Aleš’s Lessons #18 – Sophistication

Sophistication comes with being able to distinguish between say a top and the top.

After a top you want to be playing the upside still by buying low, while after the top you want to sell high. This is where all tend following systems would end up putting you on the wrong side.

The spohisticated method is plotting a CI DV on a 4-hour chart to find exhaustions, beats and beat attempts and making a stochastic (crack ho) comparison to find reversal divergences.

The following image shows how to spot a beat attemp – for the beats are automatic plots anyways.

On this image you are looking at the top, the bottom and the top (the last one had a valid beat).

The next step is to make the comparison. The Crack Ho would come out to be a 15-sample high-low stochatic signal with 3 smoothing and 3 delay, but that’s a bit crude, so I would look fir those two wicks on the hourly chart and use the Crack Ho straight up.

There is one more thing. The exhaustion itself has to be qualified by the Crack Ho being above 90 or below 10. Otherwise you are looking at a top or a bottom by default.

This is how the exhaustion (second image) on the left that coincided with the beat represented a top and thus the T2 target wasn’t hit versus the one on the right which was the top.

Back testing the consolidation mean at 1.1844

overbought still starting at 1.1854

Aleš’s Lessons #17 – Bee Gees & Fugees

Let’s re-invent the thrill!

What is the number one concern for your trading account?

Stayin’ Alive!

If you could have only one indicator to make decisions about where to open a trade, what would it be?

Choppiness-Mac, that’s right.

Ready or not, here I come!

  1. The 1x fade got a plot correction based on the Fugees “one time” count.

20 pips into the overbought / oversold field you can bet on the back test of the current consolidation range’s overbought / oversold level, and a certain 20-pips move is nothing to sneeze at when the certainty is high. Scaling / adding to the position moving further against you is advised, for the first penetration into the overbought / oversold would get rejected back. Do not try to go in at the same level again.

2. The new yellow highlights are to call attention to the Quick Picks / Lucky Dips depending on which country you are calling from. Now with added T>arget prices.

3. The full consolidation targets that are highlighted on the bottom, you are already familiar with.

Don’t forget to apply protective stop losses when in gains.

You would no longer have to feel like J. P. Gaultier wishing for a trading idea.

Projected distance – speaks of the fractal nature of a wave structure – patented to my name

This move has performed what it had promised


Elon & Melon

Warning! Off topic entry! Read it only if you speak British and your nerves are made of aluminium or if you speak American and your nerves are made of aluminum.

Elon Musk and Melon Husk were born in the early seventies.
They both were exceptionally bright kids.
Then they both had to wrestle their father to the ground to stop that drunkard animal from being able to apply the knife blade that was cast inside a large thigh bone on various family members.
“You are not my son!” – was the cue, and so they found themselves having to pay for their accommodation and trying to make money on the streets at the age of 17. We skip out on the 12 years of vegetarianism and only vaguely mention the influence of Douglas Adams, who triggered the 42 mania and contributed to humanity the “Don’t Panic” attitude. Melon went all out and ended up translating most of his books – no, not to Afrikaans.
Both guys ended up in California. They both got married at least once and had at least one kid of a gender. They both understood that hyperloop would never work under any circumstances, but Elon had to first see thousands of attempts fail before having to re-purpose the underground tunnels he already started digging.
At the age of 37 they both had a net worth of at least $265,000 and by the age of 40, they both had at least £17 to their names. They ultimately had to leave the USA due to an expiring visa. Actually, the two stories differ a bit from here on.
Financial success in life does not have to do with the level of intelligence.
First and foremost it hinges on one’s personality, then on who they know, the authority to act and sheer luck.
I wish you a bunch.

I wanted to insert here the picture of Jules Verne’s (Verne Gyula) moon shuttle that I took in Washington D.C., but could not find it.

Here’s the book cover of the Plague From Space by Harry Harrison instead.

& also, for good measure The Stainless Steel Rat Goes To Hell

The Keepers of the Maser

Techo Priests


Aleš’s Lessons #16 – Crack Ho Cropper

Remember those >94, <10, <6 signs?

