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New Trading Strategies for ThinkOrSwim Published

thinkorswim trading strategies

New ThinkOrSwim Trading Strategies Published

I’ve recently posted several strategy scripts to the website that identify quantifiable edges for my fellow traders. These ThinkOrSwim trading strategies can be traded standalone, or tweaked further and customized to fit an individual’s trading style. They can either be used to setup automated trading systems in other platforms, or traded manually within ThinkOrSwim and improved with price action trading principles. My most recent strategies are all listed under the strategies category on the site, and here’s a quick reference list:

Most of these strategies come straight out of Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez’s book “Short Term Trading Strategies that Work,” and are specifically for trading the SPY, SPX, or ES futures. But these ThinkOrSwim trading strategies may also provide edges on other instruments, and you can test them on whatever symbols you like to trade, to see if they can be applied profitably there as well.

I hope these strategies are as intriguing to you as they were to me, and hopefully they will provide you a more quantifiable way to determine your edge in the market as well.

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New Relative Strength Candles indicator, plus updates to Big Levels & Premarket Levels

Thinkorswim Sector Relative Strength Comparison
Thinkorswim Relative Strength Candles MAs Slope
Thinkorswim Relative Strength Candles MAs Slope

This week I released one of my new favorite studies, Relative Strength, which instead of plotting relative strength as a basic close line graph, it can plot it as a candle chart or a bar graph, so you can trade relative strength price action. It also includes a bunch of extra features that the normal line graph study doesn’t have, such as moving averages, 4 breakout/breakdown signals, 6 bullish and 6 bearish divergence signals over multiple periods, etc. Check it out here.

I’ve also posted some updates to both Big Levels and Premarket Range to add optional summary labels to each one. That way you can use them just to display information on your chart, without any lines, or you can use just the lines, or you can use both together.

Thinkorswim higher timeframe daily weekly levels labels
Thinkorswim higher timeframe daily or weekly levels

As always, prior purchasers get upgraded for free, so just log back in to your My Account > Orders page, and click the green “View” order details button beside your old order. The new links should be there waiting.

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Updates to Weis Wave released, and new walkthrough video (finally! :-)

Thinkorswim Weis Wave and Ord-Volume Indicator Settings 1

Sorry it’s taken me so long to do an actual video for the Weis Wave & Ord-Volume indicator, but that is finally done now and released on the Weis Wave page and the Youtube channel.

I also released some small improvements to the behavior and settings and coloration options.

I’m currently working on some major improvements to the overall features including different methods for identifying waves instead of just the existing ZigZag method, as well as a more full-featured trend identification scheme, so keep an eye out for a beta of that to be released soon.

Meanwhile, check out the latest small update and video here.

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Automatic Zig Zag Anchored VWAP and Volume Profile

I had a request to do this indicator from a customer and I thought it would be a useful tool, so I got to work on it. I’ve added this as a free bonus to the existing Anchored VWAP and VWAP multiple timeframe set here.

The basic idea is you can define your Zig Zags as usual with the built in Zig Zag indicator. But instead of just plotting zig zags, the indicator will plot volume profiles for each wave/swing, and additionally anchor VWAPs to the most recent 5 swing high/low pivot points and plot them forward in time to present.

Here’s a quick walk through:

Thinkorswim automatic Zig Zag Anchored aVWAP and Volume Profile
Thinkorswim automatic Zig Zag Anchored aVWAP and Volume Profile

Get the indicator here (or if you’re an existing owner download it in the My Account > Orders > View Order Details page):