If you set this option, it excludes ETH data from your charts. I have not a single instrument, where the session template selected in the instrument manager is the RTH session.
For all my session related indicators, I use segmented sessions, which allow me to catch the RTH information, but to display ETH price action as well. Then, I only use charts with the session template <instrument settings>. This allows me to toggle between instruments, without the need change any indicator parameters.
For example, below is my session template for ES defined under instrument settings. The chart shows ES with the pre-session high and low and the opening range calculated by a MTF indicator. If I set the instrument session template to RTH, I will never see that pre-session range again.
Obviously this does not invalidate your concept, but is just a minor detail.
Actually, no, it doesn't.
The indicator uses the default instrument session defined in instrument manager as RTH, but you can use any kind of session on your chart.
For instance on, the ES, I have default instrument session set as CME RTH, but if on my chart I use 24/7 and select "use only RTH", I will see only the RTH values of the indicator, on a full ETH chart. If I don't select "use only RTH", I see whole ETH values.
Obviously it won't work if you split the whole ETH session in the default session in the instrument manager ;-)
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Thank you for the explanation. So you use the Instrument.Master.Instrument.Session to collect the instrument session template. I am just thinking how to solve this.....
If I define a shadow instrument for each instrument which I trade by adding "ZZ" (ES -> ESZZ), I could define a second session template for the shadow instrument, in order to use the second template for GOMMultiTFIndicatorBase. I could then in GOMMultiTFIndicatorBase call the MasterInstrument, convert it to a "string" value, append "ZZ" to the string and then convert it back to the shadow instrument to collect the other session template.
Would this work? Ou est-ce que j'ai l'esprit trop tordu?
Yes, that way I have 2 sessions for 1 instrument : the RTH defined by the Instrument.Master.Instrument , and the ETH defined by the chart. I thought it would be the simplest way to deal with the RTH problem.
I think it would, but it really really wouldn't fit the KISS principle. So yes, I guess , you are twisted
Hey Guys, I am trying to do something "multi time frame" that I think should be really easy, but I haven't been able to get it figured out. I use an indicator called xcMovAvg that plots a 5 minute EMA on my "other time frame" charts. Unfortunately I would like this code my indicator so that I can use Rising / Falling etc. to play other indicators off of it. To Date I have not been able to get this coded. I can't seem to figure out how to get Ninja to do it.
I thought I was onto something with a separate data series until I realized that every bar must have a value. Anyway, I know some of you have written indicators that do the same thing as the xcMovAvg, but I just can't seem to figure the method? Don't even need the code per se, just a shove in the right direction.
The xcMovAvg often produces a step function, so it is not easy to collect information such as rising or falling MA. After all a step function is mostly flat and does not tell you whether the higher timeframe indicator rises or falls. It would be necessary to expose that information separately to access it. This means that the indicator has to be modified. At least this would be my understanding.
I actually found my answer on the NT support forum. I added a time period to my indicator (don't even need inputs because I am always interested in what 5 min charts are doing). Then that becomes an indexable "Bars Array." From there you just need to apply the standard EMA to the "Bars Array" and pick a time period.
It does step which is visually less than appealing, but the only way to reflect the truth of a higher time frame. To determine rising or falling I just assign my EMA values to a DataSeries and then compare the current value to one 5 bars ago (if on a 2 min time frame.
Not sure any of this would be helpful if it was tick or range charts, but it works for my 1 min chart. Now the real test is to see if it helps. Thanks Much!!
Hello Fat Tails. As you know by now I use a 12 tick SBS Renko chart for longer term analysis and a 6 tick SBS Renko chart for timing the entry. One of the most useful indicators I've found for help in timing entry is the Swing Ray2 indicator (see attached) which does a terrific job of highlighting important price pivot support and resistance levels.
What I thought would be useful is to modify this indicator so that when setting up the indi on the 6 tick chart; both the rays from the 6 tick chart and 12 tick chart would print on the 6 tick chart. The lines derived from the 12 tick chart could be made thicker to indicate stronger support and resistance. Your thoughts?
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I am working on an indicator that would paint minute based bars on top of a range chart. Would also work for other combinations, but that is basically the need.
The idea is similar to @Fat Tails anaMultiPeriodCandles from where I got the plot logic.
The problem I am facing is to put the added second data series as a minute amount parameter as NT logic needs that value in the Initialize proc and it seems doesn't allow that as a parameter.
As I downloaded and had a glance to @gomi GomMultiTFIndicator, I realise that would be a nice workaround. Is there any indicator using this so as I can have it a as a sample implementation?
The code under development and image attached correspond to a version with fixed (no parameter) 5 minute bars as added dataseries.