They can be utilized for a perfect exit.

With the addition of code 94 – which means 0.94 stop loss on a long and 9.4 stop loss on a short now it is possible to have a near perfect exit.

Until now targets could be set dynamically to a moving average or a displacement of a moving average (overdrive lines).

With the new cropper routine you can be sleeping in the middle of the night or be roaming somewhere out of coverage whilst the home computer is taking care of the optimal exit business.

What you need to remember is a good exit isn’t always the best entry for a reversal. When things get overheated, stochastics can embed for a while and at times only the second >94 or <10 would bring about an optimal entry.

Now these lines are part of TrailStopOnlyModifiedLT, which clearly isn’t a Trail Stop Only, but rather a Swiss Army Knife.

I find myself switching off among the various SL codes based on my latest analysis. I may open a trade manually and give it an Overdrive line target (code 8) then upon realising that a continuation against me is a bigger likelihood now, I would change the “stop loss” code to E16 or E32 (code 5 or code 6).

Having optimised automatic entry is a power just as much as having a 1/2 and full automatic hedge for a black swan event to prevent the account from being blown and possibly capturing it at a workable condition still.

Other – I ended up having to highlight the oversold end of the last consolidation as well, if the 4H RSI2 is below 14 when reaching a full charge, the selling already embedded:

I do expect the consolidation mean (fair price) to be attacked again, and if crossed, the other end becomes in plans.

Aleš’s Lessons #15 – From Cluelessness to Cluefullness

Blue’s clues should had been the following:

When price failed to sustain a move below the No Drive Break level 3x in a row, that meant inability to go lower = HIGH BASE.

I managed to over think that one and figured it was a temporary act that had to do with some Friday options expiration – don’t do that.

Clue #2 was price not breaking the Maroon Fake out level circled in green.

When what should happen, doesnt’t, remember the name of Peter Reznicek.


There is 3G, 4G and 5D+T. No, this one does not cuse cancer, and you don’t need to send me Bitcoins, I won’t double them.

CL is short for CLue. 5D plus a Thrust was the potential after price went beyond the lower ND level, faked out the break level a few times and then returned back the slim orange line.

The back 2 back D-s (next to candle) should be counted as one, I applied multiple logic not to miss one. Not sure why 5 exactly, but this is the 3rd sequence like that in recent times.

Clue #4 was spotting the impulsive wave and calling it 1.

You may be at a disadvantage when looking at only bar charts: the white block showed no pullback. The pullback following was Wave 2 down. It is a clue by itself when price returns to Zero Lucid (E67 HL2 / Maroon Median).

Clue #5 was breaking the De Tomaso Maroon Fake out. Find the image earlier on this page.

Besides having a clue about the 5D+T and looking at the 4H energy for an exhaustion beat

a further clue of the timing was the wave structure itself.

The relationship between the end of Wave 2 and Wave 4 is a continuation divergence, in this case higher low with lower RSI2 reading

The two automatic #3s are the End of Wave 3 and the end of wave 3 of Wave 5 up. Both beats were as weak as possible.

One clue I forgot to mention about is that a awave 3 likely ends up exceeding the 3-Day ATR (measited from the last 15-min consolidation weight – plots by 15-Min ATR PRO and other indicators). That is exactly what happened yesterday upon reaching beyond 1.1790, which served up the clue of a No Break Extension for the next day.

The triple beat hurdy jerky move recharged the 4H energy completely.

The weight migrated to 1.1791

T1..T4, T2 filled

The day that was the 6th of October, 2020

Featuring Simple Ton #2

Fundamentals are bullshit*

A half hour engulf is an effin 1-hour hammer
Once you figure that out, you’d say: candlesticks are just a matter of time frame

to scale in and scale out is the holy grail
and to not really give a fuck is the other holy grail

* 14% of all trading can be currently classified as fundamental trading (info: Bloomberg, 2020), and this does not qualify their rate of success

Infinite profit factor means just that. Alchemy, money out of thin air.

Aleš’s Lessons #14 – No Drive Moratorium

The ND moratorium is a 15-pip zone between the Break and ND where the No Drive edge is still in effect.

