Based on 'The Strat' methodology by Rob Smith.
This script will paint 1 & 3 bars per 'The Strat'.
N.B. Per 'The Strat' a bar is seen as a 1 (inside) when the bar's high or low is an equal tick to the previous bar.
Shows the historic bar type, whether it is up, down, up and inside, down and inside, up and outside, or down and outside. Will only display historic bar type based on the selected time timeframe. (Ex. if you are looking at the weekly time frame, you will only see the bar type for Year, Quarter, Month, and Week. It will not display the Day or Hour bar type.)
This script is a "fork" of Crinklebine's excellent "Candle Type" script for Rob Smith's ( aka RobInTheBlack) #thestrat methodology. 1 strategy that's becoming increasingly popular is looking for 3-1 (outside-inside) set-ups per #thestrat. The idea is that as the inside candle breaks, the target to take profits is given by the high/low of the previous outside...
type: properties manipulation, no programming needed
time required: 15minutes, at least
level: medium (need to know contracts, trading pairs)
A strategy can "appear" to work or be broken depending on the pile of cash that is working on. This amount is defined in the strat properties, under "order size".
For noobs (like me) this is very confusing at first :)
This is just a simple EMA cross strategy which is meant to be similar to Turtle Trading Strategy.
It uses in default 4 Hour 21 / 10 EMA to long or short. This is not perfect but in the long run it will profit. Works best in bull market.
LINK TO ALERT :
This simple strat fires up on green bars, down on red bars. cannot get any simpler. So, it's a good example to check how returns are calculated.
First, the internal firing mechanism for the strategy.entry function is something hardcore. As result, the entry points can be confusing, and seem to appear in a wrong bar (as the 2nd and 3rd signals are good examples),...
trying to understand strategies, it appears that there is a lot of black magic in how a strat works behind the scenes.
anyway, it's hard to analyse what's all the data with one gazillion entries, and i wanted to know how we can manipulate/do stuff with a chart.
so, i needed to know how to "give" the script my values to work on. bundled two wants/needs into one,...