Consistent #3

Lesson 4

What’s my edge? What’s my edge?

Where’s my brain? Say it louder!

Recoil. That’s the wave between the measuring & the divergent leg. It is typically 35-70 pips long.

Turn around, Breitbart.

Blue steel lens flare from the 80s.

It is best to use a 30-minute chart for this. The devil is in the retail.

A kick-off move or measuring leg can assert dominance by printing 150 degrees (105 pips). The same time a divergent leg may be singing the blues when it is just as ferocious.

It’s the damn cold night. Dim Gray lines. Was lazy to eliminate all other plots.
So here’s some real life calculation for scaling in.

155 degrees = 108 pips

145 degrees = 101 pips

135 degrees = 94 pips

I would put 1/4th size on the two closer prints.

Measure from the far end of the recoil of course.

deletetxt1("LAMBDA");

for (i =2 ; i <= 180; i++) {
 if (High[i]>High[i-1] && High[i]>High[i+1]  && High[i]<iHigh(symbol,0,iHighest(symbol,0,MODE_HIGH,60,i))
 && High[i]<iBands(symbol,0,60,2,0,PRICE_MEDIAN,MODE_UPPER,i)-130*Point
 ){
   j=i;
   while (j>0 && j>i-6){
    if (Low[j]<Low[j+1] && Low[j]<Low[j-1] && High[i]-Low[j]<700*Point && High[i]-Low[j]>350*Point
    && Low[j]>iLow(symbol,0,iLowest(symbol,0,MODE_LOW,30,j)) && High[i]<iHigh(symbol,0,iHighest(symbol,0,MODE_HIGH,i,0))) break;
    j--;
   }
   if (j>0 && Low[j]<Low[j+1] && Low[j]<Low[j-1]  && High[i]<iHigh(symbol,0,iHighest(symbol,0,MODE_HIGH,i,0)) 
   // && Low[i]>iBands(symbol,0,60,2,0,PRICE_MEDIAN,MODE_LOWER,i)+160*Point
    && High[i]-Low[j]>350*Point) {
        ObjectCreate(0,"LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJ_TREND,0,Time[i],High[i],Time[j],Low[j]);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,"LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_RAY_RIGHT,false);
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_COLOR,clrDimGray);
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_WIDTH,6); 
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_BACK,1);
         i=i+4;
   }
 
 }
 }
 
for (i =2 ; i <= 180; i++) {
 if (Low[i]<Low[i+1] && Low[i]<Low[i-1] && Low[i+2]>Low[i]  && Low[i]>iBands(symbol,0,60,2,0,PRICE_MEDIAN,MODE_LOWER,i)
 && Low[i]>iLow(symbol,0,iLowest(symbol,0,MODE_LOW,60,i))
 ){
   j=i;
   while (j>0 && j>i-6){
    if (High[j]>High[j-1] && High[j]>High[j+1] && High[j]>High[j-2] && High[j]-Low[i]<700*Point && High[j]-Low[i]>350*Point
    && High[j]<iHigh(symbol,0,iHighest(symbol,0,MODE_HIGH,30,j)) 
  //  && Low[i]>iLow(symbol,0,iLowest(symbol,0,MODE_LOW,i,0))
    ) break;
    j--;
   }
   if (j>0 && High[j]>High[j-1] && High[j]>High[j+1]  
   //&& High[j]<iBands(symbol,0,60,2,0,PRICE_MEDIAN,MODE_UPPER,j)
   //&& Low[i]>iLow(symbol,0,iLowest(symbol,0,MODE_LOW,i,0))
    && High[j]-Low[i]>350*Point) {
        ObjectCreate(0,"LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJ_TREND,0,Time[j],High[j],Time[i],Low[i]);
         ObjectSetInteger(0,"LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_RAY_RIGHT,false);
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_COLOR,clrDimGray);
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_WIDTH,6); 
         ObjectSet("LAMBDA"+DoubleToStr(i),OBJPROP_BACK,1);
    i=i+4;
   }
  } 
} 

Not saying the current filters are final, but this is what I’m working with currently.

137 pips was the length of this leg. I only started buying from 0.9952 – all trades made money, and I’m out for the day. This is what an edge looks like.

Avoid fading a tight squeeze – as mentioned earlier.

Lesson 5

Auto targeting

One edge can be knowing what to expect statistically from the next measuring leg back inside the BB. From the fractal this seems to be 70 pips. Nothing random here. 2x fluctuation size. Have you been paying attention to the size of the recoils? Minimum 35 pips ~ fluctuation size.


/////Long Target - Code 77 

j=2;
while (iFractals(symbol,15,MODE_LOWER,j)!=true && j<100)
j++;  

if( OrderType()==OP_BUY && (OrderStopLoss()==0.77 || OrderTakeProfit()==7.7) && OrderTakeProfit()!=NormalizeDouble(iLow(symbol,15,j)+700*Point,4) && iLow(symbol,15,j)+700*Point>OrderOpenPrice() 
 ) 
    { 
       OrderModify(OrderTicket(), OrderOpenPrice(), OrderStopLoss(), NormalizeDouble(iLow(symbol,15,j)+700*Point,4), OrderExpiration());
          Print("LONG Target Set to 70 pips from fractal low @ "+DoubleToStr(NormalizeDouble(iLow(symbol,15,j)+700*Point,4),4));}


/////Short Target  - 77


j=2;     
     while (iFractals(symbol,15,MODE_UPPER,j)!=true && j<100)
j++;
if( OrderType()==OP_SELL && (OrderStopLoss()==7.7 || OrderTakeProfit()==0.77) && OrderTakeProfit()!=NormalizeDouble(iHigh(symbol,15,j)-700*Point,4) && iHigh(symbol,15,j)-700*Point<OrderOpenPrice()
 ) 
   {  


     OrderModify(OrderTicket(), OrderOpenPrice(), OrderStopLoss(), NormalizeDouble(iHigh(symbol,15,j)-700*Point,4), OrderExpiration());
           Print("SHORT Target Set to 70 pips from fractal high @ "+DoubleToStr(NormalizeDouble(iHigh(symbol,15,j)-700*Point,4),4));  }    
   

I don’t know who you are by now, but I’m with you.

Yet another target in the low .9840s