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parkers5@...
06-22-2001, 12:01 AM
it was surprising for me to find my quote posted on 6/13,
basically encouraging people to share their discoveries.

for those who are curious to explore the phi-pi spiral, i'll describe
it here:

the spiral is simply expressed in polar coordinates, with two
coordinates, one for radial vector and another for angle. i call it
the phi pi spiral, because those are basically the only components...
sometimes you know the math is right because it is so simple.

the spiral equation is r(theta)=phi^(theta/pi).
radius r, is a function of angle, theta.
in english, this simply means as the radial vector rotates pi radians,
or 180 degrees, the radial vector grows by the factor phi. for
example, when theta=0, r=1. when theta=pi, r=phi. when theta=2pi,
r=phi^2,(or phi*phi). and so on.
if you plot this for many revolutions, you will get the most
beautiful spiral in the universe.

i used mathcad to plot this and xeroxed it on a transparency. this
is where the fun starts. on a transparency the spiral can be placed
cw or ccw simply by flipping it over. spin the transparency to find
curve fits - not only within pictures but price data tops and bottoms.

the mona lisa's head outline fits perfectly, also many, many more
elements have exact correspondence with either location, spacing,or
curve.

don't stop with mona, look at pictures of people, plants, and animals.

actually the movie "pi" is all about this, after i discovered this
spiral, i saw the movie, at least i don't feel completely crazy even
though the mood of the movie was intentionally - crazy.
if you see the movie again, notice the hand sketch over price data,
(the statement about pi, phi and the theta are mixed up -suppression)
and sketches by leonardo da vinci are in there, see the spiral galaxy
shot. the suppresion is related to the fanatic day traders and
religious sects...my impression before ever seeing the movie.

if you are compelled to study the markets, the book by robert fisher,
on fibonacci techniques covers the use, and watch out - the spiral
formula, of course, is all screwed up...use the one above or the
sister curve phi^theta/2pi. the idea of re-scaling the price data
for optimal forecasting is recommended. for those new to trading,
don't expect perfection, just try for an edge. larry mcmillan made a
million dollars one year - apparently the story goes he made three
million and lost only two...

i apologize if this posting has offended you.
if so, please forgive me.
i write simply in gratitude to david.

peace,
pat