After years of attempting to determine direction I found only moderate success, maybe hit or miss is a better way of describing it. But one aspect that kept manifesting itself was the data's ability to show me when the big moves were going to occur. Since then I have discovered that is far more valuable. By taking the Max and Min from certain data sets these could be isolated and easily spotted. e.g take for example this past Friday: or sometimes they can be spotted within the two day forecast in this example that occurred on 2/28/17 and 3/1/17. or it could be seen on a 1 day forecast for 3/1/17 Or how about the sell off then recent rally in Gold...check out the Daily from 10/2 to 12/29/17: These will be the only types of data I will look for and trade in 2018. Have a Happy and Safe New Year!