Hello TPA traders and welcome to our blog !

We will have a friendly, serious and constructive atmosphere here.

This part of our blog is for TPA only and won`t get as “messy” as on other platforms.

There won`t be 10,000 useless posts about nothing, where everybody will get confused and lost in the end.

We will arrange this blog to make it easy to find all answeres, even when a trader joins us in about six months.

A section with questions and answeres will be build, to find help very quickly.

You will find many screenshots with explanations and live trades to illustrate.

Our goal is to make beginner-and experienced traders able to read between the lines and overcome some “mainstream” thinking, which usually leads to losing most of the time, or even giving up.

Everything you see and read on our blog, is for education only and will never be a trading advice, as trading is in your own responsibility !!!

Ok, let`s start !

TPA True Price Action is NOT another indicator build out of a mix of existing algorithms or a magical fortune teller “get rich over night” tool !!

TPA is revealing, what market makers are actually doing in a certain amount of time.

Therefore signals are only generated in the second, a candle closes, to confirm the market makers price action.

As you certainly know, everything can happen during a “open candle” and we need serious informations, not a “maybe” !

If a M15, or a H1 candle, for example, is closed, you know for sure, who is in control and dominated the market, the bulls or the bears.

And here is the difference between TPA and common indicators.

TPA shows the facts about the bulls or bears and common indicators do, what they are supposed to do:

“Indicate”, based on a mathematical formula, but not based on real actions in the markets. Especially indicators moving between a boundary of 0/100, like Stochastics.

Don`t get me wrong, I am not saying that those indicators are not profitable in some situations.

But what I say is, that you are the only person who knows exactly how many times a “overbought/oversold” and “differgence” situation, “fooled” you into many losses over the years.

One very important reason, why we developed TPA, is:

What about “convergence” in the logic of MACD ???

You know, M_oving A_verage C_onvergence D_ivergence.

What indicator signals ALL candles moving “convergent” ??? Not A SINGLE ONE does !!!

What about all the missing opportunities to follow the market makers candle by candle, one after the other and/or reentries after a pullback, or a “discount move” to convince “the others” to join in, to go into the same direction? (Just one example of “reading between the lines” ).

Did you ever asked yourself, while staring at Stochastic, RSI or CCI or what ever indicator, why doesn`t it trigger an alert on every candle, maybe five in a row, with the same color ???

TPA shows exactly what is going on between the bulls and the bears !

Without repainting or recalculation, candle by candle, even ten in a row with the same color. If there is an arrow with a dot, or just a dot, it stays there, no matter what happens next, no matter what market, no matter what timeframe. (One example of overcome “mainstream” thinking)

“Arrow with dot” signals a change in control between the bulls and bears. You can turn off the arrows, if you don`t need that extra information, or if you want less signals on your chart. You can see the “change” by the different color of the dots too.

“Dot” signals a reentry, or a scale in (add on) trade into the current trend direction.

One of the tremendous advantages of TPA is, that you can reduce your traded assets, or instruments, to a fraction of what you are used to !!

Why? Because “convergent” trading, or following the market makers, signal by signal, enables you to produce more profit with less instruments.

Imagine what that means to your everyday life as a trader ! If you can overcome the “mainstream” thingking, not to miss a trade on every of the 28 forex pairs, or being present at all markets at the same time, of course 🙂

More details will follow, with examples and pictures.

So please stay tuned !

Hello, TPA traders ! Thank you for your patience! 🙂 Two days later now.

Please do not forget to read from the start (if you jumped right to the fresh post), to make sure, you don`t miss important things to know !!!

Today I show you a pictures without any filters, the core of True Price Action of the market makers. The meanings of arrows and dots will be explained also.

True, because that way, you get ALL signals right away. Those, which show the beginning of a pullback (or a “discount-move”). Those, which show the reentry back into trend direction. And those, which show the end of a move and the beginning of the move into the other direction.

Yes, of course those signals too, which occur in flat, or consolidation phases and leading not into a extreme profitable trend with many reentries 😉 We will talk about those situations later.

Remember “convergence”? Every singel candle with definitve power into the same direction, triggers an alert at close by TPA.

The second picture of today, shows the same situation, but with short-term filter, default settings. We used those settings, because market makers are using them since many years, until today.

As you may know, using a filter, has always two sides.

One: It can avoid needless and costly exits in the middle of a beatiful move, just because of one or a few unimportant candles into the opposite direction.

Two: It “cuts off” the beginning and the end of a move, because of setted “periods” and therefore “late” signals. Think about higher timeframes with setting 21 and how long it takes, until you get the awaited signal.

You can decide either to use “faster” settings, to get earlier signals after the start and end of a move, or “slower” settings, to get signals later. Maybe “safer” signals, maybe “to late” signals to make profit.

Key is to find a balance and not to think, there is the “one” setting for all market situations, a common, mainstream taught thinking.

Different market situations require different settings, if a filter is used at all.

Ok, here is the first picture I was talking about. You guessed it right, the action starts after Frankfurt and London sessions open on the left and holds even after Tokyo session. The next day, same action, but into the other direction after sessions start all over.

You all can get a extraordinary tool, complementing TPA True Price Action in the next days. We tried to publish it earlier, but there is just to many work to do. We are sorry.

Please take a look at the “flat” or consolidation phases too. This happens mostly outside the sessions, when market makers “count their profit” ;-).

Please compare picture number two, The one with default short-term filter.

