pitchfork. We can easily see that the local market flow has built a small trading range, just above the median line, in order to restore the necessary kinetic energy to catapult the price all the way up to the upper median line. Watch out for the Fibonacci ratio Arc confluences.

Figure 7

Excel calculations for the end-of-wave 3.

Figure 8

This US Dollar chart exploits a panoply of trading tools.

Figure 9

The synergy between the pitchfork, P2-P3 trend lines, the descending channel & Stochastics is here obvious.

Figure 10

The chart illustrates the use of the Fibonacci Arcs that monitor, like a Swiss watch, the market flow, in perfect symbiosis and synergy with other tools: price Fibonacci ratios, un-orthodox trend lines & up-sloping pitchfork. The drawn pitchfork on the GET Stochastics chart will greatly assist the trader to signal an imminent reversal / pullback.

Figure 11

The 24 hrs Time-Wheel illustration shows the inter-relations betwwn the Opens and the Closes of the implied markets that will really influence the opening of the traded instrument. We underline the fact that the Euro/US dollar currency pair behaves almost the same as the German Bunds, as of this period of the year (Fall of 2007). Therefore we didn't illustrate the pair on the above drawing.

Figure 12

Variable location of pitchfork's anchor - time and price technique (Cartesian anchor coordinates at 38.2% prican and 38.2% time). The purpose of this mechanism is to obtain the most optimal price market description in order to pinpoint a low-risk high-probability trade.

Figure 13

The Floor Pivots Technique is borrowed from the floor traders. Their integration in the multiple pitchfork set-up gives a great enhancement in detecting striong resistances, support or reversal areas. The use of daily, weekly, monthly or half pivots in volatile markets is primordial.

Figure 14

This course will truly explain the efficient relation of price and time, there exposed by the use of the time Fibonacci extensions integrated to a Schiff median line pitchfork. One can see the dance of the price on the time Fib ratios slant trend lines, perfectly synchronized with the market rhythm.

Figure 15

The stopping power of the energy cluster is obvious here at the 1106 level. The un-orthodox trend lines, which transpierce here the market price bars, are very little known by the crowd.

Figure 16

We expressly have drawn on this chart an unexhausted multitude of integrated techniques, which are out of the reach of most non-consistent traders. We list them for the novice traders: classic & un-orthodox trend lines, "ladder" like rectangles, classic pitchfork. Wolfe waves, Elliott waves and Jenkins' circles.

Figure 17

The Gann Percentage Table finds the next highly probable highs calculated from old lows. We have tried several lows to project the probable high, which will end the current impulsive pattern. We have retained as the most optimal useable lows, the 127820 level (W2 value) and the most recent low (wIV:w5:W5) at 140330 level. Their two projected highs pointed by the two table arrows are 144715 and 149122 "to be highs" highs. They have to be confirmed by at least two other tools.

These Excel Spreadsheets are reserved to our books Readers and can be freely obtained as executable files.

1. Price Fibonacci Ratios Rechnique Applied to Elliott Waves
2. Reversal New Signals:
2a - Positive Reversals
2b - Negative Reversals
3. Key Level Mapping of the Operational Time-Frame Chart
4. Pre-Open Main Points
5. Dax Pre-Open Trading Study
6. Miner's & Fisher's Calculations of End-of-Wave 3
7. Miner's & Fisher's Calculations of End-of-Wave 5
8. Pivotal Bar Count Table
9. Types of Bar Count Numbers from 5 to 206
10. Bar Count Grid
11. Three Pawn Technique

Advanced Level

Volume 3 presents the intermediate and advanced methods guided by epistemology principles: the presentation of the knowledge in a modular manner associated with the practice of it, through the analysis of real-time cases with greater emphasis on Risk and Money Management concepts.
The Integrated Pitchfork Analysis advanced concept, described for the first time in these books, will not only build the trader’s confidence, but it will also offer a global and unique real trading professional edge, to be used by the trader, in his every day practice.

