CycleTrader Matrix Series Chart Template - Levels 1 to 9

Chart CT Templates
  • Section 1 – Introduction –
  • Section 2 – Trading Topics – Four Pillars of Success – Chart Time Frames – Modify Templates –
  • Section 3 – Two Chart Types –
  • Section 4 – CycleTrader Core Indicators – What indicators are on most all templates –
  • Section 5 – CycleTrader Chart Template Levels 1 through 9 –

Section 1 - Introduction

Starting with CycleTrader has never been so easy and fast.

We provide ready to use chart templates levels for ALL the CycleTrader Indicators.

There is no limit to what you can create and save on your own, but this will help you set up your charts up quickly and start today.

Below are the 9 CycleTrader chart template levels that are available when you start.

We go into details for each of the CT templates to help you get the fastest start possible.

The goal was to be able to add each CycleTrader Indicator to the template levels in an organized and effective when day trading the markets.

Note: We still suggest to test each of the CT indicators and see what levels of CT Indicators works best for you in your market. 

Keep in mind, you can also save any group of indicator to your own template name(s).

The videos below will share how and why we added each of the CycleTrader Indicator to each CycleTrader template level.

Best of luck and happy trading!

Section 2 - Four Pillars of Success - Chart Time Frames - Modify Templates

4 Pillars of Success

#1 – Trend – Long or Short – You have to know if now is the time to go long or short. This has to be #1.

# 2 – Entry Price – You have to know when and where to enter the market to get a good fill price. If you don’t have a good fill price, then #2 pillar makes it difficult to get an good exit price.

#3 – Exit Price – Knowing the best exit price pattern(s) can be the difference from making a little money day trading to making a lot of money day trading.

#4 – Take your ball and go home – Yes, at one point, you have to know when and where to stop and say you have made enough that day. The markets will try to find a way to take your success away if you stay at the trading table.

Chart Time Frames

Chart Time Frames – There are a lot of people who trade 1, 2, 3 min type short term charts and wonder why they lose? In my experience, one must also have longer term charts. 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 240, daily and weekly to day trade.

With longer term charts, you will see the same patterns, but displayed for the longer term picture. This will help you with pillar #1, Trend.

You can also use CT Chart Pattern Indicators to enter and exit the markets without getting taking out of the market all the time with short term charts. The list goes on and on.

Modify Templates

Modify Indicator Templates – Yes, this is perfect! If you find a good combination, do a save-as template and call it what you like. We simply created the Core Group and added to this list. It is a well organized list of indicators groups.

Education goal: The goal for CycleTrader Indicator template training is to take one idea at a time and learn each indicator before you move onto the next one. Then repeat one more time after you are finished with the page.

After 2 or 3 times through this page, it should all come together and you will see why we have these indicators. And, why we group them together to see the markets clearer when it comes to trends, entry and exit points and much more.

Section 3 - Two Chart Types - Regular Candle Stick & CT-09

Two Chart Types - Candle Stick and CT 09

1. Candle Stick Chart

2. CT 09 Bar Volume Delta Profile

CycleTRADER’s CT 09 – Bar Volume Delta Profile – 

CT 09 Bar Volume Delta starts by using the same math from the CT 05 Current Bar’s Volume Delta Indicator. The advantage is that we plot the delta volume difference for each tick range on the bars as it movers up and down and not just the total volume difference.

With CT 09, we still plot the net difference below each bar as we would with CT 05 Current Bar’s Volume Delta.

You will find this to be an incredible entry and exit tool. Buy in the red zones, and sell in the green zones.

We estimate that over 93% + of the time, the price bar’s will show negative red volume delta differences towards the bottoms of each bar and green positive volume delta differences on the top range of each bar.

CT 09 Bar Vol Delta Profile -

How to trade CT 09?

You will see areas to buy the market when you see 1 to 3 ranges of negative red volume differences down and vice a versa to sell when you see the opposite on the top in green.

The CycleTrader's Core Indicators are the basis for all CT template levels

CycleTrader Core Indicator Templates?

Each of these indicators tell a story about if you are going to buy or sell the market (Trend – CT Indicators). When to buy or sell (Cycles – Support/Resistance Lines). What are to enter the markets (CT 09 – Bands, Etc). How to exit and more.

