Strategy Based on EMAs, TSI, MACD, and Premarket Highs/Lows For ThinkOrSwim

a1cturner

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Current Version 10.4 - 05/31/2022

Strategy Link: http://tos.mx/P3mxTl4 (Click Setup, Open Shared Item, Paste the Link)

Alternatively, to use the strategy code below (not the link above) click on the charts tab, studies button, edit studies, strategies tab, create, copy and paste the first code in and change the name at the top to your liking, click ok. Make sure to follow the rules on the first post regarding time frame, extended hours etc.

Watchlist Indicator: http://tos.mx/KDtke7m (Click Setup, Open Shared Item, Paste the Link)

For the watchlist custom indicator (again, the code is below not the link above) click the gear icon on your watchlist, customize, type in “custom”, click the small scroll looking icon to the left of an unused custom study, paste the second code in and change the name to your liking (something short), change the “D” to “5m” and check extended hours, click ok.

Flexible Grid Link: http://tos.mx/duZrCez

This is just the preview. More detailed instructions below.

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I WILL ADD ALL UPDATES HERE! This strategy is changing and I don’t want to confuse anyone with comments from previous versions in the post below!!!

This is months of trial and error with different strategies and indicators. This is what I have found that works best as of today. I am continually updating this strategy to refine it and/or find better entries and exits. All updates will be posted here on Post #1.

This strategy USES two EMAs (5EMA, 12EMA), MACD, TSI, and Pre-Market High/Low. The EMAs are arranged in a cloud (5EMA / 12EMA). This strategy also INCLUDES but does not USE the 34EMA, 50EMA, and Yesterdays High/Low. These can be turned on and off to your liking.

The triggers I am using are:
  • Buy Signal only between 8:35 A.M. CST until 2:00 P.M. CST (This can be changed to fit your needs)
  • EMAs Bullish (5EMA>12EMA) or EMAs Bearish (5EMA<12EMA)
  • MACD Trending Up or MACD Trending Down
  • TSI >10 and trending up or TSI <-10 and trending down
  • Low > the Pre-Market High or High < the Pre-Market Low
Again, subject to change.

Of note, I use this for options so the wording I use in the strategy is geared towards that.
  • Gray Candles - Criteria Not Met
  • Red Candle - Put Buy or Sell to Open (Short) (Entry is on the 5EMA or When you get the Buy Bubble)
  • Light Red Candle - Put Hold or Short Hold
  • Green Candle - Call Buy or Buy to Open (Long) (Entry is on 5EMA or when you get the Buy Bubble)
  • Light Green Candle - Call Hold or Long Hold
Candle colors can be changed using the gear icon, scrolling to the very bottom and changing the "globals" settings.

Very basic instructions...
  • If you FOMO in at the beginning of the day without a buy signal, which you shouldn't, and you get a Pink Boolean Arrow than GET OUT! The price is too extended from the EMA and you are just asked for a knife candle to kill your profits.
  • If you were patient and waited on the Buy Signal (white arrow) then get in on that 5EMA (green dashed line) or better. Alternatively, if you missed your entry, then try to get in at least on the white dash or better. This was the entry point from the previous candle.
    • You should not get a Buy Signal unless the price is already within the defined range of the 5EMA.
    • If you are confident in your order placing abilities and the spread isn't too wide you can even set a trailing stop buy order to try to get the best price.
  • If you get a Pink Boolean Arrow then again, really think about taking profits.
    • This is a great spot for a trailing stop depending on the spread!
  • If you get a Grey Candle than get ready to close your trade at the open of the next bar. Don't get in a hurry though because sometimes the candle will repaint and continue with your trend.
  • Rinse and Repeat. Don't Get Fancy! Let It work or move on to a stock that is working!
The difference in my trading waiting on that 5EMA entry was a game changer. In options, if I rushed into a trade that gave me a buy signal before it came back to the 5EMA I might be down 50% within seconds before maybe recovering. However, if I wait on that 5 EMA entry I may never be down or at worst 15%-20% before becoming profitable.

I added labels to the top of the chart for each criteria this strategy is looking for. This will help you "get ready" to buy. If they are all red then get ready to go short or buy puts on that 5EMA. If they are all green than again, get ready to go long or buy calls on that 5EMA.

I THINK the labels should go green/blue from left to right if the stock cooperates. I have noticed that the biggest thing holding up the entry is MACD direction and price at the 5EMA at the same time but then again, that is what makes it mostly* dependable.

Once you are in the trade you can stop looking at the labels. At that point you are just waiting for the grey candle or pink boolean arrow for your exit.

WIth that being said, be careful with options and this study! I chose my stocks based on my 2+ years of trading experience and look at support/resistance to chose the right strike. I am excited about this strategy because every single backtest I ran on every ticker on my watchlist was profitable over the past 10 days when trading 100 shares at a time.

Few Rules:
  • To be used on 5 minute charts. That is all I have tested it on.
  • Must have Extended Hours on and I prefer 3 Day / 5 Min zoomed in.
  • Copy the code and paste it as a STRATEGY not study.
  • If you so choose, turn on the "Over Ext Clouds". That is a take profit spot where you would get the pink boolean arrow.
There is no scanner yet but some users are trying to create one that works (one or two are floating around the comments now). I use a flexible grid with 16 charts and load the tickers that I am looking at that particular day. This allows for the fastest response for me personally. Link at the top.

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Code:
#JT Newest Strategy Based on EMAs, TSI, Premarket Highs/Lows, and MACD
#VERSION 10.4 - 05/31/2022

#Notes

Declare Upper;

##################################################################
#                                OPTIONS                         #
##################################################################
input ShowTestBubbles = no;
input ShowFlexGridBackgroundColor = no;
input ShowColorDefLabels = yes;
input AlertOn = yes;
input Show200EMA = no;
input ShowFastEMALines = no;
input ShowFastEMACloud = no;
input ShowSlowEMALines = no;
input ShowSlowEMACloud = no;
input ShowPreMarketLines = no;
input ShowPreMarketCloud = no;
input ShowPreMarketLabel = yes;
input ShowPrevDayLines = no;
input ShowPrevDayCloud = no;
input ShowPrevHighLowLabel = no;
input ShowBuySellBubbles = no;
input ShowArrows = yes;
input ShowSquares = yes;
input ShowDashes = yes;
input ShowBooleanArrows = yes;
input ShowOverExtCloud = no;
input ShowTkPftBubble = no;
input ShowOrders = no;
input ShowTkPftOrders = no;

