Buy and Sell Volume Pressure Indicator for ThinkorSwim

Paul Bunion

Paul Bunion

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Here is a volume indicator that I like to use in everyday trading. it really helps with identifying who is in control.

Code:
# Original author: Unknown
# Modified by 7of9

declare lower;

#Inputs

input Show30DayAvg = yes;
input ShowTodayVolume = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30DayAvg = yes;
input UnusualVolumePercent = 200;
input Show30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowCurrentBar = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowSellVolumePercent = yes;

def O = open;
def H = high;
def C = close;
def L = low;
def V = volume;
def buying = V*(C-L)/(H-L);
def selling = V*(H-C)/(H-L);

# Selling Volume

Plot SellVol = selling;
SellVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
SellVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Red);
SellVol.HideTitle();
SellVol.HideBubble();
SellVol.SetLineWeight(5);

# Total Volume

Plot BuyVol = volume;
BuyVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
BuyVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Dark_Green);
BuyVol.HideTitle();
BuyVol.HideBubble();
BuyVol.SetLineWeight(5);

#Volume Data

def volLast30DayAvg = (volume(period = "DAY")[1] + volume(period = "DAY")[2] + volume(period = "DAY")[3] + volume(period = "DAY")[4] + volume(period = "DAY")[5] + volume(period = "DAY")[6] + volume(period = "DAY")[7] + volume(period = "DAY")[8] + volume(period = "DAY")[9] + volume(period = "DAY")[10] + volume(period = "DAY")[11] + volume(period = "DAY")[12] + volume(period = "DAY")[13] + volume(period = "DAY")[14] + volume(period = "DAY")[15] + volume(period = "DAY")[16] + volume(period = "DAY")[17] + volume(period = "DAY")[18] + volume(period = "DAY")[19] + volume(period = "DAY")[20] + volume(period = "DAY")[21] + volume(period = "DAY")[22] + volume(period = "DAY")[23] + volume(period = "DAY")[24] + volume(period = "DAY")[25] + volume(period = "DAY")[26] + volume(period = "DAY")[27] + volume(period = "DAY")[28] + volume(period = "DAY")[29] + volume(period = "DAY")[30]) / 30;
def today = volume(period = "DAY");
def percentOf30Day = Round((today / volLast30DayAvg) * 100, 0);
def avg30Bars = (volume[1] + volume[2] + volume[3] + volume[4] + volume[5] + volume[6] + volume[7] + volume[8] + volume[9] + volume[10] + volume[11] + volume[12] + volume[13] + volume[14] + volume[15] + volume[16] + volume[17] + volume[18] + volume[19] + volume[20] + volume[21] + volume[22] + volume[23] + volume[24] + volume[25] + volume[26] + volume[27] + volume[28] + volume[29] + volume[30]) / 30;
def curVolume = volume;
def percentOf30Bar = Round((curVolume / avg30Bars) * 100, 0);
def SellVolPercent = Round((Selling / Volume) * 100, 0);

# Labels

AddLabel(Show30DayAvg, "Avg 30 Days: " + Round(volLast30DayAvg, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowTodayVolume, "Today: " + today, (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30DayAvg, percentOf30Day + "%", (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(Show30BarAvg, "Avg 30 Bars: " + Round(avg30Bars, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowCurrentBar, "Cur Bar: " + curVolume, (if percentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30BarAvg, PercentOf30Bar + "%", (if PercentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(ShowSellVolumePercent, "Cur Bar Sell %: " + SellVolPercent, (if SellVolPercent > 51 then Color.RED else if SellVolPercent < 49 then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));

input length = 50;

plot Vol = volume;
plot VolAvg = Average(volume, length);

Vol.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
Vol.SetLineWeight(3);
Vol.DefineColor("Up", Color.UPTICK);
Vol.DefineColor("Down", Color.DOWNTICK);
Vol.AssignValueColor(if close > close[1] then Vol.color("Up") else if close < close[1] then Vol.color("Down") else GetColor(1));
VolAvg.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(8));

Video Tutorial

 
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horserider

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Be wary of this study. It is a mess as far as the histogram plotting. Look at this one instead.
 
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devnoir

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Can we take this down? Or at least modify the comment up top so it doesn't credit 7of9. This is just a slightly modified study thats been available on the web for a while. 7of9 is a known code thief.

The original author is unknown.
 
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BenTen

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@devnoir Thank you. I made some adjustments to the script above.
 
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GeneHo

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Hi,
Anyone to share a script or command line to read current bar volume, thanks.
 
