Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Dow 30 - Ichimoku Study - Week: 07 May to 11 May, 2012 - Yo Yo at the Tenkan Sen.

.....Regulars can skip below and go straight to the chart......


We do a weekly Ichimoku study, to complement our 'Triple Screen Technical Analysis', of the markets that we track, in our quest to master Technical Analysis.

When taking the 'weekly' time frame, to use the Ichimoku Cloud, we need to consider the following..

The standard settings for an Ichimoku Kinko Hyo chart are 9, 26, 52 and are used on EOD charts.  
When Ichimoku was created back in the 1930s, a trading week was 6 days long.  So we have one and a half week(9), one month(26) and two months(52). 
Now that the trading week is 5 days, we should actually use 7,  22 and 44 instead. 
However, the majority of systems, worldwide, still use the old settings 9, 26, 52. 

We need to study markets, on a weekly basis on this Blog.  
How do we fit 52, 26 and 9 into that need?  With one candle being one week?
There are 52 weeks in a year, 26 weeks form two quarters (or a half year) and 9 weeks equal about 2 months.  Fits the old logic - albeit differently.
Presto, we have a longer term view with the same settings!

So, if you like to move off the beaten track, for a change... do read on...

Quick Reference : 
Chikou Span - purple line,
Kijun Sen - blue line, 
Senkou Span A - black line, 
Senkou Span B - grey line, 
Kumo - grey shaded area,
Tenkan Sen - red line.

Useful resources (free) from the Web:

DJI 30: Medium Term View (or) Week Chart (or) EOW with the Ichimoku Cloud: 
DJI 30 - End of Week Chart - 11 May 2012  
Last 6 Signals seen on DJI 30 - Week Chart (EOW) marked on chart above:

1. Senkou Span Cross: Neutral Bullish Signal (S)
2. Chikou Span Cross: Strong Bullish Signal (C)
3. Tenkan Sen/Kijun Sen Cross: Neutral Bullish Signal (T)
4. Kumo Breakout: Bullish Signal (B)
5. The Flat Kumo: Bearish Signal (Ko)
6Tenkan Sen Cross: Weak Bearish Signal (minor signal - see arrow)

From the Chart as marked...
1. We notice that for the last half dozen odd weeks, the Weeks candle has played yo yo with the Tenkan Sen. The gravitational pull of the Flat Kumo, is therefore evident. 
2. EW Oscillator is ticking towards minus regardless of the Yo Yo played above.

Bulls continue to dominate this screen. 
Bears need to Keep Index below the Tenkan Sen, to have a chance of taking this one over. 
Playing Yo Yo perpetually, will not help the Bull Cause.