foreman01 wrote:I occurs to me as a professional educator that I could probably make a very useful tutorial that would explain this better than some of those who do not teach for a living could do.
If es/pip or anyone who is trading using zlines and momentum candles successfully, would care to chat with me for a half hour I will put together a power point show with probably just a few slides and very clear annotations, circles, arrows, lines, zoom ins on larger time frame charts etc.
Then I will run the draft by a couple others that know what they are doing, and post it.
PM me if you want to call me or have me call you.
As a academic reference librarian it would be inconceivable for me to say to a student, "The answers to your questions are found here in this set of 650 pages of pictures and comments, many of which are ambiguous, irrelevant, tangential, confusing, and conflicting. Please read through it at least three times and check back with me next month."foreman01 wrote:es/pip,
If you indeed going to stop posting may I make a request?
I teach computer skills (for legal research) using screen shots, circles, arrows, and some text.
I find that I can always find a better way to explain exactly what I mean.
Later some of those same students will come up to me at the reference desk (I'm a law librarian) and ask me the same stuff I showed them. I sometimes have to dumb it down a lot. I have to define stuff that I figure after two years of law school they ought to know.
So perhaps before you stop posting you could make your best ever presentation of exactly why you enter the trade. Perhaps even defining your terms: zline, mightzone, etc.
Assume perhaps that the readers have not followed the thread for the last 500 pages (since MO entered the thread), or even your posts for the last two or three months.
Perhaps it's an unreasonable suggestion.
I can appreciate where you are coming from on some of that.
If MO or someone else wants to take you up on that then that is obviously up to them. I however would not be interested in doing that. For the following reasons
1. This is not my stuff. It is MO's, me doing that would just be wrong and weird. Not that it could be done anyway.
2. I really do not think that it can be "explained". It is not a system. It does not have a set of rules. It is discretionary and that cannot be taught, it has to be experienced for one to come to understand it.
As a academic reference librarian it would be inconceivable for me to say to a student, "The answers to your questions are found here in this set of 650 pages of pictures and comments, many of which are ambiguous, irrelevant, tangential, confusing, and conflicting. Please read through it at least three times and check back with me next month." "
I disagree with this statement 100%. This thread contains information that you cannot put a price tag on, and is hardly "ambiguous, irrelevant, tangential, confusing, and conflicting". It is all laid out on a silver platter, all one has to do is spend the time on it. People in general want the easiest way to do things. Why read 600 pages when it could be condensed into xx pages? Because, the value of reading each post as it relates to other charts or commentary that was posted is too valuable not to.
I am not some abnormally smart person that "figured" it out. I dropped out of school after 2 years with a 2.9 gpa. I have most likely killed more brain cells than everyone on this board combined. It is all there in the thread. After the 10,000 charts that have been posted with explanations there is nothing else to "show".
Those that do not see it think there is a trick to it. There is no "trick" to it. Ask any of the other people that have come to understand zl and mz how to explain it. I guarantee you they say the same stuff that is in these pages.
Let me ask this to those that have just come to understand it. I can't remember the names off hand of everyone.
In all honesty, does it just hit you after looking at it enough? Can it be explained any other way?
Trading this way cannot be taught, you are either a trader or you are not. However, the info in this thread can help someone turn the corner and be a trader if they were not one to start with.