The first thing we want to do is determine what all the numbers and letters represent, states JC Parets of

As you can see here, the y-axis is the vertical data set on the right representing price. The x-axis is the horizontal data set on the bottom representing time. As the time goes by, the chart is plotted to the right of the previous period.

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Notice how I leave room between price and the y-axis. This is done purposely to allow for a visible area to determine the direction of the next price movements. These are called “Blank Bars” or “Extra Bars”. Look at a chart without any extra bars:

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Doesn’t this one look so much better? It allows you to visualize the future progression of the trend:

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Part Two next week will go into more detail.

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