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CONTENTS

 Letter from the President - Page


 Editor’s note - Page
 Finding Multi-Baggers using Techno Funda Analysis by Amit Jeswani - Page
 Elliot Wave Principle-An Obsessive forecasting technique, is it an effective trading technique?
by Vishal Dalvi – Page
 Ichimoku Kinko Hyo by Abhishek Verma – Page
 Drummond Geometry by S.Rajaswami
 CMT level 3 exam preparation tips from CMT charter holders by Pinky Lapasia and Raj Angadi
 Past and Present Events – Page
 Future Events’ Updates – Page

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JULY 2015
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Colleagues,

ATMAsphere July 2015 issue promises to be a fabulous reading with insightful thoughts from several authors. I would look forward
to a growing culture of discussing things on the ATMA discussion forums on our website, whether the key take always we find in any
articles here or in any of the several chapter meetings we do every month.

A totally new website for the ATMA organization is under way. We will shortly be migrating from www.atma-india.net to the www.atma.ac We have had
some powerful digital collaborations with a few world leading organizations. It may be possible in the coming future to provide every atma member a
dedicated email address such as MemberName@atma.ac , to provide our members with unlimited online storage, digital collaborative tools and a number
of productivity apps too. They will roll by step by step.

ATMA must now focus on identifying a new set of leaders. I have urged the Board to call for elections. Those who have a passion for volunteering and
believe they can take up sustainable commitments to provide their vision, energy and time to the organization and must come forwards and take ATMA
into the next orbit.

Sincerely,

Sushil Kedia

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EDITOR’S NOTE

In this issue -

1. Amit Jeswani in his first article presents a brilliant read about finding multi bagger stocks.

2. Vishal Dalvi explains how a trader can use Elliot wave theory in the best possible manner.

3. Abhishek Verma portrays the less talked about but powerful concept of Ichimoku Kinko Hyo.

4. S.Rajaswami discusses the basics about Drummond Geometry.

5. Pinky Lapasia and Raj Angadi share their experiences about the Level 3 CMT exam for current and future students.

ATMAsphere is your platform to learn & to teach. In fact, when you teach you learn better by handling curiosities of younger minds. So do write out to me
sending in your articles and we can all learn from each other. We await your feedback on ATMASphere. Please let us know what we can do to deliver
content that meets your needs by sending an email to editor@atma-india.net. You can also subscribe to ATMASphere completely free by clicking here.

Sincerely,

Gunjan Duaa.

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Finding Multi-Baggers using Techno-Funda Analysis years, you're not going to make much different than a 6% return—
even if you originally buy it at a huge discount. Conversely, if a
Over last 20 years 80% of all listed stocks in India have failed to beat business earns 18% on capital over 20 or 30 years, even if you pay an
inflation (7% CAGR) while during this period more than 50% of listed expensive looking price, you'll end up with a fine result.”
companies have failed to deliver even a positive nominal return.
Motilal Oswal’s Ramdeo Aggarwal, who is also one of the most
The world greatest investor Warren Buffet in an interview said astute investors on Dalal Street, in his 6th wealth Creation study
“Good Companies are the one with high Return on Equity (ROE), and named Five Forces of Wealth Creation in 2002, wrote “High ROE is
Great Companies are the ones which are fast growing and have high the foundation of wealth Creation. Return of capital employed
ROE” should be higher than equity risk premium. Growth in the same
So let’s understand what ROE is: If I invest $100 in a business and it business is key force of wealth creation”
gives me a profit of $30 next year, that business has a ROE of 30%. Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, Managing partner of Value Quest Capital LLP
So ROE is Basically Net Profit Divide by Equity (Owners Capital). Since who delivered 108% gross returns from launch in April 2014 till May
12% is assumed as interest rate in India, any business which gives me 2015 against 15% for Nifty in his interview with Ian Cassel (Micro Cap
less than 12% ROE is a Bad business. Club) said “My fund has investments in companies which gave an
aggregate pre-tax ROE of 37% and pre-tax earnings growth of 21%”

