Volume Buy Sell Pressure with Hot Percent for ThinkorSwim

horserider

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Volume indicator showing total, buy, and sell volumes as a histogram. Also average volume as a line plot. Bars with a specified percent over the average volume are marked on the bar. Additional Volume information provided by labels.
Rework of the previous study to show better representation of what volume is doing. Please consider replacing the old study if you are using it.

2019-12-30-TOS-CHARTS.png


Code:
#Volume Buy Sell Pressure with Hot Percent for ThinkorSwim
# Show total volume in gray.  Buying volume in green.  Sell Volume in red.
# Volume average is gray line.
# Specified percent over average volume is cyan triangles.
# Horserider 12/30/2019 derived from some already existing studies.


declare lower;

#Inputs

input Show30DayAvg = yes;
input ShowTodayVolume =  yes;
input ShowPercentOf30DayAvg = yes;
input UnusualVolumePercent = 200;
input Show30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowCurrentBar = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowSellVolumePercent = yes;

def O = open;
def H = high;
def C = close;
def L = low;
def V = volume;
def buying = V*(C-L)/(H-L);
def selling = V*(H-C)/(H-L);

# Selling Volume

Plot SellVol = selling;
SellVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
SellVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Red);
SellVol.HideTitle();
SellVol.HideBubble();
SellVol.SetLineWeight(1);

# Total Volume

# Note that Selling + Buying Volume = Volume.
plot TV =  volume;

TV.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
TV.SetDefaultColor(Color.GRAY);
#TV.HideTitle();
#TV.HideBubble();
TV.SetLineWeight(1);

Plot BuyVol = buying;
BuyVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
BuyVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Green);
BuyVol.HideTitle();
BuyVol.HideBubble();
BuyVol.SetLineWeight(5);

#Volume Data

def volLast30DayAvg = (volume(period = "DAY")[1] + volume(period = "DAY")[2] + volume(period = "DAY")[3] + volume(period = "DAY")[4] + volume(period = "DAY")[5] + volume(period = "DAY")[6] + volume(period = "DAY")[7] + volume(period = "DAY")[8] + volume(period = "DAY")[9] + volume(period = "DAY")[10] + volume(period = "DAY")[11] + volume(period = "DAY")[12] + volume(period = "DAY")[13] + volume(period = "DAY")[14] + volume(period = "DAY")[15] + volume(period = "DAY")[16] + volume(period = "DAY")[17] + volume(period = "DAY")[18] + volume(period = "DAY")[19] + volume(period = "DAY")[20] + volume(period = "DAY")[21] + volume(period = "DAY")[22] + volume(period = "DAY")[23] + volume(period = "DAY")[24] + volume(period = "DAY")[25] + volume(period = "DAY")[26] + volume(period = "DAY")[27] + volume(period = "DAY")[28] + volume(period = "DAY")[29] + volume(period = "DAY")[30]) / 30;
def today = volume(period = "DAY");
def percentOf30Day = Round((today / volLast30DayAvg) * 100, 0);
def avg30Bars = (volume[1] + volume[2] + volume[3] + volume[4] + volume[5] + volume[6] + volume[7] + volume[8] + volume[9] + volume[10] + volume[11] + volume[12] + volume[13] + volume[14] + volume[15] + volume[16] + volume[17] + volume[18] + volume[19] + volume[20] + volume[21] + volume[22] + volume[23] + volume[24] + volume[25] + volume[26] + volume[27] + volume[28] + volume[29] + volume[30]) / 30;
def curVolume = volume;
def percentOf30Bar = Round((curVolume / avg30Bars) * 100, 0);
def SellVolPercent = Round((Selling / Volume) * 100, 0);

# Labels

AddLabel(Show30DayAvg, "Avg 30 Days: " + Round(volLast30DayAvg, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowTodayVolume, "Today: " + today, (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30DayAvg, percentOf30Day + "%", (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(Show30BarAvg, "Avg 30 Bars: " + Round(avg30Bars, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowCurrentBar, "Cur Bar: " + curVolume, (if percentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30BarAvg, PercentOf30Bar + "%", (if PercentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(ShowSellVolumePercent, "Cur Bar Sell %: " + SellVolPercent, (if SellVolPercent > 51 then Color.RED else if SellVolPercent < 49 then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));

input length = 20;
plot VolAvg = Average(volume, length);

VolAvg.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(7));


# hiVolume indicator
# source: http://tinboot.blogspot.com
# author: allen everhart


input type = { default SMP, EXP } ;
input length1 = 20 ;
input hotPct = 100.0 ;

def ma =
if type == type.SMP then
SimpleMovingAvg(volume, length)
else
MovAvgExponential(volume, length);

plot hv =
if 100 * ((volume / ma) - 1) >= hotPct then
ma
else
Double.NaN;

hv.SetDefaultColor( Color.CYAN);
hv.SetLineWeight(1) ;
hv.SetPaintingStrategy( PaintingStrategy.TRIANGLES);
 
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Paul Bunion

New member
Here is a volume indicator that I like to use in everyday trading. it really helps with identifying who is in control.

