Waddah Attar Scalping:
Author: waddah attar
WA, you mean Tow or Two bars?
Two ( 2 ) bars.
i know, just been kidding (dem spellcheckers) : ))
Thank you very much for you effort in creating these awesome indicators!
I'm experiencing some problems with this one though, please take a look if you have the time. The following is all I see when creating an EA with it:
Any idea how to solve this ? Changing the parameters does not work
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Indicators: Simple Scalping System
newdigital, 2014.05.22 08:45
The Scalpers Checklist (based on dailyfx article)
Traders should have a checklist to consult prior to making any major
trading decisions. These steps are critical for Forex scalpers as they
often have to make these choices on a moment’s notice. To help with the
process it can be helpful to keep a checklist and determine your options
prior to approaching the market. Today we will review the scalper’s
checklist. Let’s get started!
Identify Market Conditions
The first task assigned to day traders and scalpers is to identify
market conditions. Is the market trending or ranging? Is the volatility
of an asset low or high? These are both important questions that should
be answered prior to entering into a new trade idea. Not only will this
help Forex traders which currency pair to trade, but also help determine
their strategy. Every scalper and day trader should check this off
their list, prior to considering any market entries!
Choose a Strategy
Once market conditions are found, traders need to identify a strategy
that is congruent with the market. If you are trading a trend, you will
need to not only find market direction but also decide if you are going
to trade a retracement, momentum or breakout strategy. In lack of a
trend, traders again need to decide how to approach pricing patterns,
support & resistance values, as well as potential breakouts. With so
many strategies to choose from, it is worth taking your time and doing
your due diligence prior to checking this off your scalping list.
Plan Your Entry
Next traders need to select how they are going to enter into the market.
Typically traders need to first determine if they will trade with
market orders or entry orders. Market orders allow you to trade
immediately if conditions are met and you are immediately in front of
your trading terminal. Entry orders can be used and will execute at a
designated price even if you aren’t watching the market.
Once this is decided, traders need to evaluate which indicators if any
will be used for trading. In the event an indicator is added to the
graph, prior to execution, plan on its use and know its strengths as
well as limitations. When you are 100% certain on your entry triggers
then you can proceed to the next portion of the checklist.
This point of our check list goes beyond the simple placement of stop
and limit orders. Scalpers must carefully consider how much they should
risk on each trade. At this point specific questions should arise. How
many pips are you risking per trade? What is your average profit target
per trade? How does a stop order being executed equate to a loss on my
While no trader wants to take a loss it is paramount to determine these
values prior to scalping. Once these values are set, you can mark this
point off your checklist. Now all you have left is to hold yourself
accountable to your trading decisions.
Log the Results
Traders, especially short term scalpers, have a tendency to always be
looking for the next trade. While looking for trading opportunities
isn’t a bad thing, we should also remember to go back and review past
events. Keeping a trading log can help us establish market patterns and
reflect if your strategy is working in current conditions.
To help with this process, traders should note, why, when and how they
entered into a trade. If your strategy is working, stick with it and
keep your original strategy rules. If you’re trading is not working out
as planned, with a log you can identify what must be changed and make
While this checklist may seem daunting at first, these are all important steps to consider before scalping.
how to use this indicator please explain
After reading the code, I deciphered it as follow:
1. First, define two variables, A and B.
The code of these 2 variables are the same, but they have different parameters P1 and P2 with initial value 1 and 5, which means the time frame are m1 and m5, respectively .
2. Then, it uses 3 variables, max, min, and pivot for the calculation afterwards.
Max and min are of course the maximun and minimun value of current bar.
Pivot is the average of the closed price of curren bar and the two bars before it. So it's the average of 3 bars.
The reason behind this, I guess, is to make the value more smooth, more representative.
A,B = (closed price of current bar ) - ( the average of max, min, pivot ) / point
3. Comparison part:
a. If A and B are both >0, then store the value of A+B into the buffer 1 predefined.
b. If A and B are both <0, then store the value of A+B into the buffer 2 predefined.
c. Repeat the above steps for 1000 times, so every bar can have a corresponding value of this indicator.
*If you change the value of P1,P2, then the time frame will change.
For example, if P1=15, P2=60, or P1=60,240, and so on.