The Count™ & the Rank™ - New Patented Statistics on the Level IV™ Trading Platform

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by EvanC, Jul 11, 2012.

Do the videos on The Count™ and The Rank™ Statistics make these new concepts clear?

  1. Very Clear - Easy to Understand.

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  2. I sort of get it - But Need More Information.

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  3. I tried but couldn't follow these videos.

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  4. I couldn't play these videos.

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  1. EvanC

    EvanC Advanced Market Systems

    We are proud to introduce two more of the myriad innovations only available on the all new Level IV™ Trading Platform by Advanced Market Systems.

    The Count™ & the Rank™

    Simultaneously track the number of new intraday highs and lows for all of your stocks.

    Separate trending type trading days, from normal trading days.

    Know when to buy a high. Know when to sell a high.

    We recommend, after starting the video, switching the resolution of our videos to HD. Click on the "gear" icon in the lower right to see a menu of video resolution options.
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    The Purpose and Theory of The Count™

    The Patented Count™ Windows' Statistics alert Traders to those symbols which are advancing or declining by 'counting' the number of New Highs and New Lows for a symbol, during the trading session, after the opening balance has been established. This is a statistic that is applied to Level I type of information.

    The purpose of The Count™ Windows' Statistics is to help us to identify trending, directional markets from sideways, non-directional markets.

    During the period of Opening Balance, Market Makers compete with each other to establish the fair price for orders that have accumulated since the market was last trading. Quite often, an entire day's trading range will be confined by the price range established in the opening balance.

    Upward, trending markets will make new highs throughout the trading session.

    Downwards, trending markets will make new lows throughout the trading session.

    Sideways, non-directional markets will either remain within the trading range of the opening balance period, or make a modest number of new highs and new lows throughout the trading session.

    The Count™ is designed to alert the Trader to intraday trending type opportunities.

    The theory behind The Count™ statistic is that a stock cannot trend without relentlessly making new price extremes. By definition, a symbol can only go to these high (or low) extremes for a trading session, by having The Count™ steadily increase during the day.

    Different Traders have different opinions on generally how much time is needed to achieve an opening balance, so we created the Opening Delay Interval, so that Subscribers can select the delay that conforms to their own beliefs.

    SinceDay Traders might be especially interested in those symbols that trade outside of this opening balance trading range, The Count™ is designed to show the Trader, on a real-time basis, those symbols that are making new highs (and lows) after the Subscriber-Defined Opening Balance is established.

    Symbols that have the highest value in The Count™ are likely to advance (or lowest value; decline) significantly during a trading session. These symbols will often continue to move in the same direction steadily during the day, with small to negligible temporary pull-backs in price. These symbols often close within five percent of the day's trading range away from the day's high (or low) price.

    The Purpose and Theory of The Rank™ Statistic

    The Patented Rank™ Statistic alerts Traders in real-time to those symbols which are making new highs or new lows for the days trading range.

    The Rank™ Statistic shows, as a percentage, where the last trade lays within the day's trading range.

    We recommend, after starting the video, switching the resolution of our videos to HD. Click on the "gear" icon in the lower right to see a menu of video resolution options.
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    We recommend, after starting the video, switching the resolution of our videos to HD. Click on the "gear" icon in the lower right to see a menu of video resolution options.
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    Try out The Count and The Rank for Free. Click here to sign up for Free Streaming 20-Minute Delayed Data on our Free Version of the Level IV™ Trading Platform No credit card or commitment is required.

    If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to respond,
  2. Putting "TM"s on common, age-old concepts?


    As far as I'm concerned, "The Count" is a caped dude from Sesame Street. :p
  3. EvanC

    EvanC Advanced Market Systems

    Hello Random.Capital,

    Like many software companies, we Trademark our branding for our Patented and Patent Pending features.

    The Count™ and The Rank™ represented substantial work on our part and were validated as unique innovations by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

    These new indicators are extremely useful for differentiating between Trending and Sideways Trading days for symbols.

    Using The Count™ and The Rank™, Traders can instantly see which, of up to 1,000 symbols at once, are breaking out, or are close to extremes for the day.

