# PMF (Power Momentum Formula) for ThinkorSwim

#### isaacramsay

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Here is the Power Momentum Formula, a Momentum Divergence study/strategy. So far, it checks for the high/low over the last 60 bars, and if the Momentum(28) is not a high/low to go along with the price high/low and they're more than 6 bars apart, then lines are drawn. It still needs a little work, and I still have to add the trigger point (trade entry) conditions with alerts and potential profit ranges, then make it into a strategy.

### Upper Indicator

Code:
``````declare upper;

# DEFS
def length = 28;
def barsback = 60;
def bn = BarNumber();
input showarrows = yes;

# MOMENTUM
def mom = close - close[length];

# PRICE BULLISH
plot low60 = Lowest(low, barsback); low60.setdefaultColor(color.dark_green);
def pricelowest = low == Lowest(low, barsback);# and low < low[1] and low < low[-1];
def pricelowBN = if pricelowest then bn else pricelowBN[1];

# PRICE BEARISH
plot high60 = Highest(high, barsback); high60.setdefaultColor(color.dark_red);
def pricehighest = high == Highest(high, barsback);
def pricehighBN = if pricehighest then bn else pricelowBN[1];

# BULLISH MOMENTUM
def momlowest = Lowest(mom, barsback);
#AddLabel(yes, "momlowest: " + momlowest, Color.GRAY);
def momlowBN = if mom == momlowest then bn else momlowBN[1];

# BEARISH MOMENTUM
def momhighest = Highest(mom, barsback);
def momhighBN = if mom == momhighest then bn else momhighBN[1];

# BULLISH SETUP
def bullA =  GetValue(low, BarNumber() - pricelowBN, 0);
def bullB = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - pricelowBN, 0);
def bullC = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - momlowBN, 0);
def bullD = GetValue(low, BarNumber() - momlowBN, 0);
#def bullE = if pricelowBN > momlowbn then highest(mom[momlowbn:pricelowBN] else highest(mom[pricelowBN:momlowbn];

def bullsetup =
AbsValue(momlowBN - pricelowBN) > 5 and
bullA < bullD and
bullB > bullC and
pricelowest and pricelowBN > pricelowBN[1] and
low < low[1] and low < low[-1] and
mom != momlowest and
mom < mom[1] and mom < mom[-1];
#bullsetup.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
#bullsetup.setdefaultcolor(Color.MAGENTA);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "priceLowBN: " + pricelowBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "momlowBN: " + momlowBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullA: " + bullA, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullB: " + bullB, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullC: " + bullC, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullD: " + bullD, Color.GRAY);
#addchartBubble(pricelowest and bullsetup, low, "A", color.green, yes);
#addchartBubble(mom == momlowest and bullsetup, low, "D", color.green, yes);

# BEARISH SETUP
def bearA = GetValue(high, BarNumber() - pricehighBN, 0);
def bearB = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - pricehighBN, 0);
def bearC = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - momhighBN, 0);
def bearD = GetValue(high, BarNumber() - momhighBN, 0);

def bearsetup = AbsValue(pricehighBN - momhighBN) > 5 and
bearA > bearD and
bearB < bearC and
pricehighest and pricehighBN > pricehighBN[1] and
high > high[1] and high > high[-1]
and mom != momhighest and
mom > mom[1] and mom > mom[-1];
AddLabel(bearsetup, "pricehighBN: " + pricehighBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "momhighBN: " + momhighBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearA: " + bearA, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearB: " + bearB, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearC: " + bearC, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearD: " + bearD, Color.GRAY);

def lastBar = HighestAll(if !IsNaN(close) then BarNumber() else 0);

# BULL DIV LINE
def cnV = fold i = 1 to lastBar
with b = Double.NaN
while IsNaN(b)
do if GetValue(bullsetup, -i) == 1 then i else Double.NaN;

def startBdiv = if pricelowBN > momlowBN then momlowBN else pricelowBN ;
def startBullDiv = BarNumber() == GetValue(startBdiv, -cnV);
def isBullDiv = if startBullDiv then 1 else if bullsetup[1] then 0 else isBullDiv[1];
def mBull = if startBullDiv then (GetValue(low, -cnV) - low) / cnV else mBull[1];
def line1 = if startBullDiv then low - ATR() / 2 else line1[1] + mBull;
plot bullDivLine = if isBullDiv and !bullsetup then line1 else Double.NaN;
bullDivLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);
bullDivLine.SetLineWeight(2);

# BEAR DIV LINE
def cnA = fold j = 1 to lastBar
with c = Double.NaN
while IsNaN(c)
do if GetValue(bearsetup, -j) == 1 then j else Double.NaN;

def initbear = if pricehighBN > momhighBN then momhighBN else pricehighBN;
def startBearDiv = BarNumber() == GetValue(initbear, -cnA);
def isBearDiv = if startBearDiv then 1 else if bearsetup[1] then 0 else isBearDiv[1];
def mBear = if startBearDiv then (GetValue(high, -cnA) - high) / cnA else mBear[1];
def line2 = if startBearDiv then high + ATR() / 2 else line2[1] + mBear;
plot bearDivLine = if isBearDiv and !bearsetup then line2 else Double.NaN;
bearDivLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.RED);
bearDivLine.SetLineWeight(2);

# divergence arrows
plot bullArrow = if bullsetup then bullDivLine[1] + mBull[1] else Double.NaN;
bullArrow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.ARROW_UP);
bullArrow.SetLineWeight(2);
bullArrow.SetDefaultColor(Color.UPTICK);
bullArrow.SetHiding(!showarrows);
plot beaArrow = if bearsetup then bearDivLine[1] + mBear[1] else Double.NaN;
beaArrow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.ARROW_DOWN);
beaArrow.SetLineWeight(2);
beaArrow.SetDefaultColor(Color.PINK);
beaArrow.SetHiding(!showarrows);``````

### Lower Indicator

Code:
``````AssignBackgroundColor(Color.BLACK);
input length = 28;
input barsback = 60;