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bsizzle101

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Can anyone help me with this Volume Stat Indicator I found? I would like it to show me the percentage of the current bar against the 30 bar avg.
ie: if the avg 30 bar is 6000 and the current bar is 1500 it would show 25% ect..ect..

Code:
declare lower;

#Inputs
input Show30DayAvg = yes;
input ShowTodayVolume = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30DayAvg = yes;
input UnusualVolumePercent = 200;
input Show30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowCurrentBar = yes;


#Volume Data
def volLast30DayAvg = (volume(period = "DAY")[1] + volume(period = "DAY")[2] + volume(period = "DAY")[3] + volume(period = "DAY")[4] + volume(period = "DAY")[5] + volume(period = "DAY")[6] + volume(period = "DAY")[7] + volume(period = "DAY")[8] + volume(period = "DAY")[9] + volume(period = "DAY")[10] + volume(period = "DAY")[11] + volume(period = "DAY")[12] + volume(period = "DAY")[13] + volume(period = "DAY")[14] + volume(period = "DAY")[15] + volume(period = "DAY")[16] + volume(period = "DAY")[17] + volume(period = "DAY")[18] + volume(period = "DAY")[19] + volume(period = "DAY")[20] + volume(period = "DAY")[21] + volume(period = "DAY")[22] + volume(period = "DAY")[23] + volume(period = "DAY")[24] + volume(period = "DAY")[25] + volume(period = "DAY")[26] + volume(period = "DAY")[27] + volume(period = "DAY")[28] + volume(period = "DAY")[29] + volume(period = "DAY")[30]) / 30;
def today = volume(period = "DAY");
def percentOf30Day = Round((today / volLast30DayAvg) * 100, 0);
#def avg30Bars = VolumeAvg(30).VolAvg;
def avg30Bars = (volume[1] + volume[2] + volume[3] + volume[4] + volume[5] + volume[6] + volume[7] + volume[8] + volume[9] + volume[10] + volume[11] + volume[12] + volume[13] + volume[14] + volume[15] + volume[16] + volume[17] + volume[18] + volume[19] + volume[20] + volume[21] + volume[22] + volume[23] + volume[24] + volume[25] + volume[26] + volume[27] + volume[28] + volume[29] + volume[30]) / 30;
def curVolume = volume;


# Labels
AddLabel(Show30DayAvg, "Daily Avg: " + Round(volLast30DayAvg, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);
AddLabel(ShowTodayVolume, "Today: " + today, (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));
AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30DayAvg, percentOf30Day + "%", (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );
AddLabel(Show30BarAvg, "Avg 30 Bars: " + Round(avg30Bars, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);
AddLabel(ShowCurrentBar, "Cur Bar: " + curVolume, (if curVolume >= avg30Bars then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));
 
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Poc

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Can we take this down? Or at least modify the comment up top so it doesn't credit 7of9. This is just a slightly modified study thats been available on the web for a while. 7of9 is a known code thief.

The original author is unknown.
This link goes to the TOS how to page. Is it supposed to link the indicator that BenTen modified? Thanks.
 
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alphabeta

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hi paul thanks for sharing
is it possible to make alert when current bat volume is for example above 200 %
 
horserider

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@alphabeta Make sure you understand the output of this study. The bars are total volume. The red is selling volume.
 
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astrokjackk1

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Hi everyone, I am no coder and I don’t really know how to set up a decent scan on tos so I want to ask the community to see if I can get some help.
the scan needs to include the following:
AVG daily volume (preferably of the past 180 days)
- this will let us know how much volume is traded on an average basis.
Volume % (how much volume has been traded in the premarket)
- this will let us know how much volume has been accumulated in the premarket in % correlation to average daily volume
Gap % (this will allow us to determine if we should expect volatility intraday)
- high percentage gaps usually coincide with high volatility intraday

thank you to anyone in advance who helps out.
 
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Regalo

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@BenTen (or whoever can help me ) , can you help me by making a small modification to the script?

I'm trying to get it to show me the histogram as follows: https://ibb.co/qyBLsHb
(i cant insert images, i got this: "Something went grong. Please try again or contact the administrator.")


The logic would be:

If the current candle is larger than the previous one and "Buying" volume (according to the code published in this post) is greater than 60% of the total volume, then paint the candle green, otherwise it's gray.

The same for the Red candle.
If the current candle is Larger than the previous one and "Selling" volume (according to the code published in this post) is greater than 60% of the total volume, then paint the candle red, otherwise it's grey.

Thanks you!
 
horserider

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@Regalo First understand in the study posted at top of the thread what is being defined as "Buying" volume. It is also plotting volume twice.
 

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