Code:
# Original author: Unknown
declare lower;

#Inputs

input Show30DayAvg = yes;
input ShowTodayVolume = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30DayAvg = yes;
input UnusualVolumePercent = 200;
input Show30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowCurrentBar = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowSellVolumePercent = yes;

def O = open;
def H = high;
def C = close;
def L = low;
def V = volume;
def buying = V*(C-L)/(H-L);
def selling = V*(H-C)/(H-L);

# Selling Volume

Plot SellVol = selling;
SellVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
SellVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Red);
SellVol.HideTitle();
SellVol.HideBubble();
SellVol.SetLineWeight(5);

# Total Volume

Plot BuyVol = volume;
BuyVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
BuyVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Dark_Green);
BuyVol.HideTitle();
BuyVol.HideBubble();
BuyVol.SetLineWeight(5);

#Volume Data

def volLast30DayAvg = (volume(period = "DAY")[1] + volume(period = "DAY")[2] + volume(period = "DAY")[3] + volume(period = "DAY")[4] + volume(period = "DAY")[5] + volume(period = "DAY")[6] + volume(period = "DAY")[7] + volume(period = "DAY")[8] + volume(period = "DAY")[9] + volume(period = "DAY")[10] + volume(period = "DAY")[11] + volume(period = "DAY")[12] + volume(period = "DAY")[13] + volume(period = "DAY")[14] + volume(period = "DAY")[15] + volume(period = "DAY")[16] + volume(period = "DAY")[17] + volume(period = "DAY")[18] + volume(period = "DAY")[19] + volume(period = "DAY")[20] + volume(period = "DAY")[21] + volume(period = "DAY")[22] + volume(period = "DAY")[23] + volume(period = "DAY")[24] + volume(period = "DAY")[25] + volume(period = "DAY")[26] + volume(period = "DAY")[27] + volume(period = "DAY")[28] + volume(period = "DAY")[29] + volume(period = "DAY")[30]) / 30;
def today = volume(period = "DAY");
def percentOf30Day = Round((today / volLast30DayAvg) * 100, 0);
def avg30Bars = (volume[1] + volume[2] + volume[3] + volume[4] + volume[5] + volume[6] + volume[7] + volume[8] + volume[9] + volume[10] + volume[11] + volume[12] + volume[13] + volume[14] + volume[15] + volume[16] + volume[17] + volume[18] + volume[19] + volume[20] + volume[21] + volume[22] + volume[23] + volume[24] + volume[25] + volume[26] + volume[27] + volume[28] + volume[29] + volume[30]) / 30;
def curVolume = volume;
def percentOf30Bar = Round((curVolume / avg30Bars) * 100, 0);
def SellVolPercent = Round((Selling / Volume) * 100, 0);

# Labels

AddLabel(Show30DayAvg, "Avg 30 Days: " + Round(volLast30DayAvg, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowTodayVolume, "Today: " + today, (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30DayAvg, percentOf30Day + "%", (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(Show30BarAvg, "Avg 30 Bars: " + Round(avg30Bars, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowCurrentBar, "Cur Bar: " + curVolume, (if percentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30BarAvg, PercentOf30Bar + "%", (if PercentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(ShowSellVolumePercent, "Cur Bar Sell %: " + SellVolPercent, (if SellVolPercent > 51 then Color.RED else if SellVolPercent < 49 then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));

input length = 50;

plot Vol = volume;
plot VolAvg = Average(volume, length);

Vol.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
Vol.SetLineWeight(3);
Vol.DefineColor("Up", Color.UPTICK);
Vol.DefineColor("Down", Color.DOWNTICK);
Vol.AssignValueColor(if close > close[1] then Vol.color("Up") else if close < close[1] then Vol.color("Down") else GetColor(1));
VolAvg.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(8));

Video Tutorial


Here is another volume pressure created by Mobius, "this is a pretty popular study and not on the TOS included studies."

