S.C. Cox- from the 1991 Interviews to his MRI 3D Breakthrough

My lifelong journey and passion for charts began at an early age.  Finding the best risk to reward trades became my calling.  According to the Myers Briggs 16 personality types, I’m an INTP (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving), “the Architect”.  INTP is known as perhaps the most logical, curious and detail oriented type.  How true.  I designed and built MRI 3D as a laboratory of price discovery to meet my own personal standards.  INTP’s have a reputation for being the “oddball” personality type, sort of “absent minded-distracted”.  Their desks may be cluttered but their minds are razor sharp about what interests them. They want to figure certain things out and won’t rest until they have.  Some might describe the INTP as the smartest personality type – rational, creative and ceaselessly curious.  I may come across to some as an insufferable know-it-all.  Ironically, the more I know, the more I don’t know.

One thing is for sure – INTP’s don’t hold themselves back on their true passions.  True to my type, my drive towards solving the chart puzzle led me to teaching “Natural Order” charting and trading methodologies from 1989 to 2005 (see the links below).  As a 5 decade student of the market, I have no name on my door and little motivation for fame per se.  Humbly recognizing the MRI 3D paradigm is well suited for me to help the individual trader, I’m grateful for the privilege to share my own groundbreaking work, adding to the collective consciousness of those before me, and am excited about its positive impact.

“My journey has taught me humility – especially when it comes to markets.”

My journey began manually updating my Father’s stock charts in 1965.  Selecting and trading my first stock and seeing it go from 5 7/8 to 21 hooked me and I remember escaping from summer camp to buy Dr. Pepper and a paper to check the stock quotes, which was far more interesting than camp.  As a young adult I was an “unmotivated student” in Vienna, preferring coffee house chess and trips to Amsterdam and other places over my studies.  However, that is also where I found a daily hypnotic fascination in the bank window’s quote board and their newest currency and gold numbers. That was my reality around age 20, and those quotes became my siren call, leading me on my 40 year adventure with charts, getting to know their personalities, trading them and learning to listen to them by learning their languages.

Dropping out of school and returning home, I started out in 1978 in an exciting world dealing in options on soft London commodities and metals, cutting my baby teeth in Pork Bellies and other such nefarious company.  In 1989 I founded Natural Order Educators and began teaching my original TIME and PRICE methodologies to every kind of trader with all levels of expertise, including floor traders.  Four decades of research led me to a real paradigm shift.  I discovered that futures markets more clearly reveal their TIME and PRICE when studied in the 3rd dimension of DEPTH. 

As I look through the different layers of chart frames, my MRI 3D approach, like the name implies, gives an “x ray” look below the standard arithmetic bar chart.  By analyzing 4 distinct chart frames (3 beyond the traditional arithmetic bar) I am able to find the over 70% of “hidden signals” visible only to the few that are aware of them.  This is what you are hiring me to do.  I use the best charting data (CQG since 1989) and conduct very detailed work so you don’t have to – and I think you will find it amazingly effective.

Like most, I’m not a “natural born trader”, whatever that may be.  I’ve always worked hard to find my better trades and believe you make your own luck.  Having a Karmic mindset, my purpose is to share the discoveries I’ve made.  Why shouldn’t the motivated small to medium trader, searching for an edge in this Darwinian game of survival of the fittest, find it?

Once you spend a little time with the MRI 3D Report you’ll likely appreciate the confidence I have in sharing this quality research.  MRI’s historical market studies, in combination with exclusive current trading intelligence, provides a deeper institutional level of research – now available to you by subscription.


1Commodity Futures Magazine Interview #1

2Commodity Futures Magazine Interview #2

3Traders World Magazine Interview