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John Craciun

John CRACIUN

  • Self-taught independent, private pattern day-trader, swing trader (stocks, index futures).
     
  • Technical analyst - pure chartist.
  • Author.
  • Software & mechanical trading system developer
  • Market researcher.
  • Private tutor.

 

Accomplishments

 

 2002   July:  The publishing of my first article on the topic of Three-Line Break charts in TradersWorld magazine (#4933 - Issue #33).

TradersWorld.com magazine

My efforts of resuscitating interest in the old Japanese charts have now become public.

No article on such topic existed in the technical analysis literature until then.

 

July:  My first software, TSTS, came out.
TSTS stands for Trading System Testing Software.

Traders can now backtest, test and record their trades for each and every trading system manually and affordably, simply meaning that systems where TSTS can’t be used do not exist.

TSTS did in 2002 what MetaStock does not do even in 2015

 

The Reversal Charts - the world's first and only book which describes Kagi, Renko and Three-line Breat Japanese price charts in great detail.

 2003   August: I published my first book, The Reversal Charts.

For the first time in English from cover to cover, the old and neglected Japanese charts of Kagi, Renko and Three-line Break have been described in great detail.

No other such book exists.


Articles meant to increase awareness on the existence and utility of these ancient charting styles have been published in Chartpoint, a Singaporean trading magazine, now discontinued and reshaped as Traders Journal.

 

October: securities cyber-trading private tuition introduced.

 

 2004   September:  The second edition of The Reversal Charts in English and the Spanish version have been published.
Jaume, the translator and very talented programmer, achieved a world premiere by putting the components of the Spanish IBEX-35 Index on display online in real-time Renko format.
Update: his free service has been discontinued in Feb. 2012.

 2005   April: The Reversal Charts has been published in French.
Claude, a private trader and well-known translator of tens of technical analysis books for Valor Editions, begins giving seminars across France, Belgium and Switzerland.
He put up a web site for French investors (www.threelinebreak.fr).
Update: Claude retired from the public scene in 2011 and discontinued his online presence.

 2006   September: Authorized reseller of MetaStock full suite of products at discounted prices.

MetaStockPro - award-winning analysis & charting software

The Technical Analysis Society of St. Lucia - click image to go to the web site.

September:  The inauguration of the Technical Analysis Society of St. Lucia, the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

 

October: First ever price chart studies and entry-level technical analysis articles published weekly in St. Lucia’s largest newspaper to create public awareness about real work-from-home opportunities trading securities online.

November: The Reversal Charts has been selected for publication in Germany by the largest publisher of financial books FinanzBuch Verlag GmbH.

 2007   Throughout the year: crisscrossing the island promoting cyber-trading self-employment alternatives to islanders and battling the impossible task of discovering hidden treasure: not gold-laden Caribbean pirates’ sunken ship but native talent for day-trading.
 

St. Lucia - Auberge Seraphine Hotel - July 2008 presentation

 2008   July: 2-hour presentation in Castries, St. Lucia: cyber-trading for individuals, technical analysis, income opportunities, personal changes.

 2009   January: the publication of The Money Art, Vol. I, the first in a series of highly motivational textbooks aimed at persons contemplating self-directed active investing.

The Money Art, Vol. I - click to read more

The German translation of 'The Reversal Charts'.

February: The German publisher of The Reversal Charts does a very good work at distributing the book online and in print.

He has been so enthusiastic about the work, that he registered more domain names than the author.
He even set up a web page with the author’s misspelt name in the URL.

 

July: The release of two innovations:

  • The JC Box. See chart here.
  • The JC Oscillator.
    Read the introduction here and see chart here.

See the backtests reports in Adobe .pdf format below (some files have been curtailed to show only the 1st page in order to reduce file size to minimum).

Summary | Positions | Equity | System

August: introducing The Mentored Profit Sharing Plans to enhance diversification alternatives.  For established investors only, this is a true, full loss control and recuperating program with investors retaining control of their trading capital.

 2010   January: launching JC Securities Int’l, the private fund.
 

The Money Art, Vol. II - click to read more

February: The Money Art, Vol. II is available.

The second in a series of highly motivational textbooks aimed at persons who wish to learn to invest their own capital with the help of technical analysis.


May: TAS of St. Lucia Honorary Memberships awarded to three veterans of technical analysis of the financial markets.

 

 2011   October: The Money Art, Vol. III is published in e-book format.

It includes provocative articles following the same structure like the previous volumes: The profession, Personal opinions, Indicators, Epilogue and Appendix, plus a chapter on former students.

The Money Art, Vol. III - click to read more


 2012   February: two major technical analysis breakthroughs.

1). Course 3 - Renko comes now with modified Renko charts improved for the first time since their inception 300+ years ago.

The Start-or-Stop Indicator - click to read more.


2). Read about the Start-or-Stop Indicator here.
A world’s new first, it helps day-traders integrate their activity with the market’s internal rhythms.
As the mentor’s innovation, no such charting tool exists in technical analysis literature.
 

