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Stock & Commodity Market Examples From “Trading with Selene’s Chariot”
A Financial Astronomy Course
By Sean Erikson
Trading with Selene's Chariot by Sean Erikson ( $7,500.00 )
I’ve had quite a few emails forwarded to me from Brad with various questions about the course. He’s going to compile an FAQ, but particularly wanted me to answer the two most common questions, which are:
1) Do these tools work on any market?
The answer is “YES!” These tools work on everything! In the book I made an extra effort to spread the examples across a wide range of markets so as to show as many different variables in terms of markets and timeframes as I could. I used futures, stocks, currencies, and many different time frames. I have not yet seen a freely traded market where these tools do not work.
2) Can I see a current sample chart of my favorite market?
Ok. I’ve gone back and analyzed a few more markets for you which you can see below. Having said that, I’m only one guy, and the number of markets and time frames we could look at is endless. But I’m happy to do a few... Let’s take a look at a futures market, an ETF, and a currency, on medium, long, and fast time frames. Hopefully that will give a good representation of what these tools can be applied to.
If you haven’t already read the introduction to the tools that I wrote, read that Overview before looking at these examples, otherwise you’re not going to know what I’m talking about with these channels and lines. Also, please keep in mind that this is a public page, so there’s only so much I’m willing to draw on these charts.
So, you can think of this as a kind of basic outline, and just realize that you’re only seeing the skeleton here rather than the fully fleshed-out system in all its glory. There’s a TON of extra information that I’m just going to ignore on this page. But, hopefully, what I can show you is enough to satisfy your curiosity.
Example: Gold Daily
Ok, first up is Gold, daily. I’m not personally a gold bug, and I’ve never traded this market, but it’s easy enough to analyze. The following chart gives one year of signals and channels for the daily Gold market, starting from today and moving backwards in time:
There’s a lot going on here, so to keep things clear, I’ve placed letters at the points I want to talk about, from A to H.
A: The yellow line is the bottom of the previous channel. When gold breaks through that, it’s a short. This is what we would have been studying this time last year, and the move was quite a nice one, running along the lower channel all the way to August, bringing us to the next letter.
B: There’s a special signal that happens which is very rare. It’s when the market breaks under a lower channel (or over an upper one), usually to tag an important price target before making a spike reversal. It’s an advanced technique, and not part of the bread-and-butter tools that I’d recommend to beginning traders, but if you’re quick you can really clean up in a short amount of time. I love this signal on index futures. You can see Gold drop down to hit the extended target (gray line) and bounce right back into the channel. 99 times out of 100 that grey line is the low of the move. Another fish-in-the-barrel trade happened after the sideways move as we bounced at the lower yellow channel line. I didn’t mark the location, so you have to look for it, but that particular long signal was about as easy as they come.
C: This yellow channel was a short one. Market ran up into price at the gray line at the same time as we had a time target in the pink rectangle (which is a little hard to see.)
D: The downward channel was really just a small correction, and two downward pointing channel lines lined up together to create support here. One came from the big channel at A, and the other came from C. There was another pink time target, which told us to watch out. To be honest, to go long here I’d want to look at the weeklies and see what was happening there first, but I’d have definitely done something to manage the short. As an aside, narrow channels usually mean short, quick moves, and wide channels usually mean long, drawn-out moves. With well-behaved markets, you can gauge the length of a particular leg by the width of a channel it finds itself in.
E: Now we’re definitely long.
F: That pink rectangle is a price target zone. Sometimes you get specific targets, and other times you get a zone. It won’t make any sense why at this point and is a side effect of something that isn’t shown on the chart. Notice that we’re bouncing up against the upper yellow channel line, right inside the rectangle. That’s at least a profit take, and probably a short.
G: Second chance to go short. Check out how that lower yellow channel line held the market up. We knew where that line was before the market even got there. J You had a 3rd short at the first bump up against the upper white channel just after the break, where you could have increased your size.
H: This was another small channel, off the retracement from the big move up that just happened. Target and channel break would have gotten us long again, with our initial stop just under the low at H.
So, how did we do? The only place we might have taken a loss was with that short at C, but it would have been tiny. I guess we still could get stopped under H (it happens!), but that would be tiny too. On the plus side, we caught the move from A-to-B and D/E-to-F, both of which were great, along with a couple other smaller profits on the shorter legs. To tell you the truth, working through this chart makes me want to think about trading Gold!
Example: Oil 3-Day Bars (ETF:USO)
Now let’s look at USO. This is the popular Oil ETF. There are lots of Crude charts in the book, so I wanted to do something different here and set this one up so that each bar spans a period of 3 days. That’s going to cover some pretty big moves, so this is a well suited time frame for trend following without having to go all the way to weekly bars.
Again, I’ve marked some places on the chart with letters to keep the discussion clear.
A: The downward sloping white line is the upper channel line from before. When you’re trend-following on a long-term chart, you can almost just trade the breaks of the channels and go with the flow. This is probably the easiest way to trade this approach, although the risk:reward ratios tend not to be as attractive as trading in other ways. Anyway, you’re definitely long going into the yellow tube. I’ve marked some gray arrows along the top of the yellow tube up into point B. Those are profit takes, and if you’re aggressive, counter-trend opportunities. I don’t know why anyone would sell in an uptrend, but if you were at one of those places and got a good setup on a faster time frame, it would make that faster time frame trade that much juicier. The small blue arrow towards August 2018 was an additional long on the bounce.
B: Breaking into the white channel tells us the market is definitely going down. There were ways to get short earlier, but using the tools we are showing here, the channel break where we would have gone short. Gapping under the lower channel line is a pretty clear signal that the bears are going to have their way for a while. Note the small red arrow in December. That’s a secondary sell in the channel, exactly similar to the small blue arrow in August when we were going the other way.
C: That rectangle is our price zone for the low. The market slid down and broke there, giving a perfect long setup. We ran up to our first price target (horizontal gray line) and paused. Now this market is going to either bounce here or break and drop. I haven’t seen a technical signal either way that would make me take a specific action (aside from taking profits on the long), so we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks.
Example: Bitcoin Futures (STB)
We’ve done a futures market, and an ETF, so let’s look at one more. Since I’ve been saying this works on everything, I wanted to look for something really unusual to show. The market I came up with was Bitcoin futures. Not just cryptocurrencies, but cryptocurrency futures! And we’re even going to day trade it. How’s that for exotic?
Following is a 10-minute chart of XBT. I have no idea who would ever think to trade a market like this, but there are bars there, so I guess trades must be happening… I’ve drawn in the most recent couple of channel lines. Notice how wide they are. That makes sense given the crazy volatility you see in this market. Wide channels mean really big swings. Ok, you know the drill by now:
A: That rectangle is a combination of price and time targets. So, we were really interested in the price that rectangle shows, but also at the time too. The market dropped into there and then bounced (or sort of gap-jumped?) all the way up to point B, where it ran into target 1.
B: This was the upper line from the descending channel that has been controlling the market throughout the 14th. We’d expect a pause here, especially with our first gray target line sitting where it is, and we got one. That was actually a short if you were willing to trade counter trend (and could actually get a fill). The market moved sideways from here for the next 17 hours, all the way to point C.
C: This was the first bounce off the yellow channel. This is probably the best kind of setup with these tools. No one (except us, that is!) knows that support line is sitting out there in space since the market hasn’t encountered it yet, so the fills are excellent, and the signals tend to be very clean on that first touch. Whenever you’re long already, those are great places to add to the position as well as an easy point to move your stop under.
D: This is right now as I’m writing this. Looks like XBT wants to break. There’s a time target we’re coming up against, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened. But, if the market comes down into the line, and closes up like it did at C, it would be a second pyramid point on the way up to target 2 which we haven’t yet reached. Obviously, this would be a lot easier to trade if there were more volume and the bars were easier to see…!
So, there you have it! That was three more charts on three more markets giving clear examples of how you’d be looking at them within the context of this course. The trend and direction are all very easy to solve for, so the main task after that is to be alert to the lowest risk setups, of which there are many. I hope that gives you all a better idea of how this all works! If you like these tools enough to get this course, I’ll see you in the Online Forum to discuss many more examples and strategies for different types of trading on different time frames…
Dr. Goulden takes a different approach to market analysis than most normal traders and educators. As a Cambridge educated scholar, Goulden is interested in deep principles and in exploring the foundations and implications of both trading techniques and the systems behind them. Before he was ever interested in the markets, he was asked by a friend why Gann’s tools and system are considered to be based upon metaphysical principles. He found this question intriguing and engaged in deep research in the field to answer this question. In this process he recreated a new set of tools based upon principles of Ancient Geometry and Celestial Mechanics. His tools are taken from the same sources as Gann’s and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gann’s, so that traders often use them as non-correlated cross-confirmation tools giving similar technical indications but from different perspectives.