Each template level 1 through 8 will have the core indicators list to the left, and then right below the level number name, you will see CT 09.

This means that each template level number 1 to 8 has the same core group of indicators and the only difference is will be the CT 09 Bar Volume Delta Profile indicator shown below by itself.

CT 09 – Bar Volume Delta Profile –

CT 09 Bar Profile Level Indicator.

CT 09 - Bar Volume Delta Profile

CT Core Indicators are on all CycleTrader Templates

Note: Each CT 09 template level will have the exact same core indicators (see below) as the corresponding level number above it.

The difference between them is that added the CT 09 Bar Volume Delta Profile Chart Indicator to the 2nd same level name template with the ending (CT 09).

Template levels: Look to the right and you will see the 2 versions of each template level – (Lever 1 has more options only)

CycleTrader Template Levels

How we created each template -

We used the CT Core Indicator Group as the basis. For each new level 2 to 8 template levels, we modified each one by simply adding the additional NEW CycleTRADER Indicators to the bottom of each template level.

We did this to keep the templates organized , easy to follow and simple to learn, but, at the same time be very effective in your trading success.

No two templates other than the Daily / Weekly Template has the same additional new indicators outside the Core Indicator Group.

Section 5 - CycleTrader Chart Template Levels: 1 to 9

Template - Level 1 Core Indicators

Core Indicators - Level 1

The CT Indicator list above will be the Core CycleTrader Indicators group we add to for each CycleTrader template level.

We used this core indicator group because each CT Indicator tells the story of the markets trends, entry / exit price and much more…

 
You goal when using CycleTrader Indicators will be to get an advantage for entry / exit price.

Indicator Description - Level 1 Core Indicators

Bar Timer – Shows how many minutes and seconds are left on each bar.

This helps you time your trade for the next  anticipate new bars that shows a new story.

Bar Timer

CT 00 – Matrix – This is a key indicator using a mix of any combination of CT Series Indicators.

It plots like a chart with a OHLL.

Gold is the up momentum color and red is down. 

You can enter long above the previous bar’s Open or High and vice versa for shots.

The Matrix

CT 01 – VMI(a) – Measures and plots the difference in volume on each bar of how many contracts bought at the offer verses sold at the bid. Plots like a chart. We use a given moving average of these values in the chart’s plotted value One of the best indicators on the market to show real-time current trends and when momentum is changing. Cyan is up momentum and red is down. You can trade similar to the Matrix above. They work together showing the math.

VMI (a)

CT 04 – Volume  Profile Delta – Measures the volume difference profile of a given tick range going back x bars of how many contracts bought at the offer, verses sold at the bid in the range. We follow 3 sets of minimum contract sizes. Default is 1 lots or more, 25 lots, and 100 lots. Plots Cyan as positive delta differences and red as negative. It also plots 3 different shades of these colors, lightest shade being the 1 lots or more.

It shows 2 patterns:

1. When you see lots of red at cycle bottoms, meaning more sellers than buyers, it can be a great time to buy.

CT 04 – Volume Profile Delta

It shows 2 patterns continued:

2. When the move starts off and you see the same color direction, it gives you the confidence to know the market is behind you.

CT 05 – Current Volume Delta – Measures the volume delta difference on each new bar.

Simple buy pattern: Cyan up color and red is down.

You will see in real-time the volume delta change as the bar progresses.

This will give you tons of insight on current market momentum.

CT 05 – Current Volume Delta

CT 15 – CycleWave 4 to 9 Bar Cycle Count – This is actually 10 indicators in 1.

We just use the 4 to 9 bar cycle plot count, break out lines, and cycle bands for the timing of when the market is likely to top or bottom.

The cycle count up is cyan and down is red.

We use a 4 to 9 bar cycle count in one direction for timing the markets.

CT 15 – CycleWave 4 to 9 Bar Cycle Count

CT 17 – OHL Medium Levels – Identifies the High and Low of the day and plots the mid section as a orange dash line. Long above, short below is the thought.

However, when the longer term cycle is due, you will see bottom all happen below this line to get you set up to buy, and vice versa for tops.

CT 17 – OHL Medium Levels

CT 19 – Keltner Bands – We use these upper and lower bands plus the EMA at all times for entry and exit suggested points. 

It’s like the road map of price action direction, support and resistance. Excellent tool when applying other CycleTrader indicators.