##################################################################
#                                COLORS                          #
##################################################################
DefineGlobalColor("200EMA", createcolor (255, 255, 255));
DefineGlobalColor("CloudUp", createcolor (102, 255, 102));
DefineGlobalColor("CloudDown", createcolor (255, 102, 102));
DefineGlobalColor("OpenLongPosition", createcolor (0, 255, 0));
DefineGlobalColor("OpenShortPosition", createcolor (255, 0, 0));
DefineGlobalColor("HoldLongPosition", createcolor (153, 255, 153));
DefineGlobalColor("HoldShortPosition", createcolor (255, 153, 153));
DefineGlobalColor("SellPosition", createcolor (255, 0, 0));
DefineGlobalColor("TakeProfit", createcolor (255, 0, 255));
DefineGlobalColor("CriteriaNotMet", createcolor (102, 102, 102)); #(255, 255, 0)

##################################################################
#                                 TIMES                          #
##################################################################
#START AND END TIMES
input TimeFrame = {default "5-Min", "1-Min", "10-Min", "15-Min", "30-Min", "1-Hour"};
input PreMarketStart = 0700; #EST
input PreMarketEnd = 0929; #EST
input StartTime = 0930; #EST
input BuySignalDelay = 0;
input EndTime = 1600; #EST
input BuySignalStop = 60; #Minutes Before End of Day
def LastCandleStop; #Last Candle is Sell Candle

        switch (TimeFrame) {
        case "1-min": LastCandleStop = 1;
        case "10-Min": LastCandleStop = 10;
        case "15-Min": LastCandleStop = 15;
        case "30-Min": LastCandleStop = 30;
        case "1-Hour": LastCandleStop = 60;
        default: LastCandleStop = 5;
        }

def TradingDayStart= SecondsFromTime(StartTime);
def BuySignalDelaySeconds = BuySignalDelay * 60;
def SignalStart = TradingDayStart > BuySignalDelaySeconds;
def TradingDayEnd = SecondsTillTime(EndTime);
def EndSignalDelaySeconds = BuySignalStop * 60;
def SignalEnd = TradingDayEnd > EndSignalDelaySeconds;
def TradingDay = SignalStart and SignalEnd; #10:00EST - 1500EST
def LastStopDelaySeconds = LastCandleStop * 60;
def EndDay = TradingDayEnd == LastStopDelaySeconds; #1550EST
def TradingDayExt = TradingDayEnd > LastStopDelaySeconds;

##################################################################
#                              INDICATORS                        #
##################################################################
#200 EMA
plot EMA200 = ExpAverage(HL2, 200);
EMA200.SetDefaultColor(globalcolor("200EMA"));
EMA200.HideBubble();
EMA200.sethiding(!Show200EMA);

#EMAS
input Ema1Length = 5;
input Ema2Length = 12;
input Ema3Length = 34;
input Ema4Length = 50;

plot EMA1 = ExpAverage(close, Ema1Length);
EMA1.SetStyle(Curve.Short_Dash);
EMA1.SetDefaultColor(globalcolor("CloudUp"));
EMA1.HideBubble();
#EMA1.sethiding(!ShowFastEMALines);
plot EMA2 = ExpAverage(close, Ema2Length);
EMA2.SetDefaultColor(globalcolor("CloudDown"));
EMA2.HideBubble();
EMA2.sethiding(!ShowFastEMALines);
AddCloud(if ShowFastEMACloud then EMA1 else double.nan, if ShowFastEMACloud then EMA2 else double.nan, globalcolor("CloudUp"), globalcolor("CloudDown"));
plot EMA3 = ExpAverage(close, Ema3Length);
EMA3.SetDefaultColor(globalcolor("CloudUp"));
EMA3.HideBubble();
EMA3.sethiding(!ShowSlowEMALines);
plot EMA4 = ExpAverage(close, Ema4Length);
EMA4.SetDefaultColor(globalcolor("CloudDown"));
EMA4.HideBubble();
EMA4.sethiding(!ShowSlowEMALines);
AddCloud(if ShowSlowEMACloud then EMA3 else double.nan, if ShowSlowEMACloud then EMA4 else double.nan, globalcolor("CloudUp"), globalcolor("CloudDown"));

    #EMAS BULLISH OR BEARISH
    def EMABullish = EMA1 > EMA2;
    def EMABearish = EMA1 < EMA2;

        #EMA PERCENT SEPERATION
        def EMAPctBull = ((EMA1 / EMA2) * 100) - 100; #Distance Between EMA1 and EMA2
        def EMAPctBullRound = Round(EMAPctBull, 2);
        def EMAPctBear = ((EMA2 / EMA1) * 100) - 100; #Distance Between EMA2 and EMA1
        def EMAPctBearRound = Round(EMAPctBear, 2);

        #FAST EMA PERCENT SEPERATION BUY SIGNAL
        def EMASepThrHld;
        switch (TimeFrame) {
        case "1-min": EMASepThrHld = 0.1;
        case "10-Min": EMASepThrHld = 0.25;
        case "15-Min": EMASepThrHld = 0.25;
        case "30-Min": EMASepThrHld = 0.3;
        case "1-Hour": EMASepThrHld = 0.3;
        default: EMASepThrHld = 0.2;
        }

        def EMAPctBullish = EMAPctBullRound > EMASepThrHld and EMAPctBullRound >= EMAPctBullRound[1];
        def EMAPctBearish = EMAPctBearRound > EMASepThrHld and EMAPctBearRound >= EMAPctBearRound[1];
        #TESTING
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and EMAPctBullish, High * 1.005, EMAPctBullRound, color.dark_green, yes);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and EMAPctBearish, Low * 0.995, EMAPctBearRound, color.dark_red, no);

            #EMA SELL SIGNALS
            def EMACrossDown = EMA1 crosses below EMA2;
            def EMACrossUp = EMA1 crosses above EMA2;

#TSI
input TSILongLength = 25;
input TSIShortLength = 13;
input TSISignalLength = 8;

def TSIDiff = close - close[1];
def DoubleSmoothedAbsDiff = ExpAverage(ExpAverage(AbsValue(TSIDiff), TSILongLength), TSIShortLength);
def TSIRound = Round((100 * (ExpAverage(ExpAverage(TSIDiff, TSILongLength), TSIShortLength)) / DoubleSmoothedAbsDiff), 2);

    #TSI BUY SIGNAL
    def TSIBull = (TSIRound > TSIRound[2]); #(TSIRound > 10)
    def TSIBear = (TSIRound < TSIRound[2]); #(TSIRound < -10)

