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Bloodhound In a Nutshell
Bloodhound is an indicator that you attach to your chart. Then there is a little button on the upper right of the chart window to access it. Then you have to know what the Solver and Logic tabs are which are the only two tabs you see. The Solver shows you a list of the main things in your strategy and the Logic tab will show you your programming interface. That's where you will hang out and do your work. Then you run your strategy with siRaven which is also installed into your strategy menu, and connect the bloodhound indicator to it.

I finished taking the first four Bloodhound videos. I feel more confident in using it now. I'm currently using the strategy the videos taught, and am using it with the ES, on a 2 minute short-term chart, and a 10 minute longer term one.

I backtested the strategy for the times when I would actually trade, which is between 8am-1pm pst. I played around with the profit and stoploss numbers to find the most profitable result. It's showing me a profit so I'm going to build on that.

Then there's 3 tabs at the top of the logic chart that you use to create your strategy.

So I'm incorporating BloodHound into my trading day, after I'm finished with scalping the treasuries.

A few things that I wished they mentioned about working in the Logic tab.
1. The middle button on your mouse will turn your cursor into a hand to grab the whole logic chart to move around so you can see past the edges of the logic window. You can also hold your left button down and move against the edges of the window to see more of the board.
2. You can zoom in and out of the chart by rolling your mouse wheel. That comes in handy big time!

Maybe they mentioned it in the starter videos and I wasn't listening, maybe they didn't, but I hope this could help someone by mentioning this.

They have alot of Bloodhound videos in their YouTube page, so I selected a few to work through, to get more familiar with the software and what it can do. I also signed up for their workshop each week. So if I learn anything that I think would help someone else, I'll post it.

Here is a quick video of what I wrote.

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My strategy triggered a trade today. It was when the FED announced that they will be buying more corporate bonds. I had a good feeling it was going to create a bull flag pattern, and that my auto strategy would not be the right one for the play. I let it trade anyway, to see the executions from BloodHound. It was a lose on my sim account because it went down far enough to trigger my stoploss, then continued up.

I started going through one of their tutorials yesterday, called "Building a Custom Intraday Flag Pattern Signal" video, which was the ideal strategy for today's action on the ES. I had to watch the video a second time today to understand how to create the strategy, and learned more about "nodes". Nodes are the key to understanding how to make the programs/strategies.

Building a Custom Intraday Flag Pattern Signal video takeaways.
Looking at the strategy from the long side, have BloodHound read the high of the day, then tell it to look 5 bars ahead for lower highs until the next bar finally breaks the previous high. And vice versa for shorts.

The nodes are the "blocks of code" that you use to create the indicator.
There are 3 catagories for nodes, they are "solvers", "function", and "logic".
Solvers are where you begin, they are the start of your programming.
We used 3 "indicator comparison" nodes.
1st one is to compare price to the days high/low.
2nd one is to compare current high/low to prev high/low (for the pullback).
3rd one is to compare the breakout bar to the previous bar (for the breakout signal).

The confusing part was learning about the "lookback" node, which was used to shift the signal the pullback gave, forward to the breakout bar. That is how you connect two "indicator comparisons" nodes to one another, in order to signal the breakout.

And then we added more nodes to tell it to not use the breakout bar as 'the new high' for the next breakout signal.

Warning: There is no "undo" function/button that you can use to undo a change or deletion, while you are working in the logic workspace. I emailed them and they confirmed it, but are working on installing one in the future.

Lastly, we added another "indicator comparison" node to ignore the breakout bar that has its wicks engulf the previous bar.

Here is a quick video of what I was talking about:

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Today the stock market gradually climbed up, then back down, and whipsawed between it's day's high and low. The two strategies I have, (the 2 SMA crossover strategy, and the bull flag one), would not have worked well in this price action.

I wanted to figure out how to change my bull flag strategy, instead of using the day's high/low, I wanted to be able to use the high of the highest candle from the last 20 bars. And vice versa for shorts.

Luckily, I came across a BloodHound video called "Comparing Highest High of 5 bars back to HH 10 bars back".
I figured that I could probably tweek it and add it to my logic.

In order to do this, I had to use an indicator that BloodHound provides called siChameleon.

So I basically changed my indicator comparison node for signaling the day's high/low to signaling the highest bar from the last 20 ones.

