How to install
How to install cBots & Indicators
- Download the Indicator or cBot.
- Double-click on the downloaded file. This will install all necessary files in cAlgo.
- Find the indicator/cbot you want to use from the menu on the left.
- Add an instance of the indicator/cBot to run.
- Download the Indicator
- Double-click on the downloaded file. This will install all necessary files in cTrader.
Select the indicator from Custom in the functions (f) menu in the top center of the chart
- Enter the parameters and click OK
This is rather a very simple indicator. It display's the index id of a specific bar ranging from 0 up to the current (last) bar.. This can be used if you want to visualize the bar id's during visual debugging of your algo.
18 Dec 2015
In indicator display position size for specified currency pair and balance's % risk (stop loss). It does not take into account spread or fees, so simply adjust % to accommodate those. I like to have this displayed o the chart, it helps me with risk management through different currency pairs. Please let me know by comment if it is useful for you or how would you improve.
08 Nov 2015
This is not my whole work, I just made a mod from the source of "Real Market Time" by lec0456 In this file I added some custom parameters as menu options: Broker's name, Broker UTC/GMT Time Zone, Swap Hour, Format 24hr or AM/PM, Label Color, Open and Close hour colors. *Swap hour based on Broker server. Now you can choose custom colors and write the label of your broker. The Market Hours used are New York, London, Broker, Sydney and Tokyo If you prefer, you can also write another Time Zone instead of Broker's name and choose one of this UTC/GMT: North America Pacific(-8), Central (-6) and East (-4) Europe GMT (0), West (1) and East (2) Asia Tokyo (9), East Australia (10) and New Zeland (12) The indicator use your Local Time to show you the Market Hours. If you want to include another time zone in the code there are some comment sections to make it easier.
03 Sep 2015
With this indicator, you can specify the number of Lots you are interested in trading, and it will display the amount of Free Margin required to execute the position. You can view the topic about it at http://forums.babypips.com/forextown/75285-margin-required-indicator.html
07 Aug 2015
Okay now it's my turn to contribute to the community. This is a simple Inside Bar pattern recognition. The points appear around the Mother Bar, at the opening of the third bar after the Mother bar. There is an inside bar when a bar (child) does not violate the precedent bar (mother). This pattern is useful for trend inversions. Do not use every signal, only those at the structures (supports, resistances) are important. More informations about the Inside Bar Pattern: http://www.dailyfx.com/forex/education/trading_tips/chart_of_the_day/2012/02/22/Inside_Bars_and_How_to_trade_them.html
02 Aug 2015
This is a modification of indicator Better TickVolume with paint bar functionality. Please notice that this indicator only paint the bar, and not showing the tick volume. To show the tick volume with color-coded, use indicator Better TickVolume by ZigZagAK. In this version, down and up bar color is still hard coded (line 130-138) with color light gray (up bar) and gray (down bar). Next version will enable user to choose their color preference via menu.
01 Aug 2015
Puts orange-red and red vertical line on open of Frankfurt and London open, works with tick charts. Description is too short.
07 Jul 2015
(v 1.01) This is the Accumulative Bid/Ask Volume (ZigZag Edition). To operate it successfully please download and install the ZigZag indicator from here: http://ctdn.com/algos/indicators/show/157 If you are using my other Bid/Ask Volume indicator you must turn off the "Write to file" option on one of them otherwise two indicators will write to the same data file leading to corruption and/or twice the volume. 02.06.2015 - Version 1.01 Corrected a flaw where once the repaint is triggered it would do so for the whole duration of that bar Note that the actual ZigZag indicator line in the example image is not part of the volume indicator's plot. It is applied to the chart only for demonstrational purposes. The ZigZag is still needed for the indicator's inner workings. It can also be applied for guidance in finding reasonable settings.
03 Jun 2015
FX brokers make a lot of claims about minimum and maxim spread of an instrument. But is it really reliable? Use this indicator to display real minimum and maxim spread from moment the indicator is initialized. I used Draw Spread by gorin (http://ctdn.com/algos/indicators/show/331) as a basis. Note: after adding the indicator, initial spread values as set temporary (for calculation convenience) and those should be update almost immediately, so don't get scared with 1000 minimum spread value. Please give some feedback how useful this indicator is for you. Thank a lot...