Let’s re-introduce the thrust function.

Better. I grayed the Drives out so you can more easily derive the conclusion that the buying spree from the ND low lasted until a thrust was made on the upside.

We have seen this movie before:

The Drives are peak buying/selling just as the Thrusts are, but the Thrusts cannot muster more than 2 hours’ worth.

ND is very much like an exhaustion beat. The gray line on the upside was exceeded somewhat, but not all the way to the break level = in the moratorium.

How did you like the T4 plot on the way down? How did you like the T2 plot on the way up for target on the upside? Yes, in this case there was a break of the beat, but this did not change the target levels, just pushed back the entry.

So let’s count your blessings edges.

ND (+moratorium)

Thrust (terminal correspondent of the ND)

Exhaustion beat

Overdrive lines

Prejected distance

Overheat projections (Wave 5 beat of Wave 3)

These are all things that No one else has concepts of / plots for, but you do.

Another ND Moratorium from earlier

1.1750 was missed by 2 pips – but put the break out hedge 1 pip further still to avoid trigger happy MMs.

Aleš’s Lessons #13 – Static and Lucid Targets

Static targets are a snapshot of a calculation that do not change by whatever price does, whilst the lucid ones are the moving averages or their displacements.

Plot RSI2 Zero, Overdrive and RSI2 Direccione LX on a hourly chart.

T3s are static measurements from a condition I dubbed Wave 3, for Wave 3’s tend to have this kind of an overheated ending. T3 is probably the best location for an exit and a fade, for you have the exact level on your hand way ahead of time.

The displacement changes a bit according to the price’s residence on the long term comfort levels.

Just keep in mind that there could be a second call, and for that reason apply a better than break even stop loss once in gains by say 20 pips.

T2 is the second best price location for an exit as well as a fade, but this one is lucid – see the automatization part at the end. Play the fade the same way as the T3, with a protective stop loss in gains, don’t go in again once stopped out and be conscious of the fact that you may have to open a trade at market, some distance away from the actual bands if you don’t happen to be there at the right moment.

A T2 fade could be paired up with with a T2->0L target which is also lucid, but for an idea I plotted an approximate location as a snapshot of the other side of Mr. Maroon.

The lucid T1 target is coming from the Zero condition – more on this in the Make Your Own Indicator article. The yellow numbers carry a little more weight for they are further away from the safety nets, and the “shadow” accent is a print with the right EMA configuration – for extra promotion.

The Bull Config / Bear Config switch is as simple as the relationship of the first two safety nets E-16 & E-32, for I did not feel like complicating things with 6 different configurations by throwing the 3rd safety net, Mr. Maroon to the mix.

As you can see, the Zero condition is yet another exit / fade, but you would actually need 2 more candles – so a hint more than an extra hour for the call to be certain.

The ticker now cites the T2 lucid values as well as the (c)onditional values that hinge on the 60-sample stochastic D reading (aka Crack Ho), and they are the 65%+ and the 35%- values of the E-32 channel as for overbought and oversold (the inner dotted plots on the Stochastic Bars for 15M).


After putting the Trail Stop Only LT Modified EA on an Eur/USD chart (I prefer a 30-minute one) and turning up the Auto Trading, you can start aiming for lucid targets:

  1. for a 3-pip overshot of the E-16 current value in (blue) use 0.5 stop loss for longs and 5.0 stop loss for shorts
  2. for a 3-pip overshot of the E-32 current value in (blue) use 0.6 stop loss for longs and 6.0 stop loss for shorts
  3. for a discharge on the E-32 channel’s overdrive lines use 0.8 stop loss for longs and 8.0 stop loss for shorts
/////Long Target - Code 5 E16

if( OrderType()==OP_BUY && OrderStopLoss()==.5 && OrderTakeProfit()!=NormalizeDouble(iMA(symbol,30,32,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_CLOSE,0),4) && OrderOpenPrice()<NormalizeDouble(iMA(symbol,30,32,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_CLOSE,0),4)-20*Point
       { OrderModify(OrderTicket(), OrderOpenPrice(), OrderStopLoss(), NormalizeDouble(iMA(symbol,30,32,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_CLOSE,0)+20*Point,4), OrderExpiration());
          Print("LONG Target Set to E-16 @ "+DoubleToStr(NormalizeDouble(iMA(symbol,30,32,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_CLOSE,0)+20*Point,4),4));}


