Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader - NinjaTrader | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader
Updated: Views / Replies:6,923 / 29
Created: by aligator Attachments:13

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 13  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader

  #1 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader

Can color gradient be used for candle bars in NT7? If so, for example, what is the script for applying a gradient to a candle color if trend is up (or any other condition)?

Reply With Quote
 
  #2 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Thank you all. I was able to figure it out. See screen shot. I will post it in download area after I make a few improvement tweaks.

Cheers!

Attached Thumbnails
Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader-es-06-12-60-min-5_16_2012.png  
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users say Thank You to aligator for this post:
 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,293 received



aligator View Post
Thank you all. I was able to figure it out. See screen shot. I will post it in download area after I make a few improvement tweaks.

Cheers!

@aligator

Does this better enable you to read what the market is doing ... if so please elaborate ... or is this more for visual appeal?

For example, I synchronized the chart gradient I learned from the "Making Charts Pretty" thread to change depending on trend. It looked nice but it also served a function.

I look forward to your posting in the download section.

Thanks for your efforts!

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


ThatManFromTexas View Post
@aligator

Does this better enable you to read what the market is doing ... if so please elaborate ... or is this more for visual appeal?

For example, I synchronized the chart gradient I learned from the "Making Charts Pretty" thread to change depending on trend. It looked nice but it also served a function.

I look forward to your posting in the download section.

Thanks for your efforts!

Thanks a bunch @ThatManFromTexas.

We are old enough (yah, me too) to know that you can't put makeup on a pig, take her to prom, and expect her to dance too. Or, waxing the new truck and driving through the cow pasture knowing we have to go through a lot of manure and at the end we have s**t all over. But we put the make up on and wax the truck anyways, because they make you feel and look good, no matter the end results.

Now, back to the question; the chart I show uses the Stoch range to color the bars, as an experiment. I am still flirting with the idea which I think is cleaner than painting the background, it allows for more cow chips to put in the background.

But seriously, all is really needed is a clean simple chart to trade, or they say so. Color gradients (or abrupt changes) as you have shown, can visually provide information on some of the other things that if directly plotted can detract one from price action. Things like changes of trend, momentum, price levels, time zones, news windows, money management, etc., and almost for any kind of alerts. My initial thought was to use gradient on bars to switch between 4 trading zones that I have and at the same time keep the up and down bar colors. But I guess it can be applied to any decision making feature that one can imagine.

Cheers!


Last edited by aligator; May 20th, 2012 at 04:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to aligator for this post:
 
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,293 received


aligator View Post
Thanks a bunch @TMFT.

We are old enough (yah, me too) to know that you can't put makeup on a pig, take her to prom, and expect her to dance too. Or, waxing the new truck and driving through the cow pasture knowing we have to go through a lot of manure and at the end we have s**t all over. But we put the make up on and wax the truck anyways, because they make you feel and look good, no matter the end results.

Now, back to the question; the chart I show uses the Stoch range to color the bars, as an experiment. I am still flirting with the idea which I think is cleaner than painting the background, it allows for more cow chips to put in the background.

But seriously, all is really needed is a clean simple chart to trade, or they say so. Color gradients (or abrupt changes) as you have shown, can visually provide information on some of the other things that if directly plotted can detract one from price action. Things like changes of trend, momentum, price levels, time zones, news windows, money management, etc., and almost for any kind of alerts. My initial thought was to use gradient on bars to switch between 4 trading zones that I have and at the same time keep the up and down bar colors. But I guess it can be applied to any decision making feature that one can imagine.

Cheers!

@aligator

Cool!

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote
 
  #6 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

@ThatManFromTexas,

Thanks a bunch. Here is another interesting property of gradient color bars I just observed. You can visually see divergence between price and an indicator without actually plotting the indicator, if proper contrasting colors are used. Here I chose the RSI to show the effect.

Cheers!

Attached Thumbnails
Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader-es-06-12-8-range-5_11_2012.png  
Reply With Quote
 
  #7 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,293 received


aligator View Post
@ThatManFromTexas,

Thanks a bunch. Here is another interesting property of gradient color bars I just observed. You can visually see divergence between price and an indicator without actually plotting the indicator, if proper contrasting colors are used. Here I chose the RSI to show the effect.

Cheers!

@aligator

have you posted the code anywhere yet?

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote
 
  #8 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


ThatManFromTexas View Post
@aligator

have you posted the code anywhere yet?

Not yet, but it is so easy even a caveman like me can do it. My problem is trying to figure out how to use a different coloring scheme so that I can serialize.

If you wish I can mail you a copy of what I have.

Cheers!

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to aligator for this post:
 
  #9 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Abacus, Slide Rule, HP-65, Metastock, TOS, NT
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
aligator's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,424 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1,053 given, 5,822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Another example of how gradient color bars can be used to visually detect divergence without the indicator plotted.

Cheers!

p.s. let's see if this divergence indicator idea shows up somewhere for sale

Attached Thumbnails
Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader-6e-06-12-610-tick-5_10_2012.png  

Last edited by aligator; May 20th, 2012 at 08:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to aligator for this post:
 
  #10 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,293 received



aligator View Post
Not yet, but it is so easy even a caveman like me can do it. My problem is trying to figure out how to use a different coloring scheme so that I can serialize.

If you wish I can mail you a copy of what I have.

Cheers!

@aligator

Can you pm it to me?

Have a good one!

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > Color Gradient for Candles in NinjaTrader

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Linda Bradford Raschke: Reading The Tape

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

January

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Better candles visually Hapster NinjaTrader 5 April 16th, 2011 01:46 PM
Message for MindSet regarding your gradient background indicator FBJS NinjaTrader Programming 12 December 16th, 2010 08:40 AM
Change Sharky Indicator to candles? c12345 NinjaTrader 1 September 16th, 2009 04:31 PM
ModHA2 Candles Fix? Dragon NinjaTrader 2 August 21st, 2009 01:24 PM
NinjaTrader chart tip for unlimited color options Big Mike NinjaTrader 0 June 11th, 2009 11:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:31 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-10 in 0.14 seconds with 40 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.221.73.186