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  1. Close all On Timer is a VertexFX EA that closes all open positions and limit orders at a stipulated time. In Forex markets news releases have a high impact on price volatility. Big price moves happen when some unexpected new release comes. Economic calendars like the one at Fxstreet.com gives in advance the time of important news release. Many traders close their open positions before such important news release events. This helps in avoiding getting trapped in price moves following the event. The close all on Timer EA is developed to smoothly handle such situations. CloseAllOnTimer.zip
  2. SuperTrend is a simplified implementation of the famous super trend indicator. Supertrend is a very simple indicator. The Buy and Sell signal changes as soon as the indicator flips over the closing price. Supertrend is a trending indicator, and like all trending indicators it works well in trending markets. However, it does give lesser false signals than a lot of other indicators. The SuperTrend indicator is calculated utilizing the ATR to offset the indicator from the price. One of the advantages of the SuperTrend is it just moves in the direction of the trend. When the red line flips and turns red a buy signal is generated. When the green line flips and turns red, a sell signal is generated. The signals itself can be used to open positions. With other strategies, super trend can be used as a trend filter. The supertrend line can also act as a trailing stop loss. http://i66.tinypic.com/2cs767t.png[/IMG] SuperTrend.zip
  3. Levy’s Relative Strength Indicator (RSL) is used to identify the instruments showing strength and weakness. The concept of Relative Strength to Levy is based on the assumption that securities which exhibited a large relative strength in the past will also develop relatively strongly in the future, and conversely. RSL is used to create balanced long-short portfolios in trading portfolios. For Currency traders, RSL can be used to pick the currency pairs showing the highest strength and weakness. Traders create a portfolio of positions by buying stronger instruments and selling the weaker instruments. The first step in creating a long-short portfolio is ranking all instruments based on their strength and weakness. Note down the RSL value of each currency pair at the start of the week or month. The pair that has the highest RSL value is the strongest one. The pair that has the lowest RSL value is the weakest one. Now open Buy positions on the top two stronger pairs and open sell positions on top two weaker pairs. Keep the positions open for the next week or month start. At the start of next week or month, again rank the instruments based on their RSL values and adjust the positions. This portfolio is hedged, market neutral and offer steady return over long periods of time. RelativeStrengthLevy.zip
  4. Flat Trend Indicator identifies the prevailing trend in the chart. It plots a green histogram when the price is in an uptrend, in a downtrend it plots the red histogram and in sideways markets it plots a yellow histogram. With this indicator applied on the chart, trend identification can be easily done by looking at the indicator panel. The trend is identified by combining Parabolic stop and reverse indicator (PSAR) and ADX indicator. When PSAR is in buy mode and ADX is showing an uptrend, the trend is marked as up. When PSAR is in sell mode and ADX is showing downtrend, the trend is marked as down. All other situations are marked as a neutral trend. This indicator is useful to identify the prevailing trend in the market and traders can tune their system to take positions in the trend direction. Discretionary traders can use it to align their position in the trend direction. The RSI indicator is used to identify the overbought oversold situation in the market. However, in trending markets, going short when RSI indicates an overbought situation is not a good trade. With this Flat trend indicator, if the trend is flat and RSI reaches overbought, levels, opening a sell position has better chances of winning. Many traditional indicators performance can be improved by using Flat Trend indicator as a trade filter. Flat Trend.zip
  5. Firebird is an indicator to identify the price spikes in the market. Firebird indicator first calculates a 10-period moving average, then shifts this moving average a certain percentage above and below the 10-period moving average. The shifted averages are drawn on chart as the red and green line. When price touches these lines, price spike is identified. Usually after a price spike, the trend reverses for some time. The indicator can be used to take advantage of this price behaviors. In daily chart usually the 10 period MA is shifted by 2 percent to form the price bands. On lower time frames like Hourly, Four Hour a smaller percentage price shift is used like 0.5% . The important consideration here is most of the price bars must be contained within the upper and lower bands. When price reaches above the upper red band, a sell position is opened. When price reaches the lower green band, buy position is opened. Trades can be managed with proper stop loss and take profit. In the picture, Firebird indicator is attached to daily chart of EUR/USD with 2% shift on MA. Note that almost all price bars are within the price bands. And when price extends beyond these bands, price trend reverses and comes back into the bands. FireBird.zip
  6. Bollinger Bands stops is a trend following indicator. The green line indicates uptrend and red line indicates down trend. When price close above the red line, up trend begins. Buy Positions can be opened immediately or on a pull back to a support level in the new uptrend. The green line can be used as a stop loss. Similarly, when the red line appears, sell positions can be opened immediately or on pullback to resistance with the red line as stop loss. This indicator works best in trending markets, in consolidating markets signals may be not effective. BollingerBands Stops.zip
  7. Hello,

    Just a note to thank you for the codes that you have taken the time to publish.  I found a number of them to be very helpful.  If there is anything that I can do for you please let me know.  Using MultiCharts, I have been trading the Emini for more than 10 years.


