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Keltner Channel and Stochastic

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Keltner Channel and Stochastic

Hi everyone,

I am new to Multicharts and EL, relatively new to futures trading. Looking around for something to get started with, I came across with this signal. Please excuse any possible redundant code or maybe there is something that could be done in such an easier way, but this is completely new for me. With this strategy I am basically looking for a reversal once the price goes outside the channel. Stochastic is used for an exit. I am also adding a text with the current ATR value just to look at it, I like it always higher than 2. If good, this is something I would trade only in ES futures.

[IntrabarOrderGeneration = false]
inputs: Price(Close), Length(20), NumATRs(2), StartTime(0830), EndTime(1430);
inputs: StochLength(14), OverSold(20), OverBought(80);
variables: accountLoc(1), Hammer(0), positionSize(0), factor(0),
LowerBand(0), UpperBand(0), mean(0), ATR(0), LEConditions(false),
SEConditions(false), LXConditions(false), SXConditions(false), StoUp(false), StoDn(false),
HighTLColor (darkgreen),
HighTextColor (darkgreen),ATRTxt(0),

mean = AverageFC(Price, Length);
ATR = AvgTrueRange( Length );
factor = ATR * NumATRs;
LowerBand = mean - factor;
UpperBand = mean + factor;
Hammer = (High - Low)/4;

if LastBarOnChart then
ATRTxt = Text_New(date, time, high, text(" ATR:" + text(ATR) + text(" ")));
Text_SetLocation(ATRTxt, date, time, GetAppInfo(aiHighestDispValue) - (10 * MinMove/PriceScale));

Value1 = Stochastic(H, L, C, StochLength, 3, 3, 1, var0, var1, var2, var3);

LEConditions =

(High-Close) <= Hammer ) and ( ( Close crosses over LowerBand )
or ( (Low <= LowerBand) and (Close > LowerBand) )
or ( (Low <= LowerBand) and (Close > Open) and (Close > LowerBand) )
and ( Time > StartTime and Time < EndTime )


SEConditions =

( (Close-Low) <= Hammer ) and ( Close crosses below UpperBand )
and ( Time > StartTime and Time < EndTime )


LXConditions =

(Close crosses below UpperBand) or
(Close crosses below LowerBand) or
( (Close crosses below mean) ) or
( (var0 crosses under var1) )


SXConditions =

(Close crosses over LowerBand) or
(Close crosses over UpperBand) or
(Close crosses over mean) or
( (var0 crosses over var1) and (var0 < OverSold) )


if MarketPosition = 0 then begin

if LEConditions then begin
buy ( "KC+STO_LE" ) 1 contracts next bar at market;

if SEConditions then begin
sellshort ( "KC+STO_SE" ) 1 contracts next bar at market;


if (MarketPosition = 1) then begin
if (LXConditions) then begin
if (CurrentContracts = 1) then begin
sell ( "KC+STO_LX" ) 1 contracts next bar at market;


if (MarketPosition = -1) then begin
if (SXConditions) then begin
if (CurrentContracts = 1) then begin
buytocover ( "KC+STO_SX" ) 1 contracts next bar at market;

I was wondering if anyone can give me some feedback on this please, do you think this could be something that would work long term? I know this won't be something that will generate a signal everyday, but again I am just looking for something to get started with. If you think this will never work, please share it as well, that'll help too. Any help will be truly appreciated.

Last edited by alex20037; October 25th, 2016 at 03:55 PM.
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before we can backtest for long term use. You need find a reliable historical tick data. You can check to see if the data is consistent by adding 100 tick chart and compare the opening/closing range of each day, they should be relatively equal otherwise your historical data might be missing ticks.

Last edited by hoang101483; October 26th, 2016 at 06:21 PM.
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It seem like Keltner Channel Strategy is a trend following technique or something?

I'm using the same settings as BB and getting double the results with half the drawdown

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I'm getting unbelievable result using Keltner channel. Please email me immediately. We need to to automate this ASAP.

Please email directly

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