Code:
# Volume Pressure
# Mobius
# Mobius at MyTrade
# V01.02.2010

declare lower;

input nVP = 21;
input VPdelta = 21;

  plot VP = Sum(((close - open) / (high - low)) * volume, nVP);
  def VPup = Average(VP, VPdelta)  >  Average(VP, VPdelta)[1];
  def VPdn = Average(VP, VPdelta)  <  Average(VP, VPdelta)[1];;
          VP.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
          VP.SetLineWeight(3);
          VP.AssignValueColor(if VP < 0 and VPup
                                            then Color.Light_GREEN
                                            else if VP > 0 and VPup
                                            then Color.Green
                                            else if VP > 0 and VPdn
                                            then Color.Yellow
                                            else  Color.RED);

  plot zerobase = If isNaN(volume) then Double.NaN else 0;
          zerobase.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Line);
          zerobase.SetLineWeight(1);
          zerobase.AssignValueColor(if IsAscending(VP, nVP)
                                                        then Color.GREEN
                                                        else  Color.RED);

  plot TrendLine = Inertia(VP, 55);
          TrendLine.SetLineWeight(1);
          TrendLine.AssignValueColor(if Sum(TrendLine > TrendLine[1], 3) == 3
                                                          then Color.Blue
                                                          else  Color.White);

It works on all time frames.
 
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Shinthus

Active member
2019 Donor
Thanks for sharing! I'm trying to figure out a way to numerically show the % of volume pressure and have color change with direction.
 

zeek

Active member
2019 Donor
Would it be possible to make a new script from the code above that only shows the "current bar sell percent" label?
Reson i ask is because i already use another volume study and they conflict somehow when i have them both activated so if anyone could help me create a new script or at least tell me what part of the code above i need to use if i want to create a new script that only show the sell % bar as a label.

The information in that specific label is very useful to me in my trading.
 

horserider

Well-known member
VIP
@zeek

Code:
declare lower;

#Inputs

input ShowSellVolumePercent = yes;

def O = open;
def H = high;
def C = close;
def L = low;
def V = volume;
def buying = V*(C-L)/(H-L);
def selling = V*(H-C)/(H-L);

#Volume Data


def today = volume(period = "DAY");

def curVolume = volume;

def SellVolPercent = Round((Selling / Volume) * 100, 0);

# Labels

AddLabel(ShowSellVolumePercent, "Cur Bar Sell %: " + SellVolPercent, (if SellVolPercent > 51 then Color.RED else if SellVolPercent < 49 then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));
 

San

Member
2019 Donor
@horserider

when time permit can you help me ... I have some difficulty to view the Volume bar Hight., when I scroll the chart right or left I see Volume bar hight shows very very small and its not shown on same scale. I tried to select " chart scale fit high /Low" but same result.
 

markos

Well-known member
VIP
@San Look at the Huge volume on the last day of that chart. That is probably why the other volume are so small. It is keeping scale.
Your 30 minute average is over 8000 shares a minute and that lat minute volume spike was 165000 shares. In order to keep all volume to scale, how else would you propose keeping that volume notation? I do not know. We all have the same thing on our charts.

What I would do is change to a 5 or 10 minute time frame on that chart.

The study that @horserider created above is set for Daily agg.

Anyone, is there any way to truncate 10x or 20x volume spike(s) so that the large red bar can make the lower chart "de-skewed"? I have not seen a way.
 
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horserider

Well-known member
VIP
@San Set the price axis to manual. Then with pointer select top level you want on the study window and drag it down , highlite the area you want to see then release. It will now show only that area. In effect you have cut off the top of the highest bar so the scaling then fits the other bars better.
 

San

Member
2019 Donor
@horserider, Thanks for your response. If you find how to truncate please let us know because this will look overview of more than 10 days chart view and its easy to navigate the Volume hit based on the day.

Example: If we want to see SMA cross for 10 days chart we just pull 10 day and view in glans which are the places the cross over happen Same like if we view in Volume, its will much better.
 

alphabeta

Member
Volume indicator showing total, buy, and sell volumes as a histogram. Also average volume as a line plot. Bars with a specified percent over the average volume are marked on the bar. Additional Volume information provided by labels.
Rework of the previous study to show better representation of what volume is doing. Please consider replacing the old study if you are using it.

2019-12-30-TOS-CHARTS.png


Code:
# Show total volume in gray.  Buying volume in green.  Sell Volume in red.
# Volume average is gray line.
# Specified percent over average volume is cyan triangles.
# Horserider 12/30/2019 derived from some already existing studies.


declare lower;

#Inputs

input Show30DayAvg = yes;
input ShowTodayVolume =  yes;
input ShowPercentOf30DayAvg = yes;
input UnusualVolumePercent = 200;
input Show30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowCurrentBar = yes;
input ShowPercentOf30BarAvg = yes;
input ShowSellVolumePercent = yes;

def O = open;
def H = high;
def C = close;
def L = low;
def V = volume;
def buying = V*(C-L)/(H-L);
def selling = V*(H-C)/(H-L);

# Selling Volume

Plot SellVol = selling;
SellVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
SellVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Red);
SellVol.HideTitle();
SellVol.HideBubble();
SellVol.SetLineWeight(1);

