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Updates to AutoFibs / Automatic Fibonacci Levels

As usual I’ve been at work updating the scripts from time to time with new feature ideas, and one client recently mentioned that there weren’t any recent posts on the website, so I thought I’d better start being more diligent about letting people know when I release updates. I’ll try to do that going forward.

The latest update I wanted to mention is that I’ve added some unique capabilities to the AutoFibs ZigZag functionality that lets you draw the levels based on any of the 3 most recent swings (zigzags), but then also plot or project the levels from any of the 3 most recent swings that you want as well.

This is interesting for finding points of symmetry and price targets for take profit orders.

So you could, for instance, base the levels on the range of 3 swings ago, and then project forward from the current swing high, as in this example:

Thinkorswim Indicators - Automatic Fibonacci levels study - AutoFibs example
Thinkorswim Indicators – Automatic Fibonacci levels study – AutoFibs example

Here are the new settings to control the behavior:

Thinkorswim Indicators - Automatic Fibonacci levels study - AutoFibs settings 2
Thinkorswim Indicators – Automatic Fibonacci levels study – AutoFibs settings

The functionality is similar to the built in 3-points Fibs Extensions tool that comes with TOS, only the indicator makes the process automatic for you.

Thinkorswim Indicators - Automatic Fibonacci levels study - AutoFibs drawing tool comparison
Thinkorswim Indicators – Automatic Fibonacci levels study – AutoFibs drawing tool comparison

Existing clients – please go to My Account / Orders and click the VIEW button to pull up your order details and download the latest version there. This is where you can get access to all future updates for free as usual.

Prospective clients – please click here to purchase and download the latest version of AutoFibs for Thinkorswim!

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Full TMO Relative Strength Set added to the existing Relative Strength Package for Thinkorswim

ROL Rollins TMO Relative Strength True Momentum Oscillator Strategy for Thinkorswim

New TMO Relative Strength indicator and strategy set added to the existing Relative Strength set

This is a new approach or strategy that I think is valuable enough to share with everyone on my site. This is the TMO, or True Momentum Oscillator, which you may have seen or heard of previously from Mobius. The plain vanilla TMO is a great indicator in its own right, even by itself. However, I’ve found that by combining it with Relative Strength, the results are truly impressive.

TSLA Tesla TMO Relative Strength True Momentum Oscillator Strategy for Thinkorswim
TSLA Tesla TMO Relative Strength True Momentum Oscillator Strategy for Thinkorswim

The idea behind this new script is to calculate the TMO for 3 different sources:

  1. The stock itself
  2. A market index symbol such as SPX or /NQ
  3. The relative strength ratio of the stock divided by the index symbol

Then, by comparing the TMO output of each of these sources, we can identify points in time where the stock’s momentum first begins to outperform the overall market early on, while it’s still trading inside a base or pullback pattern.

Thinkorswim Relative Strength TMO True Momentum Oscillator Scanner and Signals Column - Sidebar
Thinkorswim Relative Strength TMO True Momentum Oscillator Scanner and Signals Column – Sidebar

The remarkable thing to me is that this strategy can be broadly profitable on most stocks just using the built-in divergence signals between the 3 TMOs, and no additional filters like MAs or other trend filters.

The other remarkable feature is that this seems to be a timeless source of edge: if many people start using these signals, it will likely create new divergences to take advantage of.

The set comes with a scan, column, 2 indicators, and a strategy for backtesting, and by default it compares the currently-charted stock to the SPX through the lens of the TMO.

This suite of tools is available for free to anyone who has previously purchased the Relative Strength indicator set, and from now on it will also be included for new customers as well.

Click here to get the TMO Relative Strength set for Thinkorswim!

DE John Deere TMO Relative Strength True Momentum Oscillator Strategy for Thinkorswim
DE John Deere TMO Relative Strength True Momentum Oscillator Strategy for Thinkorswim
Thinkorswim Relative Strength TMO True Momentum Oscillator Scanner and Signals Column
Thinkorswim Relative Strength TMO True Momentum Oscillator Scanner and Signals Column
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Using Thinkorswim Web to Learn Paper Trading for Free

thinkorswim papermoney simulator for demo trading

If you want to get involved in the world of trading, paper trading is a great way to start off! For those who are unaware, paper trading involves simulated trades, which enable an investor to practice selling and buying without real money being risked. The term “paper trading” dates back to a time whereby those who wanted to become traders would practice on paper before they risked money in live markets.

Practice with paper trading

While you are learning, you will record all of the trades so you can keep track of the losses, profits, portfolios, and hypothetical trading positions. This will help to make sure that you are more prepared when the time comes to trade with your own funds. Today, a lot of the practice trading incorporates using an electronic stock market simulator, which feels and appears like a genuine trading platform.

What are the benefits of paper trading?

There are a number of different benefits associated with paper trading. Here are the top benefits:

  • You will get to practice every part of the trading process.
  • You practice in a relaxed environment without putting your own money at risk. 
  • This can also give you confidence in your ability. 
  • If you make mistakes, you can keep practicing until you feel like you are ready. 
  • Paper trading gives you the ability to test out new strategies and try different things. 
  • With no stress and no risk, it makes sense to try out your investing thoughts and strategies with paper money rather than diving right in and risking your own money. 

However, you do need to be disciplined; only make the moves you would on a real platform so you can be sure you’re truly testing your efforts. 

You can paper trade for free on thinkorswim 

One trade platform that comes with the option of paper trading is thinkorswim. Thinkorswim has a great reputation in the industry for being one of the best electronic trading platforms, and so it is certainly ideal to start off here when it comes to your trading efforts. 

How do you paper trade on thinkorswim?

It is really easy to get started with paper trading on Thinkorswim. Should you already have a TD Ameritrade account, you will automatically be registered for their paperMoney option, which enables you to practice trading immediately. So, all you would need to do is log-in and download the platform.

If you do not have a TD Ameritrade account, don’t worry; you can still try your hand at paper trading. You will simply need to register, which includes filling in your details to set-up your paperMoney account. It is not a complicated process, so you should be able to get started pretty quickly! 

So there you have it; an insight into paper trading with the Thinkorswim platform. We hope that this has helped you to get a better understanding of how you can effectively practice your trades before you commit any of your real funds. This is something that is recommended for anyone who is looking to get a foot into the world of trading. 

Want to trade paper money risk-free? Click here to learn more.