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We have now made two of our powerful indicators available on Sierra Charts!

Our APA Elements Software package, and the standalone indicator Price Action Failure!

Example of APA Zones Elements on the crude oil market

APA Elements

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APA Price Action Failure

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Elements Includes:

  • APA Zones 4.7
  • APA Time Indicator
  • APA Templates & Workspaces
  • APA Training Video Library
  • APA Community Skype Room Access
  • Installation Support
  • Two Computer Licenses
  • Trade Plan Templates

Example of APA Zones on Eur/Jpy

Ever Wonder Where "High" and "Low" Really Are?

APA Zones makes seeing support and resistance (supply and demand) easy with our proprietary zone system.  It features trend reversal and trend following zone creation and a bounce count system which change color based on how many times price has interacted with it, letting you know the strength of the support/resistance level.

The true strength of APA Zones is in it’s ability to automatically record market memory, and display it for you in real time. We do all the heavy lifting for you, so you don’t have to remember where price used to be. Using basic zone theory, advanced price action and pattern recognition, we have developed a unique software tool that any trader can use to greatly enhance their trading results! Actually see where true wholesale prices are, and where true retail prices are in the markets you trade.

So we have taken a very elementary and basic way of looking at the market.  We believe that no matter how you see them there are price action support and resistance lines.  It’s all based on either previous price action higher highs, lower lows, or a failure to break them.  Basics laws of supply and demand.  Our software  highlights and tracks these areas of support resistance for you, using dynamic creation and self terminating zones and a color coded bounce count system.  These areas can be very old or perhaps created within just the last 3 bars.  Our zones are a price predictive system that doesn’t lag.

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APA Price Action Failure Overview

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  • Price Action Failure occurs when price shows us that it has failed to break a pivot point (swing point) such as a “Higher High” or a “Lower Low”.
  • This happens by means of a price action movement that violates continuation of the current price direction.
  • We will also call this proximal line a line in the "sand." When price closes beyond proximal line then we can say price has failed to do something and has made a market event.

How Does It Work?

  • The structure is based on pivot points creation, and begins by identifying a new high or low.
  • PAF entails a potential pivot point and then the maximum distance away from the potential pivot which, we will call the proximal line before price retests the extreme.
  • When using the PAF indicator, we will see a red line or green line automatically appear to represent when and where price has rejected a pivot.

How  This Helps You

As price consolidates between this pivot and the proximal line please expect price to retest this level for 3 reasons.

  • First, in Sine wave analysis we always see retests of extremes as peak point. This pattern is based off trying to categorize and simplify that pattern as it happens in the markets.
  • Secondly, it retests the pivot to see where buyers or sellers are.
  • Third, we expect to see a retest of this area because it tends to be a place of consolidation. As the two market conditions of consolidation and expansion play out, price bounces back and forth between consolidation and expansion as the trend develops. This is always how we can more simply define ‘pullbacks’

Perhaps the most simple price action pattern is based on Sine patterns of one dimensional waves.  We can easily and simply use this pattern in the markets to capitalize on trend following setups. It is assumed that as we use this pattern we will expect to see a retest of this area because of wave theory.

The Advantage

  • Because this pattern is based more on wave theory of a sine wave moving up and down, we can expect that many don’t understand this pattern and will get stopped out on the retest of these areas. i.e., dumb money, retail traders, non-institutional traders.
  • Therefore, if we are using a PAF to enter, expect to get a quick first target and a retest of your entry.
  • This retest should be quick as many retail traders have moved their stop losses to break even +1 or +2 and that stop sweep should be quick.
  • Make sure you provide enough space with your stop loss so that this you do not get stopped out just to see price move in the trend direction as predicted.
  • There should be only one retest of this area as price should pick up momentum after the retest (stop sweep has happened).
  • If it does not, then you are probably not where you think you are in the market cycle and need to re-assess, or timing of the big move hasn’t fully matured yet.

We recommend using this approach in all trend following systems.  The APA Elite will give you the definition of trend if you are not currently able to define it.  By using this approach we keep it simple, and while wave theory may be complex, we are using the base derivative for optimal trend trading advantages

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