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# Gartley Harmonic Pattern [TradingFinder] Harmonic Chart patterns

🔵Introduction

Research by H.M. Gartley and Scott Carney emphasizes the importance of harmonic patterns in technical analysis for predicting market movements. Gartley's work, particularly the Gartley 222 pattern, is detailed in his book "Profits in the Stock Market" and relies on the specific placement of points X, A, B, C, and D.

🟣Defining the Gartley Pattern

The Gartley pattern is a powerful technical analysis tool often seen at the end of a trend, signaling a potential reversal. Ideally, it forms during the first and second waves of Elliott Wave theory, with wave XA representing wave 1 and the entire ABCD correction representing wave 2.

While patterns outside this structure are also valid, the key points of the Gartley pattern align closely with Fibonacci retracement levels. Specifically, point B corrects wave XA to the 61.8% level, point C lies between 38% and 79% of wave AB, and point D extends between 113% and 162% of wave BC.

The bullish Gartley pattern, shown below, forms at the end of a downtrend and signals a potential buying opportunity.

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Bearish:

🔵How to Use

🟣Bullish Gartley Pattern

To spot a bullish Gartley pattern, follow these rules: the move from point X to point A (the first leg) must be upward. The subsequent move from point A to point B is downward, followed by an upward move from point B to point C.

Finally, the move from point C to point D is downward. On a chart, this pattern resembles the letter M. After the final leg of this pattern, prices are expected to rise from point D.

🟣Bearish Gartley Pattern

A bearish Gartley pattern forms similarly to the bullish one but in reverse. The initial move from point X to point A should be downward. The next move from point A to point B is upward, followed by a downward move from point B to point C.

The final leg moves upward from point C to point D. This pattern appears as a W on charts, indicating that prices are likely to fall from point D after the final move.

By understanding and identifying Gartley patterns, traders can enhance their technical analysis and improve their decision-making in financial markets. These patterns, when correctly identified, offer significant insights into potential market reversals and continuation patterns.

🔵Setting

🟣Logical Setting

ZigZag Pivot Period: You can adjust the period so that the harmonic patterns are adjusted according to the pivot period you want. This factor is the most important parameter in pattern recognition.

Show Valid Format: If this parameter is on "On" mode, only patterns will be displayed that they have exact format and no noise can be seen in them. If "Off" is, the patterns displayed that maybe are noisy and do not exactly correspond to the original pattern

Show Formation Last Pivot Confirm: if Turned on, you can see this ability of patterns when their last pivot is formed. If this feature is off, it will see the patterns as soon as they are formed. The advantage of this option being clear is less formation of fielded patterns, and it is accompanied by the latest pattern seeing and a sharp reduction in reward to risk.

Period of Formation Last Pivot: Using this parameter you can determine that the last pivot is based on Pivot period.

🟣Genaral Setting

Show: Enter "On" to display the template and "Off" to not display the template.
Color: Enter the desired color to draw the pattern in this parameter.
LineWidth: You can enter the number 1 or numbers higher than one to adjust the thickness of the drawing lines. This number must be an integer and increases with increasing thickness.
LabelSize: You can adjust the size of the labels by using the "size.auto", "size.tiny", "size.smal", "size.normal", "size.large" or "size.huge" entries.