## The ideas that I trade by:

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

I have been working on mentally converting decimal numbers to octal.

Figuring out the macros (eights) is easy, moving on to find the octal number can take a bit of memory.

Maybe a future MM template will use octal numbers, but for now I am really only interested in eights.

[512][64][8][8th]

.875 = 07
.750 = 06
.625 = 05
.500 = 04
.375 = 03
.250 = 02
.125 = 01

Convert 1275 decimal to octal.

Divide 1275 by 2 three times:
637.5
318.75
159.375 eights

Write the number of 8ths that = the decimal value: [3] (.375 is 3)

Now how many sixty-fours in 159 eights?
Divide 159 by 2 three times:
79.5
39.75
19.875 sixty-fours

Write the number of 8ths that = the decimal value: [7][3] (.875 is 7)

Frome here it is easy to solve: 19 = 2x8+3 or 23
for octal [2][3][7][3], but lets continue...

Now how many five-hundred & twelves in 19 sixty-fours?

9.5
4.75
2.375 five-hundred and twelves.

Write the number of 8ths that = the decimal value: [3][7][3] and then
add the number of 512: [2][3][7][3], 02373.

0[2*512][3*64][7*8][3/8]

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### More fun with numbers

I thought that it might be difficult, but dozens are also pretty easy.

You use the same method as the eights, keep writing the remainder as integers from right to left until you

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Pennants...

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

I'm guessing 15 degree angles are an estimate?

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

prochargedmopar wrote:I'm guessing 15 degree angles are an estimate?

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1) both of those angles are not 15 degrees.
2) no, one cannot know the exact angle, but 15* will always be closer to the channels speed than any other angle.

The angles stay at 15 degrees regardless of horizontal compression; the only requirement is that a chart runs from
the top to the bottom 90% of your chart at the time that they are drawn and that the chart is scale-fixed moving forward.
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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Price fell about 62 pips in 1 minute.

If you were long then you would have loved to be trading for "Eights" because your loss was only 7.75 macros (-2.275%, using my MM).

EDIT: for some reason my math skills are not working this morning, I think that I need a coffee.

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

I think that I shall change my pennant drawing style to something like the picture below.

Ideas stand the test of time, but the application of the ideas is always based on what you are seeing.

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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

MightyOne wrote:
prochargedmopar wrote:I'm guessing 15 degree angles are an estimate?

AngleOfDangle.png

1) both of those angles are not 15 degrees.
2) no, one cannot know the exact angle, but 15* will always be closer to the channels speed than any other angle.

The angles stay at 15 degrees regardless of horizontal compression; the only requirement is that a chart runs from
the top to the bottom 90% of your chart at the time that they are drawn and that the chart is scale-fixed moving forward.

Im sure I missed it so what are you using to draw these angles correctly without holding a protractor up to my screen?
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### Re: The ideas that I trade by:

prochargedmopar wrote:Im sure I missed it so what are you using to draw these angles correctly without holding a protractor up to my screen?

Hi pro

I only just stumbled on this myself recently.

If you are using MT4 then it is one of the line objects: from the main menu select Insert > Lines > Trendline by Angle.

You can also customise your toolbars and add it so it is one of your icons and thus just a single click away:

1. Right click on the "Line Studies" toolbar (the one with the cursor and cross-hair icons)
2. select "Customise"
3. Drag the "Trendline by Angle" icon to the toolbar.

Up until a couple of days ago I literally used to hold a protractor to the screen!

Also in case you weren't aware, 2 other time-saving gems:

1. Once you have your angle, if you hold the "Shift" key when resizing the trendline then the angle remains "locked" in place. This works for other objects as well, though you need to play around with them a bit as different objects do slightly different things. I use it a lot for the fib object as well so I don't have to keep resetting my pips "space" when I sometimes resize it.

2. To duplicate an object, click on the object in question so the little square "highlighted" corners appear. Then whilst holding down the "Ctrl" key, click and drag the selected object to another part of the screen. How good is that?

I cannot tell you how much time I have saved since learning those two tips. I think it was MO in another thread that brouight them to my attention. Is there nothing this man cannot teach us?