When I first developed harmonic patterns, I got many requests from users to develop script to automatically detect Wolfe formation. I thought it would be easy and started boasting everywhere that I am going to attempt this next. However I miserably failed that time and started realising it is not as simple as I thought it would be. I started with Wolfe in mind. But, ran into issues with loops. Soon figured out that finding and drawing wedge is more trickier. I decided will explore trendline first so that it can help find wedge better. Soon, the project turned into something else and resulted in Auto-TrendLines-HeWhoMustNotBeNamed and Wolfe left forgotten.
🎯Using predefined ratios
Wolfe also has predefined fib ratios which we can use to calculate the formation. But, upon initial development, it did not convince me that it matches visual inspection of Wolfe all the time. Hence, I decided to fall back on finding wedge first.
🎯 Further exploration in finding wedge
This attempt was not too bad. I did not try to jump into Wolfe and nor I bragged anywhere about attempting anything of this sort. My target this time was to find how to derive wedge. I knew then that if I manage to calculate wedge in efficient way, it can help further in finding Wolfe. While doing that, ended up deriving Wedge-and-Flag-Finder-Multi-zigzag - which is not a bad outcome. I got few reminders on Wolfe after this both in comments and in PM.
🎯You never fail until you stop trying!!
After 2 back to back hectic 50hr work weeks + other commitments, I thought I will spend some time on this. Took less than half weekend and here we are. I was surprised how much little time it took in this attempt. But, the plan was running in my subconscious for several weeks or even months. Last two days were just putting these plans into an action.
Now, let's discuss about the script.
🎲 Wolfe Concept
Wolfe concept is simple. Whenever a wedge is formed, draw a line joining pivot 1 and 4 as shown in the chart below:
Converging trendline forms the stop loss whereas line joining pivots 1 and 4 form the profit taking points.
Settings are pretty straightforward. Explained in the chart below.
Updated zigzag library
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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.