  8. ATR Ratio (Average True Range Ratio) is a VertexFX Client Side VTL Indicator. It plots the ratio between a long-term ATR and a short-Term ATR. ATR is a measurement of market volatility, when the price trend is strong, ATR values rise and consolidation is marked by low ATR values. ATR ratio shows the present market volatility in relation to long term market volatility. It is calculated by dividing the short term ATR with Long term ATR. ATR Ratio above one indicates the current market volatility is higher. How to Use ATR Ratio Indicator The ATR ratio indicator does not generate trading signals, it is a confirmatory indicator. When a new trend begins, usually the indicator value climbs above one. Identify the direction of the trend from chart with the help of moving averages or trend lines and then initiate trades when the ATR ratio indicator climbs above one. The image shows a short trade setup. After a consolidation, price breaks below the moving average. As you can see in the area highlighted by vertical box, price remains below the MA and ATR ratio climbs above one. This is the ideal time to open a short trade. When the ATR ratio falls below one and stays there, it is clearly telling that the trend has lost momentum. Open positions can be closed when this happens, and wait for the next breakout. Parameters ATR Ratio can be customized through the parameters. Long Term ATR Period and Short Term ATR period are defined by the parameters. Default values are 7 and 49. To change the parameter values, open the script in VTL editor by right clicking on the indicator name in navigator and select edit. The script is now opened in the VTL editor. Parameters are located at the top of the script file. Change the parameter values, save and compile. Apply again to chart for the new parameter values to take effect. ATR_Ratio.zip
  9. Bollinger Bands High Low (BB HL) indicator is a finetuned version of the Standard Bollinger Bands indicator. Bollinger Bands defines and plots an upper band and lower band within which most of the price bars are confined. The calculation of Bollinger bands is based on a short term moving average that determines the trend. The upper and lower bands are two standard deviations away from the base moving average. Standard Bollinger Bands uses the closing price of each candle in its calculation. In this refined Bollinger bands High Low indicator, the upper band is based on the standard deviation of candle high and lower band is based on the standard deviation of candle low, instead of the candle close used in standard Bollinger bands. This makes the indicator more responsive to price moves and extreme levels are more accurate. Trading Strategies 1. Bollinger Band squeeze. This might be the most common trading strategy with Bollinger bands. Bollinger band squeeze happens when the width of the band is the narrowest in recent times. This indicates a sideways trading or lack of volatility. Finally a volatility breakout will come and price will move in the breakout direction. This volatility breakout is identified by the expansion in band width. 2. Reversals at Bollinger Bands. Look for candlestick reversal patterns like engulfing bars and pin bars formed at the upper or lower band. In the chart below, a bearish pin bar is formed at the upper band. Trade bearish signals forming at upper band and bullish signals forming at lower band. The Bollinger Bands High Low indicator can be customized through the parameters. You can change the Bollinger Band calculation period and Standard Deviation. To edit parameter values, open the VTL script in VTL Editor by right clicking on the indicator name in Navigator and select Edit. Parameters are located at the top of the script file. Edit them save, compile and attach to chart again for the new parameter values to take effect BB_HL.zip
  10. Inside Bar Outside Bar is VTL Client Side indicator to identify the Inside Bar and Outside Bar candle patterns. Inside Bar is a price bar with its high less than previous bar’s high and low greater than previous bar’s low. They are marked by the red arrows in chart. Outside Bar is a price bar with its high greater than previous bar’s high and low less than previous bar’s low. They are marked by the blue arrows in chart. Inside Bar Trading Strategy An Inside Bar means a contraction in price range or volatility. It is a pause in price movement and does not show any strength in price direction. This will lead to a breakout from this trading range. Identify the trend direction and place a stop buy order few pips above the high of the inside bar if the trend is up. In down trend place a stop sell order few pips below the low of the inside bar. Stoploss is placed few pips beyond the opposite end of the inside bar. Outside Bar Trading Strategy An Outside Bar means a short term expansion in price range or volatility. It shows strength in both directions. Look for outside bar at a resistance or support level. When outside bar is formed at a resistance level, sell breakdown of the low of the outside bar. When outside bar is formed at a support level, buy breakout of the high of the outside bar. Stoploss is placed few pips beyond the opposite end of the inside bar. insideBar_outsideBar.zip
  11. Hello, Third Generation Moving Average is a Client Side VTL indicator. It is an advanced version of the standard moving average (MA), which implements a rather simple lag-reducing procedure based on the longer MA period. The method was first described by Dr. Mafred Durschner. Moving averages are supposed to smooth data and to remove noise and useless information. Multiple moving average variants are used widely, for example Simple Moving Average (SMA) or Exponentially Moving Average (EMA). One challenge is that moving averages introduce a lag, i.e. the smoothed curve follows the trend usually later. 3rd generation MA reduces the lag and follows price trends closely. As you see in the image, the 3rd Generation MA (red line) offers slightly less lag than the conventional EMA (green line) and reacts to the price changes faster. Unfortunately, it is still prone to lag and may produce false signals. You can use the 3rd Generation Moving Average indicator the same as the standard moving average, to detect the current trend direction. It can be used to generate trading signals also, price crossing the 3rd Generation MA can be used as a buy signal and vice versa for sell signals. It is better to use this with other confirmatory signals. 3rdGenMA.txt
