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#### kyle

between the peaks and troths in the fluctuations of these currency prices.

i've only been studying vba programming for a week so i don't have the

know-how to write the algorithm but here is how i imagine it would be done.

each wave must be at least 33 pips (a pip is one hundredth of a cent) long.

so the wave must extend longer than 33 pips either up or down and a peak or

troth is not recorded until the price swings in the opposite direction more

than 33 pips. once the last peak and the last troth is known, i want to

subtract the two from each other to come up with the length of the wave, as

well as the distance it took for the wave to form.

let me explain a little bit about my data. each row has four numbers, it

represents the opening price, the high price, the low price and the closing

price of a five minute block. only the high and low price i think is

important for this algorithm.

here's how i'm thinking the algorithm would work but i'm not familiar enough

with vba syntax to write it.

starting point = sp

active row high = arh

active row low = arl

if arh - sp > 33 then ar = peak

or if arl - sp < -33 then ar = troth

if arh > peak then arh = newpeak

if arl - newpeak < -33 then newpeak = ultimatepeak, subtract ultimatepeak

from sp, place value in row where ultimatepeak occurred, also subtract number

of blocks between ultimatepeak and starting point, place value in column to

the right.

if arl < troth then arl = newtroth

if arh - newroth > 33 then newtroth = ultimatetroth, subtract ultimatetroth

from ultimatepeak, place value where ultimatetroth occurred, also subtract

number of blocks between ultimatetroth and ultimatepeak, place value in

column to the right.

if arh > peak then arh = newpeak

if arl - newpeak < -33 then newpeak = ultimatepeak, subtract ultimatepeak

from ultimatetroth, place value where ultimatepeak occurred, also subtract

number of blocks between ultimatepeak and ultimatetroth, place value in

column to the right.

i have provided an example which you can see here:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t-3tRWLPRL-K3gN_AipJt3A&output=html

the first troth occurs at row 57 at the low price of 1.3985. this is

because the starting point is 1.4099 and the price never climbs above the

required 33 pips which would be 1.4132 in order for a peak to be registered,

but the price does climb below the required 1.4067 in order for a troth to be

registered. as the price falls below 1.4067 the first time (i think because

i was using a different program that could not register highs and lows only

closes) the active cell high is greater than the ultimate troth by 33 pips is

at row 57 1.3985. from 1.3985 the price then climbs upwards to 1.4210 at

row 102, during that time, the price never fell below the ultimate peak by 33

pips (i think, i might be wrong). we then subtract 1.4210 from 1.3985 and

put 225 in the h column (that's the length) and subtract 102 from 57 and get

45, that's the time and put that in column i. however we could not know that

1.4210 would be the ultimate peak until the active row low fell below 1.4177,

when that happened that's when we do the calculation. as the price falls

below 1.4177, each new low becomes the ulitmate low until the active row high

subtracted from that ultimate troth is greater than 33 pips. that happened at

row 130, price 1.4081. 1.4081 becomes the ultimate troth as soon as the

active row high rises above 33 pips which would be 1.4114. as soon as that

happens we subtract 1.4210 from 1.4081 and get -129 and put that in column H.

we also subtract 130 from 102 and get 28, that's the time and we put that in

column i. the price then rises to 1.4175 and once it falls more than 33 pips

from that peak below 1.4142 that's where the data ends for this example.

let me also explain why this is important. the market moves in waves.

certain wave patterns predict different lengths in future waves. by

understanding wave patterns one can have a better sense of where the market

is going.