Price Action - Support & Resistance by DGT

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Support and Resistance terms are used by traders to refer to price levels on charts that tend to act as barriers, preventing the price of an financial instrument from getting pushed in a certain direction.

A support level is a price level where buyers are more aggressive than sellers. This means that the price is more likely to "bounce" off this level rather than break through it. However, once the price has breached this level it is likely to continue falling until meeting another support level .

A resistance level is the opposite of a support level . It is where the price tends to find resistance as it rises. Again, this means that the price is more likely to "bounce" off this level rather than break through it. However, once the price has breached this level it is likely to continue rising until meeting another resistance level .

A previous support level will sometimes become a resistance level when the price attempts to move back up, and conversely, a resistance level will become a support level as the price temporarily falls back.

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Support and resistance can come in various forms, and the concept is more difficult to master than it first appears. Identification of key support and resistance levels is an essential ingredient to successful technical analysis .

If the price stalls and reverses in the same price area on minimum of two different occasions, then a horizontal line is drawn to show that the market is struggling to move past that area. Those areas are static barriers, one of the most popular forms of support/resistance and are highlighted with horizontal lines.

Repeated test, the more often a support/resistance level is "tested" over an extended period of time (touched and bounced off by price), the more significance is given to that specific level

High volume, the more buying and selling that has occurred at a particular price level, the stronger the support or resistance level is likely to be

Market psychology, plays a major role as traders and investors remember the past and react to changing conditions to anticipate future market movement.

Psychological levels, is a price level that significantly affects the price of an underlying financial instrument. Typically, near round numbers often serve as support and resistance

The following support and resistance related topics are beyond the scope of this study, so they will be mentioned roughly only as a reference for support and resistance concept

Trendlines, Support and resistance levels in trends are dynamic. Throughout an uptrend, levels of support tend to look like a trendline, usually clustering around higher lows. As the price rises, the price where buyers consider the stock to be “too cheap” also changes, which creates new support levels on the way up. The same is also true for resistance levels. In an uptrend, a stock is continuously breaking through perceived resistance levels and making new highs

Moving Averages, is a constantly changing line that smooths out past price data while also allowing the trader to identify support and resistance . In the example Notice how the price of the asset finds support at the moving average when the trend is up, and how it acts as resistance when the trend is down

The Fibonacci Retracement /Extension tool, is a favorite among many short-term traders because it clearly identifies levels of potential support and resistance

Pivot Point Calculations, is another common technical analysis technique, where pivot point is calculated based on the high, low, and closing prices of previous trading session/day and support & resistance levels are projected based on the pivot point , different calculation techniques are available, as presented in this example of an pivot point indicator : PVTvX by DGT

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Once an area or "zone" of support or resistance has been identified, those price levels can serve as potential entry or exit points because, as a price reaches a point of support or resistance, it will do one of two things—bounce back away from the support or resistance level (trading ranges), or violate the price level and continue in its direction (trading breakouts) —until it hits the next support or resistance level

The basic trading method for using support and resistance is to buy near support in uptrends or the parts of ranges or chart patterns where prices are moving up and to sell/sell short near resistance in downtrends or the parts of ranges and chart patterns where prices are moving down. Buying near support or selling near resistance can pay off, but there is no assurance that the support or resistance will hold. Therefore, consider waiting for some confirmation that the market is still respecting that area

Trading breakouts, a breakout is a potential trading opportunity that occurs when an asset's price moves above a resistance level or moves below a support level on increasing volume . The first step in trading breakouts is to identify current price trend patterns along with support and resistance levels in order to plan possible entry and exit points. Once the asset trades beyond the price barrier, volatility tends to increase and prices usually trend in the breakout's direction. Breakouts are such an important trading strategy since these setups are the starting point for future volatility increases, large price swings and, in many circumstances, major price trends. When trading breakouts, it is important to consider the underlying asset's support and resistance levels. The more times an asset price has touched these areas, the more valid these levels are and the more important they become. At the same time, the longer these support and resistance levels have been in play, the better the outcome when the asset price finally breaks out. Asset prices will often move slightly further than we expect them to. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it is called a false breakout. Therefore it is important to consider waiting for some confirmation while trading breakouts. It’s also popular for traders to sell 50% of their positions at the resistance level , and hold the rest in anticipation of a breakout above resistance

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This experimental study attempts to identify the support and resistance levels. Assumes a simple logic to discover moments where the price is rising or falling consecutively for minimum 3 bars with the condition volume increases on each bar and the last bar’s volume should be bigger than the long term volume moving average. A line will be drawn at the end of the move (highest or lowest, depending on the move direction), the line will be drawn at minimum on the 3rd bar and if condition holds for other consecutive bars the line will switch to 4th, 5th etc bar.

