The Schiff Pitchfork – Construction and Variants

In a previous post we saw the use of the Andrews Pitchfork, a trading technique very used and known by many traders. But there is a less known variant of this method developed by a student of Andrews surnamed Shiff, who worked as a trader on the NYSE. The technique developed by this trader is intended to solve the problem that occurs when the Andrews Pitchfork presents a very marked inclination.

In this case, the Schiff Pitchfork shares with the Andrews Pitchfork the use of the line that is between points A and B, which is referred to as midline. The main difference however is that the construction of both Pitchforks is somewhat different. To construct the Schiff Pitchfork the following procedure is used:

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