Breakout Filter

The Breakout Filter is a technical analysis indicator designed to identify potential breakout trading opportunities in the financial markets. It combines breakout conditions based on price and volume with the visualization of Exponential Moving Average (EMA) lines. This indicator can be a valuable tool for traders seeking to capture breakout movements while utilizing EMA lines for additional trend analysis.

Indicator Overview:
The Breakout Filter consists of three main filters: Filter 1, Filter 2, and Filter 3. Each filter has its own set of conditions that need to be met for a breakout signal to be generated. Additionally, the indicator plots EMA lines on the chart to provide further insights into the market trend.

Filter 1: Price & Volume Breakout (Default symbol: Tiny Yellow Triangle)

Filter 1 focuses on identifying breakouts based on both price and volume criteria. It considers the following conditions:
- Price Breakout: The close price crosses above the Donchian Channel's middle line, indicating a potential upward breakout.
- Volume Breakout: The trading volume exceeds the moving average of volume, suggesting increased market participation during the breakout.

When both the price breakout and volume breakout conditions are met, Filter 1 generates a signal indicating a potential breakout in the market. This filter helps traders identify significant price movements accompanied by higher trading volumes.

Filter 2: Upper Band Breakout

Filter 2 specifically looks for breakouts above the upper band of the Donchian Channel. This condition suggests a potential strong upward momentum in the market. When the high price exceeds the upper band, Filter 2 generates a signal, indicating a breakout above the recent price range.

Filter 3: Combined Filter 1 and Filter 2

Filter 3 combines the conditions of both Filter 1 and Filter 2. It requires that both Filter 1 and Filter 2 generate signals simultaneously. When this happens, it indicates a strong breakout signal with price and volume confirming the upward momentum.

EMA Lines:
The Breakout Filter with EMA Lines also includes the visualization of Exponential Moving Average (EMA) lines on the chart. EMA is a popular technical indicator used to identify the overall trend in the market. The indicator plots three EMA lines with different periods: EMA1, EMA2, and EMA3. Traders can choose the periods for each EMA line based on their preference and trading strategy.

The EMA lines can provide additional insights into the market trend and potential support or resistance levels. By observing the interaction between the price and the EMA lines, traders can gain a better understanding of the prevailing market sentiment and make informed trading decisions.

How to screen these filters using Trading View Screener

Insert column "DONCHIAN20 UP" and set to "EQUAL HIGH"


The Breakout Filter with EMA Lines is a comprehensive indicator that combines breakout conditions based on price and volume with the visualization of EMA lines. It helps traders identify potential breakout trading opportunities while providing insights into the market trend. By using this indicator, traders can enhance their trading strategies and potentially improve their trading outcomes.

Please note that this write-up is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice. Traders should conduct their own analysis and exercise caution when making trading decisions.
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