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Tyme Cycles Analysis with Excel
DOCUMENTATION and MANUAL
Copyright © 2011 by Diego Ratti
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Chronocrator-XL has been designed to make the potential of Time Cycles Analyis accessible and affordable thanks to a easy to use familiar excel file. You can significantly speed up your Time Cycles and Astro Cycle Analysis learning process if you use this software for your tests and exercises while studying the theory of Time Cycles with available literature or with the author’s books “Wall Street Watchman” and “Astro Trading Handbook” offered separately for sale on www.astro-trading.net
Contents: 1-Preliminary Operations 2-Getting Started 3-Visual Manual 4-Working with your Charts 5-Software License 6-Disclaimer 5 6 7 19 28 30 4 .
The file chronocrator45.xls” 3-The file “chronocrator.xls” is used to perform time cycles analysis on all other instruments whose historical data can be downloaded from Yahoo!Finance.Chapter 1.PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS: 1-Print one copy of the Software License Agreement. sign it and E-mail one signed copy to diego@watchman-capital. Both files have the same features and commands and this manual can be read to learn how to use both. 5 .xls” is used to perform time cycles analysis exclusively on the S&P500 index with historical data starting from 1900 thanks to our proprietary synthetic time series.xls” and “chronocrator45.com without this document on file you will have no access to our technical support 2-Read carefully this Manual (do not contact the technical support unless you have already read the Manual) before installing and opening the files “chronocrator.
C-CONTROL PANEL: To perform your Astro cycles analysis on stocks. Macro submenu) in Excel 2003 or to the Excel Trust Center in Excel 2007. If you are experiencing this kind of problem (you will immediately notice it because you will not be able to download data) you will need to reduce the level of Excel security settings for Macro Protection to “medium”: just go to the Security Level tab in the Security dialog box (Tools menu.XL Control Panel. if that is the case the VBA macros of chronocrator. 1.xls will be blocked by Excel and will not work.xls) file save it in one directory of your hard disk and open it with excel.xls (and chronocrator45. B-ENABLE MACRO: quite often Excel security settings for Macro Protection are by default “high” or “very high”. all the instructions to use the Control can be found in >Chapter 3 Visual Manual > Worksheet n.GETTING STARTED: A-INSTALLATION: Once you have downloaded the chronocrator.“Control Panel” 6 .Chapter 2 . indexes or commodities with Chronocrator.XL first of all you need to learn how to use Chronocrator.
Chapter 3 .VISUAL MANUAL 7 .
3) : these are respectively the date of the earliest historical data downloaded and the date of the most recent one (usually Yahoo!Finance updates its time series every day late in the evening to include the last trading session) C) Now that you have all the available historical data from Yahoo!Finance for your Ticker Symbol you just need to chose how many historical data you want to include in your charts: to do that you need to adjust the parameters in Box n. As soon as the data have been downloaded. 4 1-> Chose the Start date for your chart.yahoo. ^GSPC for the S&P500 index…. B) Download the daily historical prices for the index or stock you want to analyze by simply clicking on the download button n. index or ETF that you want to chart then you can easily look up all the other ticker symbols for data downloading online at http://finance.“Analise” Excel Worksheet: this worksheet contains the main Control Panel of Chronocrator XL Control panel From the control panel you can: A) choose a stock or index for your first chart (with Chronocrator XL you can download historical prices from Yahoo Finance ) if you do not already know the “Ticker Symbol” of the stock. n.Worksheet n.) just type it in box n. 2 Chronocrator-XL will download all the available historical daily data from Yahoo! Finance (for data downloading you must be connected to internet). you will see below the Download Button two dates (n. 2-3-4-5-6 WHOSE 8 . NOW YOU ARE READY TO STUDY YOUR CHARTS THAT YOU CAN FIND IN Worksheet CONTENTS WILL BE DESCRIBED IN THE NEXT SECTIONS OF THIS MANUAL. 4. 1 inside the green cell. GLD for the Gold ETF. 1.3) 2->Choose how many historical daily data you want to include in your chart: once you set this parameter you will automatically see the end date of your chart just below the N° of Days parameter of box Box n. it can be any date included in the available range (n.com/ Once you have found the “Tycker Symbol” (for example GOOG for Google.
With Chronocrator-XL you can analyze the Jupiter-Saturn cycle on your stocks charts in order to find correlations if any with turning points.D. tops.85 years long cycle and it was probably the most important cycle monitored by the ancients. On the right Y-axis with scale 0180°you will find the angular separation between Jupiter and Saturn measured in degrees on the Ecliptic. Jupiter-Saturn cycle and DBA (Agricultural commodities ETF) years from 2007 to 2011. Chart created by Chronocrator XL 9 .Worksheet n. recognizing its importance in marking radical changes in history the Greeks called it the Great Chronocrator (or the Master of Time). It is believed that W.“Jup-Sat” Excel Worksheet: this worksheet contains your stock chart with the JupiterSaturn cycle Saturn – Jupiter Cycle: this is a 19. bottoms of your favorite stocks. Below some examples of this cycle compared to different instruments such as the Gold ETF. On the left y-axis you will find the price of the stock that you are charting. the Agricultural Commodities ETF and the stock index S&P500. Gann used extensively this cycle as his "Master Time Factor" for his famous long term stock market forecasts. 2.