Keep in mind the angle of the band moves will cause us to not fade the bands. Watch Video.

CT 19 – Keltner Bands
CT 19 – Keltner Bands

CT 22 – Last Price Line – Plots the last bid price of the market.

This line has more benefits then just the last price, it also extends left on the chart to show past support and resistance lines automatically.

CT 22 – Last Price Line

CT 24 – Swing High / Low Percentage Range – Using our CycleWave Cycle Counter, we can identify actual cycle highs and lows.

We apply these high and low levels, then plot the 0 to 150% percentage move up and down from the center point (Dash Green) of the current price between these ranges.

You can choose how far back to go back x bars and pick the highs high and lowest low between this range.

It moves forward automatically as the last highest high and lowest low moves forward X bars back.

CT 24 – Swing High / Low Percentage Range

Another way to trade using these levels is to fade the market, if at resistance and at a high % number (75% to 150%), then this can set up a way to sell tops or vice versa buy bottoms.

CT 26 – GreenLine -Formally known as the DoubleStoch by Walter Bressert. This is the 5 length. We modified it 3 ways. 1.) Added a 3 moving average to the value and plot this value to smooth it out. 2.) Added the cycle count to each bar. 3.) Added bars with the line to show the height move of each bar. Plot both areas above or below the buy / sell lines to enter the market and trend.

We plot the GreenLine in the same panel as the YellowLine.

CT 26 – GreenLine

CT 27 – YellowLine – Same as GL – Formally known as the DoubleStoch by Walter Bressert. This is the 10 length. We modified it 3 ways. 1.) Added a 3 moving average to the value and plot this value to smooth it out. 2.) Added the cycle count to each bar. 3.) Added bars with the line to show the height move of each bar. Plot both areas above or below the buy / sell lines to enter the market and trend.

We plot the YellowLine in the same panel as the GreenLine.

CT 27 – YellowLine

CT 28 – RedLine – Formally known the B-LINE (Bressert Line) we also modified it the same way as the DoubleStochs by adding a 3 average to the value, cycles and bars. Excellent for trend direction and potential trend reversals locations.

The Redline is the only indicator CycleTrader provides that is Red up and YellowGold down.

CT 28 – RedLine

CT 34 – Support / Resistance Window Levels – We use the CycleWave Cycle Highs and Lows as to start to the Support / Resistance Windows combined with Legs Up an Legs Down that fills in the windows.

As the market moves, the windows will self adjust.  Meaning, what was resistance, will become green support when prices close above the highest point of the last resistance window.

We default to look back 5 cycles for both highs and lows. when resistance becomes support, then the indicator will automatically look back further to find another resistance point to plot using Cycle Highs based on past chart patterns. This happens because we set the default to 5 and it should most always show 5 Resistance / Support Windows.

Its vital to see support and resistance levels to avoid buying at resistance and selling at support levels.

These levels move as the market moves and gives you amazing views of the market you would not otherwise have seen easily because of how CycleTrader monitor these levels in real time and repaints them.

CT 34 – Support / Resistance Window Levels
Why do some of the support and resistance windows appear to be darker than others?
 
This means that there is an overlap of past levels and it shows up darker. 
CT 34 – Support / Resistance Window Levels

Conclusion – Level 1 – It sets the stage for all your trading. It covers most all aspects of a trade with these sets of indicators.

>> Trend, Reversals, Cycles, Support, Resistance, Entry, Exit, Volume Deltas, Ranges and more.

Video Description:

 

Level 1 - Core Group "B"

Level 1 Core “B” Indicator Template – 

For the “B” Core Template, we removed The Matrix, RedLine and the  CT 04 Market Profile to give more room on the chart without giving up the real power of the Core Indicators.

CycleTrader Core "B" Indicators

Each Level has an additional same level NAME with "CT 09" on the back end

These CT 09 named levels are the 2nd chart type, but all the same indicators for the level number.

CT_Level_1_ CT 09 – For all CT 09 level names, these are all the same Indicators for that level number, but in the 2nd chart format called CT 09 Bar Volume Delta Profile Indicator

CT_Level 1_Core Group_B is a slim down version of the above MAIN level 1 template with without CT 09.

CT_level_1_CT 09_Simple is a simpler CT 09 version with less Core Indicators.