As you can see, you get no “counter trend” or “needless and costly” exit signals in the middle of a nice trend.

As Valentin Popa, one of our TPA traders, said correctly:

“…The real time trading shows us, that you never know, if the market is trending, or not. In real time, a trend can start at any time. So we just don`t know in the middle of the trading day, how to choose the settings”

If you find yourself in these words, than please “blink” :-).

But seriously, what else can you do as a retail trader (and not fortune teller), than follow the market makers and the power they show, by steep ascending or descending candles and the signals of TPA (no matter what timeframe you trade) ???

Magic” settings doesnt exist, but good and flexible settings do exist. Thats why I explained the “faster” and “slower” settings above.

Setting 21 is a fibonacci number in time and so are other, faster settings like 13, 8, and 5 too. Fibonacci in time, whaaat? Please check with your “Crosshair” candle counter in different timeframes, how often exactly, or close to fibonacci numbers, moves start and end….

If you choose 21, price high, in a downtrend, you “allow” the market makers a longer, a wider “excursion” in a common counter trend move and you can get a earlier reentry signal, when it is over and it goes back into trend direction.

This is just a tip for you and of course not a “magic setting” either.

And here is a third picture for today to help understanding, that the timeframes are like the wheels of a gear box. Please use this to your advantage!

That`s it for today. Please stay tuned !

4 thoughts on “All about TPA

  1. Hi, I was just wondering if there will be any material on how to pre-determine the market using the TPA and TPA SESSIONS? I have bought both indicators and can see the market makers footprints as regards to what sessions they have driven the price but I’m not sure how I can use the two indicators to know where the market is going(potentially) once it hits one of these session areas. This is based on a 15 min chart.

    Kind Regards.

    1. Hello swills140,

      thank you very much for purchasing TPA and TPA sessions ! This will bring you very close to the marketmakers actions and therefore more profit !

      I am glad you asked for material on how to pre-determine the market, because you will not only get a free update of TPA True Price Action in the

      next days, which will help you estimate direction, strenght and sideway movements of the markets, no matter what timeframe or asset.

      There will be more valuable tools published soon, supporting true price action trading and the actions of the marketmakers. So please take a look

      on mql5 and our homepage, from time to time.

      But for now a “keyword” to your question about TPA and TPA Sessions complement each other would be “confirmation”.

      1. If price is bouncing off of a session open price in a clear trend (as a pullback, or as I call it a “reaction move” of the marketmakers
      to get more traders in their direction), you could either take the higher risk and get in, right away, or wait for (lower risk) CONFIRMATION of
      TPA True Price Action signal, back into trend-direction.

      2. If price is breaking a session line clearly with a M15 candle into trend-direction and you have seen several ascending/descending signals before,
      you could get in right away, or wait for the next signal into trend-direction.

      There are more facts to look for, like checking out “older” session starts, marketmakers drive the price too, for example.

      Please remember, this is just a advice to use TPA and TPA Sessions together, not a trading advice. We all trade at our own risk as you know.

      And please remember to reduce your traded pairs or assets to a minimum, to not get overwhelmed by alerts of TPA and TPA sessions.
      There is more than enough pips to gain, if you concentrate on one or a few instruments during the day. Less stress also 🙂

      Pictures will be uplaoded soon about your questions. You can see a few on ForexFactory also right now. https://www.forexfactory.com/showthread.php?t=946318

      Best Regards

  2. I rented TPA yesterday and was reading the articles about it. I trade FX on lower time frames 5min and was looking for better settings. what settings do you think is good for my preferred time frames

    1. Hello Hawey!

      Thank you for renting probably the last indicator you ever need! 🙂

      To assure yourself, that this is not a gag, we will help you in the best way we can. But please notice, that we are not allowed by law, to give you certain trading advice.

      Especially after “certain people” got a bit nervous about TPA.

      First you “could” observe TPA on your preferred time frames and pairs, without any filter. Just pure and clean TPA in the past days, maybe weeks.

      All alerts off, to not get disturbed, watching ascending and descending signals. Major signals with arrows and follow up signals, reentries with dots. TPA Line should not be visible at first.

      To “manage” so many profitable (as they never repainted or lagged)signals, you just have to understand: This is the past, and while I am trading during the day, they help me, finding profitable setups for the next hour, or hours.

      Then you “could” draw trendlines and observe, how price
      bounced off or broke them and see how TPA confirmed such
      happenings, to get the next step further, studying the past to
      learn for the future.

      You will quickly realize, that TPA without any filters, or visible TPA Line, has no “waiting for turns of setted filter periods”. This is “True Price Action” of the marketmakers.

      Once you are familiar with this fact, you “could” add the
      TPA Line and make it visible, but not “active”, to study
      the pure TPA signals moving along with TPA Line, period
      21 and (important), other settings to compare!

      The next step “could” be, to activate the TPA Line, to compare
      (maybe on a second, identical chart), what it means:
      Pure TPA and TPA with activated TPA Line.

      This is the best way, to dive into TPA and discover trading possibilities (not only the additional reentries), you never saw before.

      Now that you are in this stage, please try different settings, even with the dropdown menu for MTF function, to understand, how your pairs “behaved” in sessions with strong momentum, in sideways, quiet times and how you can match those to your trading style and time to trade during your day.

      Please remember, we are not allowed to give you trading advice and that you are trading at your own risk !!!

      Best Regards
      The TPA team

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