B3 Consolidation Box: Breakout / Breakdown Indicator for ThinkorSwim

BenTen

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Found this really interesting indicator for ThinkorSwim called B3 Consolidation Box that I wanted to share with everyone here.

Want to know if a stock is under consolidation? Well, this indicator is perfect for that. It basically highlights when a stock is consolidating and at which level it will be breaking down or breaking out. In addition, a stop loss level will be provided in case it's a false breakout/breakdown and target levels so you can know where to take profit.

Here are a few examples:







Notes:
  • Grey shadow box is your Consolidation box.
  • The white dotted line is Stop loss
  • Red lines are Profit Target Levels for Breakdown
  • Green lines are Profit Target Levels for Breakout
  • Use this indicator on the 5, 10, or 15 mins timeframe with Pre-market on.

thinkScript Code

Rich (BB code):
# B3 Consolidation Box   v1

# -- Automates a box and shows the breakouts via price color with targets based on the box's range.

# -- In a system the gray balance line would be your stop, or you may exit on any trip back within the old box range.

# -- The color of the candles does not tell you when to be long or short, it simply tells you the last signal given.

# -- You must manage your trade targets via your own profit protection tactics.

# Intended only for the use of the person(s) to who(m) this script was originally distributed.

# User of the script assumes all risk;

# The coder and the distributers are not responsible for any loss of capital incurred upon usage of this script.

#

declare upper;

input BarsUsedForRange = 2;

input BarsRequiredToRemainInRange = 7;

input TargetMultiple = 0.5;

input ColorPrice = yes;

input HideTargets = no;

input HideBalance = no;

input HideBoxLines = no;

input HideCloud = no;

input HideLabels = no;

# Identify Consolidation

def HH = highest(high[1], BarsUsedForRange);

def LL = lowest(low[1], BarsUsedForRange);

def maxH = highest(hh, BarsRequiredToRemainInRange);

def maxL = lowest(ll, BarsRequiredToRemainInRange);

def HHn = if maxH == maxH[1] or maxL == maxL then maxH else HHn[1];

def LLn = if maxH == maxH[1] or maxL == maxL then maxL else LLn[1];

def Bh = if high <= HHn and HHn == HHn[1] then HHn else double.nan;

def Bl = if low >= LLn and LLn == LLn[1] then LLn else double.nan;

def CountH = if isnan(Bh) or isnan(Bl) then 2 else CountH[1] + 1;

def CountL = if isnan(Bh) or isnan(Bl) then 2 else CountL[1] + 1;

def ExpH = if barnumber() == 1 then double.nan else

            if CountH[-BarsRequiredToRemainInRange] >= BarsRequiredToRemainInRange then HHn[-BarsRequiredToRemainInRange] else 

            if High <= ExpH[1] then ExpH[1] else double.nan;

def ExpL = if barnumber() == 1 then double.nan else

            if Countl[-BarsRequiredToRemainInRange] >= BarsRequiredToRemainInRange then LLn[-BarsRequiredToRemainInRange] else 

            if Low >= ExpL[1] then ExpL[1] else double.nan;

# Plot the High and Low of the Box; Paint Cloud

plot BoxHigh = if !isnan(expL) and !isnan(ExpH) then ExpH else double.nan;

plot BoxLow = if !isnan(expL) and !isnan(ExpH) then ExpL else double.nan;

boxhigh.setdefaultColor(color.dark_green);

BoxHigh.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

BoxLow.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

BoxLow.setdefaultColor(color.dark_red);

BoxHigh.SETHIDING(HideBoxLines);

BoxLow.SETHIDING(HideBoxLines);

addcloud(if !HideCloud then BoxHigh else double.nan, BoxLow, color.gray, color.gray);

