The Three Principles – Price Principle
This will be the shortest article over the three principles, mainly because it is the same as many other Western styles of price projection. I do not need to go into any significant detail here. If you want further detail into this method, I would suggest Nicole Elliot’s book, Ichimoku Charts – An Introduction to Ichimoku Kinko Clouds (2nd Edition).
Elliot identified four price target methods from Hosada’s work: V, N, E, and NT. Elliot does mention that she (myself included) does not use this analysis and relies instead on traditional Western methods. However, she does cite that for investors and traders with short time horizons that this Japanese method of the Price Principle is superior to many techniques.
V Price Target
V = B + (B – C)
Inverse: B – (B+C)
N Price Target
N = C + (B – A)
Inverse: C – (B + A)
E Price Target
E = B – (A – B)
Inverse E: B + (A + B)
NT Price Target
NT = C + (C – A)
Inverse NT: C – (C – A)
Sources: Péloille, Karen. (2017). Trading with Ichimoku: a practical guide to low-risk Ichimoku strategies. Petersfield, Hampshire: Harriman House Ltd.
Patel, M. (2010). Trading with Ichimoku clouds: the essential guide to Ichimoku Kinko Hyo technical analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Linton, D. (2010). Cloud charts: trading success with the Ichimoku Technique. London: Updata.
Elliot, N. (2012). Ichimoku charts: an introduction to Ichimoku Kinko Clouds. Petersfield, Hampshire: Harriman House Ltd.