Welcome to my site
My name is Sam G
My journey to becoming a trader is perhaps a familiar one. Like many traders in their early years, I seemed to have unknowingly deployed the Winston Churchill Model of progress – “Success consists of going from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm”.
I’m a Pure Price Trader with 15 years experience. I’m an approved NinjaTrader Ecosystem Vendor and Affiliate. My site is devoted to the sharing and release of my Signature Series of Custom Add-Ons for the NinjaTrader Platform. These NinjaScript Add-Ons are the result of more than 8 years work and development.
Like all newbies, I went down a lot of rabbit-holes – attended a bunch of courses, followed a lot of “gurus” and bought eons of reading matter, certain this would break down the mysteries of the market. I would tend to do well for a time with whatever was my latest “discovery”. Then market cycles would inevitably change and what worked so well last week suddenly wasn’t this week’s thing !
But talk to other traders, and you soon realize it’s a common story if you want to master the landscape.
For me, the dust-off moment was the decision to stop chasing fickle cycles and adopt something that outlasted short term trends.
I committed to the idea that there is a transcendent and universal elegance in mathematics that is not negotiable.
From there, I went away and studied Gann and Fibonacci principles more thoroughly than ever before. I ruthlessly sifted material. My criteria was strict – things had to be simple or be discarded. The pace of intraday trading has no room for anything else.
For me, some of the more rudimentary Gann and Fibonacci protocols have been more than enough. And have given me a repeatable context to view and interpret the market. It’s this idea of “a” repeatable context that I believe every trader has to resolve.
My Signature Series is the flow on from that – developed from real life, real time demands of intraday trading as I employ these methods.
You know, it’s often struck me that reading a chart is a language unto itself. It’s a language I am passionate about. I’m one of those unique types that even finds maintaining the geometric lines on my chart relaxing – a bit the same way someone would enjoy tending a lawn ! I guess that’s what happens when you find your own hard won Truth in the market. And while one trader’s truth isn’t necessarily another’s, I do know this : The beauty of math even has that covered: – It’s only in the language of numbers that multiple truths can exist simultaneously. AND surely that’s something worthy of our attention.
Having described the trajectory of my trading journey, you may have some curiosity about how the Signature Series came about. And you might want to know more to determine if these tools are something your trading may benefit from.
Initially, these tools were only ever to help me in my personal trading. The curious thing is that I went looking to buy these kinds of tools and found they didn’t exist. And because I needed the features to take my trading plan to the next level, I had no option but to go about developing them myself. I decided to work with a very talented and qualified coder to bring the ideas into reality. Many years later, I’m happy to be sharing them with other traders for the first time.
The underlining idea of the coding design was always to give me greater speed around the charts, and for my traditional Gann and Fibonacci tools to just “DO MORE”. As I look at multiple instruments during a typical intraday trading session, it’s almost as if I needed these tools to act as an extra pair of hands.
– as an intraday trader, we are spoiled for choice – we have so many timeframes we can converse with to draw charting conclusions. One of my persistent frustrations always seemed to be “which damn timeframes do I restrict myself to so I don’t get overwhelmed?” In the end I concluded that the phenomena is both a good and bad thing all rolled into one.
I would think about the works of genius traders like WD Gann (often touted as one of the most successful stock traders of all time) and think “Well he was a hand chartist. What would HE do if faced with a plethora of timeframes like we have in the modern charting era?”
Resolving this question
actually ended up maturing me as a trader like nothing else.The need for the market to be ONE thing ALL of the time had become a stumbling block and was preventing me seeing other possibilities.
Sometimes the market is slow, sometimes fast
Depending on the prevailing conditions, different timeframes offer different clues. Hence, these days I use as many intraday timeframes as the prevailing market conditions call for.
My need for the market to be ONE thing ALL of the time had become my greatest stumbling block and prevented me from seeing other possibilities
My Signature Gann Fan Series was THE antidote to this overwhelm
I developed a custom templating feature as a way to synthesize and harmonize crucial charting information across multiple timeframes with speed and precision. It superseded the practice of having to set up analysis on one timeframe, take a CLOSER VIEW on another, and THEN tediously having to replot all the information again.
Once this templating feature was well established, I was keen to create even more features to help my trading. And to give speed and convenience in a multi intraday timeframe environment.
Have a good browse under the Product Tab on this site to learn more.
Closeview Trading Plug-Ins
What’s in the box?
All of Closeview Trading’s Plug-Ins are easy to use, charting assist tools designed to help track specific geometric significances in the market. They are not automated plugins. Once installed to the NinjaTrader Platform, they will appear in either your Indicator Tool Box or Drawing Tools depending on which tool you acquire.
Our Fibonacci Fan is a universal application of this widely used tool and complements NinjaTrader’s other cachet of Fibonacci Drawing tools.
Our Fibonacci Angle Fan is something altogether different – It’s a fan to track gradients/trendlines that occur, not as horizontally derived Fibonacci levels but as sloping Fibonacci trendlines. This tool is my personal favorite for trade management.
All the Signature Gann Fan Plug-Ins in the series (including the Trendline Gradient Template Tool) offer 5 additional user features. It is available as either an Intraday or Daily | Weekly version.
All purchases are for a lifetime licence unless otherwise stated. And all purchases come with an Installation and User Help Guide.
“The very first time I applied Sam’s instant fib fan tool (the one that automatically/magically draws the correct fan lines with one click) it gave me a clear 61.8 target in the ES for a 7-point trade that took just 30 minutes to complete. I couldn’t be happier. (By the way, I do preference the 61.8 lines. That’s my secret sauce.) It more than paid for the purchase on the first trade.”
Kenneth Reid, Ph D, Day Trading Psychology, Chicago USA
Innovative Gann Plug-Ins. Has helped to give me greater speed around the charts and simplify multitime frame analysis.
Rebecca ChaiseEquities Trader 7 years
I've been waiting for the Fibonacci Fan to arrive. And it's here!
Peter DempseyFX Trader Australia
I'm wondering why I never contacted these guys sooner! Seriously, fantastic plugin to help me with my trading. Great work Closeview.
Grant BoothKaos Trading