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Quick Profits with Andrews Geometry

By Ron Jaenisch

Published in Tradersworld magazine 2017

 

 

My friend Professor Alan Andrews is best known for what traders refer to as the Andrews Pitchfork.

It is simply three lines that are parallel, with the outer two lines being equidistant to the Median line in the center. Each of the three lines start at pivot points, as is seen in the above silver chart (chart #1).

Dr. Andrews who made his first million after graduating from MIT, often spoke of investing very profitably being a duty to the wishes of the Lord. He would cite a story in Luke 19 and Mathew 25, to make his point. In the story the servants who multiplied the assets were favored by the Lord.

Professor Andrews, who taught engineering at the University of Miami, contended that price will make it to the median line 80% of the time. If price does not make it to the Median line, then it will make up for it when it reverses and goes in the opposite direction. Computer studies show that his concept can be used to build systems that are worth trading.

This brings up the question……….Is there a way to predict when price will not make it to the Median Line and quickly go in the opposite direction, to profit from that?  Markets tend to go in a sideways pattern prior to a decisive move that is quick and strong. What does a trader usually see occurring prior to a decisive strong move, that brings home the bacon? If there is such a pattern, how can it be described so that a trader can quickly understand it?

As I think back, there were concepts that he taught in his 60 page manual for the public and many other concepts he taught privately at the kitchen table. A concept that was worth remembering is how to know when prices are likely to make it past the median line and then strongly past the far parallel.

An example is his sliding parallel concept.  In some cases, after drawing the pitchfork, price will go outside of the pitchfork. As long as it does not go past the pivot point where the pitchfork was drawn from, a sliding parallel line (SH Line) is drawn from the extreme of that small move.

The NY Harbor heating Oil (chart #2), has two examples. One is upsloping and one is down sloping. Note that in each case price stayed within the SH line on a closing basis for a considerable length of time. In each case the trader had the opportunity to generate handsome profits from the move.

 

Chart #2 is the same as Chart #3, with a few minor exceptions.  The first pitchforks were removed and the next pitchfork in each case was added. This helps the trader to know how far the move might go prior to making a reversal from which the SH line will be drawn. Note that in each case price did not make it to the red Median Line. This is the concept he taught privately.  

What this means is, if the trader places a trade near where the point where he thinks he will draw a future SH Line, he can place a stop past the appropriate Median Line…and later past the SH line. Since the markets are fractal in nature, Andrews’ concepts are then used on a smaller time frame to determine the most likely point where price will reverse, which would be before the Median Line.

 

 

For traders that use hourly charts, an example is Chart #4 and Chart #5, the profits are fast and furious and the risk is manageable. To see the actual real profits chart that was used. See Chart #1.   After some thought, these insights will bring the trader to other questions:  what patterns occur prior to this type of  trade?, what is the target for the trade?, what are the results of computer studies that have been done on this strategy? what markets does it work best in? …..and of course what is the best way to implement this strategy? ………together all good questions for a webinar.

This month new advanced andrewscourse.com course members will see the in depth video that covers the technique and answers many questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is a snapshot of an actual account. It shows that the Soymeal short trade was taken near the SH point.

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Ron Jaenisch spent time at the kitchen table with Professor Andrews. He teaches for Andrewscourse.com, manages his family office accounts and designs Andrews technique software.