Template - level 1 CT 09_Simple

This simple template shows an easy view of the CT 09 – Bar Volume Delta Profile combined with CT 34 Support and Resistance Windows.

CycleTrader level 1 - CT 09 Simple

Template - Level 2

CT 18 – OHL Detrend –

It detrends the distance from the mid-level of the day’s range.

Orange-Gold up and Red Down below the mid point.

You can go back in time and see how far the market typically goes above or below the mid level before it stops. Excellent way to combine CycleWave 4 to 9 Bar Cycle Count, Keltner Bands, GL, YL, TM, etc, to pick large Cycle High and Lows.

 

CT 18 – OHL Detrend

CT 31 – Direction of Tick Momentum (TM) –

Tick momentum measures the number of ticks the market goes in the same direction based on the same direction bar closes.

LimeGreen up and Red down. We use any change in direction for color change, not the mid point.

Similar to the OHL Medium, you will find the market will get X ticks in the same direction and then stop. It always stops eventually.

We use a 3 bar average rather than a 1 bar as default. This smooths out the market wiggles and helps you stay in moves longer.

CT 07 - SMA Detrend (Close)

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Template - Level 3

CT 07 – SMA Detrend (Close) –

The SMA Detrend shows the number of ticks above or below the SMA as a detrend. This proves to show you how far in the past the market typically will extend to before a reversal.

We use Teal color up above mid level and Red down.

1.) Market momentum change – When the market changes color direction above or below the SMA.

2.) Look for the extensions too for reversals. 

CT 07 - SMA Detrend (Close)

CT 30 – Direction of Close Strength (CS) –

Violet up colors and Red down.

Similar to the Tick Momentum, this adds up all closes above and below it’s bar’s open together regardless of consecutive closes in the same direction.

We default 10 bars back as default to add the close distance up and down values together.

This is also a detrend and chart type. Watch for extended moves up or down before reversals.

 

CT 30 - Direction of Close Strength (CS)

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Template - Level 4

CT 32 – Direction of DSI –

We use an EMA, smooth it out 2 more time, then plot this value between 0 to 100. We then added Bars, cycle count, breakout lines to the indicator as an option.

We defaulted a 2 length to see the instance momentum moves based on the close direction.

Purple up and Red down.

Trade in the direction of color, but pay attention to trend direction and cycle count from other CT Indicators.

Will confirm the direction of current moves. 

 

CT 32 - Direction of DSI

CT 33 – Direction of MSI –

Take the average length of each candle stick range. Then it averages this length again. We then plot this between 0 to 100.

Cyan up color and Red down.

The important math with MSI is the direction of the bars and the length of the bar in that direction. The larger the bar, normally the stronger the move.

Trade the direction of the indicator.

CT 33 - Direction of MSI

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Template - Level 5

CT 06 – Level 1 Vol Diff Line On Close Chart –

Volume Delta is a big part of momentum and we added these values to all our charts. The Level 1 Vol Difference Delta Line on Close takes the difference in volume show the trends in Volume Delta.

LimeGreen up volume delta and red down.

We show breakout lines too which are swing highs and lows.

CT 06 - Level 1 Vol Diff Line On Close Chart

CT 16 – Cycle High / Low Detrend –

Shows the number of ticks the market traded from cycle lows to highs and then back to cycle lows.

RoyalBlue up and Red down.

Go back and monitor that normal range the market will advance or decline from cycle highs and lows.

 

CT 16 - Cycle High / Low Detrend

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Template - Level 6

CT 11 – Ops Up / Ops Down –

Ops = Above / Below the last bar’s OPEN. OPS UP / OPS DOWN

We found this pattern to be helpful for momentum change and continued momentum. The thought is there is a lot of power on each bar’s open and when the price action moves above or below, this is the move.

SpringGreen = Ops Up /  Red = Ops Down

Follow the trends in the direction of Ops.

CT 11 - Ops Up / Ops Down

CT 13 – Legs Up / Legs Down  –

Legs are like Hammers and Shooting Stars. They show rejection of prices.

Faded Red color is Legs Up (Bearish) and Faded Cyan is Legs Down (Bullish).

We went the opposite on colors with this indicator because legs up is bearish and legs down is bullish.

