The importance of multiple timeframe analysis.

I will use $C52 as a example here.

Look as the daily chart below

Looks very bearish right? Even a small kid can tell that its in a downtrend.

What about weekly chart?

Also very bearish and clear downtrend!

Now lets see the monthly and apply the supply demand strategy.

Remember the first announcement of potential uber alliance? Price gapped up and retailers jumped in to catch the boat only to realise later it was a fakeout?

I actually did warn here on IN that it was a fake out and it was an opportunity to go short rather than going long.

Why? Look below on the weekly chart.

Price was in the middle of nowhere on monthly and current trend in down and price spiked up to weekly supply so obviously selling has higher probability. And that was how the fake bullish pinbar was created on the monthly chart.

So now after the bull trap, what will retailers do? Revenge trade! SHORT SHORT SHORT!

But price was actually heading towards monthly demand inside a 3 months demand area. Look at the 3months chart below.

Rally base rally demand zone on the 3 months chart with monthly demand zone inside it!

Now will you still go short now when price is at this area?

Of course not, this is where SMART money will look to cover their shorts to take partial/full profits. Coincidentally the announcement of the confirmed uber and comfort alliance occured at the lowest point in the monthly demand zone.

There was actually a rally base rally (marked in orange box) above it that failed.

That demand zone did not remove anything unlike this demand zone that removed the strong resistance. Therefore the odds are lower. Even if you took a long there you would still get about 2.8RR (make 2.8% return by risking 1% of your capital) excluding dividends.

Personally i wouldn't take a trade setup offering below 3RR.

Let's look at the BIG BOYS timeframe:

6 months

Clear uptrend with higher highs and no lower lows

12 months

Clear uptrend with higher highs and no lower lows.

There’s also a nice rally base rally demand area below.

So if the current 3 months demand area fails, we could see price heading lower towards this demand area.

From looking all timeframes, you will avoid making mistakes such as buying too high and selling too low. Always go one time frame higher than your entry timeframe to check where price is currently at. Remember every timeframe has its own trend.

So from these charts i hope you guys can see why i don't use

indicators/volume and even FA.

News can mislead retailers, volumes can be hidden/manipulated but the charts DON’T LIE.

This is my 88th post and my last (for now).

I realised i have spent too much time here and i have been procrastinating on a new project that i want to start on (using options to trade stocks using supply and demand).

I will come back here when i'm done with that and maybe i'll start my own blog or something.

Do a youtube/google search you want to learn more. There are many many free content. That's where i started as well. Most importantly you need to backtest it first and then forward test and then only do it on a live account. All the tests and live trading done must be journaled! I have not met any CONSISTENT profitable traders (if you made money for the past few months and is on a winning streak you are not considered a consistent profitable trader yet) that doesn’t journal their trades and backtests.

Start with a small live trading account first. To be profitable you need to be consistent. If you can’t make 10% every month on a small account then how the hell are you going to make 10% on a much bigger account size?

It’s going to be a loooooong process but it will be worth it.

Remember this,

To be a successful trader, you must do what unsuccessful traders were UNWILLING to do!

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Zeeq, please do Creative as part of your 88th post;
This would be Marking point for your post!


Good post ,thanks zeeq :)


Yes, I love the triple screen of the 3 time periods. Been seeing too many charts showing 1 time period or even worse, just saying huat with no explanation why.


I really like your writing, do keep writing when you are free!


Thanks for sharing! A great insight to another perspective of looking at charts.


Hi thanks for the info, wolfberry am interested to know if you have any chart take on sembmarine?


Reply to @WolfberryofWallStreet : posted here 1 month ago: https://www.investingnote.com/posts/683533

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I personally believe it is possible but not 100% of the time it will work.
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We have a new weekly uptrend confirmed on $ComfortDelGro(C52.SI) !

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And exactly 1 month later(19/08/17) price reaches this demand zone. Subsequently, there was a barrage of bad news from the media reporting that comfort driver are jumping over to GRAB blah blah.

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And i got a sarcastic remark that it was madness.

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So should you go and rush to buy the shares next week since weekly is now in an uptrend?

Hell no..its too late in terms of RR(risk to reward). Wait for retracement/pullbacks on the daily to go long.

By the way, zero FA (fundamental analysis) was done in any of the analysis i posted here. So why don’t i use FA?

In my backtesting process, i cannot access to historical news/data together with my backtesting software. So if i could backtest without these and be consistently profitable, why would i add additional variables that could mess up my edge?

Not saying that FA or indicators don’t work. There are many ways to make money, you just need to test them long enough to ensure they work before you use it on your live account.

My advice is to keep things simple. My analysis are all done in less than 5 minutes. If i don't see any setups on a particular instrument in 10 seconds when i scan through my watchlist, i will skip to the next instrument.

When u stare at the charts too long, you will start to "force" a trade setup that is not even there on the chart.

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Let me share the basics of supply and demand.

I trade supply and demand. I buy at demand and sell at supply as simple as that.

This is the key to buying at the swing low and selling at swing high.

So what are supply and demand zones?

The picture below are the 2 demand zones that i trade:

Rally base rally (RBR) - Trend continuation pattern.

The base is a pause after a strong rally. This is where smart money accumulate thus the explosive move up after that base. This base then becomes demand zone.

Drop base rally (DBR) - Reversal pattern (stronger than RBR)

This pattern is usually a reaction to the RBR.

Supply zones are the exact opposite:

Drop base drop and rally base drop.

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Look at the $AAPL chart below where there are 2 RBR and 1 DBR setups

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Push prices lower to back the retail traders entries and SL which also happens to be a demand zone!

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I use a mechanical ruleset to filter out which demand and supply zones to trade from.

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