Friday, May 6, 2011


On my three-hour point and figure chart (P&F), the 45° internal support line held yesterday's drop to 1.0537.
A P&F chart shows only price change and disregards time. Because the chart does not change unless price changes by a predetermined amount, many see these types of charts as a way of depicting uncontaminated supply and demand. There is also a belief it shows volume indirectly since price does not usually change unless there is volume behind the change.

The "X" column means price is increasing; the "0" column, that it is decreasing. The 45° support line is more objective than trend lines drawn on regular price charts (at least according to aficionados of the method).

I find the use of P&F charts valuable but use them as an adjunct to my other approaches.

Here is the 3-hour chart for the AUDUSD. I draw it on a closing basis for the three-hour period. One can see that the The 45° support line held nicely and the pair has rallied. This line was also at the point of a triple breakout on the chart. Resistance on this chart is now at 1.0950.

© Dianne Fecteau, 2011. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without the express written permission of the author.

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