EMA + VWAP + MACD Buy/Sell Signal

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Hello Everyone,

I want to begin by mentioning that I am completely new to the world of trading. Nevertheless, I have been reading Merry's posts and scripts in order to increase my knowledge.

I have been searching for a strategy to scalp the SPY and observed something interesting when combining 3 indicators on a 5-minute chart.

1 - MAE9
2 - VWAP
3 - MACD

Whenever the MAE9 crosses VWAP (either up or down) and at the same time the MACD[value] crosses MACD[Avg], there is a strong likelihood of the price moving in the desired direction. Other important factors include Market Sentiment, Resistance, and Support.

I'm wondering if someone could assist me in creating a script that can draw an arrow either green or red, so that I can further test out this idea.

Many thanks!
 

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Hello Everyone,

I want to begin by mentioning that I am completely new to the world of trading. Nevertheless, I have been reading Merry's posts and scripts in order to increase my knowledge.

I have been searching for a strategy to scalp the SPY and observed something interesting when combining 3 indicators on a 5-minute chart.

1 - MAE9
2 - VWAP
3 - MACD

Whenever the MAE9 crosses VWAP (either up or down) and at the same time the MACD[value] crosses MACD[Avg], there is a strong likelihood of the price moving in the desired direction. Other important factors include Market Sentiment, Resistance, and Support.

I'm wondering if someone could assist me in creating a script that can draw an arrow either green or red, so that I can further test out this idea.

Many thanks!

here is something to experiment with
it draws vertical lines when both signals occur
...green 2 up signals
...red 2 down signals

this looks for signals that are within x bars back. default is 3 bars.
my thought is, it would be rare for 2 conditions to happen on the same bar.
input within_xbars = 3;


Code:
#avg_vwap_macd_signals

#https://usethinkscript.com/threads/ema-vwap-macd-buy-sell-signal.18730/

def na = Double.NaN;
def bn = BarNumber();
#def data = close;

input within_xbars = 3;

#----------------------
# EMA9
input avg1_type = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
#input avg1_type = AverageType.Simple;
input avg1_length = 9;
def avg1 = MovingAverage(avg1_type, close, avg1_length );
input show_average_lines = yes;
plot zavg1 = if show_average_lines then avg1 else na;
zavg1.SetDefaultColor(Color.CYAN);
#zavg1.setlineweight(1);
zavg1.HideBubble();

#----------------------
# vwap
input timeFrame = {default DAY, WEEK, MONTH};
def vwap1 = vwap(period = timeFrame);
plot w = vwap1;

#----------------------
# MACD
input fastLength = 12;
input slowLength = 26;
input MACDLength = 9;
input averageType = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
def macd1_v = macd(fastLength, slowLength, MACDLength, averageType).value;
def macd1_a = macd(fastLength, slowLength, MACDLength, averageType).avg;

#---------------------

def upr1 = avg1 crosses above vwap1;
def upr2 = macd1_v crosses above macd1_a;
def uprx1 = sum(upr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def uprx2 = sum(upr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def up = uprx1 and uprx2;

def dwnr1 = avg1 crosses below vwap1;
def dwnr2 = macd1_v crosses below macd1_a;
def dwnrx1 = sum(dwnr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwnrx2 = sum(dwnr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwn = dwnrx1 and dwnrx2;


addverticalline(up, "-", color.green);
addverticalline(dwn, "-", color.red);
addverticalline(upr2 , "-");


addchartbubble(0, low,
macd1_v  + "\n" +
macd1_a
, color.yellow, no);
#
 

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With the help of another developer's code @khpro59 . I used his logic behind the sell/buy signals and I like so far where this is going. However, somthing is not working right.

Below is where I stand:

Code:
#avg_vwap_macd_signals

#https://usethinkscript.com/threads/ema-vwap-macd-buy-sell-signal.18730/

def na = Double.NaN;
def bn = BarNumber();
def data = open;

input within_xbars = 3;

#----------------------
# EMA9
input avg1_type = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
input avg1_length = 9;
def avg1 = MovingAverage(avg1_type, data, avg1_length );
input show_average_lines = yes;
plot zavg1 = if show_average_lines then avg1 else na;
zavg1.SetDefaultColor(Color.CYAN);
zavg1.HideBubble();

#----------------------
# vwap
input timeFrame = {default DAY, WEEK, MONTH};
def vwap1 = vwap(period = timeFrame);
plot w = vwap1;

#----------------------
# MACD
input fastLength = 3;
input slowLength = 10;
input MACDLength = 16;
input averageType = AverageType.SIMPLE;
def macd1_v = macd(fastLength, slowLength, MACDLength, averageType).value;
def macd1_a = macd(fastLength, slowLength, MACDLength, averageType).avg;

#---------------------

def upr1 = avg1 crosses above vwap1;
def upr2 = macd1_v crosses above macd1_a;
def uprx1 = sum(upr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def uprx2 = sum(upr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def up = uprx1 and uprx2;

def dwnr1 = avg1 crosses below vwap1;
def dwnr2 = macd1_v crosses below macd1_a;
def dwnrx1 = sum(dwnr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwnrx2 = sum(dwnr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwn = dwnrx1 and dwnrx2;

#--------------------------------------
# Display Vertical Setup Lines
input show_setup_bars = yes;
input setup_start_time = 0930; #hint setup_start_time: Must be eastern time
input setup_end_time = 1600;   #hint setup_end_time: Must be eastern time
input alert_on_setup = yes;
input show_bubbles = yes;

def trading_active = SecondsFromTime(setup_start_time) > 0 and SecondsTillTime(setup_end_time) > 0;
def show_setups = show_setup_bars and trading_active;

def typebuy = trading_active and up;
def typesell = trading_active and dwn;

AddVerticalLine(show_setups and typebuy, "Buy", color.green, Curve.SHORT_DASH);
AddVerticalLine(show_setups and typesell, "Sell", color.red, Curve.SHORT_DASH);
# End Display Vertical Setup Lines
#--------------------------------------

#--------------------------------------
# Begin Alerts and Bubbles
alert(alert_on_setup and show_setups and typebuy,"TYPE BUY", alert.BAR, sound.Bell);
AddChartBubble(show_setups and show_bubbles and typebuy, data, "BUY signal: " + Round(data, 2), Color.GRAY, no);
alert(alert_on_setup and show_setups and typesell,"TYPE SELL", alert.BAR, sound.Bell);
AddChartBubble(show_setups and show_bubbles and typesell, data, "SELL signal: " + Round(data, 2), Color.GRAY, no);
# End Begin Alerts and Bubbles
#--------------------------------------

I think the errors are coming from this code section, especially when we’re checking within_xbars = 3.

Code:
def upr1 = avg1 crosses above vwap1;
def upr2 = macd1_v crosses above macd1_a;
def uprx1 = sum(upr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def uprx2 = sum(upr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def up = uprx1 and uprx2;

def dwnr1 = avg1 crosses below vwap1;
def dwnr2 = macd1_v crosses below macd1_a;
def dwnrx1 = sum(dwnr1, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwnrx2 = sum(dwnr2, within_xbars) > 0;
def dwn = dwnrx1 and dwnrx2;

I'd love it if you could take another peek and see how we can get it fixed up. Just keep in mind that there can also be a delay on either side of the crossing. Exmaple:

Senario 1: 9EMA crossed VWAP, Fire Signal when MACD crosses SIGNAL.
Senario 2: MACD crosses SIGNAL, Fire Signal when 9EMA crossed VWAP.
Senario 3: All at once.
 

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