You can also add it to the chart to see the indicator displayed.

Now I have my ideal bull flag strategy!

Here's a super quick video.

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This is how I used BloodHound to trade.

Yesterday, June 17, 2020, I decided to have both of my strategies running at the same time.
1. SMA crossover strategy.
2. Bull Flag strategy (with the new High of the last 20 bars).

I had a good amount of signals during the day from the bull flag one.

After seeing a couple opportunities not signaled, I wanted to adjust my strategy from a 3 minute chart to a 2 minute.

I wanted to get more signals so I switched to a lower time frame.

Right after I refreshed the strategy, it showed the SIMULATION flags from siRaven called "Historicals". It's just telling you that your strategy is in the middle of a trade that would be included in your backtesting.

Next one was a bull flag entry, and I exited early with a 5 tick loss, because I noticed a resistance level above, so I tightened my profit target and stoploss.

Next opportunity didn't trigger, so I started looking at what I could change in my logic to give more signals.
Luckily, an opportunity for a bear flag came, I got a profit filled of 15 ticks.

Next one, I could have got another winner, but I decided not to enter that one, because I thought that price was at a possible support level.

The last one was a weird trade, and I got an error message. It seems like the signal was triggered, so an entry happened, but then the price jumped up so fast that an error occured, and an automatic exit happened at -5 ticks (whereas usually my auto stoploss order is normally placed at 15 ticks away). Check it out and watch carefully.

Watch the video to see what I was talking about




Here's the file to use it in your BloodHound!
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In response to @Big Mike and @SharkIndicators about reminding us to give feedback.

I began this contest with a preconception of it just being another software that had preprogrammed strategies that they were trying to sell just like all these other companies. Then when I started to learn how it's made to be programmed and replace manual coding that's when I thought it's going to take forever to learn. But after watching their first four videos, that's when I understood it better and how learning it isn't as hard as I thought it would be.

After getting familiar with their workshop videos available and their documentation about each item in bloodhound, I got more motivation to go through one of their workshop videos.

After struggling through one and completing it, that's when I felt like I understood it enough to add it to my trading. I got comfortable very quickly with what it can do. Every time I had a question I would email them and they would respond back real quickly with an answer. I also attended one of their weekly webinars, which is another great resource to get more of your questions answered and to see the programming in real time.

I’ll work on keeping up with this journal and share what I’ve learned and experienced.

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Hey thanks for the feedback; it's great to hear that the intro videos were helpful, and that you took advantage of the weekly workshops. There's always more we can do to improve things for new users, and your comments offer great motivation to our team.

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Buy Stop 1 tick above the previous bar's high, but not more than 5 ticks.

A gentleman was wondering if someone could create a BloodHound Strategy where the entry (looking at the long side), would enter only if the price traded 1 tick above the previous bar's high, but not more than 5 ticks.

The problem is, I can only program it to enter at the close of the bar, and not during the formation of the bar.

Here are the options to choose from for the close of the bar.

price options


I created one were it entered at the close, but try tweaking it with the other values to see different results.
I also added "bar direction" to the logic so it could get rid of a short and long signals happening at the same time.

Here is a download of the template:
Buy Stop and Limit


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"If anyone is interested in having their strategy programmed into Bloodhound, post the request here and I'll give it a shot!"

Here's a quick video of the question I asked in the last webinar on Thursday. This will give you a better understanding of how BloodHound programming works!

Question: When I make a copy of a logic and I make a change in that logic copy, why does it keep applying the changes to the original?

So the way the solvers work is that the nodes in the copied logic are the same ones that are in the original.
And if I delete or change the connectors, the functions, or logic nodes, they won't be deleted or changed in the original. It’s only when you change the values in a solver.


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A Recommended Book On Learning This Trade.

This morning I was reading @Sandpaddict Journal. I enjoyed reading all the other guys replies to his posts about strategies and trading tips. At the end of the thread, it didn't sound like all the helpful advice he received wasn't enough for him to continue his journey, but I noticed that he has alot of passion for trading.

I felt that I could relate to what he was saying. It sounded like, after educating himself with enough trading material, that he felt comfortable using his "fingertip feel", which is usually the last stage of mastering a trade.