        #TSI SELL SIGNAL
        def TSICrossDown = TSIRound < (TSIRound[1] * 0.91);
        def TSICrossUp = TSIRound > (TSIRound[1] * 0.91);

#MACD
input MACDFast = 10;
input MACDSlow = 22;
input MACDLength = 8;

def MACDValue = ExpAverage(close, MACDFast) - ExpAverage(close, MACDSlow);
def MACDAverage = ExpAverage(MACDValue, MACDLength);
def MACDDiff = MACDValue - MACDAverage;
def ZeroLine = 0;

    #MACD BUY SIGNAL
    def MACDBull = TSIRound > MACDAverage; #(MACDAverage > MACDAverage[1]) within 3 bars;
    def MACDBear = TSIRound < MACDAverage; #(MACDAverage < MACDAverage[1]) within 3 bars;

#TSI AND MACD SELL SIGNAL
def TSIMACDLongSell = TSIRound crosses below MACDAverage;
def TSIMACDShortSell = TSIRound crosses above MACDAverage;

##################################################################
#                          PREMARKET                             #
##################################################################
#PREMARKET HIGHS AND LOWS
def PreMarketTimeRange = secondsFromTime(PreMarketStart) >= 0 and secondsTillTime(PreMarketEnd) >= 0;
def PreMarket = PreMarketTimeRange and !PremarketTimeRange[1];
def Pre_Market_High = compoundValue(1, if((high > Pre_Market_High[1] and PremarketTimeRange) or PreMarket, high, Pre_Market_High[1]), high);
def Pre_Market_Low = compoundValue(1, if((low < Pre_Market_Low[1] and PremarketTImeRange) or PreMarket, low, Pre_Market_Low[1]), low);

plot PreMarketHigh = Pre_Market_High;
PreMarketHigh.SetStyle(curve.short_dash);
PreMarketHigh.SetDefaultColor(color.light_gray);
PreMarketHigh.Sethiding(!ShowPreMarketLines);
plot PreMarketLow = Pre_Market_Low;
PreMarketLow.SetStyle(curve.short_dash);
PreMarketLow.SetDefaultColor(color.light_gray);
PreMarketLow.Sethiding(!ShowPreMarketLines);
AddCloud(if ShowPreMarketCloud then PreMarketHigh else double.nan, if ShowPreMarketCloud then PreMarketLow else double.nan, color.light_gray, color.light_gray);

AddLabel(if ShowPreMarketLabel then yes else no, "   ", color.black);
AddLabel(if ShowPreMarketLabel then yes else no, " PM High - $" + PreMarketHigh + " ", color.gray);
AddLabel(if ShowPreMArketLabel then yes else no, " PM Low - $" + PreMarketLow + " ", color.gray);

    #PREMARKET HIGH/LOW BUY SIGNAL
    def PreMarketBull = close > Pre_Market_High;
    def PreMarketBear = close < Pre_Market_Low;

        #PREMARKET HIGH/LOW SELL SIGNAL
        def PreMarketBullSell = PreMarketBull[1] and low < Pre_Market_High;
        def PreMarketBearSell = PreMarketBear[1] and high > Pre_Market_Low;

##################################################################
#                      YESTERDAY HIGH/LOW                        #
##################################################################
plot PrevHigh = high(period = "day")[1];
PrevHigh.SetStyle(curve.medium_dash);
PrevHigh.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);
PrevHigh.Sethiding(!ShowPrevDayLines);
plot PrevLow = low(period = "day")[1];
PrevLow.SetStyle(curve.medium_dash);
PrevLow.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);
PrevLow.Sethiding(!ShowPrevDayLines);
AddCloud(if ShowPrevDayCloud then PrevHigh else double.nan, if ShowPrevDayCloud then PrevLow else double.nan, color.light_gray, color.light_gray);

AddLabel(if ShowPrevHighLowLabel then 1 else 0, "   ", color.black);
AddLabel(if ShowPrevHighLowLabel then 1 else 0, "Prev High " + "$ " + PrevHigh + " ", color.gray);
AddLabel(if ShowPrevHighLowLabel then 1 else 0, "Prev Low " + "$ " + PrevLow + " ", color.gray);

##################################################################
#                               SIGNALS                          #
##################################################################
#INDICATOR BUY SIGNALS
def LongBuyInd = TradingDay and EMABullish and EMAPctBullish and MACDBull and TSIBull and PreMarketBull;
def ShortBuyInd = TradingDay and EMABearish and EMAPctBearish and MACDBear and TSIBear and PreMarketBear;

plot LongEntryLine = if (LongBuyInd[1] or LongBuyInd[2]) and ShowDashes and LongBuyInd then EMA1[1] * 1.0025 else double.nan;
LongEntryLine.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Dashes);
LongEntryLine.SetDefaultColor(color.white);
LongEntryLine.SetLineWeight(3);
plot ShortEntryLine = if (ShortBuyInd[1] or ShortBuyInd[2]) and ShowDashes and ShortBuyInd then EMA1[1] * 0.9975 else double.nan;
ShortEntryLine.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Dashes);
ShortEntryLine.SetDefaultColor(color.white);
ShortEntryLine.SetLineWeight(3);

#INDICATOR ENTRY SIGNALS
def LongEntryInd = (LongBuyInd[1] or LongBuyInd[2]) and LongBuyInd and low <= (EMA1 * 1.0025);
def ShortEntryInd = (ShortBuyInd[1] or ShortBuyInd[2]) and ShortBuyInd and high >= (EMA1 * 0.9975);

#INDICATOR HOLD SIGNALS
def LongHoldInd = TradingDayExt and PreMarketBull and (LongBuyInd[1] or LongHoldInd[1]);
def ShortHoldInd = TradingDayExt and PreMarketBear and (ShortBuyInd[1] or ShortHoldInd[1]);

##################################################################
#         ADDED FAST EMA PCT HERE BASED OFF BUY SIGNAL           #
##################################################################
            def EMAPctAtLongBuy = if LongEntryInd then EMAPctBullRound else EMAPctAtLongBuy[1];
            def EMAPctAtShortBuy = if ShortEntryInd then EMAPctBearRound else EMAPctAtShortBuy[1];

                #FAST EMA CLOUD SELL TRIGGER BASED OFF BUY INDICATOR
                input EMAPctDecFromBuy = 0.6;
                def LongEMAPctSell = EMAPctBullRound < (EMAPctAtLongBuy * EMAPctDecFromBuy);
                def ShortEMAPctSell = EMAPctBearRound < (EMAPctAtShortBuy * EMAPctDecFromBuy);

