Anchored VWAP (Auto High & Low)

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This script plots, and auto-updates, 3 separate VWAPs: a traditional VWAP, a VWAP anchored to a trends high, and another anchored to a trends low.

VWAP and Anchored VWAPs are commonly used by institutions responsible for the majority of market volume on a given day. Citadel Trading, for example, accounts for approximately 35% of all U.S. listed retail volume, largely executed through program trades over the course of a day, week, or month.

Because VWAP is a prominent market maker tool for executing large trades, day traders can use it to better anticipate trends, mean reversion, and breakouts.

This is most useful on charts with intraday time frames (1 minute, 5 minute etc.) commonly used for day trading. This is not ideal for larger time frames (1 hour or greater) commonly used for swing trading or identifying larger trends.

You can configure:
  • The size, color, and visibility of 6 different plots (VWAP, High Anchor, Low Anchor, Average of Anchors, Quarter Values, Interim Bands)
  • How smooth the average displays

1. "How To Measure Anything" by Douglas W. Hubbard
2. "Maximum Trading Gains With Anchored VWAP" by Brian Shannon

Better understanding probability and how to analyze risk (first book), as well as the tools market makers use (second book), has completely reframed how I approach day trading.
Release Notes:
Minor cleanup.
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Updated chart.
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• Improved the scripts color management.
• Minor logic iteration to the "moveCont" function.
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• Separated the band visibility from the anchor visibility for more control over what displays.
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• Removed the 1/8 plot prices from displaying to declutter the timescale.
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• Inputs were set to not display in the status line, minimizing chart clutter.
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Visual cleanup of settings panel.
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• Added option to specify when a given anchor should be reset if its VWAP has not been broken, measured in sessions. Disabling this feature allows anchors to run indefinitely if they are not broken. Anchors are reset independently of each other. The feature is enabled and set to "1" by default (aka. the way it used to exclusively work).
• Added option to limit anchor resets to only regular trading hours and new sessions, effectively ignoring AVWAP price breaks during the after hours, overnight, and premarket.
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• Tooltip corrections.
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• Removed unnecessary var declarations to reduce performance penalties.
• Added ability to have VWAP continuation for up to 3 days.
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• Updated script to have the new 2 and 3 day VWAPs turned off by default.
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• Updated VWAP continuation logic.
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• Fixed anchor continuation bug.
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