Offset Regression Bands Indicator and Strategy for ThinkorSwim

BenTen

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This strategy was based on the Regression Channel indicator for ThinkorSwim. According to the original page, the strategy is based on offset regression bands and works well with indices and diverse ETFs.

I tested it on several large cap stocks and the signals worked out well most of the time too.

Some examples include AMD, MCD, and SPY. There is a built-in watchlist in ThinkorSwim called Indices and All ETFs. You can quickly pull them up and test out the tickers on there.

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thinkScript Code for Long

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# stdrev buy
# Strategy added by BenTen
# Original https://github.com/dougives/stdrev/blob/master/stdrev.thinkscript

def OPEN_ACTUAL_TIME = 0930;
def CLOSE_ACTUAL_TIME = 1600;
def is_trading_hours = If((SecondsFromTime(OPEN_ACTUAL_TIME) >= 0 && SecondsTillTime(CLOSE_ACTUAL_TIME) > 0), 1, 0);

def stoploss = close < close[-10] * 0.95;

def rsi = RSI("average type" = "EXPONENTIAL");

input price = close;
input deviations = 1.1;
input short_gap = 0.3;
input full_range = no;
input length = 1024;
input spread = 0.0001;
input overshoot = 0.2;
input tradesize = 1;
input only_when_open = no;

def regression;
def std_deviation;
if (full_range) {
    regression = InertiaAll(price);
    std_deviation = StDevAll(price);
} else {
    regression = InertiaAll(price, length);
    std_deviation = StDevAll(price, length);
}

def upper = regression + deviations * std_deviation;
def breaker = regression + overshoot * std_deviation;
def middle = regression;
def lower = regression - deviations * std_deviation;

def upper_s = regression + (deviations + short_gap) * std_deviation;
def breaker_s = regression - overshoot * std_deviation;
def middle_s = regression;
def lower_s = regression - (deviations + short_gap) * std_deviation;

def buy = price crosses above lower - spread;
def sell2c = price crosses above breaker;

plot buy1 = buy;
buy1.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
buy1.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(8));
buy1.SetLineWeight(2);

AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_OPEN, condition = buy, price = open,100, tickcolor = Color.GREEN, arrowcolor = Color.GREEN, name = "Long");

AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_CLOSE, condition = sell2c, price = close,100, tickcolor = Color.GREEN, arrowcolor = Color.GREEN, name = "Cover");

thinkScript Code for Short

Rich (BB code):
# stdrev sell
# Strategy added by BenTen
# Original https://github.com/dougives/stdrev/blob/master/stdrev.thinkscript

def OPEN_ACTUAL_TIME = 0930;
def CLOSE_ACTUAL_TIME = 1600;
def is_trading_hours = If((SecondsFromTime(OPEN_ACTUAL_TIME) >= 0 && SecondsTillTime(CLOSE_ACTUAL_TIME) > 0), 1, 0);

def stoploss = close < close[-10] * 0.95;

def rsi = RSI("average type" = "EXPONENTIAL");

input price = close;
input deviations = 1.1;
input short_gap = 0.3;
input full_range = no;
input length = 1024;
input spread = 0.0001;
input overshoot = 0.2;
input tradesize = 1;
input only_when_open = no;

def regression;
def std_deviation;
if (full_range) {
    regression = InertiaAll(price);
    std_deviation = StDevAll(price);
} else {
    regression = InertiaAll(price, length);
    std_deviation = StDevAll(price, length);
}

def upper = regression + deviations * std_deviation;
def breaker = regression + overshoot * std_deviation;
def middle = regression;
def lower = regression - deviations * std_deviation;

def upper_s = regression + (deviations + short_gap) * std_deviation;
def breaker_s = regression - overshoot * std_deviation;
def middle_s = regression;
def lower_s = regression - (deviations + short_gap) * std_deviation;

def short = price crosses below upper_s + spread;
def buy2c = price crosses below breaker_s;

AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_OPEN, condition = short, price = open,100, tickcolor = Color.RED, arrowcolor = Color.RED, name = "Short");

AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_CLOSE, condition = buy2c, price = close,100, tickcolor = Color.RED, arrowcolor = Color.RED, name = "Cover");

Keep in mind that hindsight is always 20/20. I haven't been able to find a single misleading signal from this indicator so I'm suspecting that there is some sort of repainting going on. I'll continue to watch it. Let me know if you guys find something.
 
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lit

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Awesome buddy.

Not being a ThinkOrSwimmer is there any way to see the LRC plot on the chart while the strategy runs?

 
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BenTen

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@lit Yes it is possible. I uncommented out in the code but you can always turn it back on &#128512;

 
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BenTen

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@ag91 Thanks for bringing it up, yes, anything with "Regression" in it will repaint.
 

uawgmsmco

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Looks like I'm a few months late to this party. I just found this study. Looks very promising, although I do have one question: No matter what time frame I'm using, the study only seems backtest a maximum of 3 days.

Any thoughts? I'm not a coding expert, but I didn't see anything stand out that said "only backtest 3 days", lol.

Cheers!
 

BenTen

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@uawgmsmco Look at my comment right above yours. This indicator will repaint. It looks good but difficult to actually use it to trade. Please be careful when using.
 

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