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It's common for people to look at how large the upper or lower 'wicks' or 'shadows' are in comparison to the range of a bar. In writing strategies that do so, I got tired of re-re-coding calculations to look for especially large ones.
So, I created an indicator that shows the upper and lower wick size as a percentage of the bar's range. So, now, if I want to specify a wick that's greater than 50% of the bar's range, I can just look for instances where the indicator values are UpperWick > 50 or LowerWick < -50.

If you find looking for negative numbers cumbersome, edit the indicator and reverse the LowerWick calculations, from either (Low[0] - Open[0]) or (Low[0] - Close[0]) to (Open[0] - Low[0]) or (Close[0] - Low[0]), respectively. Then, all the histogram bars will point upwards and you can make your code always look for positive values.

I hope some of you find this indicator handy.

I neglected to account for instances where Range() is zero, so the original indicator sometimes stops working. This newer version corrects that problem.


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