Each new white line is drawn if the current Close t exceeds High t-1. The white line runs from the level of High t-1 to High t.
Three Line Break charts display a series of vertical white and black lines or vertical boxes. White lines represent rising prices, while black lines portray falling prices. Three Line Break charts evolve based on price, not time.
The rules for a three-line break chart are the following:
It is the price action which gives the indication of a reversal. The disadvantage of the TLB charts is that the signals of reversal appear after the new trend is underway.
You can adjust the time of delay between the periods when reversal signals occur. For short-term trading you can use 2-line breaks, while for long-term trading, you can make use of 4-line or even 10-line breaks.
Steve Nison recommends using the Three Line Break charts together with the Japanese candlesticks. The TLB charts will help you to determine the prevailing trends, while the candlesticks will show the right time for entering or exiting the market.
LB = 3