I recommend the book "Mastery" by Robert Greene. It talks about the general stages of what one goes through if he were to go on to become a master at a craft. There's three main stages, 1. Apprenticeship, 2. Creativity, and 3. Intuition (the finger tip feel). You can't skip the 1st and 2nd one, and go straight to the 3rd one.

I also heard from another book about learning from a variety of authors and teachers, and focus more on the general truths that all of them mention. And those are the topics that you would need to really understand and practice. Journaling in trading is one of them, question like "why did I enter this trade" and "why did I exit" helped me alot, and still is. After answering those questions enough times, I would realize that I wasn't using enough clues to make that trade a good-educated one.

@Sandpaddict if you are reading this, I hear the passion in you. During your break from all this, and once your mind is at a better state, I think you'll come up with new solutions that will make you a better trader, and do much better if you decide to do this again.

I admit, I haven't turned the corner yet, but I feel like I'm getting pretty close. I still feel like i'm walking in uncharted territory, but the path gets straighter everytime I review my journals and the education I had gone through. I know it feels tedious, but I can assure you that you will learn something new each time you review your materials.

One of the section in the recommended book talked about having an open mind when it comes to figuring things out. I think you already know alot about strategies and backtesting. Have you thought about doing that again, but this time in BloodHound? I stayed away from chart trading for a while, but this software makes it really addicting to trade like that again.

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A Recommended Book On Learning This Trade.

This morning I was reading @Sandpaddict Journal. I enjoyed reading all the other guys replies to his posts about strategies and trading tips. At the end of the thread, it didn't sound like all the helpful advice he received wasn't enough for him to continue his journey, but I noticed that he has alot of passion for trading.

I felt that I could relate to what he was saying. It sounded like, after educating himself with enough trading material, that he felt comfortable using his "fingertip feel", which is usually the last stage of mastering a trade.

I recommend the book "Mastery" by Robert Greene. It talks about the general stages of what one goes through if he were to go on to become a master at a craft. There's three main stages, 1. Apprenticeship, 2. Creativity, and 3. Intuition (the finger tip feel). You can't skip the 1st and 2nd one, and go straight to the 3rd one.

I also heard from another book about learning from a variety of authors and teachers, and focus more on the general truths that all of them mention. And those are the topics that you would need to really understand and practice. Journaling in trading is one of them, question like "why did I enter this trade" and "why did I exit" helped me alot, and still is. After answering those questions enough times, I would realize that I wasn't using enough clues to make that trade a good-educated one.

@Sandpaddict if you are reading this, I hear the passion in you. During your break from all this, and once your mind is at a better state, I think you'll come up with new solutions that will make you a better trader, and do much better if you decide to do this again.

I admit, I haven't turned the corner yet, but I feel like I'm getting pretty close. I still feel like i'm walking in uncharted territory, but the path gets straighter everytime I review my journals and the education I had gone through. I know it feels tedious, but I can assure you that you will learn something new each time you review your materials.

One of the section in the recommended book talked about having an open mind when it comes to figuring things out. I think you already know alot about strategies and backtesting. Have you thought about doing that again, but this time in BloodHound? I stayed away from chart trading for a while, but this software makes it really addicting to trade like that again.

Hi hen322. Thank you so much for reading my journal!

I really appreciate when people see and comment on it as hopefully newer people will see this and go wow that guys just crazy. Then see themselves go through the same thing. And go oh OK its not that easy.

But in any case. Im AM still trading and trading live only. No SIM. And thats been the big transition for me.

I only have alerts set to tell me whan someone comments to me on FIO. Like you did.

I have done SO MUCH BETTER since I left. Like night and day. So much less stress because I don't feel like I'm going to be chastised.

There are people that are VEHEMENTLY against daytrading. It CANNOT be done and anyone who tries is a complete degenerate loser gambler!

Thats the feeling this forum gave me. DON'T daytrade... do what "I" do. Of course they never say that and they really do MEAN WELL. Yet it is what it is.

I believe everyone on here and especially everyone that took the time to read and give me advice had the BEST intentions.

Problem was following others advice FOR Me was exactly the WRONG thing to do. It was NOTHING but a conflict of interest for me.

I also found as soon as I wrote something I felt I had to stick to it. The market is fluid and dynamic so looking for rules is one thing that messes me up.

