Larry Williams indicators

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  • #48055
    DarrenDarren
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    Whilst we have the Williams %R and Ultimate Oscillator built in to Optuma it’s possible to add others using the scripting language. For example, the VIXFix indicator.

    The indicator takes the highest closing price of the previous 22 trading days and subtracts the current low. This is then divided by the highest 22 day close, and then multiplied by 100. In Optuma, we can use the HIGHESTHIGH() function to recreate the indicator in our scripting language:

    This can then be added to your toolbox (New > Script Tool), making sure that it is applied to a New Tool View – meaning it will be added in a window below the price chart with it’s own scale, much like an RSI or MACD. Once saved, this can then be applied from the right-click menu or custom toolbar button just like any other tool.

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    #48059
    DarrenDarren
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    Williams Accumulation / Distribution

    The Williams Accumulation / Distribution formula is:

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    As a script, we can do this in a Show View:

    #54267
    AvatarMichael
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    More on VIXFix

    A paper at http://docs.mta.org/dow-award/2015-amber-hestla-barnhart.pdf shows that adding a moving average to the VIXFix can be useful as a timing tool. Of course, adding an MA to an indicator in Optuma is simple to do.

    #54269
    DarrenDarren
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    VIXFix peaks to identify price lows

    Thanks Mike. The VIXFix formula above can also be combined with the Pivot() function to highlight significant peaks, which tend to correspond to price lows:

    Workbook attached for both US and ASX sector data:

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    #54345
    AvatarJonathan
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    Maybe I’ve done this wrong…

    But applying the VIXFix (Show Bar) to the VixFix goes about highlighting market peaks.

    Is this just me being biased to this tool… or is there something here…

    Is it just randomly highlighting highs…

    I can’t seem to understand the correlation in the calculation.

    In theory, for the lagging indicator…. Buy = buy… red = sell

    XJO

    #54349
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    You’ve done 22 days, whereas others quote just 20 days,

    #54359
    DarrenDarren
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    Hi Jonathan,

    The tool is highlighting the 20 day pivot highs and lows on the VIXFix tool – if you want to make the signals less sensitive increase the pivot MIN=20 values in line 7 of the formula above to make them more significant.

    In Larry’s original article he uses 22 days but if you want to use 20 just change the lookback value from 22 in the HighestHigh function in line 3.

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    #54363
    AvatarJonathan
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    Ahh, Yes makes sense!

     

    Has anyone had any luck using this as a script to pull up potential buys?

    #54365
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    Sorry.

     

    I misunderstood what this indicator did. After testing more… Didn’t realise it was a fully lagging indicator.

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