    While the Sesame Street Count has helped to teach myriad people to count to ten, our tools have a separate purpose and utilize a different technology entirely.
  4. tortoise


    What™ patents have you been awarded?

    For the life of me, I™ can't see the difference between what you're offering here and what anyone with a smattering of EasyLanguage™ skills can do on TradeStation™ RadarScreen™ or MultiCharts™ MarketScanner™.
  5. I believe you cannot trademark words like "count" and "rank". Also, a trademark is not a patent. Good luck.
  6. tortoise


    Actually™, you™ can™ slap™ a™ common-law™ trademark™ symbol™ on™ whatever-the-heck-you-want™. But that doesn't mean you've registered your trademark with the US Trademark and Patent Office (or that they've accepted your application for trademark registration). Only with the trademark office's imprimatur are you permitted to wield the hallowed registered trademark symbol, ®.
  7. tortoise


    here's the registered trademark for "rank." it's a clothing line so most unlikely to interfere with the op's use.
  8. EvanC

    EvanC Advanced Market Systems

    Hi Intradaybill and Tortoise,

    From the USPTO website (in re: Trademarks):

    What is a trademark or service mark?
    A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services. Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant's claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.

    Now as to Patents, we applied for ours (and defended them) the old fashioned way. Each patent we earned, was well-earned. (Did you know it takes a lot of savings to apply, then wait for years for the first rejections on a patent application? And that almost every patent is rejected, then if defended, is rejected again?) It takes more than most people suspect to earn/win a patent these days. Even good ideas are rejected for silly reasons, and one must wade through tape and time to counter such silliness.

    You can find some of our Patents by searching my last name and our Founder's first name.

    More importantly, we are not trying to corner the market on anything obvious. Of course, even "the wheel" seems obvious, with 20/20 hindsight. But it didn't until someone made one work.

    At Advanced Market Systems (our name for our business), we have worked very hard to refine what seemed obvious to us, yet no one else bothered to do. In a few of those cases, we then worked hard to summarize it, program it, test it, put it in patenteese, then apply for, wait, then patiently defend, and win our patents. Anyone else was welcome to do so first. But we did it.

    But if you really check out our program, you'll also find another few hundred innovations we haven't trademarked or applied for patent on. Seriously. That's the fun thing about working on a great team. Ideas are cheap. We only patent or trademark the ones that take more sweat than people realize to manifest.

    Our goal, our mission, was (and is) to provide the tools smart traders crave, so they can spend less time repeating themselves in their quest for data, and more time parsing it, making their own decisions. "Smart Traders Make More Money. Smart Traders With Smart Tools, Make More Money Faster."

    Sure, perhaps as the new kids on the block, a small shop, with but a handful of bright people, some might pick on us for taking the time to protect our innovations with patents and trademarks.

    But how else can we protect our most innovative ideas? How else can we keep the "big boys" from stealing them?

    Perhaps you might find it worth your while to put aside your skepticism for a moment, and actually give our product a spin? We offer a free version, with Free Level I, 20-Minute Delayed Data...and that would allow you to check out The Rank™ and The Count™ for yourself. These two innovations alone, really can help you instantly identify opportunities of the moment, in real time...and 20 minute delayed real-time should be enough to test it.

    Instead of railing on us for protecting our property, why not give it a spin? Then, if you think it sucks, please feel free to challenge us to do better. We will do our best to give you the tools you need. The Count™ and The Rank™, are just a couple of our patented (and yes, trademarked) innovations. There are many more, and still more in the queue.

    We can get into tangents about the philosophy of legal protections, or we can take tangents on the present opportunities to trade.

    What is more important for all of us? To become an Elite Trader (name of this website), it makes sense to be willing to test as many tools as possible. Why not give the Level IV™ Trading Platform a free spin?

    Click here to sign up for Free, No Credit Card, No Obligation, Streaming 20-Minute Delayed Data with Level IV™

    (We call our program Level IV™ for a reason--hint: we show views on Market Maker (depth) activity, no one shows. More information on this to be posted relatively soon...)