No, I'm saying that the KS calculates the median of the past 26 candles. That means that you take the high and the low for the last 26 candles and you devide that by 2. So to know where the 26 candles are, I'm pointing out that you will find them between the CS and the current price because the CS is just the closing price moved back 26 candles.
Which movements are invalid, and which (aside from the last) are valid?
"flat for too long" - You previously mentioned "25+ flat periods" as the time to close out trades and wait for a new trend. What constitutes "too long" here? 26? Since KS being 26 flat for periods would tell us "no new highs or lows have happened in the past 26 periods; we are truly ranging."
Here is my interpretation of what you've explained here. Please let me know if I'm wrong:
"If the KS has been mostly(?) flat on the chart and only makes small movements in both direction, you should check the price action between the current candle and the end of the CS line (i.e. the last 26 candles).
If there ARE new highs/lows in those 26 candles, the KS is making a valid move.
If there are NO new highs/lows, the KS line is only adjusting to old data, so you can ignore the signal. No new trend is starting just yet."
Still, if someone wants to trade a ranging market using these signals, it seems like it ought to be possible.
It just wouldn't be "trend trading" like we are doing here with your instructions. Maybe TS would be a better signal line for these scenarios?
Secondly, yes this is a very important concept because it saves you money and remember that trading is about making money so having an efficient system to help you achieve that is very necessary. We make money through lowering our costs and through increasing our revenues. This concept is about the first part so it is of critical importance
I will be explaining this concept on our live charts since it is difficult to explain in one slide so just be patient and I'll try to get it through as best as I can in the coming days, God willing.
as for your question of what constitutes flat for too long, the answer is 25+ candles. This issue is not connected to the KS period but rather to the concept of time waves which I will explain about later because it is too advanced to introduce just yet.
Now to your conclusion.. The only valid movement of the KS in a ranging market is when there are new highs or lows that go beyond the last 26 candles' highs or lows. So that means that a new candle has to emerge and it has to break the previous highs or lows of the past 26 candles otherwise the move is not valid. So why would the KS turn without new highs and lows? Well that happens when old (older than 26 candles) candles are no longer used to calculate the value of the KS.
As for trading a ranging market, well you have to make a paradigm shift to trade Ichimoku In ranges but you can do it very successfully and I will also show that as we progress.
Thank you again and good luck
in the chart pointed with the red arros are movement of the KS but the CS has not broken highs or lows of price actions, is this what you mean in your lesson??, also can i consider this a flat KS?? in which case ill be looking for a breakout set up?? i appreciated in advance your response
What do you mean by price breakout here? I only know about the kumo breakout in ichimoku.
I can't see where I talked about price breakout in the slide
Can you clarify please
I don't get what do you mean by the price breakout. Can you please clarify it?
Your comment to the other member:
1. yes this is what I mean. but do not look for a CS breakout, look for a price breakout (CS only shows the close so it doesn't show highs and lows)
2. Yes this is a flat KS. and i imagine now that you see the importance of this concept
when KS starts hallucinating (no new highs or lows are formed for more than 26 candles) that is a signal for us to trade the breakout. So we just bracket the market at the high and low after CS and we trade the breakout wherever the market goes
I can't see any of your trading ideas.
What do you mean?