I don't care what others think of my trading and most wouldn't understand it anyway. Also, its a constant work in progress. But the only way to make it work is the way I do it.

I take dozens of trades a day and scratch on most right now. Small losses and small gains and a few big runners.

I am changing this as I learn. This is NOT how I started my journal.

When I started my journal I was trading WAY differently but when I WROTE IT I felt I...

1) Had to stick to what I wrote.

And

2) Had to PROVE that it was a profitable strategy otherwise people would tell me what I was doing wrong.

Neither was helpful.

I have IMMENSE respect for Lance Beggs and after leaving here and coming across this article. I found partly why I stuggled on here...

https://yourtradingcoach.com/trading-business/one-trade-does-not-provide-enough-data/

After saying that...

THIS IS A MUST READ for anyone looking for advice OUTSIDE themselves...

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EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE...

https://yourtradingcoach.com/trading-business/why-you-shouldnt-get-anyone-to-review-your-trade/

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The article above is why I'm focusing on myself FIRST. You said it. I KNOW all this stuff. It's up to ME to trust it and trade it.

I blewout twice and almost a third before leaving here and focusing on MY trading.

Still only have a hit rate of ~%50 but my wins are almost twice as much as my loses and I'm really comfortable trading like this as my drawdowns come from lots of small losses. Not getting stuck in trades and taking big hits.

Maybe this is what everyone was trying to tell me... but I dont think so.

My charts are a mess and I would be embarrassed to show them as people would jump all over me. But my LIVE stats are starting to get to real statistical significant levels and they are constantly improving.

I enjoy chatting on here. Maybe I just drop the journal and just chat on here.

Wow that ended up longer than I thought as usual.

Thanks again hen322!

(Going to repost in my old journal if I ever go read again)

P.S. I'm an avid reader. I HAVE read that book. Good book. Ive read hundreds of books. Both in psychology and trading.

After a certain point it all starts rehashing. You can only learn so much from reading. But I still constantly do hoping even for one good idea a book!

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Thanks again hen322!

"Thank" my post bro
I'm glad you are staying with it!
I think that's another general truth about trading, is that you do best when you do it alone, as in having no distractions, which includes the negative opinions of others or their 2 cents.

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More Thoughts About BloodHound

Sometimes the values in the solvers gets a little confusing, but so far, this is what I found out.

"In the Indicator Comparison, under INPUT section, if you select Price, the Lookback Period option uses (1) for the current bar, whereas if you use an indicator as an INPUT, it's Displacement option is 0 for the current bar. Try to not get confused...I did for a little bit, all these 0s and 1s spends my head around like you wouldn't believe.

Their "Signal Extender" will start counting the next bar as the first bar, right after the first signal, and not the first signal as the first bar."


It takes alot of studying to learn bloodhound, but it is alot faster than learning how to code in C#.
I am putting in the work.

I've been getting use to testing in the logic board by connecting each node straight to the result node to see the signal output on the chart, and troubleshoot that way. By the time I look at the clock, 2 hours pass by, and time flies by so fast when you are having... doing this.

The videos and documentations are fantastic, it just takes alot of time. But BloodHound is the type of software that I've been wishing for, ever since I started chart trading futures.

I want to focus exclusively on bloodhound so I can learn it faster, but at the same time, I'm focusing on orderflow scalping. I'm trying to study both, and it's alot of work. But I want it, I have the desire and passion for it, so I'm going to push for it.

So far, I've been implementing the siChameleon indicator into my Bull Flag Strategy, to get more signals and opportunities, but the ES is starting to get choppier than before, so the strategy isn't producing profit as much as last week.

I watched another video about the Support and Resistance Solvers. I'm going to try to implement that into my strategy. But the videos that use the renko bars is catching my interest too. So I'm going to look into that.

I wish @SharkIndicators could condense their videos more. That would speed up the learning process.

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BloodHound Webinar Today and Mean Reversion Video

I attended the webinar this morning. It was a good turn out of people, but after the instructor finished creating a system that someone requested, no one had any questions except me. I think I know why.

Let me tell you something about learning this kind of software....
You can't just sit there and just listen. Your mind will wonder off, or it would be too difficult to follow along and get lost. What you need to do is create the system with the instructor. Why? Because....
1. It will help you follow along...even if you don't know what the values mean or what you are changing. Doing it with them helps keep your mind locked in to what the instructor is showing on the screen.
2. The more you get involved in some way, such as clicking, typing, and copying the instructors screen will help you remember.