April: Dawn graduates from my technical analysis Course #1.
A licensed stockbroker who worked in the industry for 20 years, she wanted to improve her charting skills in order to manage her savings during her upcoming early retirement.
Teaching professionals deserves to be mentioned and is one of my successes.


June
: publishing the first and only Caribbean Technical Analysis Magazine in the insular Caribbean to promote the study and practice of investing by price charts, and to expose the dangerous, fraudulent direction which the local investment industry is taking.

Download your free copy here.

Caribbean Technical Analysis e-Magazine - front cover - click to read and download your free copy.

 

Let's celebrate 10 years of serious technical analysis!

July: celebrating 10 years from the publication of an original technical analysis article “The Three-line Break chart (TLB) - part I”, a world novelty, in the Tradersworld magazine.

Also celebrating 10 years from the release of the Trading System Testing Software (TSTS), a calculator that allows for easy, side-by-side

comparison of real trades to paper trades (feature nonexistent with other software packages) and produces an Indicator from their difference.

“To everybody I have been in touch with and to the visitors at this web site all these years, I wish the best of health and prosperity.
Help cyber-trading stay the world’s best profession!
Good luck with your investments.”  John CRACIUN.

 

 2013   February: the publication of The Money Art, Vol. IV, aimed at persons wishing to cyber-trade securities from home and novice traders who seek guidance for their next step.

The Money Art, Vol. IV - click to read more

 

April: TAS of St. Lucia Honorary Membership awarded to one of the veterans of technical analysis of the financial markets.

 

'The Reversal Charts' - the world's first and only book which describes Kagi, Renko and Three-line Breat Japanese price charts in great detail.

August: celebrating 10 years from the publication of The Reversal Charts, a once-in-400-years masterpiece which brought the old Japanese price charts of Kagi, Renko and 3-line Break into our times, to a world more and more estranged from the meaning of financial speculation.
No major software in 2013 is without these three charting styles because of special information in this original e-book ...

 

August: TAS of St. Lucia Honorary Membership awarded to one of the few living legends of technical analysis of the financial markets, the man who started the era of computerized price chart studies.

 

December: COMBO #1.
A collection of mechanical securities trading systems for those who want to learn to trade correctly and those who need to trade by technical analysis rules in order to improve their performance.

COMBO #1 - securities mechanical trading systems

 

The JC MACDH Variable

 2014   April: Several technical analysis innovations (The JC Day, The JC Trailing Stop, The JC MACD Variable, Signal freshness) which will be published in The Money Art, Vol. V during the first half of 2015.


August: TAS of St. Lucia Honorary Membership awarded to one of the living technical analysis greats.

 

December: COMBO #2.
A new collection of mechanical securities trading systems which includes some of my technical analysis innovations.

Combo #2 - Safe zones (B)
The Reversal Charts - the world's first and only book which describes Kagi, Renko and Three-line Breat Japanese price charts in great detail.

 2015   March: the third edition of The Reversal Charts is now available.

April: The Money Art, Vol. 5 is now available in e-book format.

As promised one year earlier, this volume comes with several of the author’s technical analysis innovations on clear, multicolored charts .

The Money Art, Vol. V - click to read details

The Winner's Way, pure technical analysis e-newsletter.

May: the sum of past market and statistics reports is now published daily in The Winner's Way e-newsletter.

June: COMBO #3.
The latest collection of popular securities mechanical trading systems which also includes some of my technical analysis innovations is now available.

GainTraders.com - Combo #3 - mechanical trading systems

The Money Art, Vol. VI - click to read details

 2016   January: The Money Art, Vol. 6 is now available in e-book format.


August: TAS of St. Lucia Honorary Membership awarded to one of the living technical analysis greats.
 

 

 2017  June: From the time the selling price of the German translation of 'The Reversal Charts' has been set to €29.90 in 2009, the book became a collectible item selling at many times the original published price.
In the end of June, the highest price was US$473.

The German translation of 'The Reversal Charts'.

Trading activity

Securities: stocks, futures, index futures.
Methodology: technical analysis only.
Pattern day-trading, swing trading.

 

The mentor’s hardware equipment and hobbies

 

   PCs                           

  • Modified HP dual core, Pentium 4.
  • Modified Cisnet, Pentium 4.
  • Standard Compaq, Pentium 4.
  • Customized Pentium 3.
  • Sony Vaio laptop, Pentium 3.
  • CTX laptop, Pentium 1.

   Monitors                  

  • Four Samsung 710N 17”.
  • One HP vs17, 17”.
  • One V7 17”.
  • One Samsung 500TFT 15”.

   Monitor stands       

  • Ergotron Quad.
  • Ergotron Dual.

   UPSs                         

  • APC.
  • TripLite.
  • Belkin.
  • MotoMaster battery back-up.
  • Honda 1000W power generator.

   Internet access     

  • 4G.
  • Wireless (back-up).

   Hobbies                   

  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Deep-sea fishing.
  • Reading, private beaches, nature.
  • Dining out.
  • Programming.

Trading desk

Working desk

 

Trading computers

Server room

 

 

Trading monitors - rear

Cabling

 


Testing monitor sequence & trading hardware.

Tests

 

 

Yours truly, John.

 

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