The expert adjusts stop losses and targets depending on the stop loss you enter.

if the stop loss isn’t zero (left empty) or if you enter 2.0 for shorts and 0.2 for longs and not some other Code

the auto trail stop would lock in
1.5 pip after 4 in gains, 3 pips after 8 in gains
& trail the stop 16 pips behind after 20+ pips in gains

using 3 & 0.3 (Code 3)
would lock in 64 pips upon exceeding 64 pips gains

Code 4 adjusts the target 16 pips above the 8-sample 15 minute low / 16 pips below the 8-sample 15min high(not sure about this one any more)
Code 5: E16 target+ 2pips extra
Code 6: E32 target + 3 pips extra
Code 7: 5 pips closer than Mr. Maroon (playing it safe)
Code 8: Overdrive as tartget
Code 9: 89 EMA

there is also a 2.5 / 0.25 combo that would behave as 2 / 0.2 and on top of that first it would find the last 15 minute fractal and set that as a target

plus the Sharpie function is still active which brings the trail stop to the last 30-minute candle’s close upon an RSI2 sharpie sequence

gray out logic

I know the article did not come across like the conclusion I’m about to give, but that’s because of all the filtering I have done.

Think of

T1 (Zero lucid) as reality

T2 (Overdrive lucid) as probability

T3 (Overheat static) as possibility

& choose your size accordingly

C – Parabolic

The C leg of a corrective move can go parabolic.

The D-W-D structure is banging out a solid trend line currently.

D stands for drive.

W is a whip of volatility – when the volatility drops too low, there is a quick counter move that behaves like a gear shift from low to high.

The last Drive is the closure to the C leg making it go exponential.

The two mentioned Parabolic C legs are in white.

The trendline that the two C-s have banged out.

The logic for the upside:

if (i>0 && RSI2[i-1]<68 && RSI2[i]>82 && RSI2[i+1]>82 && RSI2[i+2]>68){
               ObjectCreate("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i],  High[i]+90*Point); 
          ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "D", 22, "Impact", Blue);  
      if (i>0 && High[i]>(iHigh(symbol,0,iHighest(symbol,0, MODE_HIGH,12,i+1))) && High[i-1]<High[i] && High[i]> iMA(symbol,0,67,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_LOW,i)-120*Point){
          if (tup[i+3] || tup[i+4]){
          ObjectCreate("TEEP"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i], High[i]+90*Point); 
          ObjectSetText("TEEP"+DoubleToStr(i), "W", 22, "Impact", Crimson);  }
         while (j<i+14){
            if (RSI2[j]>82 && RSI2[j+1]>82 && RSI2[j+2]>75) break;
       if (j<i+14 && !tup[i+3] && !tup[i+4] ){
          ObjectCreate("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i], High[i]+90*Point); 
        if (High[i]> iMA(symbol,0,67,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_HIGH,i)+100*Point && High[i]< iMA(symbol,0,67,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_HIGH,i)+320*Point )     ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "T20%", 22, "Impact", Navy); 
       else  if (High[i]> iMA(symbol,0,67,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_HIGH,i)+320*Point && High[i]< iMA(symbol,0,67,0,MODE_EMA, PRICE_HIGH,i)+640*Point )     ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "T60%", 22, "Impact", Navy); 
       else   ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "T80%", 22, "Impact", Navy);  
              else if (i>0 && j==i+14 && High[i]>High[i+1] && !(RSI2[i]>82 && RSI2[i+1]>82) && RSI2[i+4]<86) {
          ObjectCreate("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i],  High[i]+90*Point); 
          ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "ND-90%   ", 22, "Impact", Yellow);  
          ObjectCreate("TEEP"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i], High[i]+120*Point); 
          ObjectSetText("TEEP"+DoubleToStr(i), "brk:"+DoubleToStr(NormalizeDouble(High[i]+100*Point,4),4), 12, "Impact", Black);  
        else if (i>0 && j<i+14 && High[i]>High[i+1] && Close[i]<Open[i+1]){
          ObjectCreate("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i],  High[i]+90*Point); 
          ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "T/FCA", 22, "Impact", FireBrick);  
      if (i>0 && RSI2[i]>82 && RSI2[i+1]>68 && (RSI2[i+2]>68 || RSI2[i-1]>76) ){
        // && RSI2[i+3]>44
          ObjectCreate("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), OBJ_TEXT, 0, Time[i],  High[i]+90*Point); 
       if (i>0 && (RSI2[i]>99 || RSI2[i-1]>99))  ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "Ds", 22, "Impact", Blue);  
          else ObjectSetText("TEE"+DoubleToStr(i), "D", 22, "Impact", Blue);  

