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  • Statistics Of Chaotic Markets by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For those of us who have had ""chaotic"" days - when everything was topsy-turvy and nothing went the way it should have - maybe the problem isn't in those days; maybe it's in what we expect. - by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Have you ever had a truly chaotic day? One in which nothing was normal? Probably so. In trading and life in general, ample evidence exists that chaos does occur. There are times when things happen far outside the range of what we expect. But we expect things to be ""statistically"" normal. Maybe there's a problem in what we expect. Our research and modeling of markets cle...

  • Polarized Fractal Efficiency by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Polarized Fractal Efficiency By Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. What is fractal geometry, anyway, and how do you use it? Well, you'll find out here. Hans Hannula of MicroMedia describes the construction and use of an indicator derived from fractal geometry, the mathematics that describe chaotic systems. Most chaotic systems produce some form of graphic representation. For example, turbulent flow in a stream produces swirls, eddies and vortices. Early chaos researchers found that the triangles, squares, lines and cubes of Euclidean geometry simply did not help in describing, studying or understan...

  • Computer Data Conversion by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Computer Data Conversion by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Computers talk to each other all the time -- except when you get involved. A familiar feeling? Ever have data you'd love to have on your system, except the data aren't compatible with your setup and you end up having to input everything all by hand? Well, you're not alone. Fear not, for Hans Hannula explains the whys and wherefores and how to convert that data to your needs. Not long ago, one of the major problems a technical analyst had was getting data. This usually meant hours at the library, scrolling through microfiche of back newsp...

  • Trading Planetary Eclipses by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Planetary Eclipses by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Stock market lore has long been filled with claims that planetary motion affects stock and commodity prices. As most market students who pursue this topic find out, however, many rules and explanations of what causes tops and bottoms in markets contradict each other about which planets are important and what could cause these effects. There are relationships, but they differ from what one might find in the literature of financial astrology. Hans Hannula explains. In financial astrology, the angles formed between two planets as viewed ...

  • The Seasonal Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Seasonal Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. I use natural cycles to help me trade stocks and commodities profitably. One of the most obvious and powerful of nature's cycles is the cycle of the seasons. Its effect is obvious not only in commodities, but in stocks and bonds as well. Economists widely accept seasonal variations. Traders have long recognized seasonal variations as valuable timing aids. The seasonal cycle, in fact, is the basis of W.D. Gann's 45- and 90-day cycles. There are three important steps for a trader to take in applying natural cycles to his or her trading. First, a trader...

  • Trading The Eclipse Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading The Eclipse Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. The ancients saw eclipses of the sun and moon as something mysterious and magical. The high priest of the day controlled the masses by telling them: ""Look out, there is an eclipse coming. Do as I say to avoid its ill effects."" The modern-day equivalent, the modern stock market adviser, advises the trading and investing masses much the same way: ""Look out, there is an eclipse coming. Trade and invest as I say to avoid its ill effects."" And sometimes there is an effect. Look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) for August 6, 19...

  • Trading Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. W.D. Gann once remarked some people would not be able to make money even if they had tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, just because they would be held hostage to fear. In October 1987, I had the trading equivalent of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal. I made more money trading in one day than I thought possible. I must admit, however, that Gann was right. If I hadn't been at least partly filled with fear, I could have made a lot more than I did. I could have paid off my mortgage. To start with, 1987 had been a good year for more...

  • Making Money With Chaos by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., RSA, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Making Money With Chaos by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., RSA, CTA An order indeed exists in the market, as W.D. Gann and, more recently, J. Welles Wilder have claimed. But the order is not as perfect as some have made it out to be, simply because the market obeys the physical laws of a chaotic system. The purpose of this article is to explain the basic behavior of chaotic systems and to show you how to profit by them. Since the publication of the popular book, Chaos, the Making of a New Science, many have tried to apply those theories to the markets. Profitable application of theory, however, require...

  • Trade like a cheetah by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trade like a cheetah by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. The cheetah: an endangered species who's survived against the odds. It has survived by using a simple set of two rules: be faster than anyone else, and be smarter than anyone else. Sound like a good trading principle? At a recent Market Technicians Association (MTA) conference, in a discussion with Dr. Van Tharp, a trading psychologist, I learned something about top traders that I thought was unique to my own style of trading. What I learned was that many top traders use animals and hunting as a mental metaphor to guide their thinking when they 're...

  • Gann made easy by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gann made easy by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. Author: Bill McLaren with Mathew J. Foreman Publisher: Gann Theory Publishing Co. 10290 Rosewood Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 491-5411. 155 pages, hardbound 60-page manual of charts $180 If you ever wanted a good buy in technical trading tools, Gann Made Easy is it. While it is advertised as a book-- which it is--it is really much more. It is a solid book on the basic analysis techniques used by W. D. Gann that is actually closer to a course because the book comes with a manual of 60 charts the size of newspaper pages which are explained in the te...

Option Evaluator by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

  • In search of the cause of cycles by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In search of the cause of cycles by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. People have, for centuries, noticed cycles in many things, including the stock market. My own interest in cycles and their application to the market began in the early 1970s, when I read Dewey and Mandino's Cycles, The Mysterious Forces That Trigger Events and Hurst's The Profit Magic of Stock Transaction Timing. Since then, I have studied cycles and used them regularly in my trading. My greatest successes have been in using them to call the 1982 and 1984 market bottoms. While cycles have been a practical tool for me, I have always been ...

  • Cycles without tears by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cycles without tears by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. No doubt you have seen the ad in The Wall Street Journal for the book Math Without Tears . Well, this is how to find cycles without math and, therefore, without tears. Even though I have done a lot of technical work on cycles (See Stocks & Commodities, ""In Search of the Cause of Cycles,"" March 1987), I still find the required mathematical skills are difficult for many people. Further, a lot of the mathematical techniques used to find cycles are tricky in that they require a great deal of care to produce valid results. Most techniques also cannot t...

  • How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula A lot of people have heard of W.D. Gann's work on angles of support and resistance, but not much on his other works. I would like to tell you a story about how some things he said in Successful Stock Selecting Methods In Wall Street (1) helped me to pick up on a case of possible insider buying and enjoy an exciting market experience. I routinely scan the weekly issue of Stock Option Guide from William O'Neil & Company, looking for stocks whose chart action indicates a strong probability of a price move, which can then be leveraged by selec...

Personal Options Advisor by Hans Hannula

Ganntrader I by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

SIDEBAR: Hannula Scale

Options-80A by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

Profit Stalker II by Hans Hannula






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