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Gann144 Method

REVISED 6/4/10 mk

Monumental kudos to Subashr for offering this method, indicator, and lots of time answering our questions.

Chart Setup: 1m or 5m
Set up two charts per pair, one for long indi, one for short. When you first place the indicator on
the chart, it will “pick” a swing high or low… you can move it to any point by double clicking the
arrow (you know you got it when there is a box around the arrow…). Then you drag the arrow to
the new point. The indicator will repaint at the next tick, as either a short (red) or a long(blue)
automatically, depending on where your set it. Alternatively, you can change the timeframe, then
back, which will force a repaint of the indicator.

For 4 digit broker, no adjustment need to be taken. If the broker is 5 digits, just change the 'prices'
value to 3600. The vertical (time) lines are the same for both type of broker.

Indicator INPUTS:, set red, blue, powder blue, and Lime to FALSE. (I did this on the attached
indi, as well as set the price to 3600 for a 5 digit broker) . This will eliminate those lines from the
chart. You will only see Yellow Green line now. (you can set this YellowGreen line width to 2 or 3
if you want a BOLD line….) The other lines are not in use here. I have modified an indicator to
eliminate unnecessary lines (on a Black background chart), and make the arrows easier to see
and drag.

It is important to identify the “peaks” at which to place the indicator. (Well, Peaks for short
indicator (highs), and valleys for Long indicator (lows).) For simplicity, I will say “Peaks”, but will
mean either way.

“Moving” the indicator from one Peak to the next will be referred to as “Migrating” the indicator.

ZIGZAG: One can use a ZigZag indicator to show the Peaks. Yes, the ZigZag repaints, but in
this case, we WANT that!!! If a new high or low is set, we want to Migrate the indicator to that
new Peak… At some point, the market will reverse, and leave that Peak in place, with the
associated indicator. Then, we hit the Entry line…

Using the NonLagZigZag, settings of 2/30/4 for the one minute, and 2/10/4 for the 5m are
conservative. Reducing the middle number will allow for more peaks, more trades.

TRADE LOGIC (refer to Example1 and Example2 screenshots)

Entries:
Enter at break of Yellow-green line, which starts at Level 18, and slopes slightly toward the
market price.

NOTE: Once you have an entry, you should NOT move the indicator, until the trade is
closed out. (The opposite side, however, continues to move until it hits an entry… See
REVERSALS following.)

Exits:
There are only two ways of exiting a trade (besides the TakeProfits):
1. Hit the SL, (below)
2. Have a reversal signal before the StopLoss is hit. (Reversals are covered later)
TP/SL:
First blue line is first TP1 (level 36, blue line), Yellow line is the TP2 (level is the yellow line
between 36 and 54 ).
SL is set just outside of swing high/low, where the arrow is placed, Level 0.
Can manage SL as you want, move to BE at TP1, etc….

Time Lines:
The 54 and 72 timelines are noted on the screenshot below. A unique aspect of this system is
that there are BOTH price and time considerations represented by the indicator. Time Level 54 is
a “heads up” to tighten up the SL, and be ready to exit if TP1 is not approached. If by TimeLevel
72 we have not yet hit TP1, then close the trade. (As you can see, there is some discretion here.
The price was close, so let it run a bit, and in this case, it hit TP1).

EXAMPLE SCREENSHOTS FOR THE BASIC LOGIC ABOVE:

Example 1: See notes tagged to the LETTERS below the screenshot:

A: Blue arrow set below a swing low indicates a “long” indicator.


B: Entry at the YellowGreen Line. (a little bit more aggressive, as it hits before the 18 level.)
C: Entry possible at the Level 18 line. (more conservative…)
D: TP1 Take profit Level.
E: TP2 Level. (this trade did not reach TP2)
F: 54 Time line. Start to tighten up SL, be ready to close position, if TP1 not hit yet.
G: 72 Time line Want to close positions if TP not close by now….
H: Level 0: This is the point at which the indicator is applied. SL to be set 3-5 pips outside.

Example2 (straight win…..)


Example 3: Short, with Re-Entry:
Example 4: Basic trade to TP1,
Example 5: Similar trade, TP1, eye towards TP2

Money Management:
There are two foundational ways to trade this:
• Single entry, full exit at TP1.
• Double Entry, exit half at TP1, remaining half at TP2, move SL to BE at TP1.

NOTE: There are several three and four position entry/exit advanced techniques which may
be presented later.

Trade a standard 3% risk based upon the indicator StopLoss.


This risk can be split for the two position entry, 1.5% risk per position.

Scalping:
Usual Entry, exit at fixed pips, say 10p. Can do this with a “FixedTP” option, 0 to disable.
Some people are exiting at the first silver line, way before TP1.

Re-Entries: (see example 2 above, green notes)


A “re-entry” will add a position if the market drops below the initial entry, then re-breaks in the
direction of the original trade.
You can re-enter if the price retraces back beyond level 18, then a re-break in the original trade
direction, as long as the SL is not hit, and we do not hit a Reversal exit.

Pyramiding:
A “Pyramid” adds positions if the market is beyond the initial entry level. This is an advanced
technique, and requires that you migrate the Indicator differently than the “Basic” method.

To Pyramid, you continue to move the indicator for the direction you have an open trade. Say we
have a long trade open. The basic method is to leave the indicator in place while the trade
develops, until it hits the TP level(s), or exits (SL or Reversal). Once it exits, you re-set the long
indicator to the latest ZigZag low valley. Here, you move the indicator for each new low peak, of
course, leaving the initial entry TP/SL numbers in place.

If the market hits the entry for the Long indicator in it’s new position, you ADD a position at that
point, with it’s associated SL and new TP level(s). As your initial entries hit their Take profits,
your Pryamid entry will remain in place, and if the market continues your way, you will add yet
more entries as you continue to migrate the long indicator, and get additional breaks.

Reversals: refer to LongShortExample screenshots following.


Reversals are VERY important, and are one of the two ways a trade will exit for a loss. That said,
it may minimize the loss, and gain a win, if the market continues in the Reversal direction.

To track a Reversal, continue to migrate the opposite Indicator. If we hit a Long trade, we leave
the Long indicator static (Basic Method), and continue to migrate the Short indicator to each new
peak.

If in a Long trade, and we see an Entry on the Short chart, we have a “Reversal”. At that point,
we EXIT the Long trade and ENTER the Short trade. This is a typical “Stop & Reverse” logic.

(of course, opposite for Short trade and a Long reversal…..)

(screenshot examples on next page)


Reversal Example 1:

Reversal Example2:

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