A Technical Description Of Market Data For Traders by John F. Ehlers
What is the nature of market data? What wisdoms can be gained from studying it? Here is a brief summary of research into the nature of market data, from someone who has spent decades researching it, testing it, and trading it. Included is a technique to detect and demodulate the AM and FM components of cycles, so you can better ensure your timing signals are accurately accounting for the market data.
Most traders consider market data to be a continuous function. It is further assumed that smoothing this function with averages or squiggly line indicators will create patterns or conditions that are useful for predicting future market direction. These assumptions are very wrong on many levels ...