The DeMark Indicators® are a collection of sophisticated market-timing tools created by Tom DeMark over the course of nearly 40 years in the financial industry. These proprietary techniques provide an objective method of analyzing markets, with application regardless of region, asset, price, data, time period and history.
"It's gotten to the point where I don't even look at a chart without overlaying the DeMark Indicators."
John Burbank Founder and CIO Passport Capital

What makes the DeMark Indicators unique is that they seek to identify areas of likely trend formation and exhaustion prior to their occurrence. This is critical in an industry where price is determined as much by the expectations of various events as it is by the events themselves.

The DeMark Indicators do not represent a singular approach. They are a collection of studies that address the financial markets in various ways. Some indicators are short-term in nature, while others offer a more prolonged time horizon. Some are intended to operate in concert with the prevailing trend, while others seek to identify when a trend has reached a potential termination point. As such, the methods are well suited to traders and investors of all disciplines, trading styles and risk appetites.

The DeMark Indicators are not only concerned with the direction of a market move, but also its timing. By seeking to identify potential inflection points as they occur, our proprietary techniques may forever change the way you view the market.
Once the trader gets the hang of using Demark's system for recognizing setups and likely reversal areas, spotting these sequences on a chart becomes second nature. I liken the recognition to that of Ichimoku charts. Used together with other momentum indicators that suit a traders style, the confluence of pivot points dramatically increases the odds of a winning trade.

Below is a chart which illustrates a bearish setup followed by a bullish setup. Many traders call this
"Trading the 9s"
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Building on
"Trading the 9s" bullish or bearish setups a continuation pattern emerges called the TD sequential countdown. Jason Perl's book goes into great detail on this and other setups.

After the 9s setup completes a trader looks for the continuation pattern. In simplest form the present candle, usually starting with candle 9, starts the sequence. The following candles must close above (See Chart below - 25 September) the previous 2 candles. Note where bar 7 occurs as the count skips until bar 7 closes above bar 5 and 6. This continues until bar 11.

Back testing many charts after reading Jason's book

This is a trend following technique so I use this when I am looking to confirm a trend or to mark tops and bottoms.

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About Cousin Vinny
Cousin Vinny is the internet pseudonym for TLLeBlanc, Architect who started trading in 1987. Practicing Architecture for over 30 years, Mr. LeBlanc found the technical aspects of building, design and construction prepared him well for fundamental and technical analysis.

He is a family man, a native of New Orleans, currently residing in New Jersey.
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We have a simple mission. We wish to make profitable trading and investing a core part of every "newbie" trader.

Knowledge is power and with trading, being able to act quickly, with forethought is a critical component to success.

We wish to educate new traders in the process of recognizing and executing high probability setups, entries and exits.