His work is deep and has many layers of application and exploration that can be derived from it. His latest work on financial astrology, The Secrets of the Chronocrators, looks back to the astrological and astronomical systems of the ancients, reviving the more mathematical and technical astrology of the Great Masters of the medieval and prior times. Exploring principles like Spherical Astronomy and subtle movements of the Solar System, it seeks to develop a more advanced and scientific system of astrology determination as distinguished from the simpler forms that are generally known. It represents a new movement to re-explore the deeper scientific systems of the ancients that were lost in the press towards the development of a purely mechanical science.
Goulden is a superb educator and the most active Forum moderator that we have seen, with each of his Forums for his courses having 1000’s of posts with detailed questions and answers, deviling deeply into further and new fields of research beyond what is presented in his courses. His Online Forums serve as an advanced classroom where the details of his theories are discussed and elaborated and where students share their research and work with each other while overseen by Goulden, who continually presents new ideas and suggestions.
Dan Ferrera is one of the most respected market analysts and educators in the Gann field. For 20 years his works have been some of the most popular in our catalog. Aside from being one of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he also has produced his own advanced work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, developed prior to his analysis and presentation of Gann’s theories. For those seeking a solid, Master’s Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferrera’s works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gann’s work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gann’s work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gann’s Square of 9, Gann’s Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gann’s swing trading system, another on the details of Gann’s complex geometrical and mathematical tools, one on astrological Bible interpretation, on teaching how to create yearly forecasts like his own yearly Outlooks, which give a prediction for each year, and more. If you are wanting to get a first taste of Gann and to save yourself years of hard work putting together his ideas, Ferrera is a perfect place to start, and walking through his series of fantastic is like getting a Master’s degree in Gann and technical analysis.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gann’s system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumring’s work, or that even so much as attempts to approach the core ideas developed by Baumring. This study is for those who are interested in the mysteries behind the markets and the ordering system behind the universe itself. This is the study of cosmological theory on its deepest level, and of the interaction between man and the cosmos in which he lives, explored through an examination of causation and propagation of forces in the financial markets.
Dr. Baumring’s course program is not easy, and should not be approached without the willingness to commit at least a few years to the study. It is a long and detailed course, requiring the equivalent level of research and difficulty as most PhD programs, but in the field of Gann Analysis, which is not taught at any university. It requires many years of challenging work including the reading of many dozens (if not 100’s) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gann’s approach to the markets. It is a very serious study that should only be approached by those willing to dedicate themselves to intense thinking and vast research across many fields of knowledge including: astronomy, biology, physics, finance, cycles, wave mechanics, geometry, mathematics, astrology, numerology, number theory, numerous esoteric and alternative scientific theories, and much, much more. Baumring summarized his system by the term “Numerical Astrophysics” in an attempt to give a modern name to an ancient theory that Gann himself had discovered.
Of all the analysts and traders we have known, the most advanced have all come to their understanding through following the lead of Dr. Baumring, or through having gone through a similar and parallel study and path of research to his. His teachings represent the “best of the best” of all material on Gann publicly available, but it will not give up its secrets to a mere superficial perusal. Baumring does not spell out simple explanations of how Gann’s techniques work, but rather leads his students into the depth of the science behind the system, while slowly elaborating how the techniques build upon this deeper science. For those seeking a fast path to the application of Gann exoteric trading principles, this is NOT it! Baumring’s work is not merely some market trading program, and indeed if approached this way may be found to be dissatisfactory.
Baumring himself often said to his students, “If you only are looking to make money, don’t bother studying Gann, it’s too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.” (Note: we have excellent books on these alternatives…) There are much easier and more direct methods to learn to effectively trade the markets than studying Gann. Those in more of a hurry to apply Gann’s work to trading may want to begin with the work of Ferrera or one of our most applied analysts, like Prandelli or Gordon Roberts, and save the Baumring work for a later time to explore at your leisure.