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Market Turns


We provide what are called FDATES that are used to pinpoint market turns. Markets move up and down, and they form patterns that we see on our price charts. Those patterns contain bottoms and tops, which in turn form trend patterns. Here is an example:



Price Chart


The chart above is a DAILY chart.  It could be a WEEKLY chart. It could be of any market that is freely traded, whether that be a commodity or currency. No matter what the market happens to be, they ALL produce these market swings that you see indicated by the green dots. We call these indicated spots SWING TOPS and BOTTOMS.

If you are a Futures or Forex trader and are looking to trade the market shown above, would you agree that knowing when these swing tops or bottoms are going to occur would give you an advantage? Would information like this allow you to keep your risk low and provide you with more profitable trading opportunities?

Of course it would.


What do we provide? 

Of course no one can know with 100% certainty what day or week those swing tops or bottoms will occur. But with the help of our FDates, our Cycle Envelope charts, and other powerful technical tools, we regularly are within one price bar of pinpointing them.

FDates is simply a short name for 'Future Date", also known as turn dates. We provide them in two forms: DAILY and WEEKLY. The DAILY FDates specify what upcoming day(s) we expect a swing/turn to occur (a bottom or top), and the WEEKLY FDates specify what week(s) to expect a top or bottom on a weekly price chart.

Imagine knowing with a high degree of probability that a market turn was likely to occur on a specific day this week, or a more significant turn was likely in the following week based on the weekly FDate which is a larger time-frame.

These FDates are the result of a complicated algorithm based on geometric mathematics and cycle extraction methods. Due to the complexity of the formula that is used to produce FDates, we use special software applications (FDates Suite) in-house to generate them from market price data and then report the results via our FDate Report. This report is uploaded each weekend to our membership site where our client/members can then download it.

In addition to the weekly FDate Report, we also upload regularly Cycle Envelope charts based on Hurst Cycle extraction methods. Our members can log into the membership site, click on the market they want to get a birds eye view of, and see at a glance the likely direction that market is likely to take in the coming days. Cycle Envelope charts are explained below.




The Cycle Envelope Charts 

The Cycle Envelope charts are based on the cycle theories of Hurst. The cycle pattern of the market for both short-term and long-term is exposed and from this the 'expected' future short-term cycle pattern is extrapolated and plotted on the chart.

Within the Membership, members have access to these powerful Cycle Envelope charts as a bonus.


Cycle Envelope Chart trading strategy


Note on the above Cycle Envelope chart that you have short-term cycle (green) and intemediate-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 produce swing bottoms in order to enter long at the best price points and minimize risk. You would avoid selling this market.


Does This Really Work?

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



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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 The Following is NOT part of the Membership discussed above. This book is for those who would like to learn how to do forecasting for themselves. You do not need this book to take advantage of our FDates. But if you are like me and the thought of doing some forecasting on your own on a market of your choosing excites you, keep reading.


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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.

Please sign me up for premium gold. I can't live or trade without your service...I have been returned all monies loss and spent on trading and am moving to that happy place of profit. Thanks. - Robert W.

... 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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