Jupiter-Saturn cycle and Google – (above) Jupiter-Saturn cycle and Gold ETF (GLD) (below) 10 .
Jupiter-Saturn cycle and S&P 500 years from 1987 to 1991. Chart created by Chronocrator XL 11 .
Worksheet n.“Composite” Excel Worksheet: this worksheet contains your stock chart with a Composite cycle that you can build accordingly to your preferences and objectives. In the example below all Saturn cycles are selected with the exception of the Venus-Saturn cycle : in this case the Composite Cycle Builder will create a composite cycle including the Saturn interplanetary synodic cycles with all the Planets but excluding Venus . 3. 5 of the Control Panel you can select/deselect all Saturn cycles that you want to include/exclude in your composite cycle. On the other hand you can decide to exclude all the Saturn interplanetary synodic cycles but one in order to display only the single cycle that you are interested about. 12 . In the table n. In the example below only the Saturn Mars cycle has been selected and therefore this is the only cycle that will be displayed.
With Chronocrator-XL and its cycle builder you can analyze all the Saturn interplanetary synodic cycles one by one or in cumulative form choosing which ones to include in the composite or which one to exclude from the composite. In my "Astro Trading Handbook" I described how to used these cycles for timing the market trend changes.In the ecliptic coordinate system the interplanetary synodic period is the time that elapses between two successive oppositions of any two planets of the solar system relative to an observer on Earth: the ancient civilizations were very interested in these cycles and sometimes developed special calendric systems based on such cycles. Below some examples of composite cycles created with Chronocrator-XL and its cycle builder: US 30 years T-Bond Yield and Composite Cycle 13 .
Google stock and Composite cycle Dax Index and Composite cycle 14 .
DBA ETF and Mars-Saturn cycle selected with the Composite Cycle Builder S&P500 index and Saturn-Uranus cycle selected with Composite Cycle Builder 15 .
Below an examples of a segment of the 30 years long cycle of the Saturn compared to the stock GOOG.45 years. On the right Y-axis with scale 0-360°you will find geocentric ecliptic longitude coordinates of Saturn. 4. tops. With Chronocrator-XL you can analyze the Saturn cycle on your stocks charts in order to find correlations if any with turning points. On the left y-axis you will find the price of the stock that you are charting. Every time this planet completes its orbit an important cycle ends: the ancients thought that these cycles marked key changes in the lives of individuals. bottoms of your favorite stocks.Worksheet n.“Sat-Geo” Excel Worksheet: this worksheet contains your stock chart with the Geocentric Ecliptic Longitude daily ephemeris data of Saturn: Saturn completes its orbit in 29. Saturn Geocentric longitude and Google 16 .
Every time this planet completes its orbit an important cycle ends: the ancients thought that these cycles marked key changes in the lives of individuals. On the left y-axis you will find the price of the stock that you are charting. bottoms of your favorite stocks. On the right Y-axis (-25°to +25° scale) you will find the Heliocentric Equatorial Declination coordinates of Saturn measured in degrees. 5. With Chronocrator-XL you can analyze the Saturn cycle on your stocks charts in order to find correlations if any with turning points.“SatDec” Excel Worksheet: this worksheet contains your stock chart with the Heliocentric Equatorial Declination daily ephemeris data of Saturn: Saturn completes its orbit in 29.45 years.Worksheet n. tops. A 30 year long chart of the S&P500 index from the 30s to the 60s to show the full cycle of Saturn Declination 17 .
A 30 year long chart of the DAX index to show the full cycle of Saturn Declination 18 .
currencies…) is so high that most of the times you will need to adjust the y axis scale of your chart shifting it up (or down) to get it closer to the current price action. 19 . indexes. yields. This is easily done by “right clicking” with the mouse on the y-axis of the chart and opening a window like the one below and manually choose the Minimum and Maximum value for the Axis in the “Axis Options folder”.WORKING WITH YOUR CHARTS A-Adjust the scale of your charts: Chronocrator-XL tries auto scale the astronomical indicators and the prices based on the maximum and minimum values in the price data but the variance between different sets of data (stocks.
