As Juzahe reminds us - I need to catch up before
I start forgetting critical insights
Although this thread has been a bit of a merry go round
with no shortage of garish indies coming and going, actually
there has also been consistency
Starting with Engulfing patterns - they still feature prominently.
Divergence likewise is still very powerful.
Big E and his TDI strategy is still very central to what I’m
doing and I’m extremely grateful to him.
The only permanent addition to that is the STR confirmation
which is one of the most powerful indicators I’ve ever trialed
Basically the screenshot in my last post is almost as good
as it is likely to get
Its knowing how to use STR and TDI in combination.
This is truly a work in progress.
I have been working intensively over the last week,
with many sleepless nights.
The insights just come to mind, usually when you are
not trading and relaxing.
So this is the story so far - There are possibly three
variations to the system.
So let’s look at System 1, the basic ingredients -
- Sunflower Black Arrow alert
- Engulfing Pattern -out and in of outer BB.
- Stochastic Cross arrow.
- Long Steep incline of STR
- TDI crossing blue or yellow decisively ( weak in
this example. ideally TDI should be parallel angle to
So what happened to this trade? a very nice win, despite
ignoring Big E’s caution that when TDI flips over, things
are likely to turn nasty. In this case TDI decided to tow
the party line and follow up in parallel to STR.
I counted on it doing this because STR was very
compelling, along with all the other confluences, and also
TDI was moving up well until the flip.
So how do you read the flip? Big E would get out quick
with a view to getting in promptly on reverse flip.
That’s one approach but I think there could be a lot of
waste along with the extra spread cost etc, nevertheless
this is probably my major bugbear. Maybe it will just
get easier to read with experience, down to intuition so
As we see in the next screenshot, TDI flipped back up
over yellow for a nice win
So let’s look at System 2 - and this is powerful, I could
do worse than just focus on this!
Very simple! Four wins from four set ups. One very long
Bullish move which should have all been in one highlight
box, but you get the gist of it.
The focus is on TDI crossing yellow decisively, at a good
angle as stipulated by Big E - but inviolably this must be
supported by a smooth and convincing STR, although
in this case it can be relatively shorter than the previous
system, but it must be smooth with no kinks in it
whatsover. Exactly as we see in the screenshot.
Again, what is a kink or a flip is discussed extensively
on Big E’s thread, but if you notice the third set up,
you might argue that the STR wasn’t as smooth as the
other three examples. But my view is that it isn’t a kink
or a flip - so by way of analogy -
Imagine on a highway, someone in front of you gradually
veers into another lane - not best practice but you are
all still moving in the same direction and invariably you
all arrive at your destination without mishap.
By contrast, imagine someone in front of you skids and
suddenly is positioned at right angles to the flow of traffic.
or imagine if someone skids and makes a sudden
180 degree turn and is now driving into oncoming traffic!
The first example in the motoring analogy is not likely to be
a game changer, but the second and third examples are
more likely to be ‘game over’!
The STR in the third set up neither flatlines or flips, but veers
a little, but still stays more or less on course.
In this system the Bollinger Bands are not relevant, any
confluence is coincidental.
This is a very powerful system - and simple, and very
mechanical - its either a set up or it isn’t.
Another very powerful variation, is wait for either TDI or STR
to cross blue ( which is very unusual to have a system where
the signal line of one indicator crosses the level of a different
indicator, nevertheless it works! - in fact it works so well you
can even use it on the H1 for Binary Options for a 90% return
on HighLow broker. A lesser return isn’t worth bothering about )
But the main thing, whichever one crosses blue, they must run
completely parallel, even merging as one line, and it must be supported
by Sunflower Black Arrow. I give a few examples, no cherry picking, so far
I can’t find any set ups that would have lost, not in hindsight. In real time
however things are not always quite so crystal clear, but still this is dynamite.