##################################################################
#                         SIGNALS CONT.                          #
##################################################################
    #SELL SIGNALS
    def LongPriceActSell = low < low[4];
    def ShortPriceActSell = high > high[4];
    def LongSellInd = TradingDayExt and (close < open) and close < EMA1 and LongPriceActSell and close < EMA2 and (EMACrossDown or TSICrossDown or LongEMAPctSell or TSIMACDLongSell);
    def ShortSellInd = TradingDayExt and (close > open) and close > EMA1 and ShortPriceActSell and close > EMA2 and (EMACrossUp or TSICrossUp or ShortEMAPctSell or TSIMACDShortSell);
        #TESTING
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and TSICrossDown, High * 1.005, "T-Dn", color.dark_green, yes);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and TSICrossUp, Low * 0.995, "T-Up", color.dark_red, no);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and EMACrossDown, High * 1.005, "E-X-Dn", color.dark_green, yes);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and EMACrossUp, Low * 0.995, "E-X-Up", color.dark_red, no);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and LongEMAPctSell, High * 1.005, "E-Pct-Dn", color.dark_green, yes);
        addchartbubble(ShowTestBubbles and SHortEMAPctSell, Low * 0.995, "E-Pct-Up", color.dark_red, no);

    #HOLD SIGNALS
    def LongHoldInd2 = LongHoldInd and !LongSellInd;
    def ShortHoldInd2 = ShortHoldInd and !ShortSellInd;

##################################################################
#                                 BARS                           #
##################################################################
AssignPriceColor(if LongBuyInd then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if ShortBuyInd then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else if LongHoldInd2 then GlobalColor("HoldLongPosition") else if ShortHoldInd2 then GlobalColor("HoldShortPosition") else GlobalColor("CriteriaNotMet"));

##################################################################
# EMA TAKE PROFIT CLOUD (IDENTIFY IF PRICE IS EXTENDED FROM EMAS)#
##################################################################
            def OvrExtUp1 = if ShowOverExtCloud and SignalStart and TradingDayExt and (LongEntryInd or LongHoldInd2) then EMA1 * 1.01 else Double.NaN;
            def OvrExtUp2 = if ShowOverExtCloud and SignalStart and TradingDayExt and (LongEntryInd or LongHoldInd2) then EMA1 * 1.02 else Double.NaN;
            AddCloud(OvrExtUp1, OvrExtUp2, color.light_green, color.light_green);
            def OvrExtDn1 = if ShowOverExtCloud and SignalStart and TradingDayExt and (ShortEntryInd or ShortHoldInd2) then EMA1 * 0.99 else Double.NaN;
            def OvrExtDn2 = if ShowOverExtCloud and SignalStart and TradingDayExt and (ShortEntryInd or ShortHoldInd2) then EMA1 * 0.98 else Double.NaN;
            AddCloud(OvrExtDn1, OvrExtDn2, color.light_green, color.light_green);

##################################################################
#                                LABELS                          #
##################################################################
#LABELS
AddLabel(yes, "     ", color.black);
AddLabel(yes, "PREMKT", if PreMarketBull then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if PreMarketBear then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else color.gray);
AddLabel(yes, "CLOUD", if EMABullish then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if EMABearish then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else color.gray);
AddLabel(yes, "EMA SEP", if EMAPctBullish then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if EMAPctBearish then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else color.gray);
AddLabel(yes, "TSI", if TSIBull then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if TSIBear then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else color.gray);
AddLabel(yes, "MACD", if MACDBull then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if MACDBear then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else color.gray);

##################################################################
#               CHART BUBBLES/POINTS FOR BUY/SELL                #
##################################################################
#BUY
def LongBuyBub = LongEntryInd;
addchartbubble(ShowBuySellBubbles and LongBuyBub, High * 1.005, "Long", color.green, yes);
def ShortBuyBub = ShortEntryInd;
addchartbubble(ShowBuySellBubbles and ShortBuyBub, Low * 0.995, "Short", color.red, no);

plot LongBuyPoint = if ShowArrows and LongBuyBub then EMA1[1] else double.nan;
LongBuyPoint.SetDefaultColor(color.white);
LongBuyPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Arrow_Up);
LongBuyPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
LongBuyPoint.HideBubble();
plot ShortBuyPoint = if ShowArrows and ShortBuyBub then EMA1[1] else double.nan;
ShortBuyPoint.SetDefaultColor(color.white);
ShortBuyPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Arrow_Down);
ShortBuyPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
ShortBuyPoint.HideBubble();

#SELL
def LongSellBub = (LongEntryInd[1] or LongHoldInd2[1]) and (LongEntryInd[2] or LongHoldInd2[2]) and LongSellInd;
addchartbubble(ShowBuySellBubbles and LongSellBub, High * 1.005, "Sell", color.red, yes);
def ShortSellBub = (ShortEntryInd[1] or ShortHoldINd2[1]) and (ShortEntryInd[2] or ShortHoldINd2[2]) and ShortSellInd;
addchartbubble(ShowBuySellBubbles and ShortSellBub, Low * 0.995, "Sell", color.green, no);

plot LongSellPoint = if ShowSquares and LongSellBub then Close else double.nan;
LongSellPoint.SetDefaultColor(color.red);
LongSellPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Squares);
LongSellPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
LongSellPoint.HideBubble();
plot ShortSellPoint = if ShowSquares and ShortSellBub then Close else double.nan;
ShortSellPoint.SetDefaultColor(color.green);
ShortSellPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Squares);
ShortSellPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
ShortSellPoint.HideBubble();

#TAKE PROFIT
def LongTkPftBub = TradingDayExt and (LongEntryInd or LongHoldInd2) and high > EMA1 * 1.01;
addchartbubble(ShowTkPftBubble and LongTkPftBub, high * 1.001, "Tk Pft", GlobalColor("TakeProfit"), yes);
def ShortTkPftBub = TradingDayExt and (ShortEntryInd or ShortHoldInd2) and low < EMA1 * 0.99;
addchartbubble(ShowTkPftBubble and ShortTkPftBub, low * 0.999, "Tk Pft", GlobalColor("TakeProfit"), no);

plot LongTkPftPoint = if ShowBooleanArrows and LongTkPftBub then High else double.nan;
LongTkPftPoint.SetDefaultColor(GlobalColor("TakeProfit"));
LongTkPftPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Boolean_Wedge_Up);
LongTkPftPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
LongTkPftPoint.HideBubble();
plot ShortTkPftPoint = if ShowBooleanArrows and ShortTkPftBub then Low else double.nan;
ShortTkPftPoint.SetDefaultColor(GlobalColor("TakeProfit"));
ShortTkPftPoint.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Boolean_Wedge_Down);
ShortTkPftPoint.SetLineWeight(5);
ShortTkPftPoint.HideBubble();

