Triple VWAP Indicator for ThinkorSwim


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Regular VWAP indicator with additional standard deviations added. Now you can use the 1 and 3 Stdev Bands along with the default standard deviation bands (set to 2). Requested by a member on the forum.

There is also an advanced version called Ultimate VWAP by @Welkin. You should check it out here.


thinkScript Code

# VWAP(3)
# Assembled by BenTen at

input numDevDn1 = -1.0;
input numDevUp1 = 1.0;
input numDevDn2 = -2.0;
input numDevUp2 = 2.0;
input numDevDn3 = -3.0;
input numDevUp3 = 3.0;
input showCloud = yes;

input timeFrame = {default DAY, WEEK, MONTH};

def cap = getAggregationPeriod();
def errorInAggregation =
    timeFrame == timeFrame.DAY and cap >= AggregationPeriod.WEEK or
    timeFrame == timeFrame.WEEK and cap >= AggregationPeriod.MONTH;
assert(!errorInAggregation, "timeFrame should be not less than current chart aggregation period");

def yyyyMmDd = getYyyyMmDd();
def periodIndx;
switch (timeFrame) {
case DAY:
    periodIndx = yyyyMmDd;
case WEEK:
    periodIndx = Floor((daysFromDate(first(yyyyMmDd)) + getDayOfWeek(first(yyyyMmDd))) / 7);
case MONTH:
    periodIndx = roundDown(yyyyMmDd / 100, 0);
def isPeriodRolled = compoundValue(1, periodIndx != periodIndx[1], yes);

def volumeSum;
def volumeVwapSum;
def volumeVwap2Sum;

if (isPeriodRolled) {
    volumeSum = volume;
    volumeVwapSum = volume * vwap;
    volumeVwap2Sum = volume * Sqr(vwap);
} else {
    volumeSum = compoundValue(1, volumeSum[1] + volume, volume);
    volumeVwapSum = compoundValue(1, volumeVwapSum[1] + volume * vwap, volume * vwap);
    volumeVwap2Sum = compoundValue(1, volumeVwap2Sum[1] + volume * Sqr(vwap), volume * Sqr(vwap));
def price = volumeVwapSum / volumeSum;
def deviation = Sqrt(Max(volumeVwap2Sum / volumeSum - Sqr(price), 0));

plot VWAP = price;
plot UpperBand1 = price + numDevUp1 * deviation;
plot LowerBand1 = price + numDevDn1 * deviation;
plot UpperBand2 = price + numDevUp2 * deviation;
plot LowerBand2 = price + numDevDn2 * deviation;
plot Upperband3 = price + numDevUp3 * deviation;
plot LowerBand3 = price + numDevDn3 * deviation;


AddCloud(if showCloud then UpperBand2 else Double.NaN, Upperband3, color.light_green, color.light_green);
AddCloud(if showCloud then LowerBand2 else Double.NaN, LowerBand3, color.light_red, color.light_red);
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I recollected SPX does not have volume as it is index , so this will not work for SPX) . Got it working for SPY . that is enough.
I created something like this but better. It has the VWAP line and 4 Std. Deviations lines that you configure in the study config menu.

I configured the lines's & label's colors to be organized by maching the order the colors are displayed with both the lines as well as the labels so you can quickly find each other. Red line, orange line, Purple line, orange line, red line - Red Labels, Orange labels, purple labels, orange labels, red labels.

You enter a budget in the study config and it spits out how much you'll lose at each of the lines. If you're wondering, yes, it does have stop-lost labels, but I disabled them for myself. If you want them then just toggle them in the config.

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I got it to work on the 5, 15, min. How can I get it to work on the daily, weekly?
Having Problems? Does the MTF indicator appear to be not working or partially working when you load the study onto your chart?
A common error when using MTF indicators is trying to use a time frame that is lower than the chart you are posting it on. On the TOS platform, you can display data from a higher timeframe onto a lower timeframe but not the other way around.

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