  12. Outside Bar is a Client Side VTL Indicator to mark outside bars on chart. The indicator plots two arrows above and below the outside bar. Outside bar is bar that has a higher high and lower low than the preceding bar. It is a short-term expansion in price range or volatility. Outside bars form at the end of a trend and on breakout moves from consolidation in a trending period. Trader must use a discretionary approach in picking the outside bar setups for trading. In a trading range outside bars breakouts may be false signals. The method to trade outside bars is to open position in the direction of outside bar’s high or low breakout. It is better to open trades when breakout happens in the direction of the outside bar. On bullish outside bar, look for upward breakout, and for a bearish outside bar, look for downward breakout of the outside bar. Trader must use discretion in picking outside bar trading setups. There may be many outside bars in chart but they all does not make good breakout trades. Outside bars formed at key support/resistance level are good setups. Breakout from consolidation with an outside bar setup is another good trading setup. See the image attached. Outside Bar.zip
  13. Inside Bar is a Client Side VTL indicator to identify Inside Bars in chart and marks the them on chart by a down arrow above the Inside Bar and an up arrow below the Inside Bar. The inside bar is a two candle price action setup. The Inside Bar is defined as a candle whose high is less than the high of prior bar and low is greater than the prior bar. It is a bar that is completely contained within the range of the preceding bar, also known as the “mother bar”. An inside bar formed on a Daily chart will sometimes look like a triangle pattern on lower timeframes such as one-hour chart. An inside bar indicates a time of indecision or consolidation. Inside bars typically occur as a market consolidates after making a large directional move, they can also occur at turning points in a market and at key decision points like major support/resistance levels. Thus inside bars represent breakout trading opportunities. Traders usually open trades on the breakout of the mother bar. Another method is to open trades on breakout of the inside bar itself. There are basically two ways to trade an inside bar setup: As a continuation signal or as a reversal signal. The image illustrates these setups. When an inside bar is formed in an uptrend, it is a temporary pause of the uptrend. So upward breakout of the mother bar is likely to present a good trading opportunity. In a down trend, downward breakout of the mother bar presents a good sell opportunity. At key support/Resistance levels, the Inside Bar setup will act as a trend reversal setup. Traders should use discretion in picking inside bars for trading. Inside bars formed inside a trading range is not good for breakout trades as the consolidation will continue till price break out from the trading range. Inside Bar.zip
  14. Pinbar Detector is a client side VTL indicator to detect Pinbars and marks them by placing up arrow below bullish Pinbar and down arrow above bearish Pinbar. The Pinbar formation is a price action reversal pattern that shows that a certain level or price point in the market was rejected. The Pinbar is a bar with a long upper or lower “tail” and a much smaller “body”. The image below shows the Pinbar anatomy for Bullish and Bearish Pinbars. Pinbars can be traded with different entry methods. Wait for the Pinbar to complete. Open trade at the start of next bar with a market order. Another method is opening trade on a 50% retrace of the PinBar. In this method, trader waits for the price to retrace to the midpoint of the entire Pinbar’s range. More conservative approach is to place a stoploss buy order above the high of the Bullish Pinbar and stoploss sell order below the low the Bearish Pinbar. Traders can use their discretion in opening trades with the Pinbar. One of the best methods is to trade Pinbars formed in the direction of trend. This can be considered as trend continuation trades. Reversal trades can be opened when the Pinbar is formed at important resistance or support levels. See the chart attached. Placing the stoploss for the trade at the opposite end of the pin bar is good. Pinbars work best when they are formed at important support or resistance levels. Pin_Bar_Detector.zip
  15. Guppy Multiple Moving Average – Short (GMMA Short) is Client Side VTL Indicator. It is a set of five shot term exponential moving averages of period 3, 7, 10, 12 and 15. GMMA Short is used to identify and trade the short term trend. Single moving average and price cross over strategies are associated with many choppy trades. GMMA short with five short term moving averages is able to eliminate such choppy cross over. When all the moving averages are moving upward, a short term uptrend is in place and in a down trend, all the six moving averages move downward. In trading ranges, the averages are placed close together, when the trend is strong, they depart from each other and slope in the direction of the trend. See the image attached. Buy position can be opened when the moving averages turn upward and diverge from each other. Sell position is opened when the GMMA short turns downward and diverge from each other. This is a short term trading strategy. After opening a position, if the moving averages converge together, short term trend is losing momentum and positions can be closed. The zone formed by the GMMA act as short term support or resistance. This can be used to open pull back trades. When price comes back to the support zone formed by GMMA and again break above the support zone, Buy can be initiated. For a pullback Sell, price must test the resistance zone formed by the GMMA and again break below it. GMMA short is useful to short term trend following. Guppy_Multiple_Moving_Averages_Short.zip
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