You can use it to see the average drawdown among all historic bases broken for an asset and then find the drawdowns that are more frequent using the percentile parameters provided.
For example, by knowing that 98% of the bases got broken with a drawdown of up to 5% can become extremely useful for deciding where to place your take profit or stop loss levels.
It supports QFL 1H, 2H and 4H but make sure to set the chart timeframe to a lower timeframe than QFL to obtain valid results.
Two percentiles are provided to be able to evaluate potential TP and SL at the same time.
- Load an asset in the 15min TF
- Select the QFL version: 1H more deals / lower quality vs 4H less deals/ better quality
- Find a percentile that triggers enough deals (example: 70) and then another percentile that doesn't get hit too much (example: 98)
- Confirm the values p1 and p2 provided in the table and the white and grey lines for the results of which drawdown percentages correspond to such selection of percentiles
Once having p1 and p2 use your backtesting and forward testing tools to confirm and adjust accordingly.
- What is the distribution of drawdowns from each version of QFL bases broken?
- What percentage of bases have been broken and price still doesn't manage to recover above the base?
You can work with the two supported modes:
- Percentile bands, divide all drawdowns from base broken in 10 percentiles 10%, 20%, 30%....100%. Bands are drawn and a table displayed with all gathered statistics
- Twin percentile, the user picks 2 custom percentiles and a table is shown with data
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.