##################################################################
#                             STOP LOSS                          #
##################################################################
def longstop = if (open < close) then open else close;
def shortstop = if (open > close) then open else close;
addlabel(if (LongBuyInd or LongHoldInd2) then yes else no, "STOP $ " + longstop[4] + " ", color.white);
addlabel(if (ShortBuyInd or ShortHoldInd2) then yes else no, "STOP $ " + shortstop[4] + " ", color.white);

##################################################################
#                                ORDERS                          #
##################################################################
def orderQuantity = Round(10000 / open, 0);

#BUY ORDERS
AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_OPEN, ShowOrders and LongEntryInd, EMA1 * 1.0025, 100, Color.GREEN, Color.LIGHT_GREEN);
AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_OPEN, ShowOrders and ShortEntryInd, EMA1 * 0.9975, 100, Color.GREEN, Color.LIGHT_GREEN);

#SELL ORDERS
AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_CLOSE, ShowOrders and ShowTkPftOrders and LongTkPftBub, high * 0.999, 100, Color.RED, Color.LIGHT_RED);
AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_CLOSE, ShowOrders and (LongSellInd or EndDay[-1]), open[-1], 100, Color.RED, Color.LIGHT_RED);
AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_CLOSE, ShowOrders and ShowTkPftOrders and ShortTkPftBub, low * 1.001, 100, Color.RED, Color.LIGHT_RED);
AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_CLOSE, ShowOrders and (ShortSellInd or EndDay[-1]), open[-1], 100, Color.RED, Color.LIGHT_RED);
##################################################################
#                                ALERTS                          #
##################################################################
Alert(AlertOn and (LongSellBub or ShortSellBub or LongTkPftBub or ShortTkPftBub), "SELL" + GetSymbol(), Alert.BAR, Sound.Bell);
Alert(AlertOn and (LongBuyInd or ShortBuyInd), "BUY" + GetSymbol(), Alert.BAR, Sound.Chimes);

##################################################################
#                       CANDLE COLOR LABEL                       #
##################################################################
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "     ", color.black);
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "Long Ind", GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition"));
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "Long Hld", GlobalColor("HoldLongPosition"));
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "Short Ind", GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition"));
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "Short Hld", GlobalColor("HoldShortPosition"));
AddLabel(if ShowColorDefLabels == 1 then yes else no, "No Criteria", GlobalColor("CriteriaNotMet"));

##################################################################
#                BACKGROUND COLOR FOR FLEX GRID                  #
##################################################################
AssignBackgroundColor(if ShowFlexGridBackgroundColor and LongBuyInd then GlobalColor("OpenLongPosition") else if ShowFlexGridBackgroundColor and ShortBuyInd then GlobalColor("OpenShortPosition") else if ShowFlexGridBackgroundColor and (LongTkPftBub or ShortTkPftBub) then GlobalColor("TakeProfit") else color.current);

And last but not least, my watchlist indicator. I only use this to visually tell me when to take a closer look at a stock. I have whittled down my watchlist to ones that I know move and have plenty of options flow. Make sure your watchlist study is set to 5 Min and Extended Hours are turned On.

The numbers mean nothing. It is just my way of sorting. You can change the labels to whatever you want in the bottom of the code under “Label”

You will only get a signal on the chart and the watchlist between 8:35 A.M. CST and 2:55 P.M. CST.

Code:
#JT Newest Strategy Based on EMAs, TSI, Premarket Highs/Lows, and MACD
#VERSION 10.3 - 05/26/2022

#Notes

##################################################################
#                                 TIMES                          #
##################################################################
#START AND END TIMES
def PreMarketStart = 0700; #EST
def PreMarketEnd = 0929; #EST
def StartTime = 0930; #EST
def BuySignalDelay = 0;
def EndTime = 1600; #EST
def BuySignalStop = 60; #Minutes Before End of Day
def LastCandleStop = 5; #Last Candle is Sell Candle


def TradingDayStart= SecondsFromTime(StartTime);
def BuySignalDelaySeconds = BuySignalDelay * 60;
def SignalStart = TradingDayStart > BuySignalDelaySeconds;
def TradingDayEnd = SecondsTillTime(EndTime);
def EndSignalDelaySeconds = BuySignalStop * 60;
def SignalEnd = TradingDayEnd > EndSignalDelaySeconds;
def TradingDay = SignalStart and SignalEnd; #10:00EST - 1500EST
def LastStopDelaySeconds = LastCandleStop * 60;
def EndDay = TradingDayEnd == LastStopDelaySeconds; #1550EST
def TradingDayExt = TradingDayEnd > LastStopDelaySeconds;

##################################################################
#                              INDICATORS                        #
##################################################################
#200 EMA
def EMA200 = ExpAverage(HL2, 200);

#EMAS
def Ema1Length = 5;
def Ema2Length = 12;

def EMA1 = ExpAverage(close, Ema1Length);
def EMA2 = ExpAverage(close, Ema2Length);

    #EMAS BULLISH OR BEARISH
    def EMABullish = EMA1 > EMA2;
    def EMABearish = EMA1 < EMA2;

        #EMA PERCENT SEPERATION
        def EMAPctBull = ((EMA1 / EMA2) * 100) - 100; #Distance Between EMA1 and EMA2
        def EMAPctBullRound = Round(EMAPctBull, 2);
        def EMAPctBear = ((EMA2 / EMA1) * 100) - 100; #Distance Between EMA2 and EMA1
        def EMAPctBearRound = Round(EMAPctBear, 2);

        def EMAPctBullish = EMAPctBullRound > 0.2 and EMAPctBullRound >= EMAPctBullRound[1];
        def EMAPctBearish = EMAPctBearRound > 0.2 and EMAPctBearRound >= EMAPctBearRound[1];

            #EMA SELL SIGNALS
            def EMACrossDown = EMA1 crosses below EMA2;
            def EMACrossUp = EMA1 crosses above EMA2;

#TSI
def TSILongLength = 25;
def TSIShortLength = 13;
def TSISignalLength = 8;

def TSIDiff = close - close[1];
def DoubleSmoothedAbsDiff = ExpAverage(ExpAverage(AbsValue(TSIDiff), TSILongLength), TSIShortLength);
def TSIRound = Round((100 * (ExpAverage(ExpAverage(TSIDiff, TSILongLength), TSIShortLength)) / DoubleSmoothedAbsDiff), 2);