Important Factor - ROE Basant Maheshwari, well known investor and Author of ‘THE
THOUGHFUL INVESTOR’ (2014) writes “I look at the return on equity
“Historically over the last 50 years in the US Market 3 out of 4 (ROE). ROE should be more than 25%. Then, if I find the ROE to be
biggest wealth creators in any 3 year period had an ROE of at least above 25% I look at other factors”
17% and the superior growth stock had ROE’s of 25%-50%”- William
O Neil, How to make money in stocks. Joel Greenbaltt is a professor at Columbia University and runs a very
successful hedge fund in his book ‘The little book that still beats the
Proprietary Research at Traders and Trainers was undertaken using market’ (2010) writes “Companies that achieve a high return on
15 years of Data for NSE listed equities from 2000-2015 and the capital are likely to have a special advantage of some kind. These are
results were that 69% of the biggest wealth creators in any 3 year the ones which create wealth”
period had an ROE of 20%+. This Means Investing in high ROE stocks
increases odds to wealth creation. Only 164 of the 6000+ companies listed on BSE have ROE above
25% i.e. you have successfully cut down your selection criterion by
In 1995, Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathway said “If the business 97%.
earns 6% on capital(ROE) over 40 years and you hold it for that 40
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Next Important Factor – Growth Combination of ROE and Growth – Great Companies

“A Stock Without growth is like a car without fuel” The Companies that meet criteria of High ROE (20%) and High
Growth (25%) in Sales and EPS are 49 out of the 6000 listed
William O’Neil has emphasized the same point in his book and
companies i.e. less than 1% of total companies.
writes “Three out of four big market winners in past 50 years were
fast growing stocks while one was a cyclical or turnaround story” Company Name ROE Sales Growth Profit Growth
(3Yr) (3Yr)
Martin Zweig was ranked number one investment advisor for 15
years based on risk- returns by Hulbert Financial Digest. He stressed Indo-count 25% 28% 97%
in his fundamental screening model that the company should have Caplin Point Lab 39% 27% 69%
at least 20%+ Growth in Sales and Profits for the last 4 years. Ajanta Pharma 44% 30% 66%
Avanti Feeds 38% 75% 216%
Basant Maheshwari, well known investor and Author of ‘THE Symphony 41% 25% 30%
THOUGHFUL INVESTOR’ writes” if the company isn’t expected to Cigniti Techno 14% 113% 167%
grow at at least 30% CAGR for next 10 years; I am not interested in Page Industry 60% 32% 36%
that trade”

T. Rowe Price, Father of growth Investing writes “Even the amateur The above table is just an example of how the performance of High
investor who lacks training and time to devote to managing his Growth + High ROE stock has been in the last 3 years. There is strong
investments can be reasonably successful by selecting the best- empirical evidence not only from the academician but also from the
managed companies in fertile fields of growth, buying their shares best Investment managers that the secret is wealth creation lies
and retaining them until it becomes obvious that they no longer heavily in these two matrixes.
meet the definition of a growth stock.”•

Philip A Fisher in bestseller book ‘Common Stocks and Uncommon


Profits’(1958) writes “The greatest investment reward comes to
those who by good luck or good sense find the occasional company
that over the years can grow in sales and profits far more than
market as a whole."

Only 111 of the 6000+ companies listed on BSE have Sales and EPS
Growth above 25% for last 3 years CAGR i.e. you have cut down
your selection criterion of analysis by 98%.
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Amit Jeswani, CFA, CMT is founder and Portfolio
Manager at Traders & are often ignored by the analyst
community Trainers.(www.tradersandtrainers.com) His
niche lies is in finding long term wealth creators (multi-
baggers) that using a Combination of Fundamental and
Using Technicals Technical Analysis. For any queries,feel free to reach me

A Technical Analyst is finding long term trends is looking for high


probability, low drawdown, trending trades. Recent findings suggest
that companies with high ROE and high Growth Companies not only
have huge probabilities of success but also have 25% lower volatility
(Standard Deviation) compared to stocks in CNX MIDCAP. After
selection of these fundamentally rich securities the investor can use
simple Dow Theory Rules for his medium term trades.

