# Median Line Theory By Patrick Mikula

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The trendline for which Andrews is best known is the Median Line. The chart on this page shows an upward sloping Median Line. Three pivots are needed to draw a Median Line. Two of the pivots must be the high and low of a price swing. The mid-point between these first two points must be calculated. This is calculated through simple division and addition. The range between the high and low is divided by two and added to the low value. The same is done for the amount of time between the high and low. On the chart below, the middle point between pivots В and С is used to draw the Median Line.

Next, a third pivot which occurs before the price swing described in the paragraph above is selected. Usually this is the pivot immediately before the price swing described in the paragraph above but can be any pivot. This third pivot is the Median Line starting point. On the chart below, pivot A is the starting point for the Median Line. The Median Line is drawn by connecting the starting pivot A and the middle of the В – С price swing. Note that the line between pivot В and С is not required to draw this Median Line. This line has been added to help the reader easily see the pivots used to draw the Median Line.

#### Median Line Theory:

Andrews always held that the Median Line is based on the laws of physics. He believed that principles from physics could be applied to financial markets. The diagrams below show the principle on which the Median Line is based. These principles are that natural cycles return to their centers, and for every action there is a reaction.