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Updates to Relative Volume + Position Sizer

Today I’ve released some substantial updates to both the Relative Volume indicator set and the Position Sizer.

Relative Volume, Trades, Shares-Per-Trade, and Shares-Per-Range

  • The Relative Volume, Trades, Shares-Per-Trade, and Shares-Per-Range indicators have all been combined into a single indicator that lets you switch between modes.
  • The Time-Based Average and the Moving Average based relative volume indicators have now all been combined into the single indicator as well, so you can switch between a time based average for use on intraday timeframe charts, and a custom moving average of volume for any timeframe chart.
  • Efficiency improvements have also been made to reduce resource consumption and keep your platform responsive.
  • Find out more here.
Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume Settings 1
Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume Settings 1

 

Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume Settings 2
Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume Settings 2

 

Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume
Thinkorswim Time Based Relative Volume

 

Position Sizer

Thinkorswim Position Sizer updated labels

  • The Position Sizer has a new mode for Fixed Dollar Target, in addition to the existing Fixed Price and Risk Multiple target modes.
  • New mode for stop – fixed dollar stop
  • New mode for risk per trade – choose a fixed dollar amount to risk or keep the normal percentage of buying power, either auto or manually chosen
  • All the data points in the label have been separated out so they can be controlled individually.
  • New labels for Bid-Ask Spread, Daily Volume, stop size, buying power required, etc.
  • Add spread size to stop size automatically
  • Fixed an issue to limit number of shares not only by risk per trade but also by buying power
  • Added offset setting for labels, so you can choose to display the entry/stop/target and position sizing info for the prior candle instead of the current candle, in case you like to use bar break types of entries based on the just-closed prior candle.
  • Find out more here.
Thinkorswim Position Sizer - Settings 1
Thinkorswim Position Sizer – Settings 1

 

Thinkorswim Position Sizer - Settings 2
Thinkorswim Position Sizer – Settings 2

 

Thinkorswim Position Sizer - Settings 3
Thinkorswim Position Sizer – Settings 3

 

Thinkorswim Position Sizer - Settings 4
Thinkorswim Position Sizer – Settings 4

 

Thinkorswim Position Sizer - Settings 5
Thinkorswim Position Sizer – Settings 5

 

I will be updating the images and data sheets for each in the coming days, but I wanted to get the release notes out there for people who’ve already purchased in the past.

I hope these changes will add value and benefit your trading workflow. As always, updates are free to prior purchasers and the new links are available in the My Account > Orders area of the site. Thanks for your continued support and kind feedback!

-Josiah

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Position Sizer gets Complete Overhaul! [VIDEO]

New Features for the ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer

I recently finished up a complete redesign of my ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer, and I wanted to post a quick announcement and go over some of the new features. I’m pretty excited about what I’ve been able to do with it, and I really hope others will find it as useful as I do.

The original implementation was basically a candle high/low position sizer. It calculated entries 1 tick above the high and your stop was 1 tick below the low of the candle, and it would size your position based on that stop size. Additionally, it only worked on stocks. I had originally made it to help me quickly calculate price action entries and exits and get the right number of shares each time, and it did that well for me, but wasn’t very flexible for other traders’ needs.

The new indicator is completely different and vastly more powerful.

thinkorswim position sizer labels
ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer labels

New Features

  • Works on Stocks, ETFs, and now Futures too!
    • Automatically account for the minimum tick size and tick value of futures contracts
  • Choose a percent of your buying power to risk on each trade
  • Script automatically grabs your current account balance and calculates the right amount of shares/contracts to buy based on your predefined risk tolerance
    • Optionally specify a manual/theoretical account balance
    • Specify a buying power multiple (2x or 4x account balance, etc., or just leave at 1x to use no margin leverage)
  • NEW STOP TYPES!
    • Candle/bar price action stops and entries as before
    • New! ATR stops
      • Specify a custom ATR multiple to use for stops
      • Change every aspect of how the ATR is calculated if desired
    • New! Kase DevStops
      • Choose between 4 different DevStop standard deviation levels
  • New entry methods!
    • Choose trade direction, long or short
    • Specify to calculate entries from the close, open, high, or low
    • Add custom padding for slippage or breakout entries to both entries and stops
      • Example 1: enter 1 tick above the high of a candle, stop 1 tick below the low, etc., to simulate a stop-market entry and exit
      • Example 2: assume 1 tick slippage on entries and stops, regardless of entry type
  • New target methods!
    • Choose an automatic target based on a multiple of your risk (stop size).
      • Example: if your stop size is $2, you can specify a 1:2 risk/reward ratio, and it will automatically calculate your target price as $4 above your entry
    • Choose a manual target price for your trade and automatically get the risk/reward in both Risk Units (Rs) or in percentage terms
  • Optionally round the shares or contracts to the nearest 10, 100, or whatever other number you specify
  • Show/hide any labels or lines on the chart
  • Change label and line colors as desired
  • Question mark icon / Tooltip for each option explains every setting in detail

How to Get the Updated Version

A quick note: previous purchasers will OF COURSE get the updated version for free! I really appreciate your support, and the updated links will be waiting for you in the My Account area under My Orders, as with all updates I release. If you have any trouble getting the links, just contact me and I’ll make sure you get setup.

If you haven’t purchased the Think-Or-Swim Position Sizer yet but you think it will be of benefit to your trading, you can pick up your copy here:

$129.99 $89.99Add to cart

Screenshots

explanation of each label in the think or swim position sizer indicator
explanation of each label in the think or swim position sizer indicator

 

 

thinkorswim position sizer chart example 1
thinkorswim position sizer chart example 1

 

thinkorswim position sizer kase devstop atr stop volatility stop
think or swim position sizer with Kase DevStops, ATR stops, volatility stops

 

think-or-swim position sizer with ATR stops
think-or-swim position sizer with ATR stops

 

Thinkorswim position sizer chart example
Thinkorswim position sizer chart example

 

Thinkorswim position sizer chart example and label explanation
Thinkorswim position sizer chart example and label explanation

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options settings 1
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 1

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options settings 1
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 2

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options & settings 3
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 3

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options & settings 4
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 4

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