00 45.00 110.00 47.00 120.00 112.00 42.00 45.00 35.00 10.00 50.00 11/19/04 11/26/04 12/03/04 12/10/04 12/17/04 12/24/04 12/31/04 01/07/05 01/14/05 01/21/05 01/28/05 02/04/05 02/11/05 02/18/05 02/25/05 03/04/05 03/11/05 03/18/05 03/25/05 04/01/05 04/08/05 04/15/05 04/22/05 04/29/05 05/06/05 05/13/05 05/20/05 05/27/05 06/03/05 06/10/05 06/17/05 06/24/05 07/01/05 07/08/05 07/15/05 07/22/05 122.00 122.00 11/19/04 11/26/04 12/03/04 12/10/04 12/17/04 12/24/04 12/31/04 01/07/05 01/14/05 01/21/05 01/28/05 02/04/05 02/11/05 02/18/05 02/25/05 03/04/05 03/11/05 03/18/05 Above an “Un-scaled” Y-axis and below the same chart after having manually rescaled the left Y-axis 20 114.00 41.00 15.00 112.00 118.00 106.00 124.00 108.00 44.00 114.00 5.00 46.00 43.00 110.00 .00 116.00 30.00 20.00 118.00 108.00 03/25/05 04/01/05 04/08/05 04/15/05 04/22/05 04/29/05 05/06/05 05/13/05 05/20/05 05/27/05 06/03/05 06/10/05 06/17/05 06/24/05 07/01/05 07/08/05 07/15/05 07/22/05 104.00 120.00 25.00 40.40.00 116.
format and other similar stuff: these charts are very complex. 21 . functions. the type of chart.When you “right click” with your mouse on a chart make sure not to mess with any of the options to change the data range...any unwanted alteration of the original code may result in the charts not working properly.. name ranges . they contain dozens of data series.
picture. or WordArt). For example. Each tab relates to a type of activity. such as the Clipboard group on the Home tab. and additional new features like Quick Styles. make sure that you selected a shape. on the Insert tab. line. You may have to double-click the object). highlight prices.B-Work with your charts: Chronocrator-XL is not a technical analysis software and does not include some drawing tools that you may be familiar with and that are usually contained in technical analysis commercial charting software. 22 . SmartArt graphic. To reduce clutter. or Text group. some tabs appear only when needed. The Illustrations group as it appears in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and Microsoft Office Word 2007 After you insert a shape. line. line. drawing a line. Still you can use many drawing tools embedded in Excel to draw trendlines in your charts. you click an option in the Illustrations group. or WordArt. or drawing object. to perform tasks that you used to perform from the Drawing toolbar (such as inserting a shape. additional tabs appear that contain formatting and effects previously found on the Drawing toolbar. Commands are organized in logical groups under tabs. In 2007 Office release programs. SmartArt graphic. the Drawing Tools tab appears only when you select a shape. clip art. such as writing or designing a page. and adding a picture. clip art. or other drawing object (If you do not see the Drawing Tools tab. The Drawing toolbar of Excel 2003 is not available in Excel 2007: The Ribbon replaces the Drawing toolbar and other toolbars and menus in some 2007 Office release programs: it is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task. takes notes or perform other technical works in your charts .
00 200.00 500.00 700.00 100.00 46.40.00 400.00 47.00 TURN DATE IN CYCLE AND MINOR TOP IN PRICE Example of trendlines and graphic studies that can be performed on a charts thanks to Excel drawing tools 23 TURN DATE IN CYCLE AND MINOR TOP IN PRICE .00 42.00 44.00 600.00 45.00 300.00 43.00 11/19/04 11/26/04 12/03/04 12/10/04 12/17/04 12/24/04 12/31/04 01/07/05 01/14/05 01/21/05 01/28/05 02/04/05 02/11/05 02/18/05 02/25/05 03/04/05 03/11/05 03/18/05 03/25/05 04/01/05 04/08/05 04/15/05 04/22/05 04/29/05 05/06/05 05/13/05 05/20/05 05/27/05 06/03/05 06/10/05 06/17/05 06/24/05 07/01/05 07/08/05 07/15/05 07/22/05 0.00 41.00 800.
Pant. Power Point or in any other program of your preference then save it.C-Saving your works: Once you have learnt to properly scale your charts and to place graphic studies or to write your notes on them you may want to save your work: remember that with Chronocrator-XL you can analyze one stock or index per time so when you switch to another symbol new data will be downloaded and new charts will be automatically drawn and your old work will disappear. Click on the “Chart Area” click on Copy Paste the copied chart on an image viewer (for example Microsoft Paint embedded in Windows) Save the pasted chart in any image format 24 . in World. If you want to save your work before switching to the analysis of another securities or another planet you have the following options: Saving your chart as a graphic file (as a picture): just click on the “Chart Area” click on Edit>Copy (CTRL A) and paste (CTRL V) your chart on any image viewer.
Print your chart on paper with your printer directly from Excel: File>PrintPreview>Print Print your chart on a PDF file with a VirtualPrinter directly from Excel: File>PrintPreview>Print (select your Virtual Printer for printing) Print your chart on a XPS file directly from Excel: File>PrintPreview>Print (select “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” for printing) Chart printed with “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” and open with Microsoft XPS Viewer 25 .
Chart printed with “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” : opened and zoomed with Microsoft XPS Viewer 26 .
2-Once you reopen your renamed file you will find all your saved charts and data but the macro to download new data will not work because it is set to work only on a file named chronocrator.xls 27 .xls for archiving purposes) you can do it but with 2 draw-downs: 1-You will occupy more space in your hard disk since a copy of chronocrator.xls occupies almost 40MB of space.If you want to save a copy of your Excel file by renaming it (for example saving it with a date “chronocratorxl-dec10-2010.
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