Know in Advance

Amazing Accuracy in Market Timing

Forecasting Market Turns since 1996 - 27 Years!



“Time Is More Important Than Price.” -- W. D. Gann


I've been in the trading world for more than 35 years.

But it didn't take nearly that long to figure out what every trader and investor would need in order to succeed.

A good market timing strategy.

Without good market timing, you will often end up getting into trades either too early or too late. Both of these outcomes often result in many losses, and potentially wipe out an account.

What is needed to help avoid early or late market entry is something that can provide more precise timing of market turns.

For us within the FDates Market Timing Membership, the "FDate Report" is that something.


What is the FDate Report?


The "FDate Report" is our main source for powerful market timing turn dates. 

This report is uploaded to the membership server and viewable or downloadable in PDF format for all members.

It contains the FDATES (Future Turn Dates, aka cycle turn dates) for two time-frames, the WEEKLY and DAILY. 

These dates inform the chartist as to where cycle turns (swing tops and bottoms) are highly likely to occur within one price bar.

The EDGE that FDates provides the trader/investor is knowing in advance when to expect the market to pivot.

These cycle turn dates are provided in two time-frames, the DAILY turn dates and the WEEKLY turn dates.

By having these two time-frames, you can know in advance when to expect the weekly cycle turn (pivot, swing) as well as the daily cycle turn.

Cycle turns (ie. pivots, swings) are illustrated by the example chart below.

The accuracy of FDates averages around 90-91% within +/1 one price bar.


Price Chart


The IMPORTANT thing to note about these swing bottoms and tops is that they mark key price levels of support and resistance.

For example, if a swing bottom price bar occurs when expected due to a FDate on the report, that price level is expected to not be violated by the subsequent trading day (or week if this were a weekly chart).

Imagine what your trading would be like the next day, when you have strong confidence that a bottom low price of the previous day is likely going to hold off any further decline for the near term. Whether trading the DAILY or INTRA-DAY time-frame, that price low becomes your support reference for taking on long side trades. It also acts as a good stop-loss reference, where they can be placed below that level and usually expected not to be triggered!

Now, there is so much more to what they provide than I have just shared above. More is learned within the membership. But let me share one more thought.

Take a WEEKLY FDate for example that is used to determine when WEEKLY swing bottoms or tops are likely to occur with an extremely high degree of accuracy.

If for example a weekly swing top occurs when our WEEKLY FDate indicated it would, can you imagine what trading strategies you could employ knowing the top is in for at least a couple weeks or so? Option spread traders could sell premium above that swing top for income purposes, for instance. 

Our WEEKLY FDates are not only powerful in determining the new trend for the lower time-frames (Daily, Intraday), but they are excellent for option traders. Option traders benefit from knowing not only what direction a market is going but also what price area the market is not likely to enter.


The FDate Market Timing Membership

By joining the FDATES MEMBERSHIP, you will have access to our weekly FDATE REPORT along with other valuable resources.

The FDATE REPORT is uploaded as a PDF that is downloadable and printable. It contains the upcoming FDATES for both the DAILY and WEEKLY time-frames. You receive a new FDATE REPORT every weekend to help you prepare for the week(s) ahead.

In addition to the FDate Report you will have access to our Cycle Envelope charts. These are based on Hurst Cycle analysis, and provides you with a visual representation of the short-term and mid-term cycle of the market analyzed. We provide a Cycle Envelope chart for every market that is covered by the FDATE REPORT, and is updated several times a week.

Below is what a Cycle Envelope chart looks like. (see CHART 2)


Cycle Envelope Chart trading strategy


Note on the above Cycle Envelope chart that you have short-term cycle (green) and intermediate-term cycle (blue) envelopes plotted on the price chart. By a quick look at this chart, you can see that this market has a very high likelihood of moving higher for the near-term. For a market like this one, you certainly want to be keeping an eye on FDates that point to higher swing bottoms in order to enter long at the best price points and minimize risk. You would avoid selling this market.


How Accurate Are FDates?

Well, see for yoursellf! I have been making bold market predictions on public trading forums and in recent years on Youtube using the exact same information provided to our members. I've been making these bold predictions since the late 1980's! Below are just a few examples of bold predictions I've made in advance.