Conclusion

Playing poker in University I have learned is that to fold early when


the odds are against you, or if you have a big edge, back it heavily
because you don’t get a big edge often. Over the last 50 Years this
strategy has worked extremely well for the best Investors
worldwide. I am absolutely convinced that this strategy will work
well for the next many decades. Since historically 75% of biggest
wealth creators in any 3 year period over the last 50 years have the
above properties and the world’s best Investment managers have
made a lot of wealth using this, Ignoring these matrix would be risky.
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Elliott Wave Principle – An obsessive how Elliott Wave Principle if used wrongly can hamper your trading
and teach you few confirmation techniques.
Forecasting technique, is it an effective
Here are few points to ponder over for the Hard Core Elliotticians.
Trading Technique?
1. It was never a “Trading Technique” in the first place.
The title raises the question ‘Isn’t good Forecasting coherent with
good Trading’? The answer is “NO”. When Mr.R.N.Elliott in around 1930s discovered this theory,
he was just proposing how Market prices unfold in a specific
Trading and making money out of Trading is a far different ball game pattern, he never said you should “Buy” or “Sell” here. It was
than just Forecasting. Even if someone can exactly predict the highs a good explanation to how Market participant’s behavior was
and lows of the next intermediate move for Markets in next week, repetitive in nature which caused prices to follow certain
one cannot guarantee he or she will make money for sure. pattern the same way in different time frames. A simple
analysis of ‘Impulse’ and ‘Corrective’ moves can help us
Coming to Elliott Wave Principle, It is the only Technical Analysis
identify the larger direction of the Market. It was later on
technique that can give you a “Long Term Perspective” which
that people started to use the Theory as a Trading
opposes the general misunderstanding of people that Technical
Methodology.
Analysis can only be used in the short term. All other Technical
Analysis tools have limitations to their forecasting ability. With Elliott 2. The ‘Alternate Wave Count’ Gimmick.
Wave Principle once you know where you stand in the pattern you
are able to forecast all possible up and down moves in the future. Mr. R.N.Elliott was very smart. He devised a theory which will
Also since the pattern has a “Fractal Nature”, you can forecast be always “RIGHT” irrespective where the Markets eventually
moves with the time horizon right from 1 minute to 1 Decade. goes. On a particular stock or Index, there are at least 2 and
almost 7 to 10 different wave counts possible. So there is at
Personally, Let me state it that I have been a strong propagator of least one “Bullish Alternate” and at least one “Bearish
this theory and have been using for more than 7 years now for Alternate”. So at any juncture you decide and prefer to stick
trading. Only difference is that amount of usage of this theory in my and go ahead with the Bullish Wave Count and Buy the stock
Trading has been reducing every year while my Trading P&L has and suppose the Market went against you and fell you will
been on a growing path. Not because it is any less significant theory lose money, but has the theory gone wrong? Not at all! It
now, but because I accepted the limitations of the theory and have clearly had suggested that there was an “ALTERNATE WAVE
been able to Stick to only few important rules & concept of the COUNT” which was bearish. So if I combine all possible 7 to
theory and combine it with other important Technical Analysis tools 10 wave counts together, some counts will say Markets will
for finding Better Trade Setups. What I am focusing in this article is go up, some counts will say Markets will go down and some
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might say it will be stuck in a range. That’s great Information! 4. Even the Perfect textbook Impulse can get fully retraced.
Markets may go UP, DOWN or Sideways. Wow!
Once you see a nice looking impulse move down even if it’s a
corrective fall, then after one correction up move which
should not break the high of the impulse move down we
3. The 5th wave is near Completion.
should have a new low made. But there are series of
Take someone who has just recently read Elliott Wave
examples in past where impulsive up moves and down moves
Principle and show him a chart in which some rally is seen.
are fully retraced without completing the pattern.
Invariably he/she will try to fit 5 waves up in that rally and say
the “We are completing 5thwave and now should start a In 2008, when I had got just introduced to this theory of
correction”. Here is a classic example of 2009-2010 rally in Elliott Wave Principle, I had read that Robert Prechter, the
Sensex. one who introduced to all of us this theory, predicts Dow
Jones to go to 500 while it was in the 9000-10000 range. I am
very grateful to Mr. Prechter for teaching us this beautiful
theory, but with all due respect the Markets have gone up
almost more than 2 times from the 2009 lows. Oh yes, of
course, the Theory has kept provision like Irregular B,
Irregular or Expanded flat which are able to justify such
moves after they have taken place. As I said, “The Theory is
always right, irrespective where the Market goes.”