During the webinar, I learned more nodes that he used, which was the signal blocker and the toggle nodes.

Later on, I watched the "BloodHound Workshop-Mean Reversion System."
That was over 2 hours long. Most of it was a bunch of talking at the beginning and at the end of the video. I think I'll create a shorter video tomorrow and see if it is more helpful for some.
I'll also cover what the video showed on how to begin with the solver tab to quickly create your strategy, and then use the logic board to fine tune it.
It also showed how to use the "Indicator Threshold" and explained what the "Ratio" node is used for. You will also learn and understand that BloodHound begins with returning the signal that's 80% close to the targeted level. Meaning, if you think that your signal is given once it reaches the level you decide, the signal will actually be given once it reaches 80% of the way there. So in other words, the signal will be given once it is 20% before the target. I'll show you how to change the option to 100%, which will give the signal once it reaches exactly there.

I think I'll create a 10-15 minute video so that way you wouldn't have to sit through @SharkIndicators 2 hour one.

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BloodHound Webinar Today and Mean Reversion Video

I think I'll create a 10-15 minute video so that way you wouldn't have to sit through @SharkIndicators 2 hour one.

That would be great, hen322. I for one find their videos not very organized (currently organized according to the date presented). I think they should group it according how functionalities are used or according to the indicators, etc.

Thanks in advance.

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Concise Version of "BloodHound Workshop-Mean Reversion System."

After taking all 4 of BloodHound's introductory videos, two Thursday webinars, and two workshop videos, I feel competent enough to use this software very effectively. I am not trying to boast about this, but to share some sort of a benchmark for the time it took a person like me, who had no idea of how it worked.

Before watching the video, please setup your charts according to the following....

Indicators:
EMA(8) on the 421 tick chart (main)
EMA(18) on the 1350 tick chart.
Stochastics (both) use only K line. High 85, Low 15.
Bollinger on both (with default settings).

List of Conditions for the Signals.
Short Entry: (long entry will have the same rules).
1. Price is above the EMA(8) on the 421, and
2. Price is above the EMA (18) on 1350, and
3. Both stochastics are above 85 and
4. Both stochastics are descending (or beginning to descend) and
5. Price is above the upper bollinger band.

By the end of the video, not only will you know how to create your own strategy, but also grasp a bigger understanding of how the software works.

Thanks again, SharkIndicators, for creating BloodHound!



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If anyone would like me to make another concise video of one of BloodHound's Workshops, post the request here!
Here is a link to their BloodHound Workshop YouTube Channel:
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Concise Version of "BloodHound Logic Node Tutorial."
(Ratio, Additional, OR, and AND Nodes)

Before, I didn't know how the Ratio Nodes worked. I introduced it in my last video, but didn't quite know how to adjust it properly. I came across their video on it. It is found in the link below.

BloodHound Logic Node Tutorial


Concise Version
Their video is 20 minutes long. But if you want to see a "concise version" of it at 4:30 minutes, then check it out below.


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I for one find their videos not very organized (currently organized according to the date presented). I think they should group it according how functionalities are used or according to the indicators, etc.

Complete List of Videos

Agreed. Their YouTube Channel BloodHound Workshops section needs more work. Their "BloodHound Getting Started Guide" webpage in their website seems to be as organized as they could get so far. I made a list of all the videos they have that is currently available. With this list, I can quickly scan all the videos available instead of browsing from webpage to webpage. Use the ctrl+f (find function) to search for the videos of interest, then do a manual search in their YouTube or website, to get the video.

