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Topic: PCF Formula books
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:41 AM

Don't overlook this forum as a source of learning. There are many posts where people have tried for, or asked for, PCFs. Many are doable, some aren't. If you have an idea even of what indicator you are interested, perhaps do a Search on it, and see what you get back.

Topic: OBV uptrending for the last 6 months
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:28:25 AM

I posted a technique for finding rising stocks using MAs here

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be helpful in your objective, if applied to OBV instead of Price.

Topic: Fun with Logical Operators
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:00:37 AM

I don't know where Doug offered this PCF, but I suspect he means this

L <= XAVGC8 and C > XAVGC8 and ((C < XAVGC3.1) or (C < XAVGC3.2) or (C < XAVGC3.3))

I tried scanning with the PCF as you had it, and with the above formulation, and both returned the same number of stocks (188 from High Cap 1000 today), hence I would conclude that the two are equivalent

Topic: BOP and price integration
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:31:27 AM

May I have a copy as well?


Bill Cochrane

Topic: 2*ATR for 20 day period
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 8:43:13 AM

I think what you are looking for is


Topic: Accuracy of Bollinger Band Standard Deviations, especially in current circumstances
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:48:57 AM

If I could trouble you for the Real Motion implementation

Thank you

Topic: Does anyone have any ideas for IBD's Canslim technical ratings?
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:09:54 PM

If you plot the PCF for IBD RS on the chart, you can then

Create Condition on the indicator

Select Ranks and then adjust the sliders for for top 10, 20 or 30% as you want to reduce the watchlist to those which would have an IBD RS of 90, 80 or 30, respectively.

You can leave the PCF plot on your chart, delete it, or Pin to the side so that it does not take space, but is accessible

At the time of this post, selecting stocks with IBD RS in the top 20% (along with other criteria) leaves 156 stocks from the High Cap 3000 list

Topic: PCF Formula for a Swing Candle Trade
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:02:36 PM

To get you started from

"The following condition formula is an example checking for the entire range of price to be less than 3% over 15 bars (about 3 weeks in a daily time frame).

MAXH15 <= 1.03 * MINL15

The following condition formula checks for the closing prices to be in a 2% range over 15 bars.

MAXC15 <= 1.02 * MINC15"

so 5 days within 2%

MAXC5 <= 1.02 * MINC5

The lows within 2%

MAXLx <= 1.02 * MINLx and last


Topic: Price/Volume Crescendo Formula
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 11:55:20 AM

Webpage with PCF introduction material

You can also Search these forums to see if a solution has already been identified

A simple PCF for price increasing over three days would be:

C>C1 and C1> C2 and C2 > C3

Similarly for Volume increasing over 3 days

V >V1 and V1 >V2 and V2 > V3

and I&#39;d cheat a bit for above average volume

V3> AvgV20

I use 20 as the period over which to average volume. Default for TC2000 seems to be 50, pick your poison.

There are more elegant ways to write these, I thought the simplest might be most appropriate for you


Topic: Volatility Rank or Relative Volatility Index (RVI)
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 8:19:51 PM

Does this help?