# Total Volume

# Note that Selling + Buying Volume = Volume.
plot TV =  volume;

TV.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HISTOGRAM);
TV.SetDefaultColor(Color.GRAY);
#TV.HideTitle();
#TV.HideBubble();
TV.SetLineWeight(1);

Plot BuyVol = buying;
BuyVol.setPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.Histogram);
BuyVol.SetDefaultColor(Color.Green);
BuyVol.HideTitle();
BuyVol.HideBubble();
BuyVol.SetLineWeight(5);

#Volume Data

def volLast30DayAvg = (volume(period = "DAY")[1] + volume(period = "DAY")[2] + volume(period = "DAY")[3] + volume(period = "DAY")[4] + volume(period = "DAY")[5] + volume(period = "DAY")[6] + volume(period = "DAY")[7] + volume(period = "DAY")[8] + volume(period = "DAY")[9] + volume(period = "DAY")[10] + volume(period = "DAY")[11] + volume(period = "DAY")[12] + volume(period = "DAY")[13] + volume(period = "DAY")[14] + volume(period = "DAY")[15] + volume(period = "DAY")[16] + volume(period = "DAY")[17] + volume(period = "DAY")[18] + volume(period = "DAY")[19] + volume(period = "DAY")[20] + volume(period = "DAY")[21] + volume(period = "DAY")[22] + volume(period = "DAY")[23] + volume(period = "DAY")[24] + volume(period = "DAY")[25] + volume(period = "DAY")[26] + volume(period = "DAY")[27] + volume(period = "DAY")[28] + volume(period = "DAY")[29] + volume(period = "DAY")[30]) / 30;
def today = volume(period = "DAY");
def percentOf30Day = Round((today / volLast30DayAvg) * 100, 0);
def avg30Bars = (volume[1] + volume[2] + volume[3] + volume[4] + volume[5] + volume[6] + volume[7] + volume[8] + volume[9] + volume[10] + volume[11] + volume[12] + volume[13] + volume[14] + volume[15] + volume[16] + volume[17] + volume[18] + volume[19] + volume[20] + volume[21] + volume[22] + volume[23] + volume[24] + volume[25] + volume[26] + volume[27] + volume[28] + volume[29] + volume[30]) / 30;
def curVolume = volume;
def percentOf30Bar = Round((curVolume / avg30Bars) * 100, 0);
def SellVolPercent = Round((Selling / Volume) * 100, 0);

# Labels

AddLabel(Show30DayAvg, "Avg 30 Days: " + Round(volLast30DayAvg, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowTodayVolume, "Today: " + today, (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30DayAvg, percentOf30Day + "%", (if percentOf30Day >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if percentOf30Day >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(Show30BarAvg, "Avg 30 Bars: " + Round(avg30Bars, 0), Color.LIGHT_GRAY);

AddLabel(ShowCurrentBar, "Cur Bar: " + curVolume, (if percentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.LIGHT_GRAY));

AddLabel(ShowPercentOf30BarAvg, PercentOf30Bar + "%", (if PercentOf30Bar >= UnusualVolumePercent then Color.GREEN else if PercentOf30Bar >= 100 then Color.ORANGE else Color.WHITE) );

AddLabel(ShowSellVolumePercent, "Cur Bar Sell %: " + SellVolPercent, (if SellVolPercent > 51 then Color.RED else if SellVolPercent < 49 then Color.GREEN else Color.ORANGE));

input length = 20;
plot VolAvg = Average(volume, length);

VolAvg.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(7));


# hiVolume indicator
# source: http://tinboot.blogspot.com
# author: allen everhart


input type = { default SMP, EXP } ;
input length1 = 20 ;
input hotPct = 100.0 ;

def ma =
if type == type.SMP then
SimpleMovingAvg(volume, length)
else
MovAvgExponential(volume, length);

plot hv =
if 100 * ((volume / ma) - 1) >= hotPct then
ma
else
Double.NaN;

hv.SetDefaultColor( Color.CYAN);
hv.SetLineWeight(1) ;
hv.SetPaintingStrategy( PaintingStrategy.TRIANGLES);
@tomsk hi, is it possible for this script to show alert when todays volume is for example above 300% then average volume thank you so much in advance
 

tomsk

Well-known member
VIP
@tomsk hi, is it possible for this script to show alert when todays volume is for example above 300% then average volume thank you so much in advance


Sure thing, it's all math. All you need to do is to add the following statement to the end of that study. It will generate an alert when today's volume goes above 300% of average volume

Code:
Alert(today/volLast30DayAvg > 3, "Volume above 300% threshold", Alert.BAR, Sound.Ring);
 

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