(Note: All bold and italics are not videos)

-BloodHound Getting Started Guide-
https://www.sharkindicators.com/documentation/bloodhound-getting-started/

(Quick Start Videos)
Installation and Setup
Creating a Basic System
Using Multiple Timeframes
Backtesting with Raven

How to Determine Trend Direction - Part 1
How to Determine Trend Direction - Part 2
Price Bar Solvers
Logic Nodes In-Depth

-Time to Learn the Solvers-
(In Depth Videos)
Principles of How Solvers Work
Solvers 1-2-3 (Bar Direction, Bar Length, Indicator Change in Slope)
Solvers 4-5-6 (Indicator Comparison, Indicator Crossover, Indicator Inflection)
Solvers 7-8-9 (Indicator Slope, Indicator Threshold, Regression Channel Position)
Solvers 10 (Regression Channel Width)
Solvers 11-12 (Support Resistance, Dorschden Swing Trend)
Solvers 12-13 (Dorschden Swing Trend, Dorschden Swing Volatility)

What is Fuzzy Logic
How to Nest Indicators Within a Solver
Tips and Tricks (Time Session Solver End of Day Exit Logic; ADX Rising Slope)

-Time to Build Some Systems-
Classic Stock System
Counter Trend VWAP & Stochastics System
Opening Range Breakout System
ADXVMA and SuperTrend System
Swing Trend State wCCI, MACD, & RSI
Stochastic Pullback with Double EMA Filter
Mean Reversion System (hen322 made Concise Version)
Renko Pullback to Fast SMA
MomentumBB and Keltner Channel System
Regression Channel Pullback Signal

-Congrats! The Major Work is Done-
Raven Backtesting (Time to Test It)
Frequently Asked Topics
(Linking Multiple Trade Conditions/Rules Together,
Allowing a Specific Number of Signals per Trend Direction,
Isolating the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Trend Signal,
Blocking Signals When Price is X ticks Away From a MA,
Identifying Market Consolidation,
Specifying a Min & Max Number of Required Pullback Bars,
Detecting Double Tops or Bottoms,
Detect When an Indicator Crosses the Zero Line by at Least 0.3 or -0.3 or More)

[END OF "GETTING STARTED"]

-BloodHound Workshops in YouTube Channel-
[yt]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHWkCZYe17nXpUkUBpESmFSGs-4hBl7lp[/yt]


