I don't believe in the black magic or harmonic laws either, but order in seemingly random chaos I do believe in. That's the beauty of two differing view points. Your use of a "self fulfillment prophecy" reinforces my belief system and in turn contributes to the re-enforcing prophecy theory. Its wonderful, I benefit and so do you from my belief in order in chaos theory.
My view point happens to come from my personal world view that assumes there is order and universal principals throughout nature despite the apparent randomness and the order and universal laws like gravity, the laws of motion, etc, stem from at a minimum, intelligent design as opposed to the theory that everything sprang from a random explosion which by its very nature promotes destruction and disorder instead of creativity and order.
In the final analysis, it is immaterial whether or not one believes in the universal law theory or not, what is important is that the belief exists and many people use them to guide trading. That fact alone is sufficient evidence for me to continue to use them. I think people use them in many different ways which would tend to promote a degree of randomness in the outcomes they produce since in the fib world, every single tick of price movement is a fib number of some larger time frame and this will cause an exponential diffusion of outcomes.
I try to use them in more of a macro manner since using fibs in a more granular level is possible but time consuming and somewhat inefficient in my opinion. Thats why I use the dynamic fib lines for the daily range and a MA for some confirmation. Then the daily range fibs act as possible targets as well as possible S/R. Time will tell if I am right nor not.
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Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris
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Yes support was found at the close because that's where the bottom was. If it went down 50 points less or
more that's where the selling stopped.
Yes daily candles, sorry for the omission. I used the BigCharts site so I can't confirm it's really top notch data.
Sometimes support/resistance works and sometimes not. If one looks at the 9th bar (bullish) from the
left and look at the three bars before that, one can see that the move up on the 9th bar went to the
previous resistance level.
Sadly, prices often crash through support or fly through resistance. I'd just thought I'd post on the
subject since I know a little about it.
Don't agree with you here. The larger participants in the market cannot get out of their positions at the top or the bottom. Applied to last Friday this meant that they needed to buy at some stage, if they wanted to cover. If you look at the volume there was strong churning around the floor pivot S2 for ES. This revealed that some of the market participants were happy to exit their positions here. Price then went further down on lower volume to reach the pivot S3 and prior week's volume weighted average price, which also is a pivot. Starting from the churning point you could also observe a wedge, indicating that the downmove was losing strength.
2 attachments showing so-called flash crash of May 6, 2010. One can see
a FAR greater downward move in that trading day (with it stopping at
support and rebounding).
Everyone knows that the exchange closes at a given time (unless circuit
breakers go into effect) yet some days the Dow will close at its lows and
be down 150 points, yet on another day closing at it lows being down 175
points, or 217, or 242, or whatever.
The red candle fell below support, as a trendline was broken. Trading is a multi-facetted game, and sometimes the inherent feedback mechanisms of the auction process prevail over the psychological feedback mechanisms, as was the case for the mini crash. But if you look at the price action following that wild day, you can see that both the upper and the lower end of that candle served as resistance and support.