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Introduction & Disclaimer
Chapter 1 - Teaming-Up the Bollinger Bands, Keltner Bands and Pitchforks
Indispensable tool team of volatility trading
Chapter 2 - Multiple Time Frame Floor Pivots & Mark Fisher Pivots
Magical tool borrowed from the floor traders – pinpointing the market’s price action
Chapter 3 - Inceptive and ladder-like Rectangles in Symbiosis with Pitchforks
Two "mal aimés" brothers, almost never working together
Chapter 4 - Integration of Pitchforks in very Profitable Chart Patterns
Poorly mastered by the crowd, though efficient tool
Chapter 5 - Synergy of Pitchforks & Fibonacci Time Ratios & Lucas Time Series
Prolific projecting tool – wrongly labelled as "a hard to grasp" concept
Chapter 6 - Breakaway & Runaway Gaps and Pitchforks: Observance, Preparation & Trading
Highly profitable tool of experienced traders unveiling the myth of gap trading
Chapter 7 - Ellipses, ladder-like Rectangles and Pitchforks
Symbiosis & synergy in detecting breakouts
Chapter 8 - Pitchforks through the Multiple Time Frames
Pitchforks brotherhood tested by time-wise relationships
Chapter 9 - Synergy of Pitchforks & Wolfe Waves
Ergonomic tool for low risk high probability trades
Chapter 10 - Synergy of Pitchforks & Jenkins’ Circles
Geometric tool for projecting pitchfork pivots – quantifying the "time-price space"
Chapter 11 - Gann Tools - Square of Nine, % Retracements, Boxes, Angles and Pitchforks
Apparent "hard to grasp" tools revealing the endogenous cyclical nature of prices (S/R levels)
Chapter 12 - Synergy of Pitchforks & Cycles
Time-related relationships for optimal target projections
Chapter 13 - Case Studies including Risk & Money Management
Complete case descriptions: simple or pre-arranged entry, stop loss parsimony, targets,
Reward/Risk ratios, trails, scale in, scale out, exits, nibbling and single/multiple trading units.

This second & third parts are the culmination of our research work, mostly never published or presented before. It represents years of research and it has two goals:

  • the use of original tools (assisting the trader to be ahead of the crowd) and
  • becoming consistently profitable trader.

Figure 1

The gaps are one of the best money makers chart formations, if the trader learns how to catch these opportunities and how to use the right tools. In this chart, all started with analyzing the pre-open market, which had the optimal predispositions for an incoming down-sloping day: sudden rise of Crude Oil price, lower closes of S&P 500 and Nikkei, etc.

Figure 2

As the pre-open market announced, the price dropped like a stone in deep waters. The kinetics of the breakaway & runaway gaps assisted the trader to attain his profit objective at 4991.5.

Figure 3

Elliot waves structure optimally reveals: the market direction and the exact market price location ("where we are going and where we are now").

Figure 4

The chart illustrates the realtionships that exist among the Elliott waves, their sub-waves and the corresponding support and resistance levels developed on the Stochastics chart. One can observe the almost perfect synchronism that is formed: the W1 is halted by the 50%-level line; the W2 can't retrace anymore due to the intervention of the 80%-level line, it bounces on it and starts the W3; the W3 gets exhausted in the oversold zone (again the "rubber band" effect); the short 33% W4 price retracement signals a very strong "would be" W5; the W5 takes off from the overbought zone and drops, all the way down to oversold zone.

Figure 5

The chart illustrates the relationships that exist between the formation of the Elliott waves and Stochasitcs. We can observe not only the corresponding support & resistance levels but also the efficient up trande revealing by the two marking lines located above the 100%-level of the GET False Stochastics. The space betwwen the two marking lines is consecrated to W4.

Figure 6

The 120-min Gold chart has labelled the Elliott waves, all within the T-pitchfork. We can easily see that the local market flow has built a small trading range, just above the median line, in order to restore the necessary kinetic energy to catapult the price all the way up to the upper median line. Watch out for the Fibonacci ratio Arc confluences.

Figure 7

Excel calculations for the end-of-wave 3.

Figure 8

This US Dollar chart exploits a panoply of trading tools.

Figure 9

The synergy between the pitchfork, P2-P3 trend lines, the descending channel & Stochastics is here obvious.

Figure 10

The chart illustrates the use of the Fibonacci Arcs that monitor, like a Swiss watch, the market flow, in perfect symbiosis and synergy with other tools: price Fibonacci ratios, un-orthodox trend lines & up-sloping pitchfork. The drawn pitchfork on the GET Stochastics chart will greatly assist the trader to signal an imminent reversal / pullback.

