The Pathfinder PTD Formula

A Journey of Discovery

  • Is the road going around, over or through the mountains?
  • What is be the cost, time involved and distance to be traveled in order to arrive at the destination.

What is the Pathfinder PTD Formula?

Many Market Pendulum forecasts originated from or were influenced by the Price, Time & Distance (PTD) formula for many years.

The PTD formula is also quite similar to a travel destination which involves the primary elements of:
  • Price (or cost) to get there
  • Time to get there
  • Distance traveled to get there

Along the way, there may be detours, road closures, or traffic jams but the primary trend and goal remains intact. 

It should be noted that distance divided by time = velocity. This is the speed of price in any given direction. 

For example if a car travels 180 miles in 3 hours, obviously its velocity (speed) is 60 mph.

Force Levels & Interactions

The PTD formula is measurable by observing the current daily, weekly and monthly time frame trends, their force levels and their interactions.
  • The weekly trend is obviously 5 times stronger than the daily
  • The monthly trend is about 22 times stronger than the daily
Therefore, if the daily trend is positive but both the weekly and monthly are negative, the lifespan of the daily is clearly limited unless the next step (weekly) is achieved.

In other words, if you have a three stage rocket engine designed to achieve orbit and only one stage kicks in, how far in time and distance will this journey last?

Clearly, trading needs to occur within the context and setting of the next higher time frame to determine the duration and distance of the current trade.

In Summary

Price, time and distance are an integral part of all stock, commodity or index trends. This journey also involves a considerable amount of market price changes, time and distance to accomplish but can easily be followed and traded.

Trading in time frame context is the key to success. 


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