    #TSI BUY SIGNAL
    def TSIBull = (TSIRound > TSIRound[2]); #(TSIRound > 10)
    def TSIBear = (TSIRound < TSIRound[2]); #(TSIRound < -10)

        #TSI SELL SIGNAL
        def TSICrossDown = TSIRound < (TSIRound[1] * 0.91);
        def TSICrossUp = TSIRound > (TSIRound[1] * 0.91);

#MACD
def MACDFast = 10;
def MACDSlow = 22;
def MACDLength = 8;

def MACDValue = ExpAverage(close, MACDFast) - ExpAverage(close, MACDSlow);
def MACDAverage = ExpAverage(MACDValue, MACDLength);
def MACDDiff = MACDValue - MACDAverage;
def ZeroLine = 0;

    #MACD BUY SIGNAL
    def MACDBull = TSIRound > MACDAverage; #(MACDAverage > MACDAverage[1]) within 3 bars;
    def MACDBear = TSIRound < MACDAverage; #(MACDAverage < MACDAverage[1]) within 3 bars;

#TSI AND MACD SELL SIGNAL
def TSIMACDLongSell = TSIRound crosses below MACDAverage;
def TSIMACDShortSell = TSIRound crosses above MACDAverage;

##################################################################
#                          PREMARKET                             #
##################################################################
#PREMARKET HIGHS AND LOWS
def PreMarketTimeRange = secondsFromTime(PreMarketStart) >= 0 and secondsTillTime(PreMarketEnd) >= 0;
def PreMarket = PreMarketTimeRange and !PremarketTimeRange[1];
def Pre_Market_High = compoundValue(1, if((high > Pre_Market_High[1] and PremarketTimeRange) or PreMarket, high, Pre_Market_High[1]), high);
def Pre_Market_Low = compoundValue(1, if((low < Pre_Market_Low[1] and PremarketTImeRange) or PreMarket, low, Pre_Market_Low[1]), low);

def PreMarketHigh = Pre_Market_High;
def PreMarketLow = Pre_Market_Low;

    #PREMARKET HIGH/LOW BUY SIGNAL
    def PreMarketBull = close > Pre_Market_High;
    def PreMarketBear = close < Pre_Market_Low;

        #PREMARKET HIGH/LOW SELL SIGNAL
        def PreMarketBullSell = PreMarketBull[1] and low < Pre_Market_High;
        def PreMarketBearSell = PreMarketBear[1] and high > Pre_Market_Low;

##################################################################
#                               SIGNALS                          #
##################################################################
#INDICATOR BUY SIGNALS
def LongBuyInd = TradingDay and EMABullish and EMAPctBullish and MACDBull and TSIBull and PreMarketBull;
def ShortBuyInd = TradingDay and EMABearish and EMAPctBearish and MACDBear and TSIBear and PreMarketBear;

#INDICATOR ENTRY SIGNALS
def LongEntryInd = (LongBuyInd[1] or LongBuyInd[2]) and LongBuyInd and low <= (EMA1 * 1.0025);
def ShortEntryInd = (ShortBuyInd[1] or ShortBuyInd[2]) and ShortBuyInd and high >= (EMA1 * 0.9975);

#INDICATOR HOLD SIGNALS
def LongHoldInd = TradingDayExt and PreMarketBull and (LongBuyInd[1] or LongHoldInd[1]);
def ShortHoldInd = TradingDayExt and PreMarketBear and (ShortBuyInd[1] or ShortHoldInd[1]);

##################################################################
#         ADDED FAST EMA PCT HERE BASED OFF BUY SIGNAL           #
##################################################################
            def EMAPctAtLongBuy = if LongEntryInd then EMAPctBullRound else EMAPctAtLongBuy[1];
            def EMAPctAtShortBuy = if ShortEntryInd then EMAPctBearRound else EMAPctAtShortBuy[1];

                #FAST EMA CLOUD SELL TRIGGER BASED OFF BUY INDICATOR
                def LongEMAPctSell = EMAPctBullRound < (EMAPctAtLongBuy * 0.6);
                def ShortEMAPctSell = EMAPctBearRound < (EMAPctAtShortBuy * 0.6);

##################################################################
#                         SIGNALS CONT.                          #
##################################################################
    #SELL SIGNALS
    def LongPriceActSell = low < low[4];
    def ShortPriceActSell = high > high[4];
    def LongSellInd = TradingDayExt and (close < open) and (EMACrossDown or TSICrossDown or LongEMAPctSell or LongPriceActSell or TSIMACDLongSell);
    def ShortSellInd = TradingDayExt and (close > open) and (EMACrossUp or TSICrossUp or ShortEMAPctSell or ShortPriceActSell or TSIMACDShortSell);

    #HOLD SIGNALS
    def LongHoldInd2 = LongHoldInd and !LongSellInd;
    def ShortHoldInd2 = ShortHoldInd and !ShortSellInd;

##################################################################
#               CHART BUBBLES/POINTS FOR BUY/SELL                #
##################################################################
#TAKE PROFIT
def LongTkPftBub = TradingDayExt and (LongEntryInd or LongHoldInd2) and high > EMA1 * 1.01;
def ShortTkPftBub = TradingDayExt and (ShortEntryInd or ShortHoldInd2) and low < EMA1 * 0.99;

##################################################################
#                        WATCHLIST INDICATOR                     #
##################################################################

#LABEL
AddLabel(yes, if LongBuyInd then "1. LONG" else if LongHoldInd2 then "4. LONG HOLD" else if ShortBuyInd then "2. SHORT" else if ShortHoldInd2 then "5. SHORT HOLD" else if LongTkPftBub or ShortTkPftBub then "3. TAKE PROFIT" else "6. NO GO");

#BACKGROUND
AssignBackgroundColor(if LongBuyInd then createcolor (0, 255, 0) else if LongHoldInd2 then createcolor (153, 255, 153) else if ShortBuyInd then createcolor (255, 0, 0) else if ShortHoldInd2 then createcolor (255, 153, 153) else if LongTkPftBub or ShortTkPftBub then createcolor (255, 0, 255) else createcolor (102, 102, 102));

What can go wrong....?

See the chart below. You will notice green candles which means all criteria to buy are met EXCEPT the price being within the defined range of the 5EMA. Because the price is extended, you didn't get a white arrow. If you FOMO'd in, get out on the pink boolean arrow. You will notice after 5 minutes the price sharply reverses down and below the 5EMA. The price eventually normalizes and starts a gradual uptrend. You would do your best to enter on the candle with the white arrow, as close as possible to the 5EMA and definitely below the white dash. You would then wait for a grey candle to completely close and then exit at the open of the following candle.

