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Pin Bar Alerts

Introduction

This indicator marks Pin Bars (bars with an unusually long upper or lower candle wick) on your chart. It will also send alerts when one forms, including via e-mail or push notification to your phone. It's ideal for when you want to be notified of a Pin Bar set-up but don't want to have to sit in front of your chart all day.

You can configure all the settings including:

  • What proportion of the bar should be made up of the wick
  • How big or small the total size of the Pin Bar has to be
  • Optionally whether the Pin Bar has to be making a new extreme (e.g. new high for a bearish Pin Bar or new low for a bullish Pin Bar).
  • What symbol (if any) is plotted to highlight a Pin Bar
  • How far beyond the bar it is plotted
  • What alerts to receive out of pop-up desktop, e-mail and push notification to your phone


Optimal Usage

It's important to understand that the best Pin Bar signals depend on the context of where they occur. So rather than just thinking of it as a pattern of a single bar, instead think about what is happening around it. For example Pin Bars that form on support or resistance levels or key Fibonacci levels are often very powerful.You ideally want a Pin Bar that sticks out from the rest of the price action and which shows a strong rejection of a certain price level. The NBarExtreme input filter will allow you to adjust for this so fine-tune this input for your chosen market. You also need to think about the size of the Pin Bar. A larger than average bar that shows strong rejection can be especially powerful. Adjust the Min and MaxRangeATR parameters in order to fine-tune the indicator for the market that you are trading. By spending a bit of time learning what makes a great Pin Bar and by working with the input parameters in order to tune in to the market this will provide better profits in the long run.

Input Parameters

DoAlert: if set to true a desktop pop-up alert will appear from your MetaTrader terminal whenever an Inside Bar forms

DoNotification: if set to true then a push notification message will appear on your MetaTrader smart phone app

DoEmail: if set to true then an e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address with the alert information in

MinimumTailSize: this is the fraction of the total range of the bar that the long wick has to be

MinRangeATR: this is the smallest size, expressed as a multiple of ATR (average true range), the total range of the Pin Bar can be still to qualify.

MaxRangeATR: this is the largest size, expressed as a multiple of ATR (average true range), the total range of the Pin Bar can be still to qualify.

ATRLength: this is the lookback length to be used to calculated the ATR (average true range) for the Min and MaxRangeATR calculations.

RequireNBarExtreme: if set to true then for a bullish Pin Bar the low of the bar must be the lowest of the last N bars (where N is set by the NBarExtreme parameter) & v.v. for a bearish Pin Bar.

NBarExtreme: if RequireNBarExtreme is set to true then this specifies how many bars to look back to see if the Pin Bar is at an extreme

MarkPinBarOnChart: if set to true then it will mark all historic and current Pin Bars on the chart

BullPinBarSymbol: this is the Wingdings symbol code that will be used to mark a bull Pin Bar. You can choose from any of the Wingdings codes (see the chart below)

BearPinBarSymbol: this is the Wingdings symbol code that will be used to mark a bear Pin Bar. You can choose from any of the Wingdings codes (see the chart below)

PlotOffsetPnts: this is the offset in points (the minimum Metatrader price fluctuation) from the high or the low of the bar where the symbol will be plotted. The bigger the number here the further beyond the bar the symbol will be plotted. If you find that your plots are overlapping the bar then you need to increase this number

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Version 1.1 2018.11.15
1. Changed the default inputs to include having the NBarExtreme switched on.
2. Changed the default inputs to use a different plot symbol for the bull and bear Pin Bars
3. Change the Min and MaxRange inputs from being specified in points to be specified as ATR multiples