Do you know what a trendfan is?!?
I'm pretty sure the answer is no, since I pioneered the concept as well as the word.
If you google the word "indicators", you will find out quickly that there are OVER 2000+ indicators!! Do you really think that if even ONE of them worked really well, we wouldn't all be trading it? The truth is, when it's all said and done, the PRICE and the PRICE ACTION tells the entire story already.
When was the last time a Moving Average got you into the market early? When was the last time a Moving Average got you out of a bad market early?
Sure you say, but I use MACD and Stochastics.. well MACD is simply a mix of MA's. If 1MA is bad, is 3 MA's really BETTER?? If you think so, you are lying to yourself or stupid or both. Do you even know how Stochstics are calculated??
The truth of the matter is, almost all indicators (a good 95%+) is based on some sort of Moving Average. If the basis for all indicators is fundamentally flawed, don't you think the resultant product is not only flawed, but the flaws are amplified??
Take a look at your current trading situation; do you use the latest, new-fangled indicator? If so, has it MADE MONEY for you??
When the market gives you a headache, only one of two things help:
Medication is a temporary fix (if that), and not a good one at that..
I keep telling people OVER AND OVER again; if you aren't going to pay for education UPFRONT, then you are going to pay a long and horrible tuition and still not graduate. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY, just how much and when. The horrible part is, people pay tuition to the market, but didn't even learn a thing!
There are only THREE real ways to beat the market long term, that's EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION. If you don't want to educate yourself first, prepare to medicate yourself because that's the only other alternative.
Do you even know why the newest fang-dangled indicator should work, or are you clueless and just holding on to your ass with both hands and praying? If you are doing this instead of buying education for yourself.. that's just pathetic..but at least you now know why you are a failure.
There is a category of people I coin:
"Easy to lie to, difficult to teach."
If you love to buy indicators and how to make a fast buck scams, instead of buying for yourself a good education,
STOP READING NOW AND LEAVE.
You are not my customer, nor do I want you to be. Go buy lotions and potions, and other Moving Average combinations, wallow in your only pathetic life, and go with the full knowledge that life didn't pass you by, nor did lady luck deal you a bad hand, you forced this upon yourself, and you have nobody to blame but yourself.
To quote James Allen,
"Such a man is altogether unfitted for prosperity, and when he finds himself bankrupt, both as regards reputation and riches, he blames circumstances, not knowing that he is the sole author of his condition."
If you are such a person, LEAVE AND DON'T COME BACK. Not only do I NOT want to sell a book to you, I'd be ashamed to call you a reader and student of mine.
Look, I might sound harsh, but that's because I'm not selling potions and lotions. There's no snake oil indicator here. And besides, if you think I'm harsh, the market is going to rip you a new one.
So up until now, I've not given you much details about trendfans. Before I tell you about them, let me do my usual...
Anti-scam test !!
I'm going to show you two charts below. One has a choppy trend, one has a smooth trend. I want YOU to identify which is the SMOOTH trend, and which is the CHOPPY trend. Ready?? Go!
Can't tell? Can't decide? Both look like they are in a great trend right?
Both look smooth as butter???! Both look like healthy trends?? ARE YOU .. S U R E ??!?
Now let me give the same two charts to you in Trendfan vision!
You tell ME if you can identify with trendfans in place, which is the SMOOTH trend and which is the CHOPPY trend as defined by the smoothness of trendfan expansion..
Of these two charts, one trend will continue downwards, and the other is in for a rough ride as the angles of trendfans are not smooth and consistent.
Now, was that easy or difficult? If you thought to yourself,
"Wow, with the trendfans in place, that was fairly obvious!"
Then go ahead and buy my book and learn how to draw trendfans, one of the most powerful items you can learn on your road to indicator-free, pure price action trading.
If you think..
"Both look about the same to me."
then DON'T buy my book, you aren't even ready to read what I write. LEAVE, NOW.
Not only can a trendfan tell you the SMOOTHNESS of a trend, but it can also help you define key points in a pullback to be used as a stop loss point.