01 Jun 2015
(Version 1.1) Accumulates and displays the true bid and ask volume in monetary terms (currency units) for each bar/period and their difference in a convenient histogram plot. It features filters below and above which all volume is filtered out to calculate with only the high volume offers (the smart money in theory, as opposed to the "suckers"). Due to its nature having to collect the data first it does not provide a full backfill. However, it provides a backfill for self collected data with its new data saving feature. For this an automatically named text file in the current user's documents folder is created. The file can be manually named if necessary. It is best to leave the respective option empty in the settings. Switching to another timeframe, reloading the chart or changing the volume settings occurs now with only minimal loss of collected data depending on the save setting. No more emotional meltdowns because the chart application disconnects from the server and restarts the indicator plot with the loss of all collected historical data. To compare filter settings that are right for the broker, chosen currency pair and the time of day multiple instances of the indicator that access the same data file can be attached to the chart. In this case only one instance of the indicator should actually write to the file and collect data. Data writing must therefore be turned off in the other indicator's instances. The interpretation of the plot is up to the user. Some people use it to identify high volume turns and impending directional change. Other people use the difference plot as direct signal. Or it may not yield anything at all and may only be used for educational purposes. This seems to be highly dependent on the type and quality of volume delivered from the broker. Do not copy and paste the code into the editor and try to compile it yourself! The forum software introduces garbage symbols that lead to compiler errors. I don't post the code myself. The forum software automatically extracts the source code from the compiled file for online display. So it is safe to download as it is impossible to manipulate the source code. This indicator does not work fully with ICMarkets due to their guaranteed volume policy that causes excessive flooding of the indicator's internal volume lists. Even though it is possible to filter this volume this still corrupts and excessively inflates the data file. It will work when the save is turned off and the hi-filter is set to a relatively low setting of 20 (million). In this case there is no backfill. There is no limit to the amount of data that is collected in the file. That means that the file may one day have the size of hundreds of megabytes. If it gets too big for the user it may just be deleted so the algorithm will then start a new file. The current location of the data file is: C:\users\yourusername\documents Version 1.1 (28.5.2015) Save feature added Minor mistakes corrected Volume low-filter added Number of digits extended to two for CFDs
29 May 2015
A volume log (v 1.01) that displays filtered bid and ask volumes. Price is expressed as distance from current bid/ask price in the Bid/Ask columns. Each entry is timestamped and expressed as relative to current time. Each change in volume is collected internally in realtime and then displayed in the specified interval according to its settings. For performance reasons the minimum display update frequency is 1 second. After a certain number of bars the oldest items are dropped off the list. This behaviour can be controlled with the "List Length: Bars" parameter. You can change the color of the text by typing the name of the color into the parameter box. Here is a list of valid colors: http://ctdn.com/api/reference/colors . Do not copy and paste the code into the editor and try to compile it yourself! The forum software introduces garbage symbols that lead to compiler errors. I don't post the code myself. The forum software automatically extracts the source code from the compiled file for online display. So it is safe to download. This indicator does not work with ICMarkets. This is version 1.01 V1.01: Change the color of the text with the new "Text Color" parameter.
02 May 2015
This is the VWAP (version 1.1), or volume weighted average price for every individual bar. For timeframes shorter than daily it uses minute data up to the current second and then continues the calculation seamlessly with realtime tick volume for an accurate realtime VWAP display. For longer timeframes it uses 10 minute data, with only slight inaccuracies. DO NOT copy & paste and then try to compile the code yourself! The forum software introduces garbage symbols that I have no control over. I don't post the source code myself. The forum software extracts the source code from the uploaded file and what you see is the actual code that was included and compiled. So you can safely download. Sometimes there are periods in the chart that can't be properly displayed and are subsequently filtered. These periods appear as blank periods. On my charts for example this happens every day between 21:45 - 22:15 UTC. This only affects the historical VWAP. The realtime calculation usually works out fine because the indicator counts its own volume. Note that if the indicator's values are off, all you have to do is right-click on the chart and select refresh. This should work out any problem during the first start up of the indicator. If that doesn't work, you may switch to another timeframe and then back to your original timeframe. Indicator Options Volume down & up color: This controls the coloring of the VWAP depending on the relation of the current volume to the previous volume. If the volume is up compared to the previous period's volume then the VWAP is colored the up color. If the volume is down it gets the down volume color. Here is a list of valid color names: http://ctdn.com/api/reference/colors You have to write their full name out. Coloring based on real volume: As mentioned the indicator counts its own volume. All it does is it increments a counter with every incoming tick. This results in a significant overhead of 20%-70% compared to the platforms reported tick volume for that period because the platform does not use true tick volume in its data collection. Rather it counts ticks that have a price difference to the previous tick and discards prices that have the same value. Therefore the platforms volume is really just price change event volume, or up and down tick volume. However, in my experience most of the time the relative volume differences are the same. On some occasions however this might still effect the coloring of the VWAPs. Turn this option off to use the platforms reported volume and to prevent any disruption due to the higher volume levels after indicator startup. Or turn it on to discover hidden high volume turns more effectively. Marker type: The VWAPs are displayed as ASCII or unicode symbols (dashes) that I copied from various sites. You can change their appearance by selecting marker 1 through 6. Let me know if you have problems with the symbols. Lookback: Included for performance reasons you can control how far back you want to display the VWAPs. On my platform it goes back only 7 days due to the lack of minute data. Therefore it won't display anything before that. You can safely choose a high value without harm though. There seems to be no performance hit, neither on historical download nor realtime calculation and display. This is version 1.1 V1.01: Re-enabled the 1 Minute timeframe. This seems to work for scalpers. V1.02: New menu point. Changed the underlying coloring method. Various text edits on this page. V1.1: For longer timeframes than intraday 10 minute data is now used for a longer data plot into the past. This is automatic once the user selects a timeframe equal to or higher than daily. Examples:
25 Apr 2015