Trading Triads: Unlocking the Secrets of Market Structure and Trading in Any Market


Trading Triads: Unlocking the Secrets of Market Structure and Trading in Any Market introduces a simple and unique trading method which analyzes market structure and can be combined with other methods and strategies to enhance trading precision.

Developed personally by the author, the ‘Triad’ is a simple and easy-to-apply model that highlights the market’s fundamental structure. It enables the trader to trade any market within any time frame and provides a universal and objective framework to understand market behavior.

The book begins by introducing the reader to the Triads method and how it was developed. It then goes on to explain the oscillatory nature of markets, their structure and their key elements. It also looks at why most indicators give false signals and explains how to avoid them. After exploring fundamental market structure, the book then goes on to present the Triads strategy, covering precise entry and exit points as well as stop placement. It also looks at how Triads can be used at the same time as other indicators to trade the markets most successfully.

Readers will learn

  • How to trade market ‘signatures,’ a powerful way learning of significant market changes before they become obvious to other market participants
  • Absolute Deviation and Absolute Deviation Pivots, a unique new way to read and trade the market while avoiding most false signals
  • How to use the time factor and the spiral of time
  • How to apply the key market laws to your trading: the law of Vibration, the law of Action and Reaction, the law of Alternation, the law of Balance, the law of Dynamic Unbalance and the law of Inertia.

The Triads method can simplify analysis of the market and provide a simple and extremely versatile strategy which can sit alongside the trader’s current range of tools to increase precision and results in their trading of the markets. Whether you are a seasoned trader, analyst or investor, or simply a newcomer to the markets, you can enhance your performance using Triads.

FELIPE TUDELA is president of the Centre de Recherche Financière and has lectured in France and abroad for various financial institutions, such as the Bank of France, the London Society of Technical Analysis, the FOW group and the French Association of Technical Analysis. Felipe has been a member of the board of AFATE (French Association of Technical Analysis) for many years. He is the author of The Secret Code of Japanese Candlesticks (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2008) a book that explains his discovery of the original way to trade Japanese candlesticks and their use in conjunction with Sokyu Honma’s five Sakata methods. He is the creator of the Triads, the subject of this book, a market model that enables the user to analyze market behavior without any of the inconveniences of normal distribution-based indicators, thus avoiding many of their false signals. Felipe currently trades the markets, writes, lectures and conducts research on technical analysis.

Introduction: The Road To a New Level of Mastery.

The Ageless Science of Trading.

Why Most Traders Fail.

The Key to Success in the Market.

1 The Oscillatory Nature of Markets: Their Component Elements.

Market Science, the Science of Oscillations.

The Key Elements of Market Behavior.

The Fundamental Market Structure.

2 How to Measure Oscillations.

The Primordial Market Cycle.

Measuring the Market.

The Meaningful Swing.

3 Market Phases: Learning to Recognize Them is Your First Step Towards Success.

The Origin and Nature of Market Phases.

The Wheel of Time.

The Inner Structure of All Patterns.

4 Market Strength: The Conditions for a Change of Phase.

The Fundamental Market Structure: The Key to Market Strength.

The Energy Factor.

The Time Factor.

Market Times as Different from Clock Time.

5 Basic Principles and Strategies for Trading Success.

Using the Fundamental Market Structure to Trade the Markets.

A Trading Strategy That is Not Exclusive of Other Trading Methods. 

The Difference Between Patterns and Principles.

Basic Trading Strategy.

6 The Key Buying and Selling Patterns.

Waiting Patterns.

Buying Patterns.

Selling Patterns.

7 The Mastery of Fluctuations: How to Develop Your Sixth Sense of the Market.

The Arithmetic Measuring Method.

Measure Market Swings Before Trading.

Building Up Your Sixth Sense.

8 How to Trade with Indicators while Avoiding False Signals.

Why Mathematical Indicators Give So Many False Signals.

The Power of a Simple Moving Average.

Trading Triads with Indicators.

9 Trading Patterns with Triads.

Trading Tops and Bottoms.

Trading Triangles.

Trading Gaps.

10 The Only Way to Succeed: Control Your Risk.

Why You Must Never Overtrade.

Looking for the Right Risk/Reward Ratio.

11 Money Management Is Easier Than You Think.

Money Management Is the Secret.

The Logic of Money Management.

Complex Mathematics versus Intuitive Simplicity: The Tools of Money Management.

12 How to Find a Trading System or Method that Really Works.

What Works: Its Key Element.

The Secret About Secret Methods.

The Logic of Boundaries and Money Management.

13 How to Create a Trading Plan.

Find an Idea.

Develop and Test Your Ideas.

Put Everything into Writing: Create an Operating Manual.

14 Now Try This Simple Experiment.

Build Your Trading Laboratory.

Create Tour First Trading System.

Now Do It


Appendix I Triad Formulas in Metastock Language.

Formula 1: Descending Triad.

Formula 2: Ascending Triad. 

Appendix II Chart Examples and Charts.