I am creating this thread as I am getting ready to give away The Paradox System. I will not give away the original system but the MT4 version that I created about 3 years ago with the MT4. It will take me about a week to get everything together; so please be patient. Thank you and God bless.
This thread is now 205 pages and I am adding a 2 hour template for both U/J and E/J charts so the new traders can visually use for setting up their charts for the session and identifying your charts if they are correct. Both Template charts were screen shot on Friday March 4th at closing for the week-end. After you have read post 21 come back to this post to identify your U/J set up by going forward to March 4th for verification. Do the same when you install the E/J.
The U/J was used for training purpose during the first week of training. On the second week of training we switched to the E/J and no longer trading the U/J.
From this point on you are to read every post as every question you have is answered within those 205 pages. Do not jump to the page the group is on and begin posting questions which has already been answered. If you do - your questions will not be answered. If you do not want to study from the beginning then we cannot help you.
In December of this year (2016) there was a final upgrade with the MT4. With this upgrade there was a problem with one indicator called "Paradox_SAR_Swing". The Problem has been eliminated but needs to be replaced with the indicators download at bottom of this page. Download the indicator below and installed it in place of the one in the "Paradox_MT4_Indicators.zip"
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Hey Dove, great to hear from you again. I hope you are well.
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What an AMAZING thread
God Bless you Sir. I have heard about your selflessness and generosity. I am anxious to learn.
Looking forward to learn this.
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and, in my point of view, is forex based on logic or on human emotions (or both),
is this system is really possible to work? It is exequible?
Thanks in advance.
The Paradox System was built for one purpose; to make money and work from home. For me trading is a business and not a hobby, and I really dislike working more than 4 hours a day. My goal for each trading day is 40 pips profit compounding. And when I reached that goal; I am finished until the next day. One thing I have learned; and that is greed is a destructive force for any trader. So on the wayside this system is not for everyone.
The Paradox System has 3 charts; 1 hour, 2 hour, and the Daily. You do not need any chart below the 1 hour, or above the Daily. The 1 hour is your trading chart. The 2 hour is reference in changing of trends. The Daily is reference for long term trend and reference with support and resistance.
Meaning of Paradox:
: something (such as trading) that is made up of two opposite things and seems impossible but is actually true or possible.
What this is referring too in trading is Support and Resistance. And I do not mean drawing lines. When the market moves from bar to bar; it is also creating new S/R. And in reality; Support/ Resistance are two opposites and seem impossible to trade; but are actually true and possible to trade. And how is it possible? It is known as trading in the moment. The closing of each bar is past history and no-longer has value. BUT each bar creates a new support and/or resistance. And this is what the Paradox is all about.
Support and resistance is a phenomenon for traders. Sure you can draw your lines for the highs and lows; but what happens between those lines is what matters. Between those lines is a constant support and resistance being created from bar to bar. And the Paradox is what creates those support and resistance between those lines.
I started with the Paradox in the mid-2000 with a platform called Intellicharts. I eventually changed brokers and went with FXSolutions which had AccuCharts. And with AccuCharts I was able to develop and create the Paradox as it is today. But eventually FXSolutions got tired of the entire BS in which the USA had implemented in how we were to trade; so they packed it all up and left the country. 2 months later FXSolutions Accucharts was history; unless you wanted to pay a monthly fee for it with the companys developer. Even then you got a bad deal because the companys AccuCharts are not the same as they were with FXSolutions. The reason was because of the programmer FXSolutions had; and he would program AccuCharts according to the traders needs.
The platform I eventually decided upon to recreate the Paradox was NinjaTrader 7. And it is the same today as it was on Accucharts.
But over two years ago I decided to try and create the Paradox on MT4. Since MT4 is very limited on programming in creating bases and other criteria for the Paradox it became a challenge. But eventually the challenge became a success. I had to leave out some criteria and added others for it to become a Paradox.
Through the years I have trained 100s of traders with the Paradox. And now I am in my old age, going on 71; and it is time to pass on the Paradox.