plot zeroline = 0;
plot mom = close - close[length];
plot highest = Highest(mom, barsback);
plot lowest = Lowest(mom, barsback);
mom.SetDefaultColor(Color.WHITE);
zeroline.SetDefaultColor(Color.GRAY);
highest.SetDefaultColor(Color.DARK_RED);
lowest.SetDefaultColor(Color.DARK_GREEN);

#plot x = if mom == lowest and mom < mom[1] and mom < mom[-1] then -.5 else 0;
#x.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);

#plot y = if mom == highest and mom > mom[1] and mom > mom[-1] then .5 else 0;
#y.SetDefaultColor(Color.RED);

declare upper;

# DEFS
def bn = BarNumber();
input showarrows = yes;

# PRICE BULLISH
def low60 = Lowest(low, barsback);
def pricelowest = low == Lowest(low, barsback);# and low < low[1] and low < low[-1];
def pricelowBN = if pricelowest then bn else pricelowBN[1];

# PRICE BEARISH
def high60 = Highest(high, barsback);
def pricehighest = high == Highest(high, barsback);
def pricehighBN = if pricehighest then bn else pricelowBN[1];

# BULLISH MOMENTUM
def momlowest = Lowest(mom, barsback);
#AddLabel(yes, "momlowest: " + momlowest, Color.GRAY);
def momlowBN = if mom == momlowest then bn else momlowBN[1];

# BEARISH MOMENTUM
def momhighest = Highest(mom, barsback);
def momhighBN = if mom == momhighest then bn else momhighBN[1];

# BULLISH SETUP
def bullA =  GetValue(low, BarNumber() - pricelowBN, 0);
def bullB = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - pricelowBN, 0);
def bullC = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - momlowBN, 0);
def bullD = GetValue(low, BarNumber() - momlowBN, 0);
#def bullE = if pricelowBN > momlowbn then highest(mom[momlowbn:pricelowBN] else highest(mom[pricelowBN:momlowbn];

def bullsetup =
AbsValue(momlowBN - pricelowBN) > 5 and
bullA < bullD and
bullB > bullC and
pricelowest and pricelowBN > pricelowBN[1] and
low < low[1] and low < low[-1] and
mom != momlowest and
mom < mom[1] and mom < mom[-1];
#bullsetup.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
#bullsetup.setdefaultcolor(Color.MAGENTA);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "priceLowBN: " + pricelowBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "momlowBN: " + momlowBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullA: " + bullA, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullB: " + bullB, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullC: " + bullC, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bullsetup, "bullD: " + bullD, Color.GRAY);
#addchartBubble(pricelowest and bullsetup, low, "A", color.green, yes);
#addchartBubble(mom == momlowest and bullsetup, low, "D", color.green, yes);

