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Hayniet4
 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:22:31 AM
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Is there a way to plot an ATR based channel so that I could visualize a trailing stop idea?

I tried  C-(.5*(atr10) for 1/2 the 10 day ATR but it won't let me plot it on price?  What did I do wrong?

If true ATR is a problem then I could use some % of the 5 day range.

Hayniet4
 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:27:33 AM
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Oh.. I got the latter to work.  I was missing the move arrows.

Hayniet4
 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:30:05 AM
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And I got the ATR one to work.

Hayniet4
 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:46:18 AM
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Is there a way to incorporate the MIN / MAX functions to eliminate the jagged ness?

I'd like to see a price chanel that is the MIN mas of 1.25 times the c+/- the 10 day ATR.  Just to get a visual of how that would work as a trailing stop.

Bruce_L
 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:31:35 AM

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Well if you used the 10 period for both the min and the ATR maybe something like the following (v17+ only):

MIN(C1 + 1.25 * ATR10.1, 10)

And:

MIN(C1 - 1.25 * ATR10.1, 10)

With the reverse being:

MAX(C1 - 1.25 * ATR10.1, 10)

And:

MAX(C1 + 1.25 * ATR10.1, 10)

-Bruce
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