YTC Candlestick Sentiment

My recent discovery in terms of trading learning materials is "YTC Price Action Trader" book. It contains numerous invaluable clues, which I couldn't find anywhere else.

One YTC chapter covers Candle Sentiment analysis. Watching where 'close' of the candle happens can give early hints about future market action. Most of time you get those hints before the indicators provide it.

So there are two ways to look at candles:

1. Close Sentiment
This is single-candle analysis. Divide entire range of a candle (low to high) into 3 equal parts. The candle is:
- "High Close" - if 'close' is in the upper 1/3
- "Mid Close" - if 'close' is in the middle 1/3
- "Low Close" - if 'close' is in the lower 1/3
This is illustrated by the blue plot on "YTC Candlestick Sentiment" indicator.

2. Close Comparison
Compare position of 'close' with entire range of the previous candle. The candle is:
- Bull Candle - if 'close' is above 'high' of the previous candle
- Range Candle - if 'close' is between 'high' and 'low' of the previous candle
- Bear Candle - if 'close' is below 'low' of the previous candle
This is illustrated by the background on "YTC Candlestick Sentiment" indicator.

What can you do with this? It gives very good and early reversal hints. Mid/ranging signals should be considered "no signals" - in other words: market will continue in the same direction.

This indicator should be used as confirmation to other signals (as a standalone YTC Candlestick Sentiment produces too many reversal signals).

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Looks interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Thank you for sharing.
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Is there anyway this can be converted to a candle paint bar study? Something like, Close above last candle on the mid to upper 1/3 = bright green. Close above last candle on low dark green. Obviously flip to red to below closes. Neutral close vs last would be grey not sure if you can do much beyond that for neutral.
you mean the book of Lance Beggs ?
Peter_O steffentom
@steffentom, Yes, I like it a lot. Have you read it? Feel free to share your thoughts.
capissimo Peter_O
@Peter_O, this looks different:
range = H - L
part = range / 3
mid1 = H - part // mid bound 1
mid2 = H - part * 2 // mid bound 2
hc = C < H and C > mid1 // high close
mc = C < mid1 and C > mid2 // mid close
lc = C < mid2 and C > L // low close
csent = hc ? 1 : mc ? 0 : lc ? -1 : na // candle sentiment
Peter_O capissimo
@capissimo, now it will look the same:

hc = C >= mid1
mc = C < mid1 and C > mid2
lc = C <= mid2
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