The version Paradox I am giving away is the MT4. If you follow the rules and not be looking for short-cuts you can become a very successful trader with the Paradox, and no longer need to be here on the FF forum; or any other form for that matter. The greatest rule for trading is in the moment; and the moment means - trading one bar at a time. Not what happened yesterday, or a year ago, not even the last bar. But on the 2 hour candle bar that is moving. That 2 hour candle is the actual Moment candle and you have 2 hours to trade it. This is not an over-night success as it takes time to learn how to trade in the moment. So be looking at 6 months of your time in learning to trade in the moment. If you give yourself time with patience you can trade the Paradox with at least 80+% weekly profits.
The Paradox is not a complicated system. In fact it is pretty simple provided you are patient and follow the rules. The problem with most traders is the garbage they had accumulated from other traders believing they have all the answers. It becomes evident of this fact when you have a trader wanting to change a proven system. What you do with this system is entirely on you. But if you want to become a trader that can virtually beat the market; then listen to my instructions very carefully.
To begin with here are the 3 charts in which you will be trading.
And I know what you are thinking Oh no another Moving Average System. Well I hate to dispute your thinking; but it is far from a moving average system. This system is coded to create support and resistance as the market creates its own variations. And Moving Averages cannot create anything with its lagging; causing you to miss trade after trade. But The Paradox is set up to look into the future with a special coding along with multiple sound and visual alerts as not to be missing those trades. And trading in the moment you can catch those trades according to support and resistance within the Paradox.
80% of the market is in consolidation. And most traders have no idea how to trade consolidation. But the Paradox can very well teach you according to (again); support and resistance. And the reason is; when the market is in consolidation then it is all about support and resistance. In fact I enjoy trading consolidated periods.
One thing I recommend very heavily on is creating a new sound for alert.wav in your MT4 sound folder. And you make this new sound with one of your favorite songs. The reason is because; that little beep you hear is not enough sound for notification if you were away from your computer. The lacking of not hearing the alert is enough for you to lose the trades.
OK Lets move on with installing the Paradox.
Below there are 3 zip files: Indicators, Templates, and the Period Converter for creating the 2 hour chart. In the Indicator zip file there is a word doc for installing and formatting the indicators; another word doc in the Period Converter for creating the 2 hour chart.
First thing I would do is create a Paradox Folder in your Documents. Then create 3 sub-folders Indicators, Templates, and Period Converter in order to unzip each zip file. After unzipping the files in their folders read Installing the Paradox doc first thing; as it is the first step to installing the System.
Paradox MT4 Indicators.zip
Paradox MT4 Templates.zip
Ladies and Gentlemen! Lets now move on and talk about the Indicators.
The Paradox System is very simple and very profitable provided you trade according to the rules. The system is for intraday trading, and set up for taking 40 pips each day. 40 pips compounding daily will guide you beyond your dreams. But the first and most important rule is NEVER trade against the trend. And what is trend? Your major chart trend is ROMAR. Your secondary chart trend is EMA; and your entry chart trend is Smooth.
Here is a picture of the 6 indicators for the Paradox:
ROMAR is the key trend for the market. Above EMA the trend is down; below EMA the trend is up. You will never have to guess which way the trend is running. You now have a visual. When all 3 charts are in consistent - above or below EMA the market is in that trend. When one of the 3 charts is out of sync with ROMAR the market is in consolidation.
The 2 hour chart ROMAR is the true source for trading the trend.
When the 1 hour ROMAR is running through the center of the market you are pretty much in consolidation with the 2 hour trend.
The Daily ROMAR is the key when the market will turn direction. Once it crosses Purple the game is over and time to be looking at the opposite direction for long term. ROMAR is also both Support and Resistance on all three charts.
The Parabolic's with this system is a deadly weapon as they are not standard. And the reason is because they are not taken out with the candles but with a hidden LR. Which means; they are a heavy support and resistance. If the PSARs are in an uptrend and the market opens below a Parabolic, and the Parabolic did not flip; then the next candle will continue in the uptrend and vice-versa. Signal for a parabolic flip is when the Parabolic is at EMA for the Purple crossing.
