may help others through at least thinking about how it works, thus at least helping to improve their own charting methods.
The point of the method is to avoid over-patterning while still leveraging all the patterns on the chart.
The method is:
Within a certain area, one of the following -- eventually, one can improve on these five area descriptions with the built-in shapes --
- the ups and downs seem rather random
- the small shapes are equal, to some degree
- the candles simply make a straight line
- most of the area fits in a well-defined area, and a very small part of the area stands distinctly separate from the well-defined area
- two areas opposite each other by balancing off each other
So I draw already-build in shapes -- filled shapes, lines, a kind of dot, and perhaps compound shapes (Gann fans, etc.) -- between/from these areas to figure really good lines to trade off. Overall, with this method, I can pick up on both small unusually-telling patterns and large, otherwise-missable areas.
This method is very heavy on emphasizing how much of the chart it can quickly cover,
so one must not forget to look at both the smaller and bigger pictures when considering any trader.