The Square of Nine - Market Analyst Knowledge Base

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The Square of Nine - Market Analyst Knowledge Base
The Square of Nine
The Square of Nine
No longer is the old wooden Square of Nine wheel needed. Market Analyst first developed a fully
customisable and interactive Square of Nine wheel in 2002, offering complete user-control for quick
and easy time and price target point identification using the methods of W.D. Gann.
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Overview
The Square of Nine is the most well known of Gann’s charts although he never revealed exactly where
his ideas behind the chart came from - in fact he only ever wrote one paragraph on it. However,
Gann's writing has been decoded to reveal that he used the Square of Nine to help call market tops
and bottoms.
To open a Square of Nine chart, click on the Gann folder located under the New menu, and select
Square of Nine (or CTRL+R for the keyboard shortcut).
The Square of Nine is made up of several different components; each one can be fully customised and
has a specific purpose to allow access to all required information.
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The Square of Nine Table
The Square of Nine Table is the table of numbers that progress in constantly expanding rings. By
default, the Square of Nine uses the number series starting at 1 in the centre of the table. The next
number in the series is located to the left of the first number and the order then progresses clockwise.
In its basic function, the Square of Nine acts as a square root calculator. From any number in the
Square of Nine, to get 360 degrees around the square to the number in the next ring you find the
square root of the first number, add two and then re-square. To travel 180 degrees around the Square
of Nine, you add 1 instead of 2 before re-squaring.
Price Selection
When a number is selected in the Square of Nine, the selected number becomes highlighted and
numerous components automatically respond, displaying various angles from the selected price. A
selection of other options can then be manually adjusted as needed.
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The Square of Nine Angle Overlay
The first of four components to automatically respond to a selected number is the Square of Nine
Angle Overlay.
The Square of Nine Angle Overlay draws a square and a triangle from the selected price, highlighting
the natural Trine and Square angles of 90, 120, 180, 240 & 270 degrees. A second triangle is also
displayed in the Square of Nine Angle Overlay, highlighting the Sextile relationships of 60 & 300
degrees.
The Square of Nine Bar
The Square of Nine Bar is automatically added to the chart when a price is selected. It can be used to
line up and identify important information from the Square of Nine Table, Angle Overlay, Aspect
Overlay, Angle Ring and Date Ring.
To select the Square of Nine Bar click on a price in the table and place your mouse pointer on bar
within the Angle Ring area. Holding the left mouse button down you can move the Square of Nine Bar
to any position on the chart.
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The Angle Ring
Another component to automatically respond to a selected number in the Square of Nine is the Angle
Ring. The Angle Ring is broken up into 360 degrees, representing a circle.
When a number in the Square of Nine is selected, the Angle Ring automatically adjusts so that the
zero degree angle lines up with the selected value. Any other angles that are highlighted by either the
Square of Nine Bar or the Aspect Overlays are angles measured from the selected price.
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The Date Rings
The Date Ring is the ring positioned outside the Square of Nine. It is possible to have two Date Rings
showing at the same time. By default September 23rd is positioned at zero degrees, and March 21st
is positioned at 180 degrees, but the direction and labels can be changed (from Dates to either
Inverse Dates, Degrees, Inverse Degrees, One Day or Six Hours).
To move the Date Rings so that a specific date lines up with a required point of reference, move the
cursor over any date and click and drag the mouse.
Navigating the Square of Nine
By using the scroll wheel on your mouse you can zoom in and out of the Square of Nine. Note that it
will zoom to your mouse cursor. To reset the view hit the Escape key.
To move the chart on the screen left-click in the blank area between the table and the inner ring.
When the cursor changes to a hand drag the chart to the required position:
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Properties
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Rings: Allows the number of rings used to make up the Square of Nine to be adjusted. A ring is a
square of numbers, for example the first ring on a default Square of Nine contains the numbers 1
through to 9 (the default ring setting is 10).
Start Price: The first value in the centre of the Square of Nine (the default setting is 1).
Increment: Use this option to increase the increment between values (i.e. an increment of 4 will start
at 1 with the subsequent values in the table being 5, 9, 13, etc).
Direction: By default, the values start at the centre of the table and go up. This option allows the
direction to be reversed.
Dates Direction: By default, the dates in the ring around the Square of Nine are arranged in a
clockwise direction. This option allows the direction to be reversed.
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Selected Price: To select a value from which to draw an Aspect or Overlay, either click on a value on
the chart or type it here.
Degree Layout: Determines where zero degrees begin (right or left side of the date ring).
Overlays: Allows any of the following aspects to be overlaid from the selected price:
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Square - 90 degrees
Trine - 120 degrees
Sextile - 60 degrees
SemiSquare - 45 degrees
SemiSextile - 30 degrees
49 day
144 day
216 day
Bar Angle: The Square of Nine Bar (see above) is the semi-transparent ruler placed on the table
when a price is selected. This option allows the angle to be set manually (e.g. zero degrees is
horizontal, 90 degrees is vertical).
Bar Width: Use the slider button to increase/decrease the width of the bar.
Ring 1 Angle: By default, the date angle starts from zero degrees on September 23rd (East). This
options allows for the starting date to be changed, e.g. 180 degrees will start the dates on March 21st.
Ring 2 Angle: If a second Date Ring is selected this options allows for the starting date to be
changed, as per the Ring 1 Angle.
Date Ring 1: Use this property to change the first date ring from showing Dates to either Inverse
Dates, Degrees, Inverse Degrees, One Day or Six Hours.
Date Ring 2: Use this property to add a second date ring, which can be set to either Dates, Inverse
Dates, Degrees, Inverse Degrees, One Day or Six Hours.
Time Style: Allows for the wheel to be displayed in Equal Day or Daylight hours. If Daylight is
selected then the option to choose your city will appear.
Second Position: Allows you to select the location of the second number box that appears after the
central square. The options are Left (by default), Right, Top and Bottom.
Count Direction: Allows you to select the direction of the square count (Clockwise or Counter
clockwise). Clockwise is used by default.
Display Style: Allows the display to be switched between Price or Date. Where Price displays
numbers 1 to 9 in the first square, Date starts from a user defined date (4-4-2013, for example,
chosen from the Start Date option) and increases from there based on the increment selected.
Show Help: Untick this box to hide the Chart Control panel from the chart.
ASTRO EDITION ONLY
Show Planets: Tick this box to show the planets on the chart.
Ephemeris Date: Allows you to manually change the date.
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Planets: Choose the planets to be displayed.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the ephemeris time zone setting for a specific market. Select
the required GMT setting and the ephemeris will automatically update.
Geo/Helio/Sidereal: Allows you to choose the ephemeris view between geocentric, heliocentric,
sidereal and topocentric.
Coordinate System: Changes the planetary positions based on equatorial or ecliptic coordinates
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