I didn't just pull that over extended cloud out of nowhere. That was me looking at multiple charts and coming up with the best number (probably has something to do with other algos).

To the right is what it's supposed to look like.

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Some light backtesting here. This is over 90 days and BEFORE I backtested with the pink boolean arrows.

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If you happen to have something of value to add please don't hesitate to post that here. This is however about 6 months of trial and error in the making.

###################################################################################
This is how I trade personally. Do whatever you want with this information.

Step 1. Before pre-market opens if I am awake. I look at the futures to get an idea of the direction of the market and VIX futures. So I am following the rules of the site. Here are the links to the two watchlist columns below. Not pertinent at this point. MT5 - http://tos.mx/4hzwiEn MT30 - http://tos.mx/45R1EOH

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Step 2. Look at my watchlist throughout the premarket to get an idea on what is running or what sectors may be in play. This comes with experience. I am strictly looking at percent gain or percent loss.

Step 3. Pick a few stocks that I think I want to trade. That may be based on news, pre-market action, recent earnings, some Elon Must Twitter post etc. I want something that is going to move! I would highly prefer that it move with the sector and with the futures and/or index it's trading in.

Step 4. Look at the daily charts of the tickers that you like. This is my main screen and what I traded today 5/31/22. My thought was that OXY would go down because the price was so extended from the 5EMA on the daily chart. (I scrolled to the premarket to show what I saw. Obviously can't do that with the daily candle.) More to come on those histograms on the bottom. TSI and MACD Line - http://tos.mx/91sbV6M and TSI and MACD Histogram - http://tos.mx/5fBU0TW

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Step 5. Wait for your bias to play out or admit that you're wrong and look for another opportunity.

Step 6. Review the Chart Below for what I saw around 0910 CST. My direction is correct but I don't quite like that the 30 minute is not there yet. Lets wait a bit... In the mean time lets get a price target. $68 Put looks good because that is where the 5EMA is at. Be patient.

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Step 7. 30 Minute Histogram is nearing 0 and still declining. I'm about ready to enter but I have to wait on the white arrow to appear and buy as close to the 5EMA as possible.

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Step 8. Now I switch to my flex grid where I have the 5 minute, 30 minute, 5 minute option that I want to buy, and active trader up. That way I am ready to pounce when the signal hits.

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Step 9. Buy. Don't hesitate. You did the work, now follow through! I entered at $0.45 per contract.

Step 10. Wait for your Exit. You could have exited on the pink boolean candle on the 30 minute chart. I did not. Profits would have been about the same.

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Step 11. Take your 150% profit and enjoy your day!
 
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Watchlist indicator updated. I have updated the buy/sell/hold criteria to match the updated strategy and deleted as many notes, clouds, etc as possible to hopefully fix the loading problem.

The words don't really matter if you know the colors. That is what I am paying attention to.

Again make sure the watchlist is set to 10 Min and Extended Hours are On.

EDIT: As of 4/11/2022 at 10:40 I still have a bunch of symbols loading. This time on my desktop. If anyone wants to look at my watchlist indicator code and think they can streamline it or otherwise help the loading problem it would be appreciated.

EDIT 2. Once I deleted a few other custom watchlist indicators a lot more of this specific indicator loaded. I knew this was an issue with ToS but thought I was under the magic number. I still did have 2 with issues loading but they didn't meet criteria anyways.
 
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I didn't know this a month or so ago so I will share my knowledge.

If you want to backtest this strategy easy than first set the lookback period by changing your chart settings to the number of days you want to look back. I use 10 days (10 Days, 10 Minutes).
Next you will go into the strategy settings using the gear icon and turn on "show orders"
Next you will right click on any of the orders that appear and click show report.
This will show all the trades that this strategy would have made assuming 1 trade at a time and 100 shares at a time.

It will look like this.

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This is definitely not a strategy to trade 20 times a day. This is a strategy to buy maybe once or twice per day if that. If the market is flat you might not have any opportunities to buy long or short.
 
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I went back 90 days with SPY and didn't see a single opportunity to trade. That is just the nature of this strategy. Definitely doesn't mean there weren't opportunities as I know SPY can be a big money maker if you know it well enough. I did discover that the reason it does not trigger is because a lot of the big moves are before/after market hours which affects the study and it also doesn't move fast enough to give the 5EMA and 12EMA proper separation.

Just for fun I changed line 80 and 81 (percentage difference between 5EMA and 12EMA) from 0.5 to 0.1 and looked at SPY. There were a lot of entries but almost every one would have been a losing trade. That example right there is what gives me the confidence that I have tested this strategy to the best of my ability and it works.
 
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This is what gets me super pumped. Could you image the returns if you just traded this one ticker GME (selected at random) for 6 months if you had proper position sizing and scaling with options?!?!

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and here is TSLA. Holy cow! That is approx. 65% returns on trading stock (not options) alone over 6 months.

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Pasting Version 5 now.

Added the EMA Seperation input and changed the criteria to 0.3 based on the limited backtest below. I will also update the watchlist indicator in post 1.

Quick Test with EMA Separation. All 180 Day Backtest. Definitely not very well defined.

0.25 EMA Seperation - TSLA $93,414.56 Profit, GME $27,007.88 Profit
0.3 EMA Seperation - TSLA $88,981.13 Profit ,GME $26,663.07 Profit
0.4 EMA Seperation - TSLA $78,100.90 Profit, GME $24,130.51 Profit
0.5 EMA Seperation - TSLA $ 65,815.37Profit, GME $22,290.18 Profit

The setting I am talking about is. "ema sep the hld"
 

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TWTR yesterday gave me a green candle in the watchlist . immediately buy long got ( 20% ) and close it .. I noticed it return back in the second candle and the red one appeared after that . maybe I did wrong that I bought call just a green candle show up .
and how about if I use different timeframe
That is the perfect example of why I added those over extended clouds. If you had bought during that first green candle when it touched the 5EMA you would want to get out when it touched the over extended cloud or at least set a tight trailing stop loss once it entered that cloud if you were trying to squeeze extra gains out.

Remember to buy when it touches the 5EMA, that is the key to this.

Make sure you know what the different colors mean. That second green candle is a hold candle although like I said previously, you would want to get out when the price is that extended from the EMAs.

The strategy is geared towards 10 min since that is what I backtested. The parameters will be slightly different in other time frames. Maybe I’ll backtest other timeframes later once this one is tweaked.
 