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MA Crossover with a Price Extension & then a Pullback
5 Range Chart EMA14 Bounce Signal w/ EMA5 Filtering
Ichimoku Tenkan & Kijun Crossover Signals w/ Kumo Cloud & Chikou Span Filtering
Identifying Multiple Reversing Renko Bars in a Row Simple Consolidation
Stochastic K Counter Trend Signal with HTF (Higher Time Frame) EMA Slope Filter
Price Breaking a Swing Point with a Fast Pullback Signal using Renko Bars
Breakout Signal of a 4 Bar Renko Consolidation Pattern
Comparing Intra-day Bar Prices to the Daily SMA(50)
How the Time Session Solver Works
Renko Reversal Bar Signal at Lower Low & Higher High
Add a Minimum Slope Requirement to Your Signal
Detect if Price is Above All the Moving Averages
When a Swing Point has Not Been Broken by Price for 40 Bars
Counter Trend VWAP Signal at Standard Deviation 2 Line
Use Discretionary Support Resistance Lines in a System
Block the First 2 Signals and Allow the Rest
Sound Alert Only on First Signal of Multiple Signals in Same Direction
Signaling When All 3 MACDBB are Sloping in the Same Direction Across MTF
RSI Double Crossover Signals
Building a Custom Intraday Flag Pattern Signal
Double EMA Trend with Renko Bar Pullback Signal
Identifying a Broader CCI Trending State
Woodies CCI Turbo Signals with CCI Direction Filter
Delayed MACD Crossover Signal to Reduce Fakeout Crossovers
Filtering/Blocking Signals When Indicator is Overbought or Oversold
Price Action Trend Reversal/Breakout Signal with MACD filter
Blocking/Removing Continuous Signals
3 Bar and 4 Bar Thrust Patterns
Exit Signal When MACD Histogram Diverges from MACD Line
Renko Reversal Signal with Price Filter & Confirmation Bar
Signals from Swing Trend Indicator w/ Confirmation Bar
Price Increasing, and Volume Decreasing, While Approaching a S/R/Line
Detecting the Trending Order of Multiple MA’s
Blocking Crossover Signals When Price is too Far Away
Building Counter Trend VWAP Signals
How to Show Long Signals Only When Price is Above an EMA
3 Reversal Renko Bar Pattern with a Diverging RSI Filter
How to Create a Min & Max Number of Pullback Bars Requirement
Reversal Bar Signal with EMA Slope and Wick Filter
Adding a 10 Bar Minimum Filter Prior to a Crossover Signal
Stochastics 80/20 Crossover Two Logic Methods
Synchronizing MACD Directions from Two Timeframes
Short Signals at Lower S/R Lines and Long Signals at Higher S/R Lines
Using Multiple Instruments to Find Correlated Trends in the Market Analyzer
Find Long Wicks on the Order Flow Cumulative Delta Indicator
Detecting a Heiken Ashi Reversal with 2 Ticks or More of Movement
How to Build a Crossback Signal in the Direction of the Trend
Building a Counter Trend VWAP & Stochastics System
Working with a MTF Renko System to Synchronize Reversal Bars
MTF Renko Charts with Darvas Bounce Signals
Reversal Bars Without Wicks
Exit Signal When the ADXVMA Goes into a Neutral Trend State
How to Generate a Signal From the ADXVMA
Block Signals When the ADXVMA is Neutral
Detect When a Bar is Inside the Bollinger
Detect Renko Bars That Reverse on Swing Points
Multiple Topics on Various Indicator Conditions
System Building - MomentumBBLines & Keltner Channel
Session Pivots, Backtesting, & Optimization
Multiple Timeframes & RSI Divergence Exit
ADXVMA, SuperTrend System with Daniel Roe
Fuzzy Logic, Threshold & Slope Solvers
Various Q & A
Overview and Converting the MACD Divergence to TSI
Using BloodHound in the Market Analyzer with Daniel Roe
Simple Use of Signal Counter and General Q & A
Crossover Solver vs the Comparison Solver
LinReg Slope System & Expansion/Contraction of Bands
Detecting Candle Wicks & Specifying Trading Times
Ratio type Comparison and Bollinger Expansion Contraction
Ultimate Osc with Threshold solver and More Exit logic Examples
Lots of Raven Questions and Working with Multiple Time Frames
CCI Exit Signal Example and ATR Measurement Unit
HH & LH with MA Filters and Reversal at Keltner Channel Signals
Finding a Swing Low Below the Bollinger Band
Limit Orders and Using the Additive Node to See Before a Trade Setup Occurs
Techniques to Smooth and Identify Price or Indicator Trends
Filtering Out Grouped Signals
Blocking Signals When Price is Inside 2 Moving Averages
Q&A Change In Slope Solver
Q&A, Blocking an Exit Signal Soon After an Entry Signal
General Q & A
Introduction to Daneil Roe and Volume Divergence
Q&A, Comparing Highest High of 5 bars back to HH 10 bars back
Modify BH Divergence to use Any Indicator
Building Entry and Exit Signals from a HTF
Using the HeikenAshi Indicator
Building an Opening Range System
Finding Over-bought and Over-sold with an Oscillator. Plus questions
Allowing a Specific Number of Signals per Trend Direction
Allowing Only 1 Trade per Direction
SupportResistance solver Part 2 TailWind mode
Revisiting the SupportResistance solver
Isolating the First 3 Signals per Day
Signals During a Specific Trading Time & Opening Range Breakout
Q & A
Detect Converging & Diverging Bands
Isolating the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Trend Signal
Using Change in Slope and Finding CandleStick Patterns
Comparing the Trigger Bar to Each Bar Afterward
Using Market Analyzer and Q&A
Linking Multiple Trade Conditions Together
Exit Strategies and Raven 1.103
Fuzzy Logic
Building Pre-CrossOver Conditions & New Bars for BackTesting
Massive Q & A Session
Preventing a Trend Fake-Out and Using a Lower Time-Frame Chart
Essential Principles of Solvers
Toggling Multiple Long and Short Thresholds
Synchronizing HTF Renko Charts
Analyzing 3rd-Party Indicators & NexGen Trend Filter
Small & Large Trigger Pullback Entry Signal
Trading the Higher Time Frame (HTF) Trend and Pausing Raven
Improve Your System by Adding Filters (Crossover with a Pullback)
Stochastics Divergence
Multi-TimeFrames & Intro to Divergence system
Programmer Nodes
Consolidation
Signal Extender and Toggle Nodes
Signal Counter Node
Classic Stock system pt.2
Inverter and Long/Short Modifier Function nodes
An introduction for new customers
Raven Trading Strategy & New 1.1 Function Nodes
Advanced Slope Analysis
Demonstration of the classic stock signal
Mean Reversion System
Example Signals
MA Bounce 2 & Debugging a System
MA Bounce / Rejection
Logic Nodes
Finding Price Action Swing Points and Using Multiple TimeFrames
Basic Solvers Part 6 (Solvers 12-13)
Logic Node Tutorial
Basic Solvers Part 4 (Solvers 10)
Basic Solvers Part 5 (Solvers 11-12)
Basic Solver Part 3 (Solvers 7-8-9)
Creating a trade system from scratch
Basic Solvers Part 2 (Solvers 4-5-6)
Demonstrating the Solvers (Solvers 1-2-3)

