# Thomas Thornton Indicator

#### Patshan

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I recently saw Tom Thornton on Bloomberg. In it, he showed an indicator with a 20 period ma crossing a 50 day ma. Being a visual person, I believe the indicator would be very helpful in my trading. I am enclosing a picture of it. Does anyone know if it exists in TOS? I spent many years at Tradestation and learned rudimentary coding. I have not done that here. I believe it would be helpful in any time frame. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Can easily try it with ToS standard studies. Just do a SimpleMovingAvg set to 20 and a DailySMA set to DAY and 50. @Patshan

That is exactly what it is. I just plotted it in TOS.
Easiest way to do it:
Plot 2 MovingAverage 2 Lines (1, 50) and (1, 20).
Use the 20 as the Signal Line.
You get the same.
edited for spelling!

@Patshan Your solution is in post # 2. @skaboy Your solution is correct only on a daily chart for what was requested in post # 1.

@Patshan Your solution is in post # 2. @skaboy Your solution is correct only on a daily chart for what was requested in post # 1.
What I have said is what it is.
Clearly, the original Chart has two frames, upper and lower.
Plot the same as I have mentioned, one as upper and one as lower.
You will get exactly what Bloomberg has.

To make it easier, combine the MovingAverageTwoLines into one plot, edit as necessary (to remove duplication of the 1 avg line), Then Save one as Upper, and one as Lower( by adding decaler upper, declare lower)
That is all.

@Patshan Your solution is in post # 2. @skaboy Your solution is correct only on a daily chart for what was requested in post # 1.
I just spent a couple of hours trying to get an indicator using the macrossover mentioned in #2. could not get the indicator to plot gray when 20 over 50 and red when 20 below 50. I did the entire tutorial on thinkscript and was a bit overwhelmed and also failed. I believe it is in the look and feel portion but I can not incorporate this with the crossover. I'm trying to learn to fish but am only baiting the hook.
Thanks again,
Steve

I just spent a couple of hours trying to get an indicator using the macrossover mentioned in #2. could not get the indicator to plot gray when 20 over 50 and red when 20 below 50. I did the entire tutorial on thinkscript and was a bit overwhelmed and also failed. I believe it is in the look and feel portion but I can not incorporate this with the crossover. I'm trying to learn to fish but am only baiting the hook.
Thanks again,
Steve

@Patshan People have stated before to be precise in a request for a code. This may be a good example. A method was given to answer the request of "he showed an indicator with a 20 period ma crossing a 50 day ma." A few other methods were given which might be correct for what they do but they did not answer the first request and did not represent the indicator of Tom Thornton. I had curiosity about it and looked further into it.
So I believe this is the indicator described by Thornton. The % diff from the 50 SMA overlaid with a 20 sma of the % diff. Just for kicks I added a deviation for the whole of whatever chart you put it on.
Code:
``````declare lower;

input length = 50;
input averageType = AverageType. SIMPLE;

def avg = MovingAverage(averageType, close, length);

plot percent = ((close - avg) / close) * 100;

input lengthavg = 20;
plot percentavg = MovingAverage(averageType,percent,lengthavg);

AddCloud(if percentavg < percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.GREEN, Color.GREEN);
AddCloud(if percentavg > percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.RED, Color.RED);

plot zeroline = 0;
zeroline.setDefaultColor(color.white);

plot overbought = absValue(stdevAll(percent));
overbought.setDefaultColor(color.red);

plot oversold = -absValue(stdevAll(percent));
oversold.setDefaultColor(color.red);``````

@Patshan People have stated before to be precise in a request for a code. This may be a good example. A method was given to answer the request of "he showed an indicator with a 20 period ma crossing a 50 day ma." A few other methods were given which might be correct for what they do but they did not answer the first request and did not represent the indicator of Tom Thornton. I had curiosity about it and looked further into it.
So I believe this is the indicator described by Thornton. The % diff from the 50 SMA overlaid with a 20 sma of the % diff. Just for kicks I added a deviation for the whole of whatever chart you put it on.
Code:
``````declare lower;

input length = 50;
input averageType = AverageType. SIMPLE;

def avg = MovingAverage(averageType, close, length);

plot percent = ((close - avg) / close) * 100;

input lengthavg = 20;
plot percentavg = MovingAverage(averageType,percent,lengthavg);

AddCloud(if percentavg < percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.GREEN, Color.GREEN);
AddCloud(if percentavg > percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.RED, Color.RED);

plot zeroline = 0;
zeroline.setDefaultColor(color.white);

plot overbought = absValue(stdevAll(percent));
overbought.setDefaultColor(color.red);

plot oversold = -absValue(stdevAll(percent));
oversold.setDefaultColor(color.red);``````

Thank you very much Horserider. This is exactly as shown on Thornton. The overbought/oversold set to a Standard Deviation is a beautiful thing. How would I go about setting the over/under to a 2% standard deviation?

@Patshan People have stated before to be precise in a request for a code. This may be a good example. A method was given to answer the request of "he showed an indicator with a 20 period ma crossing a 50 day ma." A few other methods were given which might be correct for what they do but they did not answer the first request and did not represent the indicator of Tom Thornton. I had curiosity about it and looked further into it.
So I believe this is the indicator described by Thornton. The % diff from the 50 SMA overlaid with a 20 sma of the % diff. Just for kicks I added a deviation for the whole of whatever chart you put it on.
Code:
``````declare lower;

input length = 50;
input averageType = AverageType. SIMPLE;

def avg = MovingAverage(averageType, close, length);

plot percent = ((close - avg) / close) * 100;

input lengthavg = 20;
plot percentavg = MovingAverage(averageType,percent,lengthavg);

AddCloud(if percentavg < percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.GREEN, Color.GREEN);
AddCloud(if percentavg > percent then percentavg else Double.NaN, percent, Color.RED, Color.RED);

plot zeroline = 0;
zeroline.setDefaultColor(color.white);

plot overbought = absValue(stdevAll(percent));
overbought.setDefaultColor(color.red);

plot oversold = -absValue(stdevAll(percent));
oversold.setDefaultColor(color.red);``````
hello, thank you for sharing this great indicator with us. question can someone help me to add a price color to this indicator, example: if is a bullish cross to paint the candles green and if is a bearish cross to paint the candles red. also if is possible to add the scan. thank you in advance

hello, thank you for sharing this great indicator with us. question can someone help me to add a price color to this indicator, example: if is a bullish cross to paint the candles green and if is a bearish cross to paint the candles red. also if is possible to add the scan. thank you in advance
It is not clear what you are asking for. How are you defining bullish cross and bearish cross?

Sounds like something you may have to post a picture of to explain what you are trying to accomplish along with a more detailed explanation.
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