# Looking for indicator for consecutive bars up or down.

#### Lone Wolf

##### New member
Does anybody know how to code a simple indicator that would count a certain # of consecutive up or down bars, and then point an arrow at that candle or bar?

For example - Let's say I want the indicator to point an arrow at the candle if the market closed negative for 5 consecutive bars. Same for up bars as well.

Is this possible to do?

Thanks!

Does anybody know how to code a simple indicator that would count a certain # of consecutive up or down bars, and then point an arrow at that candle or bar?

For example - Let's say I want the indicator to point an arrow at the candle if the market closed negative for 5 consecutive bars. Same for up bars as well.

Is this possible to do?

Thanks!

Code:
``````# count_bars_updwn

input count_x_bars = 5;
def up = close > close[1];
def dwn = close < close[1];

def upcnt = sum(up, count_x_bars);
def dwncnt = sum(dwn, count_x_bars);

plot zup = if upcnt == count_x_bars then 1 else 0;
plot zdwn = if dwncnt == count_x_bars then 1 else 0;

zup.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
zup.SetDefaultColor(color.cyan);
zup.SetLineWeight(2);

zdwn.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_DOWN);
zdwn.SetDefaultColor(color.cyan);
zdwn.SetLineWeight(2);
#
#``````

Code:
``````# count_bars_updwn

input count_x_bars = 5;
def up = close > close[1];
def dwn = close < close[1];

def upcnt = sum(up, count_x_bars);
def dwncnt = sum(dwn, count_x_bars);

plot zup = if upcnt == count_x_bars then 1 else 0;
plot zdwn = if dwncnt == count_x_bars then 1 else 0;

zup.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
zup.SetDefaultColor(color.cyan);
zup.SetLineWeight(2);

zdwn.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_DOWN);
zdwn.SetDefaultColor(color.cyan);
zdwn.SetLineWeight(2);
#
#``````
Dude, thank you so much!

Sort of on the same topic, do you know why the count is off on this indicator?

It looks like sometimes it is correct and other times its off by a bar or two. For example, I will count 6 down bars, but the count will show 5 sometimes.

Code:
``````#
# ConsecutiveBarCount
#
# Study to indicate count consecutive up/down bars.
#
# Author: Kory Gill, @korygill
#
# VERSION HISTORY (sortable date and time (your local time is fine), and your initials
# 20190709-1200-KG    - created
# ...
# ...
#
# Comment out unnecessary portions to preserve TOS memory and enhance speed
#

declare lower;
declare once_per_bar;

#
# Common variables. Using variables reduces calls to TOS iData server.
#

# iData Definitions
#def vHigh = high;
#def initHigh =  CompoundValue(1, high, high);  # creates an initialized variable for high
#def vLow = low;
#def initLow = CompoundValue(1, low, low);
#def vOpen = open;
#def initOpen = CompoundValue(1, open, open);
def vClose = close;
#def initClose = CompoundValue(1, close, close);
#def vVolume = volume;
#def initVolume = CompoundValue(1, volume, volume);
def nan = Double.NaN;

# Bar Time & Date
#def bn = BarNumber();
#def currentBar = HighestAll(if !IsNaN(vHigh) then bn else nan);
#def Today = GetDay() ==GetLastDay();
#def time = GetTime();
#def GlobeX = GetTime() < RegularTradingStart(GetYYYYMMDD());
#def globeX_v2 = if time crosses below RegularTradingEnd(GetYYYYMMDD()) then bn else GlobeX[1];
#def RTH = GetTime() > RegularTradingStart(GetYYYYMMDD());
#def RTH_v2 = if time crosses above RegularTradingStart(GetYYYYMMDD()) then bn else RTH[1];

# Bars that start and end the sessions
#def rthStartBar    = CompoundValue(1,
#                         if   !IsNaN(vClose)
#                         &&   time crosses above RegularTradingStart(GetYYYYMMDD())
#                         then bn
#                         else rthStartBar[1], 0);
#def rthEndBar      = CompoundValue(1,
#                         if   !IsNaN(vClose)
#                         &&   time crosses above RegularTradingEnd(GetYYYYMMDD())
#                         then bn
#                         else rthEndBar[1], 1);
#def globexStartBar = CompoundValue(1,
#                         if   !IsNaN(vClose)
#                         &&   time crosses below RegularTradingEnd(GetYYYYMMDD())
#                         then bn
#                         else globexStartBar[1], 1);
#def rthSession = if bn crosses above rthStartBar #+ barsExtendedBeyondSession
#                    then 1
#                    else if   bn crosses above rthEndBar #+ barsExtendedBeyondSession
#                         then 0
#                    else rthSession[1];

def zeroLine = 0;
plot pZeroLine = zeroLine;
pZeroLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.WHITE);
def upLine = 5;
plot pUpLine = upLine;
pUpLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);
def downLine = -5;
plot pDownLine = downLine;
pDownLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.RED);

def barUp = vClose > vClose[1];
def barDown = vClose < vClose[1];

def barUpCount = CompoundValue(1, if barUp then barUpCount[1] + 1 else 0, 0);
plot pBarUpCount = if barUpCount > 0 then barUpCount else nan;
pBarUpCount.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
pBarUpCount.AssignValueColor(Color.GREEN);

def barDownCount = CompoundValue(1, if barDown then barDownCount[1] - 1 else 0, 0);
plot pBarDownCount = if barDownCount < 0 then barDownCount else nan;
pBarDownCount.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
pBarDownCount.AssignValueColor(Color.RED);

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