I have the Delta Phenomenon book, and it is very good indeed - BUT - while it tells you how to go about working out market cycles and turns, the onus is on you to do it yourself. And this is the problem. After all, everyone wants the answers in an A + B = C format which works 100% of the time. This book won't give you that, but it just shows what is there, how it works, and leaves you to do all the hard donkey work yourself, which very few are prepared to do.

I bought the book three years ago and put in the leg work, hundreds of hours of it in fact, and it paid off brilliantly - it made me have a much better understanding of the market flow and waves. But I do believe that very few people indeed actually put in the work themselves, and just toss the book aside when it doesn't promise the Holy Grail.

The Delta Phenomenon is discretionary - and if you're the mechanical type then you'll just hate the book and wonder why you bothered buying it. And if you're a sceptic about the planetary influences that affect us, then don't bother buying the book.

I didn't bother with the software, just the book. I printed out hundreds of charts, stuck them all together in one long line around the house, and went to work with my coloured pencils. I got through two large pencils of each colour, which just goes to show how many charts I scribbled on! With a lot of practice it is very easy to see the cycles, and while it is not the total answer, it does go some way towards it.

There is also a further work which goes further, and I have that too - but it's a little too mathematical for my liking.