Purple and White:
They are both the charts swing trend which accumulates 20-40+ pips on the crossings. They are also Support and Resistance and can hold the market in trend, and/or consolidation before the reverse takes place.
Smooth is pretty sophisticated. It can hold the market in the short term trend by sliding under or over Purple according to the trend while in consolidation. If Smooth stays below Purple in consolidation then the trend is up. If Smooth is above Purple in consolidation then the trend is down. So be sure your chart is wide open horizontally when the three Purple, White, and Smooth are tight. Smooth is also both Support and Resistance.
And while I am thinking about it DO NOT SPREAD YOUR CHARTS OUT TOO ETERNITY (VERTICALLY). Keep them as tight as they can be or you will never to be able to trade in the moment.
EMA is your trend indicator with Purple for the swings. EMA below Purple the trend is up in the swings. EMA above Purple the trend is down in the swings.
EMA also separates uptrend/downtrend within the market. In consolidation EMA will decide what the market will do next. And it could get pretty nasty in a long term consolidation leaving no options for trading.
Lets say you have EMA holding support for the uptrend. And you have Purple, White, and Smooth holding Resistance and they are only a few pips spread between support and resistance. What would you do? The answer is waiting on the breakout. And again; EMA is both Support and Resistance.
Purple, White, Smooth, PSAR:
Your four trading indicators Purple, White, Smooth, and PSAR are the resources for your profit. These 4 horsemen deliver the visual of each swing. White and Smooth must cross Purple before a trade can be taken. And in a slider (consolidation) EMA must also cross Purple for a reversal. If not; then the slider will continue in the original trend. And you use the 2 hour chart for this reference.
A consolidated market can be as much as 8-10 hours; sometimes - even longer.
The Fibo is automated and drawn from the highest/high in the currently visibly bars to the lowest/low and vice-versa. The contour lines are to show the basic range that the pair is trading in. Every time the Fibo flips the colors changes also; Red to Green and vice-versa.
If you do not know how to trade Fibos, then I suggest in learning. The Fibos is a great assess for your trading.
The Paradox MACD is set up for the zero line. When the bars are above the 0 line the market is up and vice-versa. Little White arrows with sound alerts will appear in giving you signals of the crossing.
Now lets talk about the various Swings in the market. Even in trend you have swings one after another. And what is good about swings they are either higher/high, or lower/low, according to the trend.
A major problem with swings is getting in a trade too soon; especially in a downtrend. Once the market is in a downtrend it can go on forever; as it seems. You constantly get retraces back to one of the Resistance (either Purple/white or Smooth), and it is off running downhill once again.
So there are two variations lines for the swing; DodgerBlue and Magenta. DodgerBlue is for the longer term of the swing and Magenta is for the shorter term known as the SAR. The SAR swing is a modify concept using lines instead of dots; which works very well in ranging. The SAR will take you in and out of a trade and back into the market with the trend. And the best way to trade these swing is always know the trend. If the trend is down you trade from the top if the trend is up you trade from the bottom. This way you never get caught in a losing trade.
Each highs and lows are tagged with a small rectangle box with the price showing. There are three color boxes: Lime, Magenta, and Thistle. Lime is the low and Magenta is the high of the swings. Thistle is the SAR High and Low within the primary swings of high and low.
You see 2 Dash lines: Magenta and LightSkyBlue. These Dash lines represent the high and low of the primary swings. You also see a Green and Gold DashDot lines which represent the Paradox divergence.
There is also a top and bottom Contour lines which is used as ranging for breakouts. They move according to support and resistance of the trend.
Also included is a thin Red CP (Central Pivot) line attached to each candle from bar to bar; generated from the top or the bottom of the candle. This line will disappear when one, or both, of the Swing lines are attached.
This system is set up for 17:00 New York Time; which means after 17:00 EST you must reboot your MT4 platform (close and open it). If not you will run into problems.
There are variables as for alerts: You have the EMA alert (Green and Red Arrows); crossing zero of the MACD (Smaller White Arrows); and the market crossing of the MA (Smaller Coral Arrow) with STRONG BUYS and STRONG SALES. All these alerts are attached to the alert.wav in your sound folder.