# Things to the Right of a Finished Box

def eH = if barnumber() == 1 then double.nan else if !isnan(BoxHigh[1]) and isnan(BoxHigh) then BoxHigh[1] else eh[1];

def eL = if barnumber() == 1 then double.nan else if !isnan(BoxLow[1]) and isnan(BoxLow) then BoxLow[1] else el[1];

def diff = (eh - el) * TargetMultiple;

plot Balance = if isnan(boxhigh) and isnan(boxlow) then (eh+el)/2 else double.nan;

plot Htgt_1 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff else double.nan;

plot Htgt_2 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff*2 else double.nan;

plot Htgt_3 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff*3 else double.nan;

plot Htgt_4 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff*4 else double.nan;

plot Htgt_5 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff*5 else double.nan;

plot Htgt_6 = if isnan(Boxhigh) and high >= eh then eh + diff*6 else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_1 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_2 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff*2 else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_3 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff*3 else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_4 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff*4 else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_5 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff*5 else double.nan;

plot Ltgt_6 = if isnan(BoxLow) and Low <= eL then eL - diff*6 else double.nan;

Balance.SETHIDING(HideBalance);

Balance.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR(255,255,255));

Balance.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.SQUARES);

Htgt_2.setlineWeight(2);

Htgt_4.setlineWeight(2);

Htgt_6.setlineWeight(2);

Htgt_1.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_1.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Htgt_2.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_2.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Htgt_3.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_3.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Htgt_4.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_4.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Htgt_5.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_5.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Htgt_6.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 50, 100 , 75));

Htgt_6.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Ltgt_2.setlineWeight(2);

Ltgt_4.setlineWeight(2);

Ltgt_6.setlineWeight(2);

Ltgt_1.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_1.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Ltgt_2.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_2.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Ltgt_3.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_3.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Ltgt_4.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_4.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Ltgt_5.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_5.setpaintingStrategy(PAIntingStrategy.DASHES);

Ltgt_6.setdefaultColor(CREATECOLOR( 100, 50 , 75));

Ltgt_6.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);

Htgt_1.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Htgt_2.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Htgt_3.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Htgt_4.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Htgt_5.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Htgt_6.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_1.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_2.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_3.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_4.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_5.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

Ltgt_6.SETHIDING(HIDETARGETS);

# Labels

addlabel(!HideLabels, "TgtLvls = " + diff + "pts each | Bal = " + balance, if high > eh  and low < el then color.yellow else if high > eh then color.green else if low < el then color.red else color.gray);

addlabel(!HideLabels && high > eh && low < el, "OUTSIDE BAR!!", color.yellow);

addlabel(!HideLabels && high > eh && low >= el, "Long", color.green);

addlabel(!HideLabels && high <= eh && low < el, "Short", color.red);

#Price Color

assignPriceColor(if !ColorPrice then color.current else if !isnan(BoxHigh) then color.gray else

                    if high > eh  and low < el then color.yellow else 

                    if high > eh then color.green else if low < el then color.red else color.gray);

Shareable Link

http://tos.mx/oPI7Kp
 
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Ace_Trader

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Very nice @BenTen - Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for posting it..!! :)

 
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jerrydinvestor

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I have used it in a past and it is useful at times. It's great to have it in a chart along with other indicators which you are currently trading. @BenTen I think there is a scanner for it as well.

 
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Steve2286

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Does anyone know if there is a watchlist column for this consolidation box or can one be created to alert you when a box is formed? Tks.



 
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BenTen

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@Steve2286 I couldn't find a watchlist column or alert for this indicator yet.

 
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Steve2286

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Thanks for checking Ben

 
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mc01439

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Be careful with "B3 Consolidation Box" if you do not understand re-painting of the indicator. It just re-painted CL.

 
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GeneHo

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@mc01439 , what does CL mean?

 
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mc01439

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CL is the continuous contract for oil futures.

 
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CreativiTimothy

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Does anyone have an idea on how to convert this into a scan query so it scans for consolidation? I went into the code and saw a ton of plots, so I was confused on the direction of the code.
 
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