Figure 11

The 24 hrs Time-Wheel illustration shows the inter-relations betwwn the Opens and the Closes of the implied markets that will really influence the opening of the traded instrument. We underline the fact that the Euro/US dollar currency pair behaves almost the same as the German Bunds, as of this period of the year (Fall of 2007). Therefore we didn't illustrate the pair on the above drawing.

Figure 12

Variable location of pitchfork's anchor - time and price technique (Cartesian anchor coordinates at 38.2% prican and 38.2% time). The purpose of this mechanism is to obtain the most optimal price market description in order to pinpoint a low-risk high-probability trade.

Figure 13

The Floor Pivots Technique is borrowed from the floor traders. Their integration in the multiple pitchfork set-up gives a great enhancement in detecting striong resistances, support or reversal areas. The use of daily, weekly, monthly or half pivots in volatile markets is primordial.

Figure 14

This course will truly explain the efficient relation of price and time, there exposed by the use of the time Fibonacci extensions integrated to a Schiff median line pitchfork. One can see the dance of the price on the time Fib ratios slant trend lines, perfectly synchronized with the market rhythm.

Figure 15

The stopping power of the energy cluster is obvious here at the 1106 level. The un-orthodox trend lines, which transpierce here the market price bars, are very little known by the crowd.

Figure 16

We expressly have drawn on this chart an unexhausted multitude of integrated techniques, which are out of the reach of most non-consistent traders. We list them for the novice traders: classic & un-orthodox trend lines, "ladder" like rectangles, classic pitchfork. Wolfe waves, Elliott waves and Jenkins' circles.

Figure 17

The Gann Percentage Table finds the next highly probable highs calculated from old lows. We have tried several lows to project the probable high, which will end the current impulsive pattern. We have retained as the most optimal useable lows, the 127820 level (W2 value) and the most recent low (wIV:w5:W5) at 140330 level. Their two projected highs pointed by the two table arrows are 144715 and 149122 "to be highs" highs. They have to be confirmed by at least two other tools.

These Excel Spreadsheets are reserved to our books Readers and can be freely obtained as executable files.

1. Floor Pivot Calculations (11 Formulas)
2. Excel Spreadsheet for Calculations of Multiple Time Frames Floor Pivots: Daily, Weekly & Monthly
3. EFS Formulas of Calculating 11 Daily Floor Pivots (from S5 to R5) - Modified after S2 to R2 EFS eSignal file - Source: Advanced GET Software of www.eSignal.com
4. Mark Fisher - Pivot Range (PR) & Close
5. Fibonacci Time Ratios Applied to Primary & Lesser Degree Elliot Waves
6. Glossary of Wyckoff Terms
7. Multiple Jenkins True Trend Lines Study - 8 Down-Cycles of Square of Nine
8. Multiple Jenkins True Trend Lines Study - 4 Up-Cycles of Square of Nine
9. Multiple Jenkins True Trend Lines Study - 16 Up-Cycles of Square of Nine
10. CCI Indicator: Price Momentum-Related Mechanism
11. Pitchforks' Down-Targeting through ATR & First Bar Projections
12. Pitchforks' Up-Targeting through ATR & First Bar Projections
13. Gann Eights Levels Table
14. Up-Sloping Gann Percentages
15. Down-Sloping Gann Percentages
16. Gann Main Levels
17. Multiple Layers Cluster - Upward Gann Percentage - Primary & Secondary Levels
18. Multiple Layers Cluster - Downward Gann Percentage - Primary & Secondary Levels
19. Gann Square of Nine - Down-Trend Study from Highest High
20. Gann Square of Nine - Down-Trend Study from Four Lower Highs
21. Gann Square of Nine - Up-Trend Study from Lowest Low & Three Higher Lows
22. Gann Square of Nine - Cardinal Price Levels
23. Gann Square of Nine - Cardinal Time Levels
24. Three-Pawn Technique
25. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Long Trade - 1 Target & 2 Trails
26. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Long Trade - 1 Trail & 1 Add-On
27. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Long Trade - 1 Target & 1 Add-On
28. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Short Trade - 3 Targest
29. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Short Trade - 1 Trail
30. P&L Statement - Three-Pawn Technique - Short Trade - 1 Target & 3 Add-On
31. Market Mapping with Supports, Resistances & Floor Pivots
32. German Dax Futures Pre-Open Study: a detailed description can be found in Volume II
33. Pre-Open Analysis Synopsis of the Traded Instrument