Now we are up to E in the legs, yet the impulse move down has not been entirely taken back by the 3 pushes up, which way would Wave 3 be?

What was missing until now after the D-W-D? The Orange Zero.

Wave 3 – Wave 5 Relationship

This is a valuable insight for those aiming to pin a reversal perfectly.

Let’s start with figure 1.

You can see, that as soon as a “3” identified, the “5” can be projected with high accuracy. On this image above there are two “3”-s, yes, for the first number 3 is the wave 3 of the Wave 3 whilst the second one is Wave 3 preceding Wave 5 – yet the distance is very similar.

These projection triangles are made of 4 pieces with the 3rd rung being extended and spelled out for good measure.

The third rung is 36 pips beyond the end point and the total triangle is 50, that is not expected to be reached. Guess where your stop would go.

The reason for the 4 slices has to do with the price’s long term Stochastics: these 3-s were printed in the last 10% of the long term range (shown by Comfort Levels Lucid), otherwise they would be only 3 slices.

The actual high was 1.20106 – which would had meant 8.6 pips accuracy for catching the top – and let’s not forget that you had 23 hours to place the order ahead of time.

The one that occurred on the downside recently had 3 slices, for it was not in the lower 10%. The second rung came into play at 26 pips out. The accuracy was 2 pips and it got its fill 68 hours down the road.

Not sure if you are learning something here, but I think I am. The last move up was an ABC move, and accordingly it did not come with a comparable Wave 3 and Wave 5. C is an even better location to defy the direction for it sets up a lower high (or higher low), but not nearly as predictable how far price shall get.

stoch is iStochastic(symbol,0,9,3,3,MODE_SMA,0,MODE_SIGNAL,i);

RSI2 is iRSI(symbol,0,2,PRICE_MEDIAN,i);

   ////3 up
   if (RSI2[i]>RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[i+2]>RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[i+1]<18 && RSI2[i+1]>5 && (RSI2[i+8]>90 || RSI2[i+9]>90 || RSI2[i+4]>90 || RSI2[i+5]>90 || RSI2[i+6]>90 || RSI2[i+7]>90) && stoch[i+4]>60 && High[i]>iMA(NULL,0,67,0,MODE_EMA,PRICE_HIGH,i)){
      while (j<i+14){
         if (RSI2[j]>RSI2[j+1] && RSI2[j+2]>RSI2[j+1] && RSI2[j+1]>RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[j+1]<56) break;

 ////3 dn
      if (RSI2[i]<RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[i+2]<RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[i+1]>92 && RSI2[i+1]<95 && (RSI2[i+8]<10 || RSI2[i+9]<10 || RSI2[i+4]<10 || RSI2[i+5]<10 || RSI2[i+6]<10 || RSI2[i+7]<10) && stoch[i+4]<40 && Low[i]<iMA(NULL,0,67,0,MODE_EMA,PRICE_LOW,i)){
      while (j<i+14){
         if (RSI2[j]<RSI2[j+1] && RSI2[j+2]<RSI2[j+1] && RSI2[j+1]<RSI2[i+1] && RSI2[j+1]>44) break;

These are part of Stochastic Combo w/ Divergences