CIT Cycles

Waves and Clouds

CIT Cycles is a natural extension of CIT Channels and CIT Angles. It makes it possible to map future cycle turns.

The CIT Cycles indicator is bundled with the CIT Cloud indicator and the CIT Waves indicator.

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The green line detects cycles based on price troughs, while the red line detects cycles based on price peaks.

Bundled with Cycles we offer the CIT Cloud and the CIT Signals indicators.

The CIT Cloud offers a new and intuitive way to display the trend, support and resistance zones:

Although the CIT Cloud is color coded (the transition between long/short signals is marked in yellow), it includes an additional set of four signal generating strategies:

Since CIT Cycles and CIT Channels are closely related, the Cycles indicator works well in conjunction with the Oscillator and Pivot Line indicators.

The CIT Waves indicator is an objective, pure price based swing/wave indicator, which can help in visualizing the different types of waves.

What's new and refreshing about this approach is that since we're not bound by a predetermined count quota and nomenclature, we can let the waves roll with price. This way, we let price tell its own story, instead of forcing a false and artificial narrative. As an added bonus, the waves won't change when you change the number of price bars being displayed or analyzed.

Since the wave counting community will no doubt disagree with the beginning and end of some of the waves, we're not labeling any of them; the goal of the indicator is to serve as a reference tool only, and not as a demonstration of a superior wave labeling algorithm. We wish only to remind users that when they find fault with the waves, they're finding fault with price, and not with a subjective wave counting and labeling system. And, because we don't interject subjective labeling, we let the focus shift towards the relationship between trend and counter-trend swings and waves.

As a rule of thumb, in an uptrend the length of upswings/waves should exceed the length of downswings (counter-trend moves), and vice versa. When the dynamic changes, this is a strong indication that the preceding, prevailing trend is coming to an end, and a CIT (trend reversal) is taking place.

CIT Waves automatically displays the length of the swings/waves. To avoid cluttering the screen with too may numbers, users can select the minimum length number to be displayed. Numbers followed by a (+) sign mean that the last swing/wave lasted longer than the preceding wave/swing. Numbers followed by a (-) sign mean that the last swing/wave was shorter than the preceding swing/wave.

You can take your analysis a step further by connecting the last upswing followed by a positive sign with the last downswing followed by a positive sign, thus isolating higher degree waves. This offers valuable insight into the longer term waves, swings and cycles at play:

To make the indicator more versatile, users have the ability, through the settings menu, to control its responsiveness to price swings.

Please keep in mind that the CIT Waves indicator is meant to show where price swings, as identified by the algorithm, start and end. The absolute level of the indicator has no real meaning and has nothing to do with price or with overbought/oversold levels. The last value will always be 0.

Risk Disclosure

Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure

Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.