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The 1 minute chart is best to trade from to get those 4 tick wins (imho)
the Moving Averages, in order are:
PPMA 1 SMA - Blue dotted, typical - Real time price action trend inside a trend
PPMA 3 SMA - Orange solid, typical - Real time price action trend inside a tend
MDA 13 EMA - Green/Red as spec'd - Lagging but showing the bigger trend
MDA 20, 50, 100, 200 SMA - Gray/Black, Pink/Magenta, Dodger/Blue, Red/Red

Try to get the first candle that meets the following criteria and whose base is touching the 13 ema or is within one tick:

Work in progress - going to bed.

I think I remember Perry doing away with the 13 and using an 8 (EMA or SMA, not sure which)?

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I think I remember Perry doing away with the 13 and using an 8 (EMA or SMA, not sure which)?

He has a variety pack this go round. The 8EMA is on the 5 range chart, but he has 13EMAs on the 1 and 3 minute chart. I'm still reviewing, and refining an understanding of his rules.

For instance, the triangles created by the MTF Analyzer are suppose to be a final confirmation, but they seem to only work out about 10% of the time, on really good trends. I'm trying to determine if some of the improvements really are improvements. I'm using his templates and settings, have not played with variables yet.

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3/6/12


Did not pass my morning checklist. Went back to bed. No trades.

FOLLOWED MY RULES 100%

YAY!

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He has a variety pack this go round. The 8EMA is on the 5 range chart, but he has 13EMAs on the 1 and 3 minute chart. I'm still reviewing, and refining an understanding of his rules.

For instance, the triangles created by the MTF Analyzer are suppose to be a final confirmation, but they seem to only work out about 10% of the time, on really good trends. I'm trying to determine if some of the improvements really are improvements. I'm using his templates and settings, have not played with variables yet.

Thanks,

I am having trouble pulling together all the current rules. I have started a Wiki that hopefully the community will populate with me with the rules as we know them. This was new to me as I saw only the 5 Range template, the rules as still not entirely clear to me. Here is the Wiki if you want to dump your knowledge in:
Perry's Method Part II - Big Mike's Trading Forum

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3/7/12

One bone headed sell when I meant to press buy. Moved stop twice to stay in game today, something I do not want to do. But main trend supported decision, not just emotion. 4 stop with 4 target seemed silly today with the big moves, but trying to get this down. Still entering late, upon looking back at charts, but at the time of entry, it is not always as apparent. The MTF triangles were helpful today with the bigger moves, but see them print so often in chop, I'm still wary of them. I am striving for simplicity, and there seems to be more distracting elements to the new PerryDigm. Or I'm just still learning it.

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3/8/12

One boneheaded move - forgot to turn on ATM on first trade and entered on a forgotten stop loss.

Spent some time on Perry's thread asking about MTF triangles, they seem to be leading me astray.

Going to look at original PerryDigm over the weekend. It may just be me, but the old one seemed clearer. Or else I just need to develop and follow a better ruleset.

Getting in too early and it turning, or conversely, too late, and missing the run, are my two big problems.

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New Analysis / New Charts On the Way

After @perryg cleared a few things up for me on his thread, regarding the MTF Analysis, multiple charts, and some settings; I spent the day building some new charts and doing some "fun" trading in my spare time. Had a plus $800 day. But not really following the charts. Or the rules.

I'll post today's trade activity this weekend, with some new analysis I have planned. I was tracking Moving Averages, but just on one chart. I'm going to add some other datapoints from other charts too. I have my plan, but I think it will we interesting to see how the day's trading matched up, or did not, with my new analysis plan.

The hope is the new analysis plan leads to a new rule plan to a growing confidence in the PerryDigm.

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Multiple Charts

In working thru Perry's latest thread it was pointed out that even though all the multi-timeframe indicators are on a chart, multiple charts are still needed. Especially with time charts, as opposed to range charts. This was kind of a surprise to me, but it takes me back to my old way of trading. Find the trade on the larger time frame, enter on the smaller time frame.

Perry supplied 1 and 3 minute templates, and pdf's to build bigger templates. I've built the 5 and 15 minute templates and will be trying them all out on Monday. The next post though will be the results of an analysis of my Friday trades, that I was taking only half paying attention, while I built charts. My best day so far. But I want to look at them with a new eye on all 4 charts, and see what I can learn.

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3/9/12

Reworked my spreadsheet to include number of MA's in favor on each of the 1, 3, 5, 15 minute timeframes. Having multiple timeframes in your favor does make a serious difference. Duh! But PROVING IT TO YOURSELF is the KEY. INTERNALIZING.

Much of the trading was 'play' trading while I was working on charts. So even though I made $900, I was not following the rules. Adding to losers, trading in flat zones, etc, etc.

But this was a DEFINING MOMENT upon review, to see how much larger timeframes keep you in the game.

But it may be too many charts to watch. Or I really need to determine which chart(s) elements to watch.

Tackle that tomorrow. What makes the most difference? Need to watch the slope indicators better too.

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3/12/12


Here are the charts. Need to do the analysis yet. Plus $500 day. Broke the rule of trading too much on purpose, learning these multiple charts open at one time. And added to winners as well. But watching the 5 minute was keeping me in trades and getting me in better trades, on the 3 and 1 with everything lining up. I may finally be breaking my countertrend habit, and guessing the bottom/top habit. Much better odds that a trend will continue than it will reverse. The 5 range is not in the picture, but I am keeping that one open now too, because generally the whole day shows on it, for the bigger picture. Here's the charts, will see if I can stay up and do the analysis.

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