There is no indicator that does what trendfans can do for you, which is tell you the SMOOTHNESS of a trend. Look at Chart #3 again. See the nice smooth progression of the trendfans as it fans out in even intervals? Look at Chart #4, see how the gapping and spacing from the trendfans aren't so great? A trendfan will show you market smoothness and a whole lot more. Go ahead, I can wait, take a look at both charts again. In fact, take a look at all 4 charts again..
But, looking at Chart #3 and Chart #4..
If you can't see the difference, then leave.. NOW.
It might seem strange to the uninitiated that someone would tell you NOT to buy their book (Something I do over and over again on this website), but that's because I'm not a marketer. I don't see a customer as a god I bow down and cow down to and beg for a purchase from. No, I see it as an even exchange, this information is IMPORTANT and it can both MAKE YOU A LOT OF MONEY, as well as SAVE YOU A LOT OF GRIEF. If that's worth money to you, then buy my book, if you are hesitant, then don't buy my book.
As a smart businessman, I want to filter my customers first, so let me do that right now...
ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT LEARNING TO TRADE,
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO MAKE A FAST BUCK??
If you are the former, then you should buy my book, it is filled with valuable insights into a subject that I've studied in a field that I am a pioneer of. You can do all the searching you want to online; google, yahoo, whatever search engine you want to use, that's fine. Go ahead, try. You will not find a definition of a trendfan anywhere because I am the pioneer of it. When was the last time you read someone's work where they were making breakthrough discoveries in their field?
If you are the latter, go ahead and wire some money to Nigeria...
If you've ever read any of my posts on forums, you will know that I am known for my "no-nonsense, take no prisoners, get the job done" attitude.
I am not selling smoke and mirrors, I'm not selling snake oil, I'm not selling lotions and potions, I'm not selling the Holy Grail, I'm not selling vacation villas in Hawaii. I am not trying to rip you off with some supposed secret Moving Average. You don't see me claiming "I've CRACKED THE CODE!!" and other non-sense garbage.
I am selling good, high quality, well thought out, useful content, at a reasonable price. That's it. This stuff will open your eyes about a topic, price action, and specifically, trends, trendlines, trendfans and trendline breaks.
Robert Frost wrote about the road less taken. I look back, and I think back to decisive turning point moments in my life.. All of them involved one thing... ACTION.
“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
Someone recommended the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill to me. The day I decided to TAKE ACTION and buy the book, read it, follow it; my life changed forever. I HIGHLY recommend this book to you.
Jim Rohn recommended "The Richest Man in Babylon". I decided to TAKE ACTION, I bought the book, read it, followed it, and that day, my FINANCIAL life was changed forever. I also HIGHLY recommend this book to you.
I look at it like this, what's the worst that could happen if you bought my book, read it, and learned from it? On the other hand, if you DIDN'T buy my book, what might be the possible outcome because of it?
"Measure the cost of inaction, realize the unlikelihood and repairability of most missteps, and develop the most important habit of those who excel and enjoy doing so: action." (Tim Ferriss) [emphasis mine]
I'm going to be brutally honest:
- If you think my books are expensive, then you shouldn't be trading.
- If you don't believe in educating yourself, then you shouldn't be trading.
- If you don't believe in paying a little now to learn, then be prepared to pay a lot later with no guarantees of learning.
- If you think you "know it all already", then you are a fool, and the fool and his money are soon parted and you will have nobody else to blame but yourself.
"Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound." (James Allen)
(He wouldn't be talking about you would he???)
Let me ask you something, if the information contained within this book saves you money on even just ONE trade, would it have paid for itself a few hundred times over? If later on, you found out what you lacked in education this book fulfilled, would you kick yourself?
There are four-letter words in English that aren't so beautiful. But to me, by far the UGLIEST word in the English language is: REGRET.
If you have read this entire website up to here, there is not much more I can say. It is all up to you. You have a choice, you ALWAYS have a choice, when we look back at the choices we make in life, it is never the big ones that have impacted us, but the little nagging regrets. This website is a fork in the road, whatever path you decide, remember to own up to your decisions and the consequences of them. Good luck in whatever endeavor you take. I leave you now, with words from Robert Frost...
Poem lyrics of The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.