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Tutorial 88 | Calculating the ADX using a PriceSeriesProvider

In tutorial 88 I explain how to use a price series provider (PriceSeriesProvider or PSP) in an indicator to calculate and plot the Average Directional Index (ADX) of a 30 minute bar on a 5 minute bar chart. In order to keep the concepts as clear as possible, I have omitted some functionality that helps the calculation ‘converge’ more quickly to what it would be if it had been applied to a very large number of bars. This just effects the bars at the start of the chart which I demonstrate in the video.

Gold Pass members can copy and paste the tutorial program created in the video below.

This tutorial program is also available for immediate download for only $39.95. This tutorial applies to TradeStation (but not MultiCharts) because it uses some of TradeStation’s object oriented extensions.

30 Minute ADX using PriceSeriesProvider

The tutorial 88 program applied to a 5 minute GBPUSD chart.
The tutorial 88 program applied to a 5 minute GBPUSD chart. The red line shows the ADX calculated historically. The green line is the ADX since the indicator was applied to the chart.

The EasyLanguage indicator is applied to the lower time frame (and hence runs on every 5 minute bar), however we actually only want to perform the ADX calculation at the end of each 30 minute bar. This means that we have to find some way of ‘firing’ the calculation at the end of the virtual 30  minute bar. We also need to refer to values that were calculated in the previous virtual 30 minute bar. Another issue is that, similar to tutorial 86 and 87)  the historical plot behaves differently from the real time plot.

The program plots the ‘real time’ ADX in  a different color from the historically calculated ADX. I have also plotted the same exponential moving average calculated using data 2 set up as 30 minute GBPUSD bars.

To create a price series provider, I dragged the PriceSeriesProvider from the tool box onto my program workspace. I do some initial setup using the properties tab including, in this case, double clicking the events button followed by the word: ‘Updated.’ I then copy the code from the ‘designer generated code’ and copy it into the program and make some adjustments. You can find more details about this process by studying tutorial 87.

Gold Pass members can copy and paste the tutorial program created in the videos below.

Video explanation | How to calculate an ADX using a price series provider and update event

This tutorial program is also available for immediate download for only $39.95. This tutorial applies to TradeStation (but not MultiCharts) because it uses some of TradeStation’s object oriented extensions.

If you are are a Gold Pass member I have included a copy of this demonstration program below, make sure you are logged in to see the following content:

This content is for members only.

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In the video above, the program is applied to symbol GBPUSD.

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