Crude Oil March 2017


 Now I'm aware that as time goes on these examples above will be somewhat 'dated'. So if you need more convincing, my suggestion is to simply subscribe to my Youtube channel  and follow along until you feel confident that there is something to all this.  



Unsolicited Testimonies (collected over many years)



"As you know I was virtually dead and buried in this business a year ago, my only skepticism regarding FDates was the possibility that I was just chucking good money after bad in the vain attempt to find a magical trade that would keep me going.

I had already tried many systems and spent a small fortune, you were the only one that didn't fleece me, the only one that provided a workable and honest system, sure it was difficult to understand in the early days, but what isn't that's new, and boy was it worth it!!!!!!"


"...we're all so used to Rick's being able to time market moves with such incredible precision that we've forgotten how absolutely amazing this is! Does anybody remember what trading was like before you discovered FDates? I do -- for me, it was a lot of hard work and frustration mixed with trips to the bank to wire more money into my account!

Now what's it like? I called my broker today to have HIM send ME money to pay for the vacations (plural) I took this summer. THAT'S how it should be! And with CEPPRO [a later version of the FDates program], I look forward to even more vacations! Hooray FDates!" John R.

"My broker (discount of course) asked me today what I am doing different to place trades. I asked him why. He said he has been following my account closely and I am up 38% for the year [due to trading FDates]. None of his other clients are even close! I guess he didn't think I knew that. Ha! Ha!" Jim P. 
"Wow. Cotton has really followed the dates...Unbelievable. Your projections are sweet! With your service, I may not have to be in the IS industry another 35 years :)" – Aaron W., Missouri
"You are a true professional. I want to say "thanks" for all the time you put into the membership. You have always answered every question Ive had in a very timely manner and I know answering questions takes time. I could not be more pleased with my membership and your commitment to make it a positive experience." – Tony M., California
"Rick, I have been following your [daily] forecasts for over a year now mostly in the SP500. I have not been following the [weekly turn date] forecasts as close, because I was getting advice from another source. I now realize that I should have been paying more attention, because the [weekly turn dates] are great too! Thanks for all that you do." - James L., Florida
"Rick, Following your discussion of the Australian Dollar has been vastly more enlightening than the hit & miss results of using the regular technical indicators alone. What you offer is an empowering skill in following the markets and it is invaluable. Thanks. And thank you for your patience." - Vida B., California
"Since February, my losses total $684 and my earnings are over $12,000. Well, the story has gotten more interesting since then, and I want to share that story with you.

"A broker friend of mine claims your system is no better than "fortune telling." He argues that I know nothing about trading and my success is just sheer luck. In fairness, he is partly right. I do know nothing about trading. To prove that point, my friend had me answer the sample exam for Part 1 of a home study course for people who want to become commodities brokers. Of the 23 questions, I got 9 right!

So here's what happens next. On 6/15 heating oil reaches a new high and I think to myself that 6/15 is an fdate. So I go short around 4650. The market moves down and on 6/21 we hit another fdate, so I get out around 4450. To me, that's a nice 200 point trade, and I'm happy.

My friend says I'm a fool. Then I watch the action on Tuesday, 6/22. What do I see? I see that heating oil bottomed out around the same point on both Monday and Tuesday. I call my friend to ask him if this is a plateau bottom, and he calls me an idiot. Well, it's a plateau bottom to me and Rick says to watch these formations closely. Besides, we're at fd+1 [one bar of FDate]. Moreover, the support is at 38% retracement.

What do I do? I go long. On Wednesday, heating oil shoots up over 100 points. Guess who's along for the ride? Right, me.

OK, my friend thinks I'm an idiot. So what. My friend says the system can't be valid if it hasn't been backtested for 10 years. So what. My friend takes losses left and right. So what, I don't.

All I know is that in a week's time I picked up 300 points in profit. I'm having so much fun doing this that I might do it again on Friday!"

Gerhard D. (letter subject: thanks again)



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Site Footnotes:

*You can also use my currency future turn dates to time Forex market tops and bottoms for those paired with the USD.



Rick Ratchford, EzineArticles Platinum Author






... "Wow. Cotton has really followed the dates...Unbelievable. Your projections are sweet! - Aaron W.

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... Rick, it's amazing what happens to one's confidence and profits when the hope of a quality system turns to reality. You my friend have restored my faith in the search for honesty and transparency in our profession. - Steven W.

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