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Tutorial 67 | How to create a ‘symmetric’ Doji function

Welcome to tutorial 67 in this series of tutorials designed to help you learn to program TradeStation EasyLanguage.

The standard TradeStation Doji function looks for bars where the open and close are the same or very close. This simple tutorial demonstrates how to create a new function that looks for Dojis where the open and close are very close AND the upper wick is approximately the same as the lower wick.

This tutorial includes a show-me study that plots the standard Dojis and symmetric Dojis found using this new function.

The image below shows the program applied to a chart.

Tutorial 67 applied to a 600 tick @YM chart. The red dots show the standard TradeStation Dojis. The yellow dots show the symmetric dojis
Tutorial 67 applied to a 600 tick @YM chart. The red dots show the standard TradeStation Dojis. The yellow dots show the symmetric Dojis

A video below explains the tutorial in more detail.

The unprotected function and show-me study for version 9.0 and above is available for immediate download for $9.95 here. The program works in TradeStation version 9.0.

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Tutorial 67 Video – Creating a symmetric Doji function

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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.

The unprotected function and show-me study for version 9.0 and above is available for immediate download for $9.95 here. The program works in TradeStation version 9.0.