 

CT 13 - Legs Up / Legs Down

CT 14 – Above / Below – Swing High / Low –

We used the CycleWave 4 to 9 bar count as the basis for swings. When the market it trading above the swing highs then RoyalBlue up. When the market is closing below swing lows, then Red down.

This indicator will help you see the trend direction based on swings.

CT 14 - Above / Below - Swing High / Low

CT 25 – Candlestick Pattern Labels –

There are over 15 labels you can activate and as these patterns develop, CycleTrader will plot and label them on your charts.

We plot the bearish labels above the prices and in Red.

We plot the bullish labels below the prices and in LimeGreen.

CT 25 - Candlestick Pattern Labels

Template - Level 7

Level 7" / "Level 7 - CT 09

CT 12 – Above / Below Below Current Bar’s Open –

This indicator turned out to give us insight on the number count of closes in the same direction. We notice this number count changes in sideways and trending markets.
 
Purple up closes and Red down closes.
 
When the market is running up for example, you could wait for 1 to 2 down closes and enter the market long.
CT 12 - Above / Below Below Current Bar's Open

CT 21 – Open / Close – Double SMA Crossover –

This in one of a kind SMA indicator. We plot both the average openings and closes together.
 
Cyan color is when the Close average is above the Open average. Red is the opposite.
 
Momentum based as it looks at both the average opens verses the average closes.
CT 21 - Open / Close - Double SMA Crossover

CT 25 – Candlestick Pattern Labels –

There are over 15 labels you can activate and as these patterns develop, CycleTrader will plot and label them on your charts.

We plot the bearish labels above the prices and in Red.

We plot the bullish  labels above the prices and in LimeGreen.

CT 25 - Candlestick Pattern Labels

CT 29 – Direction of PPI –

 Power Play Indicator – PPI  – is all the CycleTrader indicators that can combine any combination as one line indicator with bars and cycle count.

RoyalBlue up and Red down.

Smooths out the combination of the indicators by averaging the values together as one.

Trade in the direction of color. But also anticipate reversals in the buy and sell zones above 80 and below 20.

CT 29 - Direction of PPI

Template - Level 8

CT 15 – ME – Buy/Sell Mid Level YellowLine –

CycleTrader MadeEasy Indicators are either one color or the other. This shows Bullish above the mid level of the YellowLine.

Yellow Up, Red Down.

The YellowLine can move up and down and as long as its above the mid level, then it shows long. This allows the indicator to wiggle without taking just the direction of the indicator.

CT 15 - ME - Buy/Sell Mid Level YellowLine

CT 16 – ME – Buy/Sell Mid Level PPI – 

CycleTrader MadeEasy Indicator using the PPI. Indicates RoyalBlue above mid level and short below.

excellent trend tool to avoid wiggles in an indicator and just let it trade any direction above and below the mid 50% level.

 

 

CT 16 - ME - Buy/Sell Mid Level PPI

CT_17 – ME – BS Mid Level Close Strength (CS)-

Similar idea, long when the Close Strength (CS) is above the mid level (0) and short below.

We over lapped the actual CS indicator on top of the MadeEasy Mid Level Indicator to see where the indicator was in connection with the mid level change in

CT_17 - ME - BS Mid Level Close Strength CT

Template - Level 9 Daily / Weekly

CT 11 – Ops Up / Ops Down –

Ops = Above / Below the last bar’s OPEN. OPS UP / OPS DOWN

We found this pattern to be helpful for momentum change and continued momentum. The thought is there is a lot of power on each bar’s open and when the price action moves above or below, this is the move.

SpringGreen = Ops Up /  Red = Ops Down

Follow the trends in the direction of Ops.

CT 11 - Ops Up / Ops Down

CT 14 – Swing High / Low –

We used the CycleWave 4 to 9 bar count as the basis for swings. When the market it trading above the swing highs then RoyalBlue up. When the market is closing below swing lows, then Red down.

This indicator will help you see the trend direction based on swings.

CT 14 - Swing High / Low

CT 21 – Open / Close Double SMA Crossover –

This in one of a kind SMA indicator. We plot both the average openings and closes together.

Cyan color is when the Close average is above the Open average. Red is the opposite.

Momentum based as it looks at both the average opens verses the average closes.

CT 21 - Open / Close Double SMA Crossover
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