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Exported using NT Version 7.0.1000.26

Indicator will only run on NT 7.0.1000.5 or later.

Discretionary traders: Please use the multi-timeframe version of the indicator for odd minute charts and charts built from ticks.



The indicator displays the current open, the initial balance (IB) and upper and lower range bands that are calculated by adding and subtracting fractions of the initial balance to the IB high and IB low.

You can only use this indicator with an appropriate session template. The opening time will align itself to the start time of the RTH session, as specified via session template. The hybrid setting assumes that you want to use the 3rd intraday session as RTH session for FOREX and currency futures and the second session for all other instruments.

Example ES: Select a session template with the following sessions: Session 1 (night session) 15:30 - 8:30 Central Time, Session 2 (RTH) 8:30 - 15:15 Central Time. Select second session for opening range.

Select length of opening period: The length of the opening range can be selected via indicator dialogue box The default setting is 60 minutes.

Select Offset: With an offset of 00:00, the indicator aligns to the start of the selected session. If you enter a positive value for the offset, the opening range will be shifted forward from the session start. For example if you open a chart for ES with the session template US CME Index Futures, then the session (and the trading day) starts at 5:00 PM Central Time. To display an opening range for the regular session, you need to enter an offset of 15:30, because the regular session starts 15 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the trading day.

Multipliers for range bands: The multipliers for the upper and lower range bands can also be changed. The default settings for the bands are 0.5, 1 and 2, meaning that the first upper band is built from the IB high by adding half of the IB range, and similar for the other bands.

Developing range: Prior to the completion of the initial balance, the indicator plots the developing range in gray to show that the range is still incomplete.

Night session or pre-session range: The indicator also has an option to display the full night session, European or Asian session range. This feature is not used with the default settings. I did not add it on purpose, it was already part of the opening range indicator, and it was easier to leave it than to remove it.

European Session Range: You can select start and end time of the European Session in CET (Central European Time). The European Session is pre-configured for the time between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM CET.

Asian Session Range: You can select start and end time of the Asian Session in TST (Tokyo Standard Time). The Asian Session is pre-configured for the time between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM TST.

Update June 2, 2011: New signature for GetNextBeginEnd() implemented.
Update June 11, 2011: Small bug removed, indicator did not display opening range and pre-session range correctly during the training period (first bars of the chart, after scrolling to the left horizontally).
Update June 21, 2011: The indicator now works with half-pip FOREX feeds. Indicator dialogue box improved.
Update July 25, 2011: Serialization of the plots and indicator dialogue box changed.
Update January 24, 2012: Offset added, opening period no longer needs to be aligned to session start.
Update February 19, 2012: Option added to cut off the opening range at the next session break.
Update October 6, 2013: Minor bug removed, offset was not applied correctly on tick charts, when indicator was set to COBC = false.
Update October 24, 2013: Drop down property added for European and Asian Time Zone
Update December 8, 2013: Indicator partly recoded and custom plot added.


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