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Profile: bcochrane
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Topic: Hiding a panel in a Chart
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 5:58:45 PM



Topic: Squeeze
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:51:10 AM

I may be able to help, at least until Bruce hops back on

STDDEV20*4 <= 3 * ATR20  is the correct PCF for Squeeze On in V17. If I were writing a Scan Condition, this is the formula I would use

The other format is a "trick" Bruce is using to make the charts cleaner when plotting dots to show when a condition is true or not. The "trick" works for other indicators as well, not just the Squeeze.

Normally, when using Dots to indicate whether a Condition is True or Not, we end up with two dots, one for True, and one for Not True. The PCF Indicator used is Custom PCF  % True and Scaling is set to determine where the Dots should be placed.

When using the "trick",Custom PCF Indicator is used (not the True) version). The PCF uses the 0/(Formula) (0 / (STDDEV20*4 <= 3 * ATR20 in this case) to return a value only when the Denominator =0, otherwise it returns a Divide by Zero value, which is NOT plotted. The result is a single set of dots plotted on the zero line and only under one condition. The row of dots seen at the bottom of the chart panel if using Custom PCF  % True is not seen using this this technique


Topic: Scanning for a high
Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:17:30 PM

General form of High PCF Element is

MAXwx.z -> Maximum Value of Price Component or Volume over a specified span of bars ending on the specified bar (w must be O, H, L, C or V)

So I think you would want 

MaxC30 = MaxC7 or, if you wanted to scan for the condition 1 bar ago


Topic: Crossing Up or Down with Groups of EMAs
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 3:22:16 PM

Bruce, posting the following for your thoughts:

I have a similar signal, with three preconditions and two elements in the trigger


  1. RSI 21 > 50 and
  2. XAVGC21>XAVGC80 and
  3. XAVGC13>XAVGC80 
Trigger elements
  1. XAVGC5 cross above XAVGC13 and 
  2. XAVGC5 cross above XAVGC21 

Not being sure that there would always be a consistent order that the crosses would follow, and wanting more than one day to become aware of the signal, I coded the trigger elements as follows:

NOT(XAVGC5.2>XAVGC13.2 and XAVGC5.2>XAVGC21.2)
This technique could be extended to the GuppyCharts, with the many more MA&#39;s in the PCF.
Would this technique be inefficient and slow, or comparable to your solution?


Topic: Stop Streaming Scans & Start Steaming Scans
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 8:54:38 AM

Bruce, if she wants to view the scan results from yesterday,could this not be done with Custom Date Sort?

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 8:07:00 PM

Took me a minute to figure out (I think) what is meant by the two different uses (had some wine with dinner) 

Function Version: Use if I want to plot directly on chart

Indicator Version: Use if I want to use within a PCF

Am I correct?

Wine was Kirkland (Costco) Old Vines Zinfandel - recommended

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:23:05 PM

Believe it or not "RGW" is supposed to be THE - I was in a darkened hotel room at the time :-)

Topic: Version 17 PCF Capabilities
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:24:08 PM

Bruce, what is the significance of the brackets around the x,y, z variable?

Example: What is rgw difference between

WRSI(xz) -> Wilder&#39;s RSI (Wilder&#39;s Smoothed)

WRSIx.z -> Wilder&#39;s RSI (Wilder&#39;s Smoothed)

and when would I use one or the other?
Topic: Looking for a PCF to spit out % Gain above __________
Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:27:04 PM

You could start with Videos here

Topic: PCF help
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:17:01 AM

Asimple crossover PCF for what your text says you want is:

C>XAvgC3 and C1<XAvgC3.1

which says the CLose today is greater than XAvgC3 today, but was less than XAvgC3 yesterday