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Pennants and triangles scanner MT5

This indicator identifies high-probability breakout patterns. It does this by identifying strong, symmetrical pennants and triangles. This pattern DOES NOT appear very often on higher timeframes. But when it does, it is a very high-probability setup.

The indicator also includes an Inside bars scanner. It can for example be used to detect a special type of Inside bars formation which is formed by a Master candle (MC) followed by 4 inside candles (please see the strategy explanation below).


Features

  • Can monitor all symbols visible in your Market Watch window at the same time. Apply the indicator to just one chart and instantly monitor the entire market.
  • Monitors every timeframe, from M1 to MN, and sends you a real-time alert when a pennant, triangle or inside bar formation is identified.
  • The indicator includes an interactive panel. Please see separate screenshot.

It is enough to place the indicator on one chart and you will receive an alert from any symbol and any time frame of your choice.


I recommend you to put the indicator on a EURUSD M5 chart, preferable a clean chart without any other indicators or Expert Advisors on it.

Please note that due to the multifunctionality neither buy/sell advice nor lines and arrows will be drawn on the chart.


Parameters

  • Amount of signals to show in the panel: Default is 15. But you can set it to more if it will fit on your chart. The signals will be shown in descending order, i.e. the latest signal first.
  • Panel width: Default is 200. For instance, if you are using a non-standard font size in windows, you could set this to a larger value in order for the whole text to be visible.
  • Template name: The template you put here will be applied to the chart which will be opened when you click on a signal in the panel. The name must include the file extension (.tpl).
  • Line color: The color of the formation lines which are drawn on the chart which has been opened from the panel.
  • Enable scanning: True or False. Enables scanning of Pennants and Triangles.
  • Enable scanning: True or False. Enables scanning of inside bars.
  • Minimum amount of inside bars: Default is 6 (4 for the MC strategy).
  • Maximum amount of inside bars: Default is 20 (5 for the MC strategy).
  • Min. master candle size in points (0=any size): Only a MC larger than or equal to this size will give an alert. Default is 0.
  • Max. master candle size in points (0=any size): Only a MC smaller than or equal to this size will give an alert. Default is 0.
  • Symbols to scan: Here you will put all symbols you would like to monitor. Every symbol must be put in the exact way as it is visible in the Market Watch window and separated with a comma without spaces. If you put a symbol which does not exist in the Market Watch window, that symbol will not be scanned.
  • Use symbols from Market Watch window instead: With this option set to True all visible symbols in your Market Watch window will be scanned instead of the symbols above.
  • Time frames: Set to True for each time frame you would like to monitor.
  • Alerts: Set to true for each alert type you would like to receive.


Master candle strategy

Master Candle (MC) is a trading strategy based on a candle formation where the first (master) candle is followed by 4 smaller candles which are inside the first candle. The whole formation is built of 5 candles, independent of if bearish or bullish.

Timeframes: H1 and H4 charts. Even if the MC strategy works best on H1 it can be traded on all timeframe and currency pairs. Mainly on H4, H1 and M30 charts.

Currency pairs: Trades best on volatile pairs such as GBPUSD and GBPJPY.

After breaking MC high/low a position will be taken in the direction of the break. It is recommended that the MC has a size of 40 to 100 pips (but it depends on the volatility of the currency pair in question). It is also recommended to put stop orders for instance 5 pips above and below the MC high/low.

Some traders also use the rule that a break in any direction should occur during the next 3 candles after the MC creation (5th candle). Anyway, it is highly recommended to cancel any stop order if there is no break after 24 hours.

Finally it is for better results recommended to trade in the direction of the trend as well as to avoid trading at strong and important price levels - resistances and supports. It is also advisable not to trade MC which appears inside another MC.

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Versión 1.5 2019.03.24
- added the possibility to set minimum and/or maximum candle size for the master (first) bar in a inside bars formation
Versión 1.3 2019.02.17
- lines will now be drawn on the chart which is opened when you click on a Pennant/triangle signal in the panel. This in order to
to better visualize the formation
- added an option to use symbols from the Market Watch window instead of the symbols written in the Symbols parameter
Versión 1.1 2018.05.31
- added support for the strategy tester
- added an on-chart panel for showing signals