To experienced users of the Elder Impulse system for trading: What parameters for entering and exiting a trade have you found most useful using this system. For example do you exit a trade immediately when the daily 13 day ema chart shows a change from a green price flag to a blue, or do you wait until a red price flag is generated or what?

asked Sep 25 '11 at 10:55

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Here is how I use the Elder bars. I like to use a 60 min chart and I always show Elder bars with candles. Notice that during the rally all Elder bars were either Green or Blue, yet there were times during the rallt where the candle was red.....that is a buy or add to your position or just stay with your long position. I use the other indicators for a sell signal. see chart. http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$SPX&p=60&yr=0&mn=1&dy=15&id=p10097393818&a=243811693

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answered Sep 25 '11 at 21:21

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I also am a 60min trader, BUT I didn't know it was possible to use two chart types together. Would you pls explain how?

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I Thought Elder was fairly simple; Buy the green bars; sell the red.

You get lots of whipsaws but you stay in your winning trades longer than you are in your losing trades. You need a deep discount broker to keep fees reasonable.

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answered Apr 29 '13 at 11:19

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Before choosing chart settings, if you are an Elder follower, you will need your "Triple Screen". I would suggest starting with hourly, daily and weekly.

Personally, I just work from a feel for each chart. For my own trades, technically I rely more on patterns, drawn lines, and fib level responses to price action (than the signals on the Elder Impulse). I saw a comment once from Elder that he uses 13, 65 and 200 EMA's .. so I have been using that as a default chart for myself. Here is an example:

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$INDU&p=D&b=4&g=0&id=p58423487510&listNum=6&a=221950245

If there is a clear trend, then I favor ADX. If there is not, then I favor an oscillator like RSI (13). When I place indicators on the chart, I usually shift the setting towards fibonacci numbers (3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc).

For example, on the chart I posted above, the ADX trend is down and the RSI reading is still bearish. However, what is more impressive to me is that 2nd H&S developing within the bearish flag and the confirmation of the bearish flag this last week. The next level to watch is the 2011 low near 10604 (kind of like an upside down break out) and then an A = C measured extension on a weekly chart. Here is the A = C extension on a weekly.

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$INDU&p=W&yr=3&mn=0&dy=0&id=p24866218722&a=243408940&listNum=6

Notice that the daily (your primary trading time frame) and weekly (your big picture) charts work together using the Elder suggested Triple Screen. All you would need to do is form an hourly chart (e.g., your entry) for your trade. Most all of this is discussed in Elder's book, "Come Into My Trading Room". However, he does not discuss patterns very much in that book.

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