About the author Acknowledgments and thanks Introduction 1. The Properties Of Cycles Introduction Basic Quantities Visualising Period and Amplitude How Cycles Combine Properties of Market Cycles Conclusion 2. Basic Tools I: Valid Trendlines Trend and Trendlines The Concept of Trendlines Trend Direction Trend Strength The Real Nature of Trend The Valid Trendline (VTL) The Key Role Played by VTLs Conclusion 3. Basic Tools II: Displaced Cycles - The FLD Introduction Properties of the FLD Plotting the FLD Applying FLDs FLD Combinations Conclusion 4. Isolating Market Cycles I Introduction Cycle Envelopes Phasing Analysis Set Up Conducting a Phasing Analysis Conclusion 5. Isolating Cycles II Introduction Spectral Analysis Phasing Analysis - Daily Chart Conclusion 6. Selection, Set Up And Entry Introduction Creating a Shortlist Scanning Charts Entering the Trade Short Selling Conclusion 7. Managing Open Positions Introduction Case Study - JP Morgan Chase 2002/2003 Conclusion 8. RSI And Elliott Wave Introduction RSI and Elliott Wave - The Basics Case Study I: Gold, November 2008 Case Study II: Euro/USD, January 2010 Conclusion Conclusion Appendices Appendix 1: Elliott Wave Patterns Appendix 2: FLD Code Appendix 3: Inverse Moving Average Code Appendix 4: Cycle Envelope Code Appendix 5: Diamonds Grid and Numbers Appendix 6: Final Diamond Placement Code Appendix 7: Discrete Fourier Transform Code Appendix 8: Volatility Index code Recommended further reading The Sentient Trader Index
Christopher Grafton is currently Director, Principal Analyst and Systems Developer at Vectisma Ltd., an independent market analysis firm focusing on Japanese equities with a global macro overlay, based in England. Previously, he has held positions on the sell side at several investment banks in London and Tokyo and also worked as an analyst and trader for a London-based hedge fund specialising in Japanese equities. Christopher speaks fluent Japanese, is a member of the Market Technicians Association, is a successful systems designer, programmer and trader, and holds the Chartered Market Technician designation.