since gold hit my previous thread target of $1300 , it's time for a new target my idea about gold and crude oil prices is that they travel to significant fibonacci numbers, crude did that on the way up to $144 , down to $34 then up again but not quite hitting $89 with gold I thought of 3 - $300 , 5 - $500 , 8 - $800 and 13 - $1300 which in terms of round numbers has worked but it was 'nazzdack' who pointed out with his post in the previous thread: "I was actually expecting you to say ~ $1597, because that is a fibonacci number from the "sequence", i.e. (0,1,1,2,3...610,987,1597)." so while my next number is 21 - $2100 , I'll use nazzdack's observation as the next target of $1597 , but, as a possible W 3 , and 2100 as a possible W 5 , or would it only be W 3 , with W 5 topping around 2584 ?

Think in terms of natural squares: 784, 841, 900, 961, 1024, 1089, 1156, 1225, 1296, 1369, 1444, 1521, 1600 Silver just missed by a few cents $25 On silver you can shift the decimal left one notch so that the natural squares 100,121,144,169,225,256 become 10.00, 12.10, 14.40, 16.90, 22.50, 25.60. Half and quarter measures between these work great as intraday targets fwiw.........

Do you think the markets check with various ratios, squares, wave and other behavior before deciding what to do? OR is it a huge number of people, organizations and algorithms trading a huge number of strategies across a huge number of time scales in a huge number of countries for a huge number of reasons? The problem with EW, Fib and other stuff is, there is little proof and little compelling reason to expect mentally simple strategies to have any bearing on the real world.

No, I believe that natural patterns and price relationships exhibit themselves, specially in conjunction with herd mentality. I learned along time there's many ways to skin the proverbial cat, if it works for you, use it. If not, throw it away. I know several traders making it using what I'd call non-conventional methods, if it works for them, who am I to question........ All I see is price playing between the lines..............