# BEARISH SETUP
def bearA = GetValue(high, BarNumber() - pricehighBN, 0);
def bearB = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - pricehighBN, 0);
def bearC = GetValue(mom, BarNumber() - momhighBN, 0);
def bearD = GetValue(high, BarNumber() - momhighBN, 0);

def bearsetup = AbsValue(pricehighBN - momhighBN) > 5 and
bearA > bearD and
bearB < bearC and
pricehighest and pricehighBN > pricehighBN[1] and
high > high[1] and high > high[-1]
and mom != momhighest and
mom > mom[1] and mom > mom[-1];
AddLabel(bearsetup, "pricehighBN: " + pricehighBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "momhighBN: " + momhighBN, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearB: " + bearB, Color.GRAY);
AddLabel(bearsetup, "bearC: " + bearC, Color.GRAY);

def lastBar = HighestAll(if !IsNaN(close) then BarNumber() else 0);

# calculate bull div line
def cnV = fold i = 1 to lastBar
with b = Double.NaN
while IsNaN(b)
do if GetValue(bullsetup, -i) == 1 then i else Double.NaN;

def startBdiv = if pricelowBN > momlowBN then momlowBN else pricelowBN ;
def startBullDiv = BarNumber() == GetValue(startBdiv, -cnV);
def isBullDiv = if startBullDiv then 1 else if bullsetup[1] then 0 else isBullDiv[1];
def mBull = if startBullDiv then (GetValue(mom, -cnV) - mom) / cnV else mBull[1];
def line1 = if startBullDiv then mom - ATR() / 2 else line1[1] + mBull;
plot bullDivLine = if isBullDiv and !bullsetup then line1 else Double.NaN;
bullDivLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);
bullDivLine.SetLineWeight(2);

# calculate bear div line
def cnA = fold j = 1 to lastBar
with c = Double.NaN
while IsNaN(c)
do if GetValue(bearsetup, -j) == 1 then j else Double.NaN;

def initbear = if pricehighBN > momhighBN then momhighBN else pricehighBN;
def startBearDiv = BarNumber() == GetValue(initbear, -cnA);
def isBearDiv = if startBearDiv then 1 else if bearsetup[1] then 0 else isBearDiv[1];
def mBear = if startBearDiv then (GetValue(mom, -cnA) - mom) / cnA else mBear[1];
def line2 = if startBearDiv then mom + ATR() / 2 else line2[1] + mBear;
plot bearDivLine = if isBearDiv and !bearsetup then line2 else Double.NaN;
bearDivLine.SetDefaultColor(Color.RED);
bearDivLine.SetLineWeight(2);

# divergence arrows
plot bullArrow = if bullsetup then bullDivLine[1] + mBull[1] else Double.NaN;
bullArrow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.ARROW_UP);
bullArrow.SetLineWeight(2);
bullArrow.SetDefaultColor(Color.UPTICK);
bullArrow.SetHiding(!showarrows);
plot beaArrow = if bearsetup then bearDivLine[1] + mBear[1] else Double.NaN;
beaArrow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.ARROW_DOWN);
beaArrow.SetLineWeight(2);
beaArrow.SetDefaultColor(Color.PINK);
beaArrow.SetHiding(!showarrows);``````

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Any chance you can confirm the delay and if you have made any adjustments to this indicator since posting? Seems to work well once triggered. Im just wondering how long until confirmation bar is plotted.

Thanks for sharing, curios if you were able to make further progress on the strategy?

Hey isaac I'm new to trading for about 2 months now and I love your indicator. Its pin point accurate. However I am alittle concerned I think there may be a broken code written somewhere within it. When I try to use it in live virtual trading, it makes the price action chart not move. Like the bars with go up and down but it wont show a trend across the screen like it normally those. Only when I take it off will the chart move again. So I've been using it when i think there could be a possible divergence i would install the script to see where then uninstall it when I'm not using it. Could you please please fix it. I really love this indicator.....thank you so much

It don't work properly in on-demand so I'm having to install and uninstall when I need to use it and when I dont

@craig81 There are several indicators or setups that don't play well with OnDemand... Renko Bars and Range Bars just freeze after a few seconds, if they work at all, and some MTF indicators... Everything is hit and miss with OnDemand... I tried it again last week and gave up within a few minutes...

Seems to work without on demand but I cant practice with it.

Seems to work without on demand but I cant practice with it.

You could use PaperTrading during trading hours... I have a second install of TOS that I use if I really want to test but it still isn't like live trading...

@isaacramsay Interesting, would love to see final result.

It looks very interesting but the lower doesn't actually operate as a lower. It draws in the upper chart area.

I think you have to delete
Code:
``declare upper;``
and place
Code:
``declare lower;``
at the very top of the lower study.

You can also drag Upper indicators into the Lower section OR drag Lower indicators into the Upper section...

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