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As I am watching this live let me reiterate. The green (or blue) candle is your buy INDICATOR. You still want to wait for the price to touch the 5EMA or better. If that happens on the next candle it is up to you to decide if the signal is still valid.

For example. OXY is green right now but is way above the 5EMA. If it touches the 5EMA on the next candle, it is possible that the MACD will be down from the previous candle so not all labels green. I personally would still probably buy. Not investment advice, just pointing out what I am seeing.

Patience is key!
 

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Signal to buy PUT or sell SHORT was generated on the candle marked with Red stroke.
But you enter the trade when the price touches the 5 EMA (which happened on the candle marked with Yellow stoke).

The dark blue candle is the signal candle (before the candle marked with Red stroke)?
Am I correct?

Would you please provide 4-5 example trades with chart pics?

When I applied the strategy to a 10M SPY chart, it did not show any signal.
I checked for 30days and this still had no signal.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
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I started very small. 1 expiration day contract, then on to some maybe on a Wednesday, then 1 or 2 contracts a day everyday and so on. I did have one 600% account day, a few over 100% account days and multiple over 50%. I got on a streak of I think 11 days without a losing trade so that definitely helped too. Not gonna pretend I didn’t have a 20% account loss along the way or missed opportunities for 1000% account swing trades that I didn’t take. I try to be conservative and limit my losers but I definitely get out too early on some big winners as well. And finally a disclaimer….all those winning trades were not using this strategy alone as a matter of fact most were using the indicators in this strategy but not necessarily all of them. EMAs and Support/Resistance was huge in my successful trades.
 
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Signal to buy PUT or sell SHORT was generated on the candle marked with Red stroke.
But you enter the trade when the price touches the 5 EMA (which happened on the candle marked with Yellow stoke).

The dark blue candle is the signal candle (before the candle marked with Red stroke)?
Am I correct?
Kinda. The dark blue right at 10:00 was your buy trigger. Any time during or right after that on the 5 EMA is your entry. It does not always happen on that buy trigger candle though. The candle with the yellow stroke does touch the 5 EMA so not a bad entry. Maybe a break even or losing trade but that will happen. Limit those losses and capitalize on the ones that do work out well (100%, 200%, 500% gains)
 
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@a1cturner I have extended your idea to a scan in a very simple easy to follow steps. Can you take a look and make sure I haven't screwed it up :)

I was able to make a scan out of this strategy to scan for the "Get Ready" yellow/golden candles. You can follow steps below to create one. Use at your own risk/discretion.



1. Copy the code of the Strategy and save as a Study.

2. Replace the following

#GET READY
def GetReadyBull = TradingDay and BothEMASBullish and PreMarketBull;
def GetReadyBear = TradingDay and BothEMASBearish and PreMarketBear;

WITH

#GET READY
plot GetReadyBull = TradingDay and BothEMASBullish and PreMarketBull;
GetReadyBull.Hide();
plot GetReadyBear = TradingDay and BothEMASBearish and PreMarketBear;
GetReadyBear.Hide();
plot GetReady = GetReadyBull or GetreadyBear;
GetReady.Hide();


3. Delete everything starting from the following and below.
Doing this to keep the code small otherwise TOS starts complaining about complex scripts.....

##################################################################
# ADDED FAST EMA PCT HERE BASED OFF BUY SIGNAL #
##################################################################

4. Save the study.

5. Create a scan using this updated study. You will be able to scan for Get Ready for Bullish action or Bearish action or general get ready and you can then look at the strategy chart to figure out if it is a bullish action or bearish....

Be forewarned, I am not a programmer and this study may not be usable by itself. I have set it up in the above manner so I can scan for the "Get Ready" signal. So, once again, this is what I did, use at your own discretion,

Hope this helps someone out there
 

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@a1cturner I have extended your idea to a scan in a very simple easy to follow steps. Can you take a look and make sure I haven't screwed it up :)

I was able to make a scan out of this strategy to scan for the "Get Ready" yellow/golden candles. You can follow steps below to create one. Use at your own risk/discretion.



1. Copy the code of the Strategy and save as a Study.

2. Replace the following

#GET READY
def GetReadyBull = TradingDay and BothEMASBullish and PreMarketBull;
def GetReadyBear = TradingDay and BothEMASBearish and PreMarketBear;

WITH

#GET READY
plot GetReadyBull = TradingDay and BothEMASBullish and PreMarketBull;
GetReadyBull.Hide();
plot GetReadyBear = TradingDay and BothEMASBearish and PreMarketBear;
GetReadyBear.Hide();
plot GetReady = GetReadyBull or GetreadyBear;
GetReady.Hide();


3. Delete everything starting from the following and below.
Doing this to keep the code small otherwise TOS starts complaining about complex scripts.....

##################################################################
# ADDED FAST EMA PCT HERE BASED OFF BUY SIGNAL #
##################################################################

4. Save the study.

5. Create a scan using this updated study. You will be able to scan for Get Ready for Bullish action or Bearish action or general get ready and you can then look at the strategy chart to figure out if it is a bullish action or bearish....

Be forewarned, I am not a programmer and this study may not be usable by itself. I have set it up in the above manner so I can scan for the "Get Ready" signal. So, once again, this is what I did, use at your own discretion,

Hope this helps someone out there
This is what I do instead of a scan.

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It could be a few things. I just looked and am showing a grey watchlist indicator and grey candle at 1:41 p.m. EST.

Either your computer is not keeping up, ToS is lagging on the watchlist indicator as my laptop sometimes does or quite possibly you may not have your watchlist set to 10 Min with Extended Hours turned on.
Nail on the head: "have your watchlist set to 10 Min with Extended Hours turned on." Thanks Man! Doing that got rid of the loading issue too.
 

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Didn't necessarily wait on the sell signal. I personally take profits fast. Bought and sold AMD in 6 minutes for over 30%. Probably leaving gains on the table but I don't care. I don't like turning winners into losers and 30% is always my goal.
 
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Hm...good point about volume. I got in on MARA and PLTR on green signals and exited both for a small loss. I have also noticed a couple times where the candlestick will show a buy signal and then turn back to the yellow waiting color a couple minutes later. Still playing around with this though...thanks for sharing!
 

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You can enter if it is a buy signal and at the 5EMA but the risk is that the candle changes. If the price is extended from the 5EMA when you get the signal (usually what happens) than wait until it gets back to the 5EMA. Don't rush in just because its a buy signal and don't assume the open of the next candle is your best entry either.
 
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