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PipTick VSA MT4

PipTick VSA is based on the original Volume Spread Analysis method. It was designed for quick and easy recognition of VSA patterns. Even though this indicator looks very simple, it is the most sophisticated tool that we have ever made. PipTick VSA indicator is a really powerful analytical tool that generates very reliable trading signals. Because it is very user friendly and understandable, it is suitable for every type of trader, regardless of their experience.

What Is VSA?

VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) is a form of technical analysis which attempts to look into price action in relation to volume. This is a proven method for analyzing financial markets. This approach works in all markets because the VSA evaluates imbalance between supply and demand that are constantly emerging.

More information can be found at this site: http://www.volumespreadanalysis.com/


PipTick VSA shows 28 patterns divided into two groups - Signs of Weakness [SOW] and Signs of Strength [SOS].

  1. U - Upthrust [SOW]
  2. RU - Reverse Upthrust [SOS]
  3. PU - Pseudo Upthrust [SOW]
  4. PRU - Pseudo Reverse Upthrust [SOS]
  5. ND - No Demand [SOW]
  6. NS - No Supply [SOS]
  7. PBC - Potential Buying Climax [SOW]
  8. PSC - Potential Selling Climax [SOS]
  9. CAS - Climactic Action - Professional Selling [SOW]
  10. CAB - Climactic Action - Professional Buying [SOS]
  11. RS - Reverse Shake-Out [SOW]
  12. S - Shake-Out [SOS]
  13. 2RS - 2-Bars Reverse Shake-Out [SOW]
  14. 2S - 2-Bars Shake-Out [SOS]
  15. TR - Top Reversal [SOW]
  16. BR - Bottom Reversal [SOS]
  17. RER - Reversal After Effort to Rise [SOW]
  18. REF - Reversal After Effort to Fall [SOS]
  19. SVS - Stopping Volume - Professional Selling [SOW]
  20. SVB - Stopping Volume - Professional Buying [SOS]
  21. TD - Test of Demand [SOW]
  22. TS - Test of Supply [SOS]
  23. FPB - Falling Pressure - No Buyers [SOW]
  24. FPS - Falling Pressure - No Sellers [SOS]
  25. ERM - End of a Rising Market [SOW]
  26. EFM - End of a Falling Market [SOS]
  27. HS - Hidden Selling [SOW]
  28. HB - Hidden Buying [SOS]

Main Features

  • The indicator shows 28 VSA patterns
  • Really accurate signals
  • Based on the original VSA
  • Works on every timeframe (M1, M5, M15, M30, H1, H4, D1, W1 and MN)
  • Non-repainting
  • Ready for backtesting
  • Customizable parameters (Colors, Pattern Visibility, Text Size...)
  • Very fast calculation
  • Can be used for creating an EA (Expert Advisor)
  • Available for MT4 and MT5

Input parameters

  • MA_Period - Period of MA calculation
  • ATR_Period - Period of ATR calculation
  • Display_Legend - Allows to enable or disable displaying of legend
  • Offset - Offset of VSA patterns labels
  • Text_Size - Text size of the indicator labels
  • Bars_Ago - Number of bars displayed by the indicator. In case Bars_Ago parameter is set to 0, all bars in chart will be displayed
  • Show_U ... Show_HB - Allows to enable or disable displaying of the individual VSA pattern
  • Color_U ... Color_HB - Color of the individual VSA pattern

Outputs parameters

  • VSA - Number of VSA pattern according the legend

For more information, visit PipTick VSA product page.

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Version 1.3 - 2017.11.28
New Version Optimization
Version 1.2 - 2015.03.11
Data Window Upthrust bug removed, optimized VSA for Strategy Tester.