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# Gartley Pattern Tutorial

Bullish Gartley Reversal Pattern

**BULLISH GARTLEY REVERSAL
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1. The first step is to iden tify a fair I y one way move [X to A]. Followed

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J The B to C leg is the important leg to check the math on. It should retrace the A to B leg to one of the key fibonacci levels [.332 .500 .613 .736]. In this case it retraced to wi thin a hair of the .613 retracement level.

At this point on the chart the assumption is that point C is the swing high and that prices will eventually trade below swing low B. We can now

begin the two step process to try and find a target for swing low D to reverse from.

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1. Calculate the length of the A to B leg [A minus B]. Now su btract that n um ber from the top of the point~ C swing high. This ~

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high. What you get is a target range for a swing low to print between 51.39 and 49.36. Two seperate measuring techniques predict a low in a 2 1/2 point range. Also AB=CD in the range. longorshort.com

2. Find the length ofleg B to C. Take that length and m ul ti pl Y it by the two key fibonacci extension numbers to find the

range for a possible low to occur.

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1. Here's the final step to confirm a point D reversal buy point. PointD should print at a key fibonacci

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The chart shows that AB= CD at 50.01. The .613 retrace of X to A is at 49.72 and the CD "range" calculations target a reversal between 5 1. 39 and 49.36. The preference is to favor the lower end of the "range" because AB=CD at the low end and the chart is harmonic at the .613

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1. The trader tries to buy as close to the reversal "range" as possible. The first trading target is a .613 retracement of the C to D leg.[56.32]. n

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Stop loss placement is up to the trader. The next level of support below D in this example would be around 45.50 where the .736 retrace of X to A resides. Others prefer a stop at abou t where X originated [40.25]. Stops MUST be used with this pattern because 30 % of the time it fails and extends below X by 1. '272 or 1. 613 of the X to A move.

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Bearish Gartley Reversal Pattern

BEARISH GARTLEY REVERSAL PATTERN The bearish gartley reversal pattern begins with a fairly straight one way move offofa swing high [in many cases it is from an all-time high].

This drop is the X to A leg.

This pattern is initially formed by finding what you see in the chart [an X to A decline and an A to B retracement] .

The trader now waits for another swing low to print before we start the point "D" projection calculations.

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The next key to the pattern is to check the fibonacci • 334.0 ratio of the B to C leg. It must be wi thin a sniff of one. 330 0

of the key retracement ratios of the A to B leg. Huh? .

Lets take it step by step. First measure what price • 326.0 distance the A to B leg was in points and wri te that. 322.0 number down. Now do the same for the B to C leg.

Divide the B to C leg number by the A to B number. • 318.0 [(length ofB to C leg)! (length of A to B leg)] = ratio • 314.0 That ratio should be about: .382.500.618 or .786

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We can now begin to calculate the most • 2820

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There is one last ingredient to the gartley reversal pattern 334.0 that is crucial to it's success. Point "D" or it should be said

leg A to D should retrace to wi thin a sniff of either .618 or 330.0 .786 of the X to A leg. As you can see the. 618 retrace of 326.0 the X to A leg also falls within the projected "range" for a

T reversal to occur. This is the final factor that must exist. 322.0

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[Q] AB = CD around 316

Reversal [ ~ BCx1.618+c = 313.7. 314.0

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~ target is a .618 retrace ofC-D 202.0

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Protective stops will need to be placed for the 30% of the time this pattern will fail.

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A successful bearish gartley. The first trading target was reached at 299, the .618 retracement of the C to D leg. The second target is at the .618 retracement of the A to D leg [the dot at 291]. The safest and most consistently met target is the .618 retracement level of the C to D leg. One technique is to exit partially at the Ist target then tighten stops on the remaining

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AT THIS POINT ON THE CHART WHAT WE HAVE IS A

X MOVE OFF OF A BOTTOM rx TO A] FOLLOWED BY A DEEP RETRACEM ENT LEG [A TO B] WHICH RETRACED TO THE. 786 FIBONACCI LEVEL. THE B TO C LEG WAS SHALLOW AND WITH THE LAST BAR ON THE CHART IN A FREE FALL THE TRADER CAN NOW ATTEM PT TO MAKE A CASE FOR WHERE THIS NEXT LEG DOWN MIGHT END FOR A REVERSAL.

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THE FIRST MEASURING STEP TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHERE THE C TO 0 LEG WILL REVERSE FROM IS EASY. SIMPLY SUBTRACT THE LENGTH OF THE A TO B LEG FROM THE C SWING HIGH.

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As IN ALL BUTTERFLY PATTERNS THE TRADER IS LOOKING FOR THE A TO B LEG TO BE EQUAL TO THE C TO 0 LEG. THIS METHOD SHOWS AB=CD ABOVE 40.

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BULLISH BUTTERFLY BOTTOM WE ALREADY HAVE THE

AB = CD TARGET NUM BER AROUND 40. Now WHAT WE WANT TO FIND OUT IS WHETHER THAT TARGET IS AT A HARMONIC NUMBER. MOST SUCCESSFUL BUTTERFLY

REVERSALS OCCUR AT C EITHER THE 1.272 OR

1.618 EXTENSIONS OF THE X TO A LEG.

THE MATH IS EASY. FIND THE LENGTH OF X TO A [72.38-48.44 = 23.94]. THEN MULTIPLY BY THE 1 ST HARMONIC NUMBER [ 23.94 X 1.272 = 30.45]. Now SUBTRACT FROM THE POINT A SWING HIGH

[72.38-30.45 = 41.93]. SO THE 1.272 EXTENSION OF X TO A TARGETS UNDER 42.

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BUY ZONE AND IN THE PROCESS FORMS A BULLISH BUTTERFLY BOTTOM _ THE CHART IS HARMONIC AT THE 1 _ 272 EXTENSION OF X TO AAND AB=CD_

F OR TRADERS WHO GET LONG FROM THE BUY ZONE THE FIRST TRADING TARGET TO TAKE PROFITS AT IS THE

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