Squeeze Momentum Indicator [LazyBear]

Fixed a typo in the code where BB multiplier was stuck at 1.5. Thanks @ucsgears for bringing it to my notice.

Updated source:

Use the updated source instead of the what TV shows below.

This is a derivative of John Carter's "TTM Squeeze" volatility indicator, as discussed in his book "Mastering the Trade" (chapter 11).

Black crosses on the midline show that the market just entered a squeeze ( Bollinger Bands are with in Keltner Channel). This signifies low volatility , market preparing itself for an explosive move (up or down). Gray crosses signify "Squeeze release".

Mr.Carter suggests waiting till the first gray after a black cross, and taking a position in the direction of the momentum (for ex., if momentum value is above zero, go long). Exit the position when the momentum changes (increase or decrease --- signified by a color change). My (limited) experience with this shows, an additional indicator like ADX / WaveTrend, is needed to not miss good entry points. Also, Mr.Carter uses simple momentum indicator , while I have used a different method (linreg based) to plot the histogram.

More info:
- Book: Mastering The Trade by John F Carter
- Using Squeeze with ADX:

List of all my indicators:

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// @author LazyBear 
// List of all my indicators:
study(shorttitle = "SQZMOM_LB", title="Squeeze Momentum Indicator [LazyBear]", overlay=false)

length = input(20, title="BB Length")
mult = input(2.0,title="BB MultFactor")
lengthKC=input(20, title="KC Length")
multKC = input(1.5, title="KC MultFactor")

useTrueRange = input(true, title="Use TrueRange (KC)", type=bool)

// Calculate BB
source = close
basis = sma(source, length)
dev = multKC * stdev(source, length)
upperBB = basis + dev
lowerBB = basis - dev

// Calculate KC
ma = sma(source, lengthKC)
range = useTrueRange ? tr : (high - low)
rangema = sma(range, lengthKC)
upperKC = ma + rangema * multKC
lowerKC = ma - rangema * multKC

sqzOn  = (lowerBB > lowerKC) and (upperBB < upperKC)
sqzOff = (lowerBB < lowerKC) and (upperBB > upperKC)
noSqz  = (sqzOn == false) and (sqzOff == false)

val = linreg(source  -  avg(avg(highest(high, lengthKC), lowest(low, lengthKC)),sma(close,lengthKC)), 

bcolor = iff( val > 0, 
            iff( val > nz(val[1]), lime, green),
            iff( val < nz(val[1]), red, maroon))
scolor = noSqz ? blue : sqzOn ? black : gray 
plot(val, color=bcolor, style=histogram, linewidth=4)
plot(0, color=scolor, style=cross, linewidth=2)
If I may ask...what do the blue crosses represent?
Really a Great Work Done By @LazyBear hats off to your work man;I love it very much ;in fact it helps us to formulate our own strategy in better way
@LazyBear : Something gone wrong in the script it is changing signal after 1 hour.

On 4 hour trading Chart I have got grey dot after some black graph, So I have invested 1000 GBP now after 1-2 hour same signal changed to black in the graph and I am also getting 100 GBP loss on the trade now, Would you please explain me when to trade or if this is wrong in the script then also let me know so I won't follow the script.

I have got images which I can send you if required.
@bestmvpatel, Did the 4hr candle close before you made the trade? The dots shouldn't change once the candle has closed I don't believe
diegoms1 bestmvpatel
@bestmvpatel, hi mate.. can you pls post your snapshots??… and also... following @TheCryptoRuler comment... did the dots changed the color before or after the candle was closed?
Hi Hope you are well,
This Strategy is looking so much interesting but anyone can explain me for following questions So It will be easy for everyone to follow this strategy.
If anyone have Video then it will be great or I can make video for everyone if @Leazy Bear is happy to use his page on video?
I have given answer but not 100% sure that are these correct or not?

1) What should be starting point. (First Grey after black)
2) What should be close point. (First Colour Change after start)
3) Should I buy or Sell? (Light Green - Buy, Dark Green Sell, Light Red Sell, Dark Red Buy)
4) What time should be great for selecting chart for this strategy? (1 Min, 3 Min, 5 Min, 1 Hour, 1 day or something else?)
5) Is this strategy is useful for Binary Trading? (If yes then what should be indicators)
6) Why colour is changing sometime dark red to Red or green to dark green.
7) can we start on dark Green and Close on Dark red?
8) Can we start on dark red and close on dark green

this indicator+volume+patterns=killer
apple.hazem josef20188
@josef20188, can u explain with some examples pls ? i didn't get u , what do u mean with volume ?
josef20188 apple.hazem
@apple.hazem, the volume spike on the volume indicator well above its average
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