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Program 40 – Price Direction Finder

Program40-@MES-Daily

The Markplex Direction Finder is a TradeStation EasyLanguage PaintBar study designed to show price ‘direction’ in price action on a chart. The program works by analyzing slope together with chart conditions based on a proprietary combination of price momentum indications. Bars are colored based on the programs‘ calculation of the price direction. User inputs determine the color that bars are painted when in a bullish or bearish direction. The program uses the GradientColor reserved word to paint bars somewhere in the range of colors between these user inputsThe colors are calculated at the end of the bar. The program was developed using TradeStation 9.0.

Downloads

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Program 40 | Markplex Direction Finder for TradeStation is available for immediate download for $69.95. The download is an TradeStation ELD file that includes the unprotected program. It works in TradeStation 9.0 and higher.

Program 40 | Markplex Direction Finder for MultiCharts is available for immediate download for $69.95. The download is a MultiCharts PLA file that includes the unprotected program. It was created in MultiCharts 8.8 (Release 8967).

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There is a video demonstration of the program below.

Program 40 applied to a daily GBPUSD chart.

Bars are not colored retrospectively. In other words, Markplex Direction Finder does not go back and paint a previous bar after the fact. Some programs do this and it might look good but it would not be very useful.

Direction Finder works on monthly, weekly, daily, intraday and tick charts.

Markplex Direction Finder (program 40) applied to a 6000 tick @ES chart

Inputs

  • UpColor( Green ),
  • DownColor( Red ),
  • Tuner1( 50 ), // Should be between 0 and 100
  • Tuner2( 50 ); // Can be any integer

UpColor determines the color that bars are painted when the program determines there is a bullish direction. DownColor determines the color that bars are painted when the program determines there is a bearish direction. The program uses the GradientColor reserved word to paint bars somewhere in the range of colors between UpColor and DownColor depending on what it determines to be the current strength of price direction.

Tuner1 must be set between 0 and 100. The lower the number the greater the number of false positives. Tuner2 should be set to any integer. Again, the lower the number the greater the number of false positives. Users should start with a relatively small number for both inputs and gradually increase the values until an acceptable result appears for a particular symbol.

Video explanation

Additional screen prints

Program 40 applied to daily @YM chart
Markplex Direction Finder applied to 60 minute USDJPY chart.

Downloads

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Program 40 | Markplex Direction Finder for TradeStation is available for immediate download for $69.95. The download is an TradeStation ELD file that includes the unprotected program. It works in TradeStation 9.0 and higher.

Program 40 | Markplex Direction Finder for MultiCharts is available for immediate download for $69.95. The download is a MultiCharts PLA file that includes the unprotected program. It was created in MultiCharts 8.8 (Release 8967).

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Downloadable PDF

Program 40 Information v1_1

Please note that any screen shots on this site are examples and are not meant to imply that any of these programs will generate profitable trades.

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