Simple strategy. You only consider taking a squeeze play when both the upper and lower go inside the Channel. When the (BOTH lines) start to come out of the Channel, the squeeze has been released and a move is about to take place.
More info : http://www.hiltinvestmentfund.com/html/squeeze.html
I have added more support indicators -- I highlight the / KC breaches (using GREEN/RED crosses) and a SAR to see where price action is trending.
Appreciate any feedback. Enjoy!
Color codes for v02:
When both the upper and lower go inside the Channel, the squeeze is on and is highlighted in RED.
When the (BOTH lines) start to come out of the Channel, the squeeze has been released and is highlighted in GREEN.
When one of the is out of Channel, no highlighting is done (this means, the background color shows up, so don't get confused if you have RED/GREEN in your chart's bground :))
Color codes for v01:
When both the upper and lower go inside the Channel, the squeeze is on and is highlighted in YELLOW.
When the (BOTH lines) start to come out of the Channel, the squeeze has been released and is highlighted in BLUE.
// // @author LazyBear // @credits http://www.hiltinvestmentfund.com/html/squeeze.html // Trading strategy based on Bollinger Bands & Keltner Channel. Added SAR / Highlights to make it really easy ;) // v01 - initial release // study(shorttitle = "TS 1 [LB]", title="Trading strategy [BB / KC] [LazyBear]", overlay=true) length = input(20, minval=1, title="Length"), mult = input(1.0, minval=0.001, maxval=50, title="MultFactor") // showBarColor = input(true, title="Highlight Bear/Bull points (KC)", type=bool) showBarColor = false useTrueRange = input(false, title="Use TrueRange (KC)", type=bool) // Note that "highlightStrategy" takes precedence over showBarColor. highlightStrategy = input(true, title="Highlight strategy points", type=bool) startSAR = input(0.02, title="Start (SAR)") incrementSAR = input(0.02, title="Increment (SAR)") maximumSAR = input(0.2, title="Maximum (SAR)") // Calculate BB source = close basis = sma(source, length) dev = mult * stdev(source, length) upperBB = basis + dev lowerBB = basis - dev plot(basis, color=red, linewidth=2) p1 = plot(upperBB, color=red, linewidth=2) p2 = plot(lowerBB, color=red, linewidth=2) fill(p1, p2, color = red) // Calculate KC ma = ema(source, length) range = useTrueRange ? tr : high - low rangema = ema(range, length) upper = ma + rangema * mult lower = ma - rangema * mult c = lime u = plot(upper, color=c, title="Upper") plot(ma, color=c, title="Basis") l = plot(lower, color=c, title="Lower") fill(u, l, color=green, transp=80) offset = 2 bearish = low < lower bear_point = bearish ? (low-offset) : na bear_color = bearish ? red : na bullish = high > upper bull_point = bullish ? (high+offset) : na bull_color = bullish ? green : na bar_color = bearish ? bear_color : (bullish ? bull_color : na) plot(bear_point, color = bear_color, style=cross, linewidth=2) plot(bull_point, color = bull_color, style=cross, linewidth=2) bgcolor((showBarColor and not highlightStrategy) ? bar_color : na) strat_sqz_color = ((upperBB < upper) and (lowerBB > lower)) ? yellow : blue bgcolor(highlightStrategy ? strat_sqz_color : na) // SAR outSAR = sar(startSAR, incrementSAR, maximumSAR) plot(outSAR, style=cross, color=blue)
Appreciate any feedback/comments.
- Fixed the SqzRelease condition (only if both BB lines come out, it is marked as a "release").
- Changed the color codes
- Updated the default multFactor to be 2
Open a new chart.
Click on "Pine Script Editor" icon (next to "Indicators" button in the top toolbar). This will open up an editor dialog box.
Clear the default script shown in the editor dialog. Copy/Paste this indicator code - http://pastebin.com/biVqEdg4
Click on "Save". This should not show any red error messages in the editor dialog bottom pane.
Click on "Add To Chart" button in the editor dialog.
This will add this indicator to your private scripts library. From then, you can add it to any chart by opening the "Indicators" dialog box, going to "My Scripts" and clicking on the indicator name. Hope that helps.
KC uses 20/2 and forms the upper/lower bands by "multiplier * rangeMA"
thanks for your time and congratulations for the work done by you and most of all for sharing.