Market Maker Move Earnings Forecast Indicator for ThinkorSwim


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This was shared by Ken Rose on Twitter. The indicator is called Market Maker Move and it helps to predict "potential movement of a stock related to an upcoming #Earnings earnings announcement".


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#Market Maker Move script is used on Ken Rose - Options Strategies Webcast presented Thursday nights @ 3PM ET- Scripting Studies on Thinkorswim Tuesday nights at 5:30PM ET 
#declare lower;
#sets color for Label
input Label_Color_Choice = {"magenta", "green", "pink", "cyan", default "orange", "red", "blue", "gray", "violet"};
#sets color for Label
#determines if we show label
input show_label = yes;
#determines if we show label
#Defines earings time
def isBefore = HasEarnings(EarningTime.BEFORE_MARKET);
def isAfter = HasEarnings(EarningTime.AFTER_MARKET);
def isDuringOrUnspecified = HasEarnings() and !isBefore and !isAfter;
#Defines earings time

def StockPrice = close;
def Market_Maker_Move = GetMarketMakerMove();
def MMMpercent = Market_Maker_Move / StockPrice;
AddLabel(Market_Maker_Move >= 0 and show_label, "Market Maker Move =  " + AsDollars(Market_Maker_Move) + "  ...  " + AsPercent(MMMpercent), GetColor(label_color_choice));
#determines if we expand MMM line to edge of chart
input LineOnExpansion = yes;
#determines if we expand MMM line to edge of chart
def PrevClose = close(period = AggregationPeriod.DAY)[1];

############Below only finds the last bar on chart
def bar = if IsNaN(close)
             then if LineOnExpansion
                     then bar[1]
                     else Double.NaN
             else BarNumber();

def Highest_Bar = HighestAll(bar);
############above only finds the last bar on chart
#ssigns close + MMM if at last bar on chart
def barCount   = if bar == Highest_Bar
                 then (close + Market_Maker_Move)
                 else double.NaN;
####Delete Pound Signs After Test
plot upper = if Highest_Bar == bar
         then HighestAll(barCount)
           else Double.NaN;

upper.sethiding(upper == double.NaN);

def barCount2   = if bar == Highest_Bar
                 then (close - Market_Maker_Move)
                 else Double.NaN;
####Delete Pound Signs After Test
plot lower = if Highest_Bar <= bar
           then HighestAll(barCount2)
           else Double.NaN;
lower.sethiding(lower == double.NaN);

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Tinkered around and wrote a script to meet my needs.

#MMM Label +/- Price.
Input show_MMM_Label=yes;
AddLabel(show_MMM_Label,”MMM:” , CreateColor(237,105,49));
input show_Label = yes;

def Market_Maker_Move = GetMarketMakerMove();
def Market_Maker_Move_Plus = Market_Maker_Move + close;
def Market_Maker_Move_Minus = close - Market_Maker_Move;

AddLabel(Market_Maker_Move_Plus, “ ” + Round(Market_Maker_Move_Plus,2), Color.Dark_Green);
AddLabel (Market_Maker_Move_Minus, “ ” + Round (Market_Maker_Move_Minus,2), Color.Dark_Red);

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