Awesome Oscillator (AO) Divergence Indicator for ThinkorSwim


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This indicator paints your candlesticks when a bullish divergence is found on both the RSI and the Awesome Oscillator and red when bearish divergence is found.



thinkScript Code

# Confirmed Divergence
# Assembled by BenTen at
# Converted from

input rsiprd = 14;
input source = close;
input averageType = AverageType.WILDERS;

def NetChgAvg = MovingAverage(averageType, source - source[1], rsiprd);
def TotChgAvg = MovingAverage(averageType, AbsValue(source - source[1]), rsiprd);
def ChgRatio = if TotChgAvg != 0 then NetChgAvg / TotChgAvg else 0;

def RSI = 50 * (ChgRatio + 1);

input length = 30;
input mult = 2.0;
input src = close;

input ob = 70;
input os = 30;
input lengthAO1 = 5;
input lengthAO2 = 34;
def rv = RSI;

def AO = simpleMovingAvg((high + low) / 2, lengthAO1) - simpleMovingAvg((high + low) / 2, lengthAO2);

input x = 5;
input z = 25;

def srcLL = src > lowest(src, x) and lowest(src, x)<lowest(src, z)[x];

def rsiHL = rv > lowest(rv, x) and lowest(rv, x) > lowest(rv, z)[x] and lowest(rv, z)<os;

def aoHL = AO > lowest(AO, x) and lowest(AO, x) > lowest(AO, z)[x] and lowest(AO, x) < 0;

def BullishDiv = srcLL and rsiHL and aoHL;

def srcHH = src < highest(src, x) and highest(src, x)>highest(src, z)[x];

def rsiLH = rv < highest(rv, x) and highest(rv, x) < highest(rv, z)[x] and highest(rv, z)>ob;

def aoLH = AO < highest(AO, x) and highest(AO, x) < highest(AO, z)[x] and highest(AO, x) > 0;

def BearishDiv = srcHH and rsiLH and aoLH;

def basis = simpleMovingAvg(source, length);
def dev = mult * stdev(source, length);

def upper = basis + dev;
def lower = basis - dev;

assignPriceColor(if BullishDiv then else if BearishDiv then else Color.white);


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Ben, instead of painting the bars, would you display the arrow of the first bar of divergence?
@iamtom07 Add the # sign in front of the assignPriceColor code and add the following script at the end of your script:

# Plot Signals
plot bullish = BullishDiv;
plot bearish = BearishDiv;
I mainly swing trades, is this useful for longer timeframes for Daily. Do you have TOS scanners that scan for stocks in a channel b.c I like to use Iron Condor strategy. Thanks
@scxpertise You can always backtest it by looking through your chart's timeframe with this indicator. Add this code to the end of your script and you should be able to scan for new signals. (Watch this video if you don't know how to).
Hey @BenTen .....this is awesome! Very useful as I am a reversion to the mean trader. I'm also interested in making the conditions more lenient. I've reset OB/OS to 60/40 with some success and have also set the AO to 5, 20 instead of 5,34. There is one thing that I have a big question about tho. Here's the setup: I find that there are often strong "divergences" when price has simply met the closing price but has not actually met or exceeded (let's say) the lowest low. See the image below. At 9:10 I see a great "divergence", but price hasn't actually met the conditions. I see in your code for this that there is a lot of reference to "highest" and "lowest", but is there a way to modify the code to include conditions where price has simply met the lowest "close" and not the lowest "low"?


@BenTen.... Great code. I really like the signals of the red and green candles. Question: is it possible to create a scanner looking for the red and green candles?

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