Now when the alert goes off for the market crossing EMA one of three things will happen.
Number one - the sound alert will activate before the arrow shows because the hidden target has not been hit yet.
Number Two - with retraces off the MA and EMA Indicators the arrow will disappear but does not mean the arrows are not there.
Number Three - the arrow will stay if the market continues on with the trend.
The small White Arrows are for the zero crossings of the MACD.
When the Market is crossing the MA lines the sound will alert you with a small Coral Arrow. As for the MA alert it is set up on the 1 hour chart only, The MA are identical on both the 1 and 2 hour charts.
There is no repainting on these Arrows. Once they are there they are there.
There are only 3 alerts with EMA, MA, and the MACD zero.
The 1 hour has all three; the 2 hour and Daily has only EMA and the MACD.
So check all three charts to see which alert had been activated. During consolidation those alerts will keep you busy.
In context the alerts will happen on the 1 hour before the 2 hour.
Last but not least - The Bollinger Bands:
The Bollinger Bands are also a deadly weapon during consolidation; it will do one of two things when the market hits the bands. It will either retrace back to EMA or retrace back to the opposite band; this happens when the bands are flat which places the market in consolidation. If you do get a hit on one of the bands during consolidation then get in and take profit at least to EMA
In a downtrend is a different story. Once the band is hit retrace are generally to Purple, White, or Smooth. When it gets ready to turn then the market will hit EMA and go into consolidation.
On an uptrend retraces off the band are generally to EMA for profit.
Trading in the moment:
Trading in the moment means trading a one bar 2 hour candle. A lot can happen within a two hour period. I have seen many times a 2 hour candle give up between 60+ pips. Thats not bad for a days work of only 2 hours. When the 2 hour chart is in trend then all you need to do is find a good resource point off the 1 hour for your entry. If the 2 hour is in consolidation then trade the 2 hour off support and resistance for your entries. But I recommend you trade the ROMAR trend in consolidation or else, you may get caught in a wrong trade with a breakout.
I also highly recommend to never trading multiple pairs with this system. One reason the alerts will drive you crazy and another it is impossible to trade multiple pairs because you no longer have focus. Trading multiple pairs is like shooting at a target in the dark and hoping for the best.
The Rules for This System:
Rule 1 - is the 40/40 or 20/40 rule. This means your trade profit and trade lost. Which are 40 profits and a 40 stop and/or, 20 profits and a 40 stop? In the beginning you should use the 20/40 rule. Your goal is 40 pip profits per trading day, and with the 20/40 rule you are looking for two trades per day. You always use a 40 pip stop and you never move it. Now if you are trading in the trend then that 40 stop will never be hit.
Rule 2 - is when you have accumulated your 40 a day pips, you then leave your trading station and do not return until the next day. If you get greedy you will become a looser. Compounding 40 pips Daily can make you very wealthy; so do not get greedy.
Rule 3 - Do not ever anticipate what you THINK is going to happen in the market. If you trade the indicators you will always be a winner. If you anticipate you could very well end up in a losing trade.
Rule 4 - Never, ever trade in a volatile market. Once you get the Spread in a 1.8 2.0+; is because of some unknown reason and you could be in trouble with the wrong trade. I recommend to never be trading in a major news release. If you are in a trade before a major release then take profit at the minimum of 5 minutes before the release.
Rule 5 - Always trade a demo until you have reached at least an 80% profit with this System. Learn to trade this System before you even think of trading a live account.
Rule 6 - before you start to trade always create a trading plan. The question is: How could you trade without knowing what the market is doing? When I am on this forum I always see these questions. What do you think is going to happen next? Are you trading long or short? Do you think it will break this price, or that price? I believe this down, or up, is finished; what do you think? And such questions just keep being posted. These are traders that do not have a trading plan.
Creating a trading plan is simple and not complicated. Your plan would be consistent with the trend on the 2 hour chart. And according to the plan your entry point would be created within the sync off both 1 and 2 hour charts of the trend. Not complicated at all.
