21st Century Point and Figure: New and Advanced Techniques for Using Point and Figure Charts
By: Jeremy du Plessis (author)Hardback
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Advancing Point and Figure in the 21st Century Point and Figure has been around for over 130 years and the method is just as essential for chart analysis today as it always has been. While the basic principles of the technique have remained unchanged, those working with Point and Figure must still push the boundaries of how it is used, looking to make it even more insightful and powerful. This is exactly what Jeremy du Plessis has achieved with 21st Century Point and Figure. Previously, it was thought that the lack of time on Point and Figure charts meant that time-based tools and indicators could not be used, and lack of volume meant that the importance of individual columns could not be determined. Jeremy du Plessis shows definitively that neither is the case and that with the use of lateral thinking there are also a host of other new techniques that can be added to Point and Figure charts and analysis.In this advanced practical guide, du Plessis explains: how to use moving averages, Bollinger bands, Donchian channels and parabolic stop and reverse with Point and Figure charts; how time-based indicators such as overbought/oversold, RSI, directional movement and MACD can be used with Point and Figure charts; how column volume can be used to assess a column's strength and how volume at box level can be used to assess support and resistance areas; how traditional accumulation distribution lines, such as on-balance volume and volume-price trend, can be used to enhance the reading of the chart; how the analysis of relative strength and spreads can be enhanced using these new techniques; and, two new Point and Figure based market breadth indicators.
Finally, he introduces a new Point and Figure based oscillator that can also be used on time-based charts. All topics are illustrated with numerous high-quality, full colour charts and observations from years of trading experience. The techniques described here open up a whole world of new and advanced analysis tools.You will see that there is more to Point and Figure than you ever imagined, and that it is more flexible than has ever been realised before. If you employ Point and Figure analysis, ensure you don't miss out on these powerful new techniques - be sure to bring your analysis into the 21st century.
Jeremy du Plessis, CMT, FSTA, trained as an automotive engineer, then an economist, but gave them both up to become a Technical Analyst. In 1983 he founded Indexia Research and pioneered the development of PC-based technical analysis software with the Indexia range of technical analysis systems. During the 1980s he developed a number of technical tools and indicators under the banner of Indexia, such as the Indexia Market Tracker and Indexia moving averages, which are still used in software to this day. He is an expert on Point and Figure charts, and the Indexia software was the first PC-based system to draw them correctly and clearly in the early 1980s. He lectures the Point and Figure module for the Society of Technical Analysts and sets the Point and Figure syllabus for the International Federation of Technical Analysts. He has taught Technical Analysis, and in particular Point and Figure, to thousands of professional traders and investors over the last 30 years. In 2001, after running Indexia Research for nearly 20 years, he agreed to merge the company with Updata Ltd, where he is now head of Technical Analysis and Product Development, and the designer of the Updata PC and smartphone technical analysis software. He is a Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts (FSTA) in the UK, and a member of the American Market Technicians Association (MTA) as well as the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA). He is a holder of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation awarded by the MTA. Jeremy is also the author of The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure.
About the Author Preface Introduction Which Instruments Work Best with Point and Figure? Point and Figure Terminology Structure of this Book Technical Analysis Software and Data Acknowledgements and Thanks 1. Quick Refresher on Point and Figure 2. 21st Century Construction Introduction 20th Century Box Sizes 21st Century Box Sizes Box Sizes based on Volatility Box Size based on Standard Deviation Box size based on Average True Range (ATR) Box Sizes Based On Other Formulas 21st Century Construction Methods Low/High Method Open/high/low/close method Summary of 21st Century Construction Methods 3. Moving averages on Point and Figure Charts Introduction Constructing a Moving Average on a Point and Figure chart Moving Averages and the Last Column What are Moving Averages Used For? How to use moving averages on Point and Figure charts What constitutes a cross of a moving average? Using Moving averages on 3-box reversal charts Method 1 - Using the position of moving average with Point and Figure signals Method 2 - Using the position of the column midpoint and the moving average Method 3 - Using the position of the column midpoint and moving average combined with Point and Figure signals Using Moving averages on 1-box reversal charts Method 1 - Using the moving average in conjunction with Point and Figure signals Method 2 - Using the position of the column midpoint and the moving average Method 3 - Using the position of the column midpoint and moving average combined with Point and Figure signals Using Two Moving Averages on Point and Figure Long / Short Using Moving averages on other box reversal charts Choosing Moving Average Lengths Close, High/Low, Low/High or Ohlc Construction Moving Average Calculations Moving Average Chart Examples 3-Box Reversal Adding Moving Average Bands 1-Box Reversal The 4th Method Summary of Moving Averages on Point and Figure charts 4. Using Other Tools on Point and Figure Charts Introduction Donchian Channels Obtaining Buy and Sell Signals using Donchian Channels Bollinger Bands Obtaining Buy and Sell Signals using Bollinger Bands Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR) Using the Parabolic with 3-box reversal charts Method 1 - Using the Switch of the Parabolic as the Signal Method 2 - Using the Parabolic switch as the alert to take the next Point and Figure signal Method 3 - Using the midpoint of the Column Crossing the Parabolic Using the Parabolic with 1-box reversal charts Method 1 - Using the Switch of the Parabolic as the Signal Method 2 - Using the Parabolic switch as the alert to take the next Point and Figure signal Method 3 - Using the midpoint of the Column Crossing the Parabolic Other ways of using the Parabolic Parabolic Acceleration Factor Summary 5. Indicators of Point and Figure Charts Introduction Understanding Divergence Displaying Indicators with Point and Figure Charts Overbought/Oversold Oscillator (OBOS) Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) Relative Strength Index (RSI) Directional Movement Indexia Market Tracker Summary 6. Volume on Point and Figure charts Introduction Column Volume On-Balance Volume (OBV) Volume-Price Trend (VPT) Volume at Price A Note on Price Level Activity Summary 7. New Point and Figure Based Tools and Indicators Introduction Point & Figure Trend Oscillator Point and Figure's Gift to Time-based Charts Point & Figure Trend Oscillator for Time-based Charts 45 Trend Lines on Time-based Charts Point and Figure Reversal Alert Summary 8. Advanced Analysis of Relative Strength & Spreads Relative Strength A Note About Relative Strength Scaling Using Advanced Techniques on Relative Strength Spreads Using Advanced Techniques on Spread Summary 9. 21st Century Market Breadth Analysing Percentage Market Breadth Charts 20th Century Market Breadth 21st Century Market Breadth X-Column Percent Bullish Trend Percent Using Breadth Indicators together Adjusting Your Time Horizon Summary 10. Conclusion 11. References and Further Reading 12. Index
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