Breaking Down the Quarters

11 June 2014

Of the Year that is..

I was once again contemplating theAbysmal Calendar, and its market weeks, particularly as they relate to the quarter year. If we take the 364+1 model of the year, then each quarter is 91 days long, which is the same as 13 periods of 7 days, or 7 periods of 13 days. However, as theAbysmal Calendar is nothing if not overcomplicating things, has added a special calendar for market weeks. These are weeks of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 , 10, 12, 15, 18, 20 days. However, only so many of them fit within the 90 days of the market week calendar (it uses a 360 + 5 model of the year).

Market weeks that fit into a 90-day quarter: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 18 days.

I was also riffing about grouping certain market weeks together – like 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, or 2, 4, 8. I made some visualizations of it, just for kicks. The numbers are the length of the market week.

This illustration below indicates the market weeks that fit inside each quarter evenly. Yellow denotes the basic market weeks of 1 and 2 day duration, red for 3, 6, 9, 18, blue for 5, 10, 15

market-weeks-by-quarter

 

The next illustration (below here) shows the market weeks for the full 360-day year which are factors of 12: 2. 3. 4. 6, and 12.market-weeks-by-quarter-12

 

And the last examples is the binary, 1, 2, 4, 8.market-weeks-by-quarter-binary

Doesn’t really mean anything – just patterns I’m pulling out of measures of time already established. Also, makes for pretty circles…