2 hour chart
ROMAR down or up
Smooth down or up
EMA down or up
1 hour chart
ROMAR down or up
Smooth down or up
EMA down or up
ROMAR down or up
Smooth down or up
EMA down or up
If the 1 hour is in sync with the 2 hour then you have a short trend. If the 1 hour is not consistent with the 2 hour then you are in consolidation. Then you wait until the 1 hour is consistent with the 2 hour before you get into a trade. This is how you learn where support and resistance is located according to the Paradox.
The Daily will give you the reference of support and resistance within the Daily as to where they are located.
You create notes with your plan on the point of entry as the market is moving. Retraces are valuable as they will hit the trend indicators and is a point of entry for at least 20 pips if the trend has already bloomed. Or 40 pips if the trend had just begun. Provided you do not counter-trade you will always make money in the trend.
Each chart is set individually. And there are 4 indicators must be set true for each chart:
1. Paradox_Trend_EMA_Alert; the Input tab with SoundOn is true and the TimeFrame is for the chart it is designated for which is in minutes.
2. Paradox_MACD_ZeroCrossing; the Input tab with UserAlert is true.
3. Paradox_Session_Indicator; the session lines are for all 4 of your sessions (Sydney, Tokyo, London, and New York). The charts are set up for Sydney which is 17:00 EST. How you set up the correct session on your charts is according to your broker. And checking your time bar on your chart below will give you the brokers time in GMT.
My time zone is EST and my brokers chat time is set 22:00 GMT at the 17:00 EST NY mark; which is 5 GMT ahead of New York. So that means that the label gmtServerOffset is set for the number 5; which is +5 behind of GMT. This also means you must change the Offset according to how many hours your charts are behind; or in front of NY 17:00 Eastern Standard Time.
Lets say you are in PST Pacific Standard Time zone and your brokers time on the MT4 is 22:00 GMT at 17:00 EST. That places your chart time +5 hours GMT PLUS the 3 hours behind New York which is +8. So that means you will change the gmtServerOffset - in the Inputs tab, to number 8 in order to get the 17:00 New York time on your charts for ending of the trading day.
I believe if you are already in the GMT zone your number will have a minus.
So you may know the forex market closes and reopens at 17:00 EST all across the globe for the exchange rate during each day of trading. And it matters not what time zone you are in.
In order for this to work on the chart; the label max Timeframe - under the Inputs tab, must be set for the chart in minutes. 1 hour is 60 minutes; 2 hour is 120 minutes. The Daily is not set up with this indicator.
The reason I do not have all the sessions showing with -1 is not to clutter the charts visually. But if you want all the sessions showing then change the sessions in 24 hour period and not 12 hours. Such as; Tokyo 19:00: London 03:00: and New York 08:00.
4. Paradox_MACD; the Input for the MACD is the TimeFrame in which the chart is set up for. And again; the TimeFrame are in minutes. The Daily is 1440 minutes.
The DLLs in the Common tab for all the indicators are checked and must remain checked.
I suggest very strongly not ever add anything to this system especially indicators or any kind of meters. If you do then you have corrupted the system. This is a proven system and will make you very wealthy or at least a very good living if you leave the system as is. This system will bring your dreams to reality if only you follow the rules.
This system is set up to work with any pair in the market. But for all-purposes on this thread, we will be using the USAJPY in answering questions and for trading. I usually trade the EJ but because of its volatility the UJ is a choice for learning. So please for all questions, and posting charts is with the UJ. Any others but the UJ will be disregarded.
FYI the candle countdown indicator shuts off at 17:00 ET on Fridays when the market closes; and will show again at 17:00 ET Sundays when the market reopens. And also the Market Price is showing according to your brokers spread.
Since this is the week-end; be sure to reboot your MT4 after the market opens on Sunday.
OK I believe this is it for now. Spend the week-end studying everything I have posted here today. Back test the system over the week-end, and if you have questions then post them here and will answer as soon as I can.
Have a great week-end and may God bless US all.
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