5. Creating a strong bias on a Market

Few perfect set ups can also be violated as shown above and
having a Bias on a certain wave count is the most fatal thing
you can do while Trading using Elliott Wave Principle.
Especially when you are taking reversal trades, if Markets
shoots the other side you could miss the entire next move.
These are the times you have to be ready to be flexible and
use other tools to gauge the Market direction.

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6. A 5 wave move can also be counted as a 3 wave move
The crux of the Elliott Wave Principle lies in identifying
whether the current move is 5 wave impulse or a 3 wave
corrective move. But it is funny that the same move once we
marked as a 5 wave impulse can later be marked as a 3 wave
corrective move just to adjust a particular wave count. Your
bias on the Market can force you to count a certain move in a
way that it satisfies and confirms with your Market view.

Though the theory has few drawbacks it still remains one of


the best techniques to Identify the Market structure and
direction.

If you are trying to use the theory for Trading it has to be


understood and accepted that there are limitations and
Trades set up have to be found in combination of other
indicators like RSI, Fibonacci etc. If you are just into research
and if you find it fascinating to put some numbers and wave
counts on chart you can play around but if you want to
make some money using the theory know that you cannot
use it alone.

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So the next natural question is how you use this forecasting there is no divergence seen between 3rd and 5th it means the
technique for Trading? 3rd is still ongoing. Using the above two concepts i.e.

There are several ways you can use Elliott Wave Principle 1) The highest RSI reading corresponds to the ‘iii of 3’ in an
concept in conjunction with other classical technical analysis extended 3rd rally
indicators. I will explain one of the simple methods which I 2) 3 and 5 of the same degree will always have an RSI
use for confirmation with a 14 period RSI indicator. I call it as divergence
the “Reverse Wave Counting”.
Below is the proper wave count once you have identifies your
Consider the below Daily Chart. The up move has several iii of 3.
possible bullish and wave count as shown on the chart with
different colors. But how do you objectively know that
whether the 5th is over or we have few more legs up
pending?

Now in an impulsive move which is the wave which should


ideally have the maximum momentum? Third wave! And if
the third wave is extended then the third of third (iii of 3)
should have the maximum momentum ideally. So just add
any momentum indicator like RSI (which I prefer) and see
which is highest RSI reading in this rally without evening
looking at the price. The price corresponding to the Highest
RSI reading is nothing but your ‘iii of 3’ in this rally. What if
we are at the point in the rally where the RSI reading is
currently at the high point? Then you are simply in the ‘iii of
3’ wave on going. Once you get this point of ‘iii of 3’ in the
rally you can basically reverse wave count as per this point to
identify other waves. At least now you have some reference
point and not randomly putting any wave counts.

Also every ‘iii’ and ‘v’ corresponding to the same degree will
have a RSI divergence. Which echoes the same concept that if

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The Best way to use the Theory (According to me!)

Just stick to the big picture. Know your Intermediate/Primary


degree wave counts. That’s more than enough.

If you try and forecast each and every small move you are
bound to make more mistakes, especially if you were to trade
using it in the short term. Sometimes the short term moves
Vishal Dalvi, B.E., MBA, CMT
are utterly random and you are only able to identify the
pattern after it is over, especially in corrective waves. Use Vishal Dalvi is the Founder at Waves Research & Advisory Pvt.
Elliott Wave Principle just to know what is the direction of Ltd. (www.wavesresearch.com).
the Market; which are side you getting impulsive waves; are He started his career with Infosys Technologies as Software engineer and has
they followed by corrective moves. As long as you see 3 wave worked with Commtrendz Risk Management Services and Anand Rathi before
setting up his own firm. Vishal is a Full Time trader and focuses on finding Trader
overlapping falling structure you know the direction is up and
setups and Trading System to manage his Clients and proprietary funds. He can be
vice versa. This is more than enough an information from this reached at vishaldalvi@wavesresearch.com or followed at @vishaldalvicmt
theory. Once you have this information to finally push the
button for Buying and selling we have enough other tools,
don’t we?

