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Tutorial 62 – Finding extreme values (e.g. find highest high in the last 5 bars)

Welcome to tutorial 62 in this series of tutorials designed to help you learn TradeStation EasyLanguage.

tutorial62-1This is a BEGINNER level tutorial that attempts to explain how to go about finding an extreme value going back a specified number of bars. I also demonstrate how to calculate the number of bars ago that the extreme occurs and what the value of another calculation is at this bar. Specifically we look for the highest bar in the last five (not including the current bar) and then we calculate what the CCI was for the bar where the highest high occurred.

An in depth video below, explains the tutorial in detail.

The program used in the tutorial video is as follows:

Var: H5( 0 ),
CCIVal( 0 ),
oExtremeVal( 0 ),
oExtremeBar( 0 ) ;CCIVal = CCI( 14 );
Plot1( CCIVal );H5 = Highest( H, 5 )[1];
Value5 = Extremes( H, 5, 1, oExtremeVal, oExtremeBar )[1];Value1 = Text_New( D, T, L, NumToStr( H5, 2 ) );

Print(D, T, ” H of last 5 bars starting 1 bar ago “,H5,” oExtremeVal “,oExtremeVal,” oExtremeBar “,oExtremeBar,” CCIVal “, CCIVal[ oExtremeBar ] );

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Tutorial 62 Video – Finding the Highest High of the Last Five Bars


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EasyLanguage is a programming language that is part of the TradeStation trading platform. It can be used to write programs to help in the technical analysis and trading of foreign exchange (forex or FX), commodities (e.g. the Dow e-mini, S&P e-mini etc), options, and stocks.