This indicator is a very simple tool created specifically for experienced Straters. It was created for those Straters who fully understand the 1-2-3 Strat Scenarios, are in need of an easy to use tool, and do not want or need a lot of messy markings on their chart.
The indicator simply allows the user to color code the Strat 1, 2 ,3 (Inside /Outside /Up / Down) Bars as desired and by default extends lines to the right of the chart from the Highs and Lows of the previous 2 Bars giving the user a simple reference for Strat scenario structure breaks.
As shown above, the bars are color coded, but the original bar color is maintained via the border and wick.
If a bar is an Outside Bar or an Inside Bar, it is still easy to identify whether or not the bar was a Bullish or Bearish 1 or 3.
The same goes for 2UP and 2Down Bars - It is easy to identify Bullish or Bearish UP or DOWN Bars.
Optionally, as show in the screenshot below, the user can extend the lines in both directions to get an "at a glance" better understanding of where price is currently vs previous support and resistance areas.
For Straters that prefer to trade only INSIDE BAR BREAKOUTS there is an optional input setting labeled "Trade Inside Bars ONLY".
This setting turns OFF the lines that extend from the 2nd previous bar back and only displays and extend lines from the previous bar IF and ONLY IF the current bar is an INSIDE (one) bar. .
The User Input settings allow for the following customizations:
1. Custom Outside Bar Color
2. Custom Inside Bar Color
3. Custom 2 Up Bar Color
4. Custom 2 Down Bar Color
5. Turn ON or OFF color coded bars
6. Trade only INSIDE Bar Breakouts
7. Extend Lines Both Directions
8. Hide all Lines
The customizable settings above allow the user to hide all lines and turn OFF color coding without having to fully remove the indicator from the chart. This is convenient when the user has another indicator that uses color coded bars or the lines conflict with another indicator and they need to be temporarily disabled.
If you have any questions regarding this indicator please let me know. If you have any suggestions for minor tweaks to the indicator do not hesitate to ask for them.
I hope you enjoy this indicator and get some usefulness from it... HAPPY TRADING!!
1. Upper and lower price for the previous bar
2. Upper and lower price for 2 bars back
3. Option to view Current Dynamic Price at the current bar
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