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Hi @hen322

You have done a great job so far on commenting about your BH learning experience. Thanks for that since i just begun last week to study it. Do you know if there are solvers to identify swings high/low to identify the characteristics of the leg formed between a prior swing low (HL) and the current swing high (HH) for an ascending trend. The goal would be to go long if the leg is within a certain range and price pulls back a certain percentage of the leg with target beeing a certain percentage above the current leg.

* HL = Higher Low
* HH = Higher High

EDIT: I found this info which may provide some clues about what i'd like to develop.

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You have done a colossal job of documenting your journey with BloodHound and providing another prospective on its workings. Here's hoping you have won this month's contest !!

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Do you know if there are solvers to identify swings high/low to identify the characteristics of the leg formed between a prior swing low (HL) and the current swing high (HH) for an ascending trend. The goal would be to go long if the leg is within a certain range and price pulls back a certain percentage of the leg with target beeing a certain percentage above the current leg.

* HL = Higher Low
* HH = Higher High

EDIT: I found this info which may provide some clues about what i'd like to develop.

I was thinking of the same solver "Dorschden Swing Trend" from your link. I don't know if there is a percentage option for the leg within the range, but I'll let you know what I find. I'll get back to you in a couple days. Thanks @trendisyourfriend and @dwt51 for the compliments!

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I was thinking of the same solver "Dorschden Swing Trend" from your link. I don't know if there is a percentage option for the leg within the range, but I'll let you know what I find. I'll get back to you in a couple days.

I asked your question @trendisyourfriend in last Thursday's workshop, and he said it was too vague. He said when you try to program your strategies into bloodhound you have to be more precise in your descriptions.

He was pointing out that signaling a higher swing low and a higher swing high sounds like some form of wave analysis which can be very subjective.

He recommended a video to get accustomed to working with swings:
Identifying Swings High / Low Expansion and Contraction



And about measuring the leg within the high / low swings, he said that bloodhound doesn't necessarily measure things, but uses more of a max or min values.

He was wondering if you can send some screen shots to give us a visual of what you are looking for.

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Hi hen322,

Thank you for your journlal and videos. I am also learning to program with Shark indicators. Programming with shark indicators is relatively easy, but it does take a bit of time to get the hang of it. And although I now have quite some basic knowledge about programming with it, I still learned some of your videos. So please keep on making them.

Shark indicators videos can indeed be better and shorter, which is why I advise you never to watch Trade The Plan videos (Daniel Roe). He uses (programmed) Shark indicators in an interesting way but his videos are horrible (and usually very long, way too long).

Finally, a general tip: there are media players (such licke VLC) with which you can play video clips faster (including the streaming ones). It saves time !!!

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Hello han322

Do you know if the code generated by Bloodhound indicator is something a programmer can view and change later as per his needs?
I know software programmming however the process is very long and time consuming. I am simply trying to figure out if for people that know programming this tool is also useful?

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Hello han322

Do you know if the code generated by Bloodhound indicator is something a programmer can view and change later as per his needs?
I know software programmming however the process is very long and time consuming. I am simply trying to figure out if for people that know programming this tool is also useful?



programming with bloodhound is for the most part like programming with predefined software blocks (by means of mouse clicks so it is not real programming) and to my knowledge you have no access to the underlying deeper software.

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Hello han322

Do you know if the code generated by Bloodhound indicator is something a programmer can view and change later as per his needs?
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am simply trying to figure out if for people that know programming this tool is also useful?

I remember someone asking this question during a webinar. The answer is no. You are not able to view the code. I know what you are talking about, and they don't allow that.

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