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Ichimoku kinko hyo
History and Background

Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, a trend following technical tool, was developed


by a Japanese Journalist Goichi Hosoda .He started developing this
system before the 2nd World War. It took nearly 20 years and help of
some hired students to optimize the formula to achieve the
maximum results. In 1968 Hosoda finally presented the paper to the
trader community and was the 1st literature of its kind to come in the
market. Ichimoku kinko hyo literally mean Equilibrium Chart at a
Glance’.

Ichimoku Kinko is a unique trend following system. It actually shifts


forward the calculated lines, which involve range midpoint of the
past and present data of given time slots and the combination of two
shifted lines called the bullish and bearish Cloud according to their At first glance the reader might get the impression of random lines,
position in the chart; This is the reason it also known as cloud but as we start analyzing each line separately the perception
charting system. The system has in total 6 key components, and each changes.
component has its own significance and explanation. I will try to
explain each individual line. Plotted ahead is a complete chart of
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo.

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Ichimoku Components;

This charting system is focused on the basic convention of support


and resistance and makes the assumption that “past support once
established” will continue to act as support and only change to
resistance once broken. Because the leading spans are plotted 26
periods ahead of the current bar, better analysis of support and
resistance zones is possible and the clouds width provides further
information to determine their strength. This can help to reduce the
risk of trading false breakouts.

Ichimoku Chart is composed of five separate indicator lines. Each of


the five components that make up Ichimoku provides its own
reflection to make a complete trading tool which covers all four
requirements that a trader needs to initiate a trade from his/her
technical charting tool and those requirements are (1) Trend
direction (2) Strength of the trend (3) Support (4) Resistance

Kijun Sen;
Tenkan Sen;
The trend line, Standard line or kijun Sen in Japanese, is one of the
This is also known as turning or conversion line, and covers the short
important lines of Ichimoku equilibrium, which provides valuable
term trend analysis of quotes. It is the fastest among all components information about the strength of market and its sentiment. As it
and its crossover with the other lines add value to analyze the trend covers the longer duration time slots it is treated as more reliable
and generate the trades according to the direction of its intersection; than the Tenkan Sen Signals; it can be relied as an important level for
It measure the average of price highest high and the lowest low of price support and resistance. Kijun Sen is calculated by taking the
last nine periods. (Highest High + Lowest Low) / 2 for the past 26 periods.
It work as a magnet with the quotes, price doesn’t maintain the
Formula; Signal Line (Tenkan) = (highest high+ lowest low)/2 for comparatively big gap with the Kijun Sen especially when it gets into
the past 9 periods a flat posture.

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Chikou Span;
Formula; Trend Line/Kijun Sen = (highest high + lowest low) / 2 for
the past 26 periods This is also known as the lagging line. This line is the current bar’s
closing price plotted 26 periods back. The lagging indicator can also
assist a trader in confirming the direction and strength of trend. With
a quick glance of this line, one can identify if there is a change in
trend and can identify if any support or resistance is being
penetrated.

Explanation of Chikou Span with different conditions

1. If Chikou Span is lower than the price 26 periods ago, then one can
assume that the bearish direction will continue and if up then the
upside direction will continue

2. If the Chikou Span churns up and touches previous price level, it


means that certain resistance would appear there and if the Chikou
Span is able to rise through previous price level, this shows that up
side strengths is intact within the trend and vice versa.

3. If Chikou Span touches back to the level of the Tenkan-Sen, Kijun-


Sen or Kumo back in 26 periods ago, one can expect current price to
meet level of resistance or support.

4. If the Chikou Span is placed in free area then it is a sign that it will
strengthen the prevailing trend.

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SenkouSpan B;

The Senkou Span B is best-known for its part, along with the Senkou
Span A line, in forming the kumo, or "Ichimoku cloud" that is the
foundation of the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo charting system. On its own,
the Senkou Span B line represents the longest-term view of
equilibrium in the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo system. Rather than
considering only the last 26 periods in its calculation like the Senkou
Span A, the senkou span B measures the average of the highest high
and lowest low for the past 52 periods; It then takes that measure
and time-shifts it forward by 26 periods, just like the Senkou Span A.
This convention allows Ichimoku practitioners to see this longer term
measure of equilibrium ahead of current price action, allowing them
to make informed trading decisions. This line is similar to a 50%
Fibonacci retracement.

Formula; (HIGHEST HIGH + LOWEST LOW)/2 for the past 52 periods


time-shifted forwards (into the future) 26 periods

Kumo ;
SenkouSpan A;
The Kumo is the very "heart and soul" of the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
charting system. Shaded area, located between the Senkou Span A
This line is also known as leading line and forms one of the
and Senkou Span B lines called the ‘the cloud’. Senkou Span A (i.e. is
boundaries of the ‘cloud (Kumo)’; if the stock trades above this line
a faster line compare to Senkou Span B), this line will move along on
then this line serves as a major support level. If price trades below
top of the Senkou Span B in a rising market. In other words, when
this line it serves as a level of major resistance. This component is
Senkou Span A is above Senkou Span B, the sentiment of this Kumo
calculated by taking the average of the Tenkan-Sen and Kinjun-Sen
area is bullish and if the Senkou Span A is below the Senkou Span B
lines. This line is unique as the results of this calculation are plotted
the trade would favor bears. If the price is in between the cloud,
26 periods ahead. This means that today’s Senkou Span A line was
which is essentially a space of "no trend", a place of price
actually plotted 26 days ago
equilibrium that makes price action unpredictable and volatile.
Formula; (TENKAN SEN + KIJUN SEN)/2 time-shifted forwards (into
the future) 26 periods

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Thickness of cloud; As we can see in the chart that when price breaches the Kumo on
either side then the strength of trend increases. This is the
The thickness of cloud has its own interpretation. Thick cloud means importance of Kumo in identification and taking trades, as shown by
a good range of support or resistance because it is the recent past the arrows.
price range, where maximum trades took place and the sentiment of
trader is placed around that level whereas thinner cloud offers only
weak support and resistance price can and tend to break through the
thin clouds. The Chart below explains this concept.

Abhishek Verma, Master Degree holder (Accounting and finance) a full


time Ichi Trader and an independent Technical Analyst, has been involved
in active trading since last 5 years. He has also done PGD (Security market)
from a prestigious Institute named NISM (National institute of Securities
markets).He writes for www.valuenotes.com.

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The PL Dot can be applied to any commodity, future, or stock and is a
Drummond Geometry short-term moving average based on three bars of data that capture
the trend/non-trend activity of the time frame that is being charted.
The name comes from a technique devised by a Canadian trader The PL Dot from the last three bars is plotted as a dot or line on the
named Charles Drummond. This technique can be used in both the next bar to appear. The formula for the PL Dot is the average of the
average of the high, low, and close of the last three bars.
trending phase as well as the consolidating phase. This is a leading
indicator. It tells the most likely scenario that shows the highest PL Dot= {Avg[H(1),L(1),C(1)] + Avg[H(2),L(2)C(2) +
probability of occurring in the immediate future and can be custom Avg[H(3),L(3),C(3)]] / 3
fitted into ones personality and trading style.
PL Dot is like plotting the behavior of crowd on a graph. The PL
The key elements of Drummond Geometry include the combination Dot has a relationship with the immediate bar or candle (any
of the following three basic categories of trading tools and time frame). It represent the collective activity of the last 3 bars ,
techniques which are the collective opinion of the traders trading because
the three bars are based on the activity of price and price is
1. A series of Short term Moving Averages
determined based on the demand and supply. The end price is
2. Short term Trend Lines.
the agreement of the total trades.
3. Multiple Time period Overlays.
Drummond Geometry assumes that the momentum does not
The PL Dot is the first major building block of Drummond
stop at some random point in time and space—it is forced to
Geometry. PL stands for Point and line. The point and the line are
stop at certain specific areas dictated by larger or smaller energy
the two most important concepts of the concept and are the
flows, it is like when we get a wave of selling or buying at a
things on which the whole system is based on.
specific point or at a cluster of some points. All energy forces are
Another important term used in the system is called The FLOW, wave-like in nature and in their various configurations; energy
which refers to the way the market move. Charles takes this flows are the root cause of economic conditions, emotional
concept and compares it with life, how life flows from one point states, and all collective and most individual actions.
to the other, from one extreme to the other in the form of cycles
The PL Dot has been tested in most of the markets and has given
or in the form of waves. If we can visualize that flow and predict
results everywhere. PL Dot moves in a straight line when market
it with a degree of certainty then we can easily make profit out of
is in a trend and moves horizontally when market is in a
that predictability. This predictability is the most important
consolidation phase. It changes fast with the change in the trend.
function of the PL Dot.

