Morgan Visual Trend Indicator for ThinkorSwim

BenTen

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This indicator was published in the May 2019 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine. Morgan Visual Trend shows the current trend condition of the market. It paints on top of the candles. Looking at the source code, the indicator uses CCI, ADX, Overbought, and Oversold levels.

Notes:

  • Dark Green is Strong Up Trend
  • Light Green is Mild Up Trend
  • White is Neutral
  • Light Red is Mild Down Trend
  • Dark Red is Strong Down Trend


Besides changing the color of the candles and volume bars based on how it sees the trend, there are no additional features.

thinkScript Code

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# Morgan Visual Trend Indicator

input CCILength = 21;

input CCILimit = 100;

input ADXLength = 8;

input ADXTrend = 15;

def ADX = reference ADX(length = ADXLength);

def DIPlus = reference DIPlus(length = ADXLength);

def DIMinus = reference DIMinus(length = ADXLength);

def Tr = if ADX < ADXTrend then 0 else

  if Tr[1] == 1 and DIPlus > DIMinus then 1 else

  if Tr[1] <= 0 and DIPlus > DIMinus and ADX > ADX[1] then 1 else

  if Tr[1] == -1 and DIMinus > DIPlus then -1 else

  if Tr[1] >= 0 and DIMinus > DIPlus and ADX > ADX[1] then -1

  else 0;

def CCI = CCI(21, CCILimit, CCILimit).CCI;

def OverBought = CCILimit;

def OverSold = -CCILimit;

def OB = if (CCI > OverBought) then 1 else 0;

def OS = if (CCI < OverSold) then 1 else 0;

DefineGlobalColor("StrongUp", Color.DARK_GREEN);

DefineGlobalColor("Up", Color.LIGHT_GREEN);

DefineGlobalColor("Neutral", Color.WHITE);

DefineGlobalColor("Down", Color.LIGHT_RED);

DefineGlobalColor("StrongDown", Color.DARK_RED);

AssignPriceColor(

if (Tr == 1 and OB == 1) then

  GlobalColor("StrongUp")

else if Tr == 1 then

  GlobalColor("Up")

else if Tr == -1 and OS == 0 then

  GlobalColor("Down")

else if (Tr == -1 and OS == 1) then

  GlobalColor("StrongDown")

else  

  GlobalColor("Neutral"));

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specktrading

specktrading

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Here's the code for my "Morgan Visual Trend Indicator" for Thinkorswim. It uses a combination of DMI (+DI, -DI, and ADX) and CCI to generate five degrees of trend: strong down, down, neutral, up, and strong up. It color codes the bars to match, giving a nice "instant" view of trend state. Very useful for me when quickly scanning across time frames. This was written up in a April 2019 TASC article, and there's also a summary of it on my website (specktrading). The coloring can and should be customized to suit your overall color scheme.

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Code:
input CCILength = 21;
input CCILimit = 100;
input ADXLength = 8;
input ADXTrend = 15;


def ADX = reference ADX(length = ADXLength);
def DIPlus = reference DIPlus(length = ADXLength);
def DIMinus = reference DIMinus(length = ADXLength);

def Tr = if ADX < ADXTrend then 0 else
  if Tr[1] == 1 and DIPlus > DIMinus then 1 else
  if Tr[1] <= 0 and DIPlus > DIMinus and ADX > ADX[1] then 1 else
  if Tr[1] == -1 and DIMinus > DIPlus then -1 else
  if Tr[1] >= 0 and DIMinus > DIPlus and ADX > ADX[1] then -1
  else 0;


def CCI = CCI(21, CCILimit, CCILimit).CCI;
def OverBought = CCILimit;
def OverSold = -CCILimit;

def OB = if (CCI > OverBought) then 1 else 0;
def OS = if (CCI < OverSold) then 1 else 0;


DefineGlobalColor("StrongUp", Color.GREEN);
DefineGlobalColor("Up", Color.LIME);
DefineGlobalColor("Neutral", Color.WHITE);
DefineGlobalColor("Down", Color.DOWNTICK);
DefineGlobalColor("StrongDown", Color.RED);


AssignPriceColor(

if (Tr == 1 and OB == 1) then
  GlobalColor("StrongUp")
else if Tr == 1 then
  GlobalColor("Up")
else if (Tr == 0 and OB == 1) then
  GlobalColor("Up")
else if (Tr == 0 and OS == 1) then
  GlobalColor("Down")
else if (Tr == -1 and OB == 1) then
  GlobalColor("Up")
else if (Tr == 1 and OS == 1) then
  GlobalColor("Down")
else if (Tr == -1 and OS == 0) then
  GlobalColor("Down")
else if (Tr == -1 and OS == 1) then
  GlobalColor("StrongDown")
else
  GlobalColor("Neutral"));
 
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