Lines will not be deleted so the historical ones will remain and will emphasis the levels significance when they overlap in feature. Strong levels are more likely to hold and cause the price to move in the other direction, whereas the minor levels may only cause the price to pause and keep moving in the same direction. Determining future levels of support and resistance can drastically improve the returns of a short-term investing strategy

Bar colors will be painted based on the volume of the specific bar to its long term volume moving average. This will help identifying the support and resistance levels significance and emphasis the sings of breakouts

Finally, Volume spikes will be marked on top of the price chart. A high volume usually indicates more interest in the security and the presence of institutional traders. However, a rapidly rising price in an uptrend accompanied by a huge volume may be a sign of exhaustion. Traders usually look for breaks of support and resistance to enter positions. When security break critical levels without volume , you should consider the breakout suspect and prime for a reversal off the highs/lows. Volume spikes are often the result of news-driven events. Volume spike will often lead to sharp reversals since the moves are unsustainable due to the imbalance of supply and demand

A good example with many support and resistance concepts observed on a stock chart and detected by the study

Length of volume moving average, where volume moving average is used to detect support and resistance levels, is used as reference to compare with threshold values for volume spikes and colors of the bars

Hint, to get more historical lines scrolling chart to left will enable visualization of them. Please note they may appear to much all 500 line limit is used 😉

Special thanks to @HEMANT Telegram user, for his observations and suggestions

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Notas de Lançamento: Price or Volume option added as as source to support and resistance calculations

thanks for the suggestion @JPTradingWorld
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Good work!
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dgtrd LonesomeTheBlue
thank You @LonesomeTheBlue, it is such a great honor to be appreciated by a Pine Wizard.
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@dgtrd, You deserve it mate. Thank you for sharing your ideas/scripts with the community
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dgtrd LonesomeTheBlue
@LonesomeTheBlue, thank You 🙏🏼

TV community is incredible, we learn from each other, share ideas as in this study, the core idea comes from @namoss12122 (HEMANT)'s observations and trading experience

Your studies are great examples form both coding and trading perspective, thanks for all
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Awesome Great work.

From my experience, the volume is not true volume.
My trading strategy is also based on the price actions and support. if you intested, we can discuss more.
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dgtrd auskkk
thank you @auskkk 🙏

i would be glad to discuss
What do the colors of the candles mean?
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dgtrd subliminalmindsoc
hello @subliminalmindsoc,

They are Volume Weighted Bars, aims to present whether the price movements are supported by Volume.
Volume weighted bars are calculated based on the current volume comparing to its moving average, where the length of the moving average can be adjusted with "Volume Moving Average Length" .
Price actions with high volume will be displayed with darker colors, average volume values will remain as they are and low volume values will be indicated with lighter colors. Threshold values are adjusted with “VWCB : Upper Threshold” and “VWCB : Lower Threshold" inputs
Additionally "Volume Spike Threshold (Sign of Exhaustion)" input is the threshold value setting for volume spikes (traffic lights that appears on the top of the bars where the current volume is high high above its moving average)
would you plz explain why you used 4.669 as Sign of Exhaustion? Is any reference for it or it is just experimental?
Thank you
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dgtrd NK_Moalla
Hello @NK_Moalla,
it is not as a result of a scientific research but mainly of observations and bunch of tests performed on variety of different financial instruments.
also as we know, fibonacci numbers have quite significant impact with many technical analysis tools, hope Feigenbaum constant 4.669 have the same effect with this one.
the theshold value settings are customizable with this study and a trader may adjust according the instruments with the best fitting values

as one publisihing trading ideas i will be very glad to hear your observations and suggestions

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