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Here is a representative set of time frames that Charles S.Rajaswami is an independent trader from Chennai; he trades Index
Drummond recommends to work well empirically over time: Derivatives and Crude oil. He is Masters in Economics and a veteran
trader for the last 25 years.
5 minute, 15 min , 30 min , 1 hour , 1 day , 1 week.

The chart on top shows PL Dot with MACD. It is showing trend and how
the dot changes with the trend; Dot and MACD in conjunction helps to
save some false signals. It is recommended that the indicator should
not be used alone but with other indicators for better trading results.

(Chart taken from forex-tsd.com)

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CMT Level 3 Exam preparation tips from Ethics are stressed upon as the most important part to clear the
exam, but the ethics part is not only relevant for the period of exam
CMT charter Holders. but are relevant in every turn of our professional life, So read them
once every day, this will help you to memorize it.

Concentrate more on learning and acquiring the knowledge rather


CMT Level 3 exam is the most difficult of the three exams for most than just clearing the exam. It’s now time to set up the actual steps
students. Many people ask queries about the Level 3 exam; I had a you need to take in order to reach your goal. Just do it!
chat with a few students who cleared the exam and asked them to
write about their exam preparation and their thoughts about the
whole process. This initiative would help many students pursue their
CMT Charter dream.

Gunjan Dua.
Editor–ATMAsphere.
Pinky Lapasia.
My name is Pinky Lapasia; I cleared my Level 3 exam this year. As any Director
good student knows, if you don’t plan for success, you are in fact Rajchandra Capital Services Pvt. Ltd.
planning for failure. The core of good planning lies in knowing how
to stake out your goals. These goals will then function as milestones,
helping you to reach your destination much quicker. To achieve
success one needs to plan his/her studies in advance, make a time
table and follow it from day one and plan certain number of hours
every day, say 2 hours of reading every day. I am an early riser so I
utilized early morning hours for reading as at that time mind is stress
free and relaxed.

Study daily and understand basic concepts. Try to implement them


in your day to day chart readings. Practice what you study in
everyday analysis; Instead of concentrating more on tough topics, try
to learn simple basic facts which are very important. Revision is most
important to score well in the exams. Keep on revising what you
study. Study videos uploaded on MTA site are very important and
should be viewed and understood properly. Study videos are best
source of revision and should be used as revision during exam week.
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My name Is Raju Angadi Vishwanath, I would like to share my I started raw seeing charts and trading individually used indicators
experience towards achieving the CMT designation. First of all, CMT getting humbled each time. I improved step by step but after starting
has helped me to become from raw material to a branded finished CMT I started learning improvising a lot and have been improving
product. I am grateful to AMTA and also would be willing to share since then. CMT has changed the way I look at technical analysis and
my experience towards the process I went through during research approach.
completion of CMT.

Few points that might be helpful for the students those who are
willing to progress towards CMT designation are:

1. Plan your studies. For Example: If you are having 3 months


time, divide your modules with time available and how much
you are able to grasp / read hour wise. Keep 2.5 months for
completing your studies and the last 2 – weeks for revision. Raju Angadi Vishwanath
2. Never read with an aim to pass the examination. Instead read Swing-Research.blogspot.com
with an aim to learn in the process you can pass. In my case, I
couldn’t pass CMT Level – III at first instance but I found it
worth taking it second time because lot of things changed as I
learnt much more than the curriculum
3. Application of the studies what ever read will make one a
better practitioner in technical studies rather than just
studying for the sake of passing the examination
4. CMT Level – III particularly test ones time management skills
although 4.5 hours are scheduled, but still it takes practice to
complete the examination in time
5. Job wise there may or may not be definite opportunities but
still you will be nurtured to become a good trader/investor if
concepts are learnt and applied in a disciplined manner. CMT
isn’t a job guarantee as the job is dependent upon other
factors as well, but having CMT on your resume’ shows that
one has acquired all the skills that are required and has what
it takes to succeed.
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PAST EVENTS’ UPDATES FUTURE EVENTS’ UPDATES
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