## The Secrets Of A Dead Mathematician

Good day, let me begin by welcoming the hundreds of new members who have just joined MarketClub in the last few weeks. I welcome you and wish you every success with MarketClub.

Today I would like to share with you one of the many lessons that are available to you as a MarketClub member.

Technical analysis has been around for a long time. It has been said that Japanese rice traders kept hand charts over 200 years ago to track the price of rice. More recently in the 50's, technical analysis began to gain acceptance, and the 70's could be called the golden age of technical analysis. Technical analysis is now widely regarded as mainstream, no longer do traders and investors think of technical analysis as Ouija boards and funny-sounding chart formations. Technical analysis is a serious tool that you can use to make money.

Fundamentals are important, but technical analysis, in my humble opinion, is more important because it provides you with timing which I think you'll agree is everything in life.

I'm going to be looking at one of my favorite indicators that can help you enter or exit a market on favorable terms. This tool also works extremely well with the market-proven Trade Triangle technology.

Today's lesson is on the Fibonacci Sequence.

Leonardo Fibonacci was a mathematician born in 12th century Italy. His study of Fibonacci numbers (a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the two previous numbers) is often applied in technical analysis to find support and resistance in stock charts.

This timeless lesson I learned many years ago when I was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading in pits. It is one tool that has stood the passage of time and one that I still use today.

How this amazing 12th century Italian mathematician figured this out is way beyond my pay scale, but I can say without hesitation that it works.

How To Use Fibonacci Retracements

The principle behind a Fibonacci retracement is that after a stock moves upward or downward, the price will often retrace or correct some of this movement. Many technical analysts believe that the amount of retracement will often correspond to one of the Fibonacci levels. The five horizontal lines represent percentages of 100%, 62%, 50%, 38% and 0% (with 62 and 38 being Fibonacci numbers).

The Fibonacci sequence works on intraday charts, daily charts, weekly and monthly charts. I do not know why it works in the financial markets. Through all my reading and research, I've never found a reason other than it works in nature.

I'm going to show you just how easy it is to use Fibonacci in your own trading.

This is one lesson you do not want to miss, it will open your eyes as to how and why markets move. One of the many benefits of Fibonacci retracements is that it will allow you to enter a position with very little risk. That is a big plus in today’s markets.

So enjoy and learn from this valuable lesson and yes, take a look at some charts after watching the video and apply what you learned using MarketClub's Fibonacci tool.

By all means, please feel free to share your findings on the blog with your fellow members. You can leave your comments and findings just below this post.

Every success with MarketClub,
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

## Chart of The Week - Corn to Move Higher

By: Chris Wilkinson of Longleaftrading.com

Corn has been in an upward trend since it put in its lows at the beginning of October. From there the chart has traded a series of measured Fibonacci levels all the way into profit targets each time. Last week's correction brings us right at the next Fibonacci sequence to take a long position and stick with this trend.

For a review of the previous Fibonacci sequence that traded into profit targets we draw the Fib tool from the lows of November 19th (362.5) up to November 28th highs (393.75). With this drawn you can see the market pulled back and found support right on the 50% level and traded directly into its first and second profit targets, the -23.6% Fib level and the -61.8% Fib level. See the Chart below.

## 4 Hour Chart Corn

Now that the previous move has corrected we continue to draw the next series until we get to one that fails the 61.8% level. A failure happens when we get a strong close on a large time candle. An hourly close or higher is sufficient to call it a failure. Normally smaller time frames will trade back and forth around those levels so I look to larger time frames for confirmation. If a failure happens it is assumed the trend is over and the next one begins in the opposite direction.

The next move found by using the Fibonacci tool is drawn from the support of the previous move. We use the lows of December 3rd (377.25) and draw it all the way up to the new highs on December 29th (417). See Chart Below. Continue reading "Chart of The Week - Corn to Move Higher"