VSA for ThinkorSwim - ThinkOrSwim Programming | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading

VSA for ThinkorSwim
Updated: Views / Replies:182,239 / 429
Created: by cbritton Attachments:131

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 – 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 don’t 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

Thread Tools Search this Thread

VSA for ThinkorSwim

  #361 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
san francisco, california
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Broker/Data: TOS, IB.
Favorite Futures: ES,leveraged etfs
Posts: 5 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 6 given, 0 received


DonStar View Post
nsamuel: I don't know if this helps or not, but I too am new to the forum and have been spending a lot of time going through numerous OUTSTANDING threads. Sometimes I just scroll through a thread (some are quite long) and look at the bottom of each entry for any attachments. There you will find legends and code that has not been posted in the download area. This is equilivant to skimming through a book. Once you have finished your skimming then you should have a much better idea about where you want to devote your time and energy.

Just some thoughts...

Don, appreciate the suggestion, and its good idea, since there is so much to read in this forum. I started with this one, but since you seem to have found some other good ones, let me know the threads that you consider as best. Currently my only focus is vsa/vpa related topics, but maybe there are other things that are equally good and more modern thoughts.

Reply With Quote
  #362 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Atlanta, GA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 2 since Jan 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Errors in code?

StockJock View Post
I've loaded this indicator into my TOS platform and I've been studying the color coded volume bars and how their pattern matches patterns shown in Barry's video from emini.com for the TradeStation platform and also the videos for the TradeGuider platform. Although I'm examining stock and/or forex in these videos and looking for some simularities in patterns in the indicator for TOS and I don't see any. Yes, there are color bars, but in some locations that don't make sense.

The TOS version of the Better Volume Indicator from ThinkScripter which was originally developed by Barry Taylor at eMiniWatch for TradeStation should have color bars in the same locations on their charts when using the same stock symbol. I would like to ask anyone who has both TradeStation and ThinkOrSwim to load the attached indicator code files into these platforms and help show me how they look in both platforms. I would appreciate a reply with screen shot of the charts using the same stock ticker on a 1 minute 1 day chart from both platforms to check to see if the TOS translation is working correctly. Your assistance with this is appreciated, since I don't have the TradeStation platform to test with by myself.

I get error messages for the lines of code that define Value18 and Value20 in the TOS verson of the Better Volume Indicator that you posted. Any idea how to fix those? I've only done basic coding in TOS and can't spot the error.

Many thanks for your contribution!

Reply With Quote
  #363 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Chicago IL
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOA
Favorite Futures: options
Posts: 1 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

VPAv1_08STUDY.ts - is this the latest version ?

I downloaded this file - is it the latest version ? and how do I export it to Thinkorswim ?

Reply With Quote
  #364 (permalink)
Trading for Profit
Chicago + Illinois/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Favorite Futures: Stock
StockJock's Avatar
Posts: 256 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 15 given, 149 received

PropKid View Post
I get error messages for the lines of code that define Value18 and Value20 in the TOS verson of the Better Volume Indicator that you posted. Any idea how to fix those? I've only done basic coding in TOS and can't spot the error.

I didn't develop the code and I don't get any errors in using it; so unfortunately I think the errors come from something else.

Reply With Quote
  #365 (permalink)
Elite Member
Portland, USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: ZS
YertleTurtle's Avatar
Posts: 210 since May 2011
Thanks: 41 given, 351 received

I don't understand the fascination with the better volume indicator. Everything it shows on the volume histogram is either obvious to the naked eye (low volume) or confusing. It makes the same fundamental mistake that most indicators make when dealing with volume - it averages data points. Just my opinion but to learn VSA you don't need the better volume indicator. It might also be telling that the creator of the indicator doesn't use it.

Reply With Quote
  #366 (permalink)
Elite Member
Portland, OR
Futures Experience: None
Platform: tos
Favorite Futures: S&P e-mini, Lumber Futures
Massive l's Avatar
Posts: 1,473 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 926 given, 1,859 received

Right on, Turtle. Less is more!
Fellow Oregonian here.

Reply With Quote
  #367 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Softs and Small/microcaps
RideTheCurve's Avatar
Posts: 3 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 29 given, 1 received

Understanding how to use this file

Massive l View Post
VPAv1_08.ts is the most recent and updated script

reattaching the script here. It's in this thread as well.

Hi Massive:

I am a beginner ToS user, and not especially knowledgable about TOS (.ts) script rules. I am trying to understand what of this file I should copy to my ToS thinkscript to get it to be useful/run. I first transferred it to notepad to review it, but found what appears to be some non-script text interdespersed throughout. Are there parts of the file I should not paste into the thinkscript field? Could you provide any guidance on transferring the file?

Many thanks for all the time you spent creating this. It must have accrued to a significant amount!

Kind Regards,

Reply With Quote
  #368 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 11 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 5 given, 1 received


All you need to do is save the file in the .ts format, on your desktop, documents, wherever you will be able to find it. Then while in the studies section of TOS, click on the imprt tab located near the bottom of the page, go to tne section where you saved the .ts file, click on the file, then click on the import tab located in the TOS section. No need to cut and paste. Hope this helps.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to dqbuzz for this post:
  #369 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, Sierra, MT4
Favorite Futures: Currency Futures, Forex
Posts: 1 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

great indicator

As a big fan and user of VSA I wana thank you guys for this great indicator - this version actually got me interested in thinkscript coz am a lil clued up on VSA concepts/signals and can easily pick up some of them without any sort of indicator.

one thing though, looking at the indicators posted on here, it looks like its missing some sort of a shakeout signal which is usually (according to my understanding of VSA) an opposite of an Up Thrust - aka Reverse Up Thrust.

nevertheless - thanks for sharing the indicator and knowledge of what's possible.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to vking27 for this post:
  #370 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Mcallen Texas/USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: stocks
Posts: 1 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Hello I'm new using the VSA I undesrtand the symbols below, middle and above candle sticks but someone can tell me what means the color on candle sticks (not symbols just candle sticks) some candles are grey others green, etc.
Thank you so much

Reply With Quote


futures io > > > > > VSA for ThinkorSwim

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

Wyckoff Hunting for Great Risk/Reward Ratio w/Gary Fullett

Elite only

Digging into the Details of iSystems w/Stage 5 & iSystems

Jun 5

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) slumlord Traders Hideout 59 December 22nd, 2017 02:02 PM
VSA indicator for MT4 sam1197 MetaTrader 12 December 21st, 2015 07:15 PM
VSA alexav Russian Traders 5 December 17th, 2012 04:03 AM
VSA in MC? TonyB MultiCharts 10 May 28th, 2011 10:37 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.

Copyright © 2018 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 2018-05-27 in 0.12 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP