August 8 thru 27, 2024

No workshops, out of town.

August 1, 2024

Long Signal When a Bar Touches Pivot Line & ATR is Flat

The example only produces a long signal when the following occurs:

1)  The ATR indicator must be flat or “flat-ish”.

2)  A bar must touch a Woodies Pivots line.

No short signals are generated.

July 25, 2024

If-Then Programmer Node: A Brief Explanation

This is a short explanation of how the If-Then node operates, and the most common use case for it.

July 18, 2024

Slope Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Slope solver.  Examples are provided that demonstrate how to detect “flat-ish”,  minor sloping angles, and steep slope angles for moving averages and momentum type indicators.  Other conditions discussed include, finding bars where the close price moves up/down a minimum amount, and checking the slope skipping over bars (the slope from the current bar to three bars back.

July 11, 2024

Regression Channel Position & Width Solvers Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Regression Channel Position solver and the Regression Channel Width solver.  An example is provided that combines the two Regression Channel solvers together for a counter trend signal when price closes outside of the channel lines.

July 4, 2024

No Workshop - Independence Day 🎆 Holiday

June 27, 2024

No topics to post today.

June 20, 2024

Opening Range Second Breakout Attempt Failure Signal

This example is based on an Opening Range breakout system.  It identifies when price moves back into the opening range, and then tries to break out again in the same direction as the first breakout. A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The first O.R.  breakout must last for at least 25 bars before price moves back into the range.

2)  A bar must close inside the O.R.

3)  On a subsequent bar, the high price must cross through the O.R. high.

4)  A subsequent bar must close inside the O.R.

All conditions are reversed for short crossover signals.

Waiting for Price to Confirm Signal by Continuing to Move 5 Ticks Farther

This demonstrates how to take a renko chart trade signal, and wait until the market moves another X ticks, after the bar closes, in the signal direction as a confirmation that price isn’t going to reverse immediately.  The example trade signal is a simple EMA 9/30 crossover.

Identify an Engulfing Bar Across the EMA 12 & 21

This example shows how to identify when a bar opens below the EMA 12 & EMA 21, and closes above the two EMAs.

May 23 thru June 13, 2024

No workshop on these days, vacation.

May 19, 2024

Detect Marubozo Bars (bars with no wick)

Simple example of how to detect bars that have no wick (called Marubuzo bars).  We use a Comparison solver to compare the high/low to the body top/bottom.  Then a Long/Short Modifier node is used to isolate the filter signals.  A Bar Direction solver is used in place of whatever system you would otherwise connect this to.

May 16, 2024

Identifying When Volume is Above the Avg. Volume Level

This explains how to identify when the volume is greater than the VolMA (volume moving average) indicator.  Also included is using the VolumeUpDown indicator, which uses two plots vs. a single plot per the VOL indicator.

How to Block Trade Signals During a Window of Time

This demonstrates how to use the Time Session solver to prevent signals during a specific time period of the day, per day of the week.  Specifically, the time between 10:15am to 10:45am is set up to block signals.

Inflection Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Inflection solver.  Several examples are provided using different indicators to identify when its plot changes direction.

May 9, 2024

No workshop today.

May 2, 2024

Expansion Contraction Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Expansion Contraction solver.  Several examples are provided using different indicators to identify either expansion or contraction between the various indicator plots/lines.

- Note, this solver is only available in BloodHound v2.

April 18 & 25, 2024

No topics to post.

April 4, 2024

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Adding More Trend Filters to the amaHiLoActivator Entry Signal

This revisits a previous BloodHound system, to add additional EMA trend filters.  The additional filters are as follows for a long signal:

1)  The close price must be above the EMA 200.

2)  The EMA 8, EMA 21, and EMA 35 must also be above the EMA 200.

All filter conditions are reversed for short signals.

March 14, 2024

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Identify If Daily ATR or a X% of ATR is Greater Than Some Value

This shows how to access daily ATR values for intraday systems.  The original question is how to identify when 60% of the daily ATR(22) is above 50.  This demonstrates and discusses what needs to be done to do that.

How to Get Breakout Signals in Real-time (Before Bar Closes)

This explains what NinjaTrader property/setting needs to be changed so that signals go from waiting for the bar to close before a signal occurs, to the signal firing off immediately while a bar is still building/forming.  In the NinjaTrader Indicators window, the Setup » Calculate property is what changes that behavior.

Prevent Long Signals When DMI is Overbought & Shorts When Oversold

This demonstrates how to create a signal filter using the DMI indicator.  Long signals are blocked when the DMI is above +0.5, and are allowed when below that value.  Short signals are blocked when the DMI is below -0.5, and are allowed when above that value.

No Long Signals When DM +DI is Overbought & No Shorts When -DI is Oversold

This demonstrates how to create a signal filter using the DM indicator.  Long signals are blocked when the +DI plot is above 30, and are allowed when below 30.  Short signals are blocked when the -DI plot is below 20, and are allowed when above that value.  This primarily uses the Threshold solver.

Exit Signal When Entire Bar Crosses a Moving Average

This demonstrates how to identify when the entire bar (not just the closing price) has crossed a moving average.  More specifically, when the EMA 9 has been crossed.

Identify When Continuous Signals Come to an End

This demonstrates how to generate a signal after a series of continuous signals comes to an end.  This is the opposite of what the Signal Blocker does.  The XOR & AND logic nodes are used to accomplish this task.

February 22, 2024

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Identify When the Bar Length Increases / Decreases

This demonstrates how to identify a simple market condition, did the length of the bar just increase or decrease.  Two forms of this are covered: Did the entire length from high to low price increase or decrease, or did the bar body size, open to close, increase or decrease.  The Expansion Contraction solver is used to solve this condition.

February 15, 2024

BloodHound Template

BloodHound Template - CT Price XO EMA50

NT Chart Template

2 or More Bars Touching EMA & Then a No-Wick Heiken Ashi Bar

This shows how to identify when a minimum number of bars touch a moving average as a prerequisite for the primary condition that triggers the signal.  A long signal occurs on the following conditions:

1)  Two or more consecutive bars must touch the EMA 50.

2)  When the bars move up and off of the EMA 50 (no longer touching EMA), if one of the next three bars has no lower wick a signal is generated.

Conditions for #2 are reversed for short signals.

Reversal Signal If Price Moves X Ticks Against First Signal Direction

This demonstrates a generalized solution for how a reversal signal can be generated when price moves X ticks/points in the opposite direction of the primary/first trade signal.  This uses the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices indicator, and therefore requires the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices Template file.  Be sure to download both BloodHound template files.

For this example the primary trade signal is a simple counter trend crossover signal.  A long signal occurs when a bar crosses below the EMA 50, and vice versa for short signals.

As for the reversal signals, when a primary long signal occurs, if price keeps moving lower by 30 points a short (reversal) signal is generated.  When a primary short signal occurs, if price keeps moving up by 30 points a long signal is generated.

Common Signal Filtering Using the ADXVMA

This demonstrates how to create signal filtering using the amaADXVMA indicator.  The first filter only allows signals in agreement with the trend of the ADXVMA, and no signals when it is neutral.  The second filter allows any signal direction when the ADXVMA is trending, but blocks signals when neutral.

February 1, 2024

Change In Slope Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Change In Slope solver, recorded using BloodHound v2.  Note, BloodHound v2 has not added any new functionality to this solver.  The only difference is the user interface (UI) has been updated.

January 11, 2024

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Finding a Volume Spike on 3rd/4th Renko Bar or After a Setup Condition

This shows how certain bars, counted after some unique condition, can be identified and checked if some other condition has occurred such as a volume spike.

In the first example, a renko chart is used to find a volume spike on the third or fourth bar of a trend run.  This is fairly simple because of the way renko bars work.

In the second example, a more universal system is created where any condition can be used to start the bar counting, to get to the specific bar where the volume spike is checked for.

Bar Direction Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Bar Direction solver, recorded using BloodHound v2.  Note, BloodHound v2 has not added any new functionality to this solver.  The only difference is the user interface (UI) has been updated.

Bar Length Solver Tutorial

This is the tutorial training video for the Bar Length solver, recorded using BloodHound v2.  Note, BloodHound v2 has not added any new functionality to this solver.  The only difference is the user interface (UI) has been updated.

December 14 thru January 4

No workshop, merry Christmas.

December 7, 2023

Counter Trend Entry Signal on Every Bar the RSI is Below 5 / Above 95

This builds a simple unfiltered signal that generates a long signal when the RSI 2 is less than 5, and a short signal when above 95.

We also build a simple signal to exit long trades when the closing price crosses below the SMA 5, and exit shorts when the close crosses above the SMA 5.

November 30, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Creating a Permissible/Filtering Signal for Manual Trading via BlackBird

This builds a real-time signal to be used in BlackBird to allow or deny the entry order from executing when the Go Long or Go Short trade buttons are pressed.  This will be used as a permissible signal, not the standard automated trade signal, within BlackBird.  The conditions for a long permissible signal are as follows:

1)  The HMA 21 must have reversed upward within the last five bars.

2)  There must be two up bars immediately following the permissible signal bar (the trade bar).

3)  On the permissible signal bar, the bar high must reach 2 ticks or move above the bar open.

All conditions are reversed for a short permissible signal.

Identify When Entire Bar is Above LinReg and RSI is Above 67

This system identifies when the entire bar is above the LinReg moving average, and the RSI is above 67, for a long signal.  Vice versa for short signals.

Opening Range Breakout System 1 Signal Per Direction Per Day

This uses the amaOpeningRange indicator from LizardTrader.com to build opening range breakout signals.  The initial design allows 1 signal per trade direction.  But, with a simple adjustment to the Signal Blocker node only the first breakout signal will occur per day, as shown at the end.

Allowing 1 Signal per Each Block of Time & Limiting Multiple Systems

This demonstrates various logic structures that limit trade signals to one signal for each interval of time you want the system to trade within.

The first logic structure allows one signal after 10am to 11am, and then another signal after 11am.

The second example shows how to structure the logic when System A is allowed to signal from 9:30am to 10:30am,  and System B is allowed to signal from 10:30am to 11:30am.  But, both systems are allowed to signal only once per their period of time.

November 16 & 23, 2023

No topics for today.  Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Holiday

October 12, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Two Ways to Look at Price Crossing Over a Moving Average

This demonstrates two ways to identify the generic term “price crossing a moving average”.  The first example identifies when the bar close crosses the HMA 55.  The second, shows how to identify when the entire bar crosses above/below the HMA 55.

Why We Don’t Demonstrate Divergence Systems Anymore

A brief discussion on why we no longer discuss how to build Divergence systems in BloodHound anymore.

October 5, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Signal When RSI Crosses Below 40, Back Above 40, Then Above 50 & What Really Needs to Be Analyzed

This explains how to identify when an oscillator (RSI) crosses into and out of oversold/overbought levels, and then crosses the midpoint level (50) of the oscillator.  In addition, the topic of identifying correlated conditions is discussed to save time and effort.  In this specific example, the RSI can not cross above 40 without first crossing below 40 so do both crossover conditions really need to be built/identified?

Simple RSI Signal When Below 30/Above 70 for BlackBird Scale-in Question

This is a simple system that outputs long signals when the RSI 5 is below 30 and short signals when above 70.  These signals will be used in the BlackBird workshop to demonstrate scaling in another contract under certain conditions.

September 28, 2023

No topics for today.

September 7, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

VWAP Price Bounce System (Cvtd. from Pivots Bounce 3/10/22)

Note: This is a very complicated topic, not suited for new users.  This walks through the process of converting the ‘Bounce Signal Off the Pivots Indicator’ system from March 10, 2022 to using the VWAP indicator for support/resistance lines.  The time is taken to explain how the original system works, and the various components of a Bounce system needed.  Lastly, the Time Session solver is used to limit signals during RTH.

Price Crossing a Moving Average Line

The question was asked how to build a price crossing over a moving average (MA) line signal.

August 3, 2023

The Difference Between the Slope vs. Change In Slope Solvers

This discusses what the Slope solver is primarily used for versus what the Change In Slope solver is used to identify.

July 27, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Real-time Continuation Signal From a Strong Closing Bar

This builds a real-time signal that occurs on the forming bar once price moves 1 tick past the closed bar’s high or low.  A long signal is generated when the following occurs:

1)  The closing price of the closed bar must be above the EMA 20.

2)  The closing price of the closed bar must equal the high, or 1 tick below the bar high.

3)  On the forming bar, price must move up to 1 tick above the previous bar high, and a long signal occurs.

All conditions are reversed for a short signal.

Afterwards, Raven is set up to demonstrate the signal in action.

Signal When Price Moves 40 Ticks Above Daily Open But Doesn’t Move 40T Down

This demonstrates how to prevent a buy signal if price moved down a certain amount from the market open price before the market moved up a certain amount to trigger the buy signal.  A long signal is generated if price moves up 40 cents (40 ticks) above the stock’s daily opening price, as long as the stock price did not move down 40 cents below the daily open price first.

Signal When Price Breaks Out of the Darvas Box

This builds a breakout system of the Darvas indicator.  A long signal occurs when a bar closes higher than the previous bar’s Darvas Upper plot.  And, vice versa for short signals.

How to Reset the Signal Extender When the SuperTrend Flips Directions

This demonstrates how to build a reset signal that is used to completely reset both long & short outputs being extended by the Signal Extender node.

July 13, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Shifting Signals Forward to the Next 15 Minute Block of Time

This demonstrates how to take a signal and shift it forward in time to the next block of time which occurs every 15 minutes.  The base signal used is an opening range breakout system signal.  The trading day is divided into 15 minute time periods.  After the opening range period has ended, the 15 minute blocks of time are tracked/identified using the TimeBlock indicator.  When a breakout occurs, that signal is extended forward to the last bar within the current 15 minute block of time, so that a trade can be opened at the beginning of the next 15 minute time span.  This uses the amaOpeningRange indicator from LizardTrader.com.

June 22 & 29, 2023

No workshop today.

June 15, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

T3 Fibonacci Plus Linear Regression Filtered Entry and Exit Signals

This topic is a good lesson on preventing signals when price is near a support/resistance indicator line, using the Support Resistance solver.  The ‘Prior day OHLC’ indicator is used as a substitute for the T3 Fibonacci (support/resistance) indicator.  The conditions for a long signal are:

1)  Linear Regression 21 must be above Lin. Reg. 38.  And, the two lines must be separated by at least 5 ticks or more.

2)  No signal is permitted when price is within 5 renko bars (above or below) any s/r line (the ‘Prior day OHLC’ lines).

3)  When rule #1 & #2 are true, a signal in the direction of the renko bar is generated.

All conditions are reversed for a short trend output.

Sling Shot (Dbl. Stochastic & Stochastic) Signal

This Sling Shot uses renko bars and a combination of three EMA’s and two Stochastics.  The conditions for a long signal are:

1)  The renko bars must be above the EMA 200.

2)  EMA 8 must be above EMA 34.

3)  The Double Stochastics 5 must be less than 20.

4)  The Stochastics 14,21 must be above 75.

All conditions are reversed for a short signal.

May 25, 2023

Signals at Bar Close When Calculate = ‘On each tick’ or ‘On price change’

A quick demo on how to generate signals at bar close when BloodHound has the Calculate set to ‘On price change’ or ‘On each tick”.  In other words, how to prevent intra-bar signals, and wait for the bar to close for a signal.  Some indicators (i.e.  volume profile and volume footprint type indicator) have to run with Calculate = ‘On each tick’, and therefore BloodHound must also run with Calculate = ‘On each tick per NinjaTrader requirements.

May 18, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Renko Bar E2 & ME2 Pattern Signal (Brick Engulfed by Wick)

This topic builds Indicator Smart’s E2 and ME2 renko bar patterns.

The E2 pattern is when the wick of a continuation bar extends past the open of the previous bar.

The ME2 pattern is when the wick of a continuation bar, immediately after a reversal bar, extends past the median price of the reversal bar’s body/brick.

Fisher Transform Entry Signal at +1/-1 and Exit at +3/-3 Values

This demonstrates building entry and exit signals when an oscillator hits a certain value ±.

A long entry signal occurs when the Fisher Transform is between 1.0 and 1.1.

An exit signal occurs when the Fisher Transform is between 3.0 and 3.6.

May 11, 2023

No topics to post.

May 4, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

DM Trend Filter When +DI is Above -DI and 25

This demonstrates a common way the DM indicator is used to identify the market trend direction.  The conditions for a long trend output are:

1)  The DM +DI plot must be above 25.

2)  The +DI plot must be above the −DI plot.

All conditions are reversed for a short trend output.

For Continuous Signal Systems, How to Block the First Bars

Instead of allowing only the first signal to show, and block all the continuous signals afterward, this shows how to block the first 1 or 2 signals and show the continuous signals afterward.  This is for systems that always show the market trend direction, and not for systems that generate distinct entry signals.  This uses the Signal Counter node.

Where to Copy/Save Snippet Files Received from a Friend

This explains where to save or copy the two snippets files that a trading collaborator may send to you.  Or, when you want to copy your snippet files from one computer to another.

Entire Bar Above/Below SMA20 Trend Filter

This explains how to set up a Comparison solver as a price bar vs. moving average (MA) trend filter.  A long output occurs when bars are completely above a MA (e.g. SMA 20), and a short output when bars are below the MA.  If a bar is touching the MA, then no output.

April 20, 2023

No workshop today.

April 13, 2023

BloodHound Setup Bar Prices Template

NT Chart Template (Renko DTDB Signal)

Renko Double Top/Bottom Signal Using BH Setup Bar Prices Indicator

This is a classic example of using the ‘BloodHound Setup Bar Prices’ indicator to track “setup bar” prices until a potential pullback to the setup bar.  The setup bar is a reversal bar followed by a continuation bar that has a price gap between those two bars.  When that reversal bar occurs, the Setup Bar Prices indicator tracks the reversal bar’s high and low prices.  If the market pulls back to that setup bar’s nearest price, and “bounces” off that level and signal is generated.

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Bob Anderson - Continuation Signal (Swing Break and Pullback to EMA9)

This demonstrates building the core Continuation Trade signal, and then explains how to mix & match the moving averages from the different timeframes.  The core conditions for a long signal are:

1)  The closing price, on the 5 Minute chart, must be above the 5 Minute chart SMA 21.

2)  On the 1 Minute chart, the bar high must break above the swing high line.

3)  After the swing high break, wait for a down bar to initiate the “smooth pullback” requirement.  A smooth pullback is when the bar highs consistently step lower (make lower high prices, bar to bar).  If a pullback bar makes a higher high price, the setup is invalid.

4)  A smooth pullback is required until a pullback bar touches the EMA 9, and then a signal is generated.

5)  An exit signal occurs if an entire bar prints below the EMA 9.

All conditions are reversed for a short signal.

April 6, 2023

BloodHound Template

BloodHound Template (Opening Bar)

NT Chart Template

5 Minute Opening Bar Breakout Signal

This topic is similar to an Opening Range system, except it uses the first opening bar’s high and low prices to define the opening range.  The system is set up to generate a signal when price is 1.5 points near the high or low of the range.  This uses the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices indicator.

March 16, 2023

No topics to post.

March 2, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Daily Chart Inside Day Breakout Signal

The starting topic is about generating a breakout signal, in real-time, after an inside bar occurs on a daily chart.  If the inside bar is followed by an engulfing bar, only the first breakout signal is wanted.  The second breakout, in the opposite direction of the first signal, is to be blocked.  Some time was spent trying to solve this condition, but could not be done because the signals are occurring in real-time.

Afterwards, the system was modified to run on a 1 minute intraday chart.  The inside bar detection runs on a 1 day chart, and the breakout signal portion runs on the intraday chart.

February 23, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Identifying a 30 Point Range Bound Market, Plus an SMA Slope Signal

This demonstrates generating a signal based on the direction of two SMAs sloping in the same direction, but only when the market is consolidating/range bound.  The useful part of this topic is how to set up a Comparison solver to identify when the market has traded within a 30 point range during the last 16 bars.  The conditions for a long signal are:

1)  The SMA 7 and SMA 14 must both be sloping up together.

2)  The market must be consolidating within a 30 point range, for the last 16 bars.

Condition #1 is reversed for a short signal.

February 16, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Long Only System When Price Touches the Lower Bollinger Band

This is a very simple system.  The key question is how to set it up so there are no short signals.  A Crossover solver is used to identify when the low price of the bar crosses below the lower Bollinger band, and generate a long signal.  If the low price remains below the lower band, no further long signals will occur.

Afterwards, a derivative of this system was asked, “How to generate a signal in real-time when price extends 12 ticks below the lower band”, so that a market entry order can be placed at that moment.

How to Limit Signals to a Certain Time of Day & Block Holidays

This is a quick demonstration setting up the Time Session solver to restrict trade signals to a specific time of day.

Secondly, the Time Block indicator is set up in a Threshold solver to block signals during a market holiday.

RSI Entry Signal at 70 & Exit Signal at 75 or Above

This topic generates a signal when the RSI crosses below 30, or above 70.

An exit signal is generated when the RSI goes above 75, or below 25.

February 2, 2023

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Finding a Lower Lows/Higher Highs 3 Bar Reversal Pattern

This topic demonstrates building a simple 3 bar reversal pattern when price makes lower lows. The pattern for long signals are:

1)  3 bars in a row must make lower low prices.

2)  The second bar must close down.

2)  The third bar must close up.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

The final part of this question is covered in the BlackBird workshop from February 3rd, 2023.

Adding Ichimoku Cloud as Trend Filter to any System & Copying Systems

This demonstrates how to set up the Ichimoku Cloud plots in a Comparison solver for use as a signal trend filter for any system you may have.  The Ichimoku indicator used can be downloaded from NinjaTrader’s User App Share site.

Also included, is a simple example of copying the system nodes from an older workshop system out of that BloodHound file, and into a new BloodHound system.

The final part of this question is covered in the BlackBird workshop from February 3rd, 2023.

Using a News Event Indicator to Flatten Trades or Filter Entry Signals

This is a generalized discussion on how a News Event indicator might be used in a Threshold solver to flatten/exit a trade (to create an Exit signal), or to filter entry signals.  Because we don’t have a free News Event indicator, specific instructions can’t be shown.

January 26, 2023

No topics to post.

January 12, 2023

BloodHound Template

BloodHound Template #2

NT Chart Template

30 Point Lower High Price Movement Counter Trend Signal

This example uses the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices indicator and requires the ‘Si-BHWorkshop20230112 Close Inf’ BloodHound file.  Download using the BloodHound Template #2 link.  This example identifies an extended price move of X points, and then generates a signal in the opposite direction.  For a long signal to occur, price must move lower creating down bars only.  The starting high point, of the price move down, is the most recent bar reversal.  An up bar followed by a down bar.  The high price of the up bar is captured and tracked using the BH Setup Bar Prices indicator.  When the distance from the starting high price exceeds X points to the high prices of the down bars afterwards, a long signal is generated until an up bar occurs.  The up bar resets the starting high price, and the measured move down.  This topic is continued in the BlackBird workshop on Jan. 13, 2023.

1 of 3 Instrument Price Diverging From the Other 2 Instrument Prices

This example identifies two instruments breaking below the swing low, while a third instrument remains above the swing low.  i.e.  One instrument has not moved lower diverging from the other two other instruments that have moved lower.  More specifically, a long signal is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  Instrument #1 is below its swing low point, and an up bar has closed.

2)  Instrument #2 is below its swing low point.  Bar direction does not matter.

3)  Instrument #3 is above its swing low point.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

December 8-29, 2022

No workshop on these days.  Happy Holidays!

December 1, 2022

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Inside Bar followed by Pullback and Bullish “Mother” Bar

This is a good demonstration of comparing current bar prices to prior bar prices as this system looks for an inside bar followed by a pullback on the next two bars. A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  Start with an Inside bar.  The previous bar, by definition, is an Engulfing bar relative to the Inside bar.

2)  One of the next two bars must print a low that is lower than the Engulfing bar low.

3)  Lastly, a custom defined bullish bar must occur.  Basically, the bar must close in the upper ⅓ of the bar’s length.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Price Moves 15 Points Higher After RSI Cross Above 70

This is a good, short, and simple example for using the ‘BloodHound Setup Bar Prices’ indicator.  This example identifies if the market moves higher by X amount based on the bar’s high price when the RSI crosses above the oversold level.  And, vice-versa for a short move. A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  The RSI crosses above 70.

2)  Use the ‘BloodHound Setup Bar Prices’ indicator.to track the high and low prices of the crossover bar.

3)  Identify when price moves 15 points higher from the high price that the ‘BloodHound Setup Bar Prices’ indicator.is tracking/plotting.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Realtime Renko Signal After a 18 Tick Wick and Price Moves To Final Close

This demonstrates some of the limited conditions that can be identified during the formation of a bar.  This signal runs on a renko chart.  The system requires an 18 tick wick to form, and then a move back toward the closing price of the bar.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur inside a forming bar;

1)  The NinjaTrader » Calculate property must be set to ‘On price change’.

2)  The previous bar must have closed up, which establishes the bar and signal direction.

3)  The market must move down enough to form an 18 tick wick, or more.

4)  The last price must then move up to within 18 ticks from from renko bar’s closing price (assuming the bar closes upward).  When price moves up to this level a signal is generated.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Signal When the Market Crosses a Discretionary Price

This demonstrates how the Crossover solver or Threshold solver can be used to input a discretionary or proprietary price to generate signals when the market crosses that price.

November 18 & 25, 2022

No workshop today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

November 10, 2022

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

Finding a EMA 9 & SMA 50 Squeeze Using Exp/Con Solver

This demonstrates using the Expansion Contraction solver to find a “squeeze” of two moving averages.  The EMA 9 and SMA 50 are used.

October 13, 2022

BloodHound Template

NT Chart Template

2 MACD Swing Point Highs & Lows Step Up or Down Together

This question is about identifying two swing high and swing low points both step higher and consecutively.  Both MACD swing points must step higher or lower together.  A long signal is generated when:

1)  Two consecutive MACD swing high points step higher.

2)  Two consecutive MACD swing low points step higher.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Higher High Prices, Tenkan-Sen Above Kijun-sen, and CCI Positive

This builds a fairly common style of system that identifies price moving higher, and a couple of indicators in a positive situation.  This uses the amaIchimokuKinkoHyo indicator from LizardTrader.com.  A short signal is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  The current low is lower than the previous bar low.  And, the previous bar low is lower than the low of two bars ago.

2)  The Ichimoku Tenkan-Sen line is below the Kijun-Sen line.

3)  The CCI is below the zero line (is negative).

4)  The close price is below the Ichimoku Senkou Span A.

All the conditions are reversed for long signals, except that condition #4 is omitted.

October 6, 2022

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September 22, 2022

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Two Tiered Real-time Pullback to Mean (EMA13) Signal (L & C trade)

This demonstrates and discusses what needs to be considered when building a system that produces signals when the bar is forming.  The custom indicator A1OilEnvelop is needed for this system.  Two setups are identified which determine the entry order price.

A long signal for the L trade is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  The EMA 13 is trending up.

2)  Price is above the 13 EMA.

3)  Price retraces downward to the EMA 13 (4 bars max)...

4a)  Price touches (crosses through) the EMA 13, but does not touch the back side of the EMA 3 tick channel.

4b)  On the same bar, price then reverses back up through the EMA 13.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

A long signal for the C trade is generated when the following conditions occur;

1)  The EMA 13 is trending up.

2)  Price is above the 13 EMA.

3)  Price retraces downward to the EMA 13 (4 bars max)...

4a)  Price touches (crosses through) the EMA 13 and touches the back side of the EMA 3 tick channel.

4b)  On the same bar, price then reverses back up through the EMA 13.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Detecting RSI Adjacent Higher Low Points

This example shows how to identify an adjacent higher low point and lower high point, where the points are only separated by 1 bar, of the RSI indicator.  A long signal occurs when the RSI is below 50 and there is a HL point.  A short signal occurs when the RSI is above 50 and there is a LH point.  At the end, the system is modified allowing the points to be separated by 2 bars,

A simplified version of this logic is included in the BloodHound file, but is not included in the video.

September 8, 2022

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Building a Basic Bounce Signal Off of the Pivots or a S/R Indicator

This demonstrates two primary solvers needed for a support/resistance bounce signal.  The first is the Inflection solver that identifies when a bar reverses direction.  The second is the Support/Resistance solver which can identify when price is near enough to an indicator line for a bounce off.  When these two components are joined together you have the fundamental starting logic for a bounce system.  The rest is a matter of adding custom filtering as seen necessary by the trader.

August 25, 2022

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How to Detect When a Bar is within 10 Ticks of the VWAP Line

This shows the two conditions that need to be tested when identifying if a bar is within X distance of an indicator plot.  The first test is if the high or low price is within 10 ticks of the indicator.  The second test is if the bar straddles the indicator, but the bar may be so long that both the high and low prices are more than 10 ticks away.

A First Walk Thru of the New BloodHound v2 Interface

This walks through all the new buttons and elements of the BloodHound v2 interface.  This includes the following items, and probably more:  The File tab, and Logic tab at the top left.  The Notes button and tab.  Managing Logic templates.  The Property Inspector.  Copy, Paste, and Delete functions.  The Add Text button and object on the logic board.  The Snippets component, and sharing them with friends.  Node Snapping and Node Aligning ability.  Pan and Zoom control.  Sharing button.  The docking panel functionality, and viewing/editing two logic templates at the same time.

The second part includes an important concept - Pasting a New Solver vs. Pasting a New Instance.  This explains an important concept of making an actual copy of a solver vs. a duplicate visual node of a solver.  The Copy & Paste function makes a new copy of the solver, increasing the number of actual solvers.  Adding a solver to the logic board via the Existing Solvers menu or the Solvers panel adds a duplicate visual node of that solver, but does not create an actual new solver.  Thus, the number of solvers is not increased.

August 18, 2022

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Detecting the Closing Price Crossing Inside the Bollinger Bands

This is a two part topic.  The main topic is about identifying when price crosses back inside the Bollinger bands.  The other part discusses keeping your system rules/logic as simple as possible.  The original question was reduced and simplified, because it first included detecting when price crossed outside the Bollinger bands.

Parabolic SAR Exit Signal

This demonstrates creating an Exit signal for a long trade when the Parabolic SAR crosses above the bars.  This is useful as a substitute for setting a stop-loss at the Parabolic SAR, because sometimes the P. SAR is on the wrong side of the market when first initiating a trade.

How to Email BloodHound Nodes and System Logic to a Friend

This demonstrates how to use the Snippets feature to copy a section of nodes and/or logic and email the Snippet files to a fiend.

August 11, 2022

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How to Identify Patterns in ‘The Strat’ System With & Without the indicator

This is a two part topic.  The first part uses ‘The Strat Bar Numbers’ indicator downloaded from NinjaTrader’s User App Share site.  The second part builds the same system without ‘The Strat…’ indicator so that signals can be generated in real-time, because the custom indicator causes an error when running BloodHound with Calculate =’On price change’.

This demonstrates how to identify the various bar numbers using the custom indicator in a Threshold solver, or without the indicator instead using Comparison solvers.. A 2-1-2 and 3-1-2 bar number patterns are identified.  When the last bar is a #2 Up a long signal is generated.  And, a short signal on a #2 Down bar.

August 4, 2022

No workshop today.

July 14, 2022

No workshop today.

July 7, 2022

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Allowing Only the 1st Signal on a Renko Bar Trend Run & Blocking the Rest

This topic is specific to renko type charts, and demonstrates how to allow the first signal through during a continuous trend run, and block any additional signals afterwards during that trend.

Continuous Signal Blocking Using the XOr & AND Node

This demonstrates how a continuous run of signals can be blocked using an XOr and AND logic nodes.  That combination of boolean logic nodes can be used to replace the Signal Blocker function node in this very specific case.

June 23, 2022

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Identify BetterVolume Colored Bars and Requiring a Min. Volume Amount

This shows how indicators can communicate when a “signal” color is plotted on the chart, so that other indicators (like BloodHound) can read/identify the color.  In this example the amaBetterVolume indicator (by LizardTrader.com) is used.  The blue Climax bars are identified using the Threshold solver.

Next, some of the Climax bar signals are filtered out by requiring a minimum volume amount of the Climax bar and the following bar.

June 2, 2022

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Adding Secondary Instrument/Timeframes & How Nodes Work with that Chart Data

This explains how the Chart button in BloodHound’s interface works.  And how that chart data works with solvers that have an Input A and Input B.  Then the topic is expanded to how Function nodes work with secondary chart data/timeframe.

Detecting Price Bounces off the VWAP 3rd Std Dev Lines

This is another example of a price bounce signal.  There are several other price bounce videos that you should watch as well to broaden your understanding of building the logic and filtering conditions.  This specific demo generates a signal when price is inside the VWAP 3rd std. deviation lines and bounces off one of the 3rd std. Dev. lines.

May 26, 2022

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How to Build Entry & Exit Signals from the ADXVMA Indicator

This demonstrates creating an entry signal when the amaADXVMA indicator (from LizardTrader.com) switches from non-trending state (flat) to a trending state (red or blue colored).  An exit signal is generated when the ADXVMA is in a non-trending state.

Generate an Exit Signal on the First Bar in the Opposite Direction of the Entry

This demonstrates how to identify the first bar in the reverse/opposite direction of the last entry signal.  e.g.  If the last entry signal was long, then the first down bar, afterwards, will generate an exit signal for that long trade.

Entry Signal when the Close is Trapped Between EMA 3 & 8 and Above EMA 17

This system identifies when the closing price is in a unique position caught between EMA’s and between highest high and lowest low prices. A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  Price is above the lowest low of the last 12 bars.

2)  Price is below the highest high of the last 5 bars.

3)  Price is above the EMA 17.

4)  The current bar is an up bar.

5)  The slope of the last 3 bars of the EMA 17 is upward.

6)  Price is below the EMA 3 of high price.

7)  Price is above the EMA 8.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

May 12 & 19, 2022

No topics today.

May 5, 2022

Being Processed…

April 28, 2022

No workshop today.

April 21, 2022

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How to Identify Solvers Triggering/Outputting in a Specific Sequence

This demonstrates how to identify and require that solvers fire off (identify a condition) in a specific sequence.  e.g. Solver “A” must identify its condition first.  Next, solver “B” must identify its condition second.  Then, solver “c” must identify its condition third.  And so on.  This example uses 3 Slope solvers, looking at the EMA 25, 50, and 80 periods.  When the slope solvers trigger in sequence, a signal is generated.

Fuzzy Bounce and Breakthrough Signal

This example typically identifies price bouncing/rejecting off of the EMA 80.  Occasionally it will identify price crossing through the EMA.

A long signal occurs when the following occurs;

1)  The low price crosses below the EMA 80.  Or, the low price gets within 2 ticks of the EMA 80.  These two conditions may occur for several bars next to each other, so it is important that only the first bar/occurrence is used for the next rule.

2)  An up bar must close above the EMA 80 within 4 bars after the first bar of rule #1.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

April 14, 2022

Being Processed…

April 7, 2022

Being Processed…

March 31, 2022

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Multi-Timeframe HL / LH Swing Point Trend Following Signals

This demonstrates taking a simple swing point trend following system, of a higher low followed by breaking above the swing high, and applying the same trending system rules to a higher timeframe (HTF).  The (240 minute) HTF trend is used to filter the (4 minute) LTF signals.  This system uses the ‘Swing No Backfill’ indicator.  The Swing indicator included with NinjaTrader will not work properly.

A long signal occurs when the following is met;

1)  A HTF must be in an up trend,  An up trend is established when the following occurs on the 240 minute chart.

During a down trend, a higher low is identified.

Then, price breaks above the recent swing high.  Now the HTF down trend switches to an up trend.

2)  A LTF signal occurs whenever a higher low is identified, and then price breaks above the recent swing high.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

March 24, 2022

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EMA Crossover Plus Next 3 Bars Must Close Above the Crossover Bar High

This demonstrates a classic example of using the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices indicator.  A long signal is produced if any of the next 3 bars closes above the high of a Setup bar.  In this case, the Setup bar is the bar that prints when the EMA 9 crosses over the EMA 30.  A short signal occurs on the opposite conditions.

Identify if the Close is 50 - 250 Points Away from the Prior Day Close

This demonstrates how to create a filter when the close is within 50 to 250 points above/below the prior day’s closing price.  If price is above the prior close then a long filter is produced, and short filter if price is below the prior close.  Also demonstrated is the reverse counter trend filter.

How to Identify if the MACD Histogram is Rising/Falling on a HTF

This is a simple example showing how to identify whether the MACD Histogram is rising or falling on a different timeframe (5 minute) than the 1 minute chart that BloodHound is running on.

Identify When a Bar Touches a MA or if a Wick Touches a MA

This demonstrates two ways to identify a candlestick touching a moving average (EMA 30).  The first example identifies if any part of the bar touches the EMA 30.  The second example identifies only the wicks touching the EMA 30.  This also includes a discussion of pin bars, but is not included in the logic.

March 17, 2022

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Signal Filters Based on Price Location to the VWAP Deviation Lines

This is a good example of how to change trend filtering conditions based on where price is located in relation to an indicator with multiple bands such as the VWAP.  This uses the LizardTrader.com amaCurrentDayWMAP indicator.  The trade signal trigger is simple, the SMA 20 crossing the SMA 50.  Long signal filtering is as follows:

1)  Price must be above the SMA 100.

2a)  When price is inside the 1st deviation band long and short signals are permitted.

2b)  When price is below the 1st deviation band, only long signals are allowed.

2c)  When price is outside the 3rd deviation band then rule #1 (SMA 100 trend filter) is ignored.  If price is below the 3rd deviation band, all long crossover signals are permitted.

All the conditions are reversed for short signal filtering.

Exit signals are also created.  When price gets within 1 ATR of a VWAP deviation line, two conditions can generate an exit signal for a long trade.

1) Price inverts (a pullback occurs) and stays below the highest price for 5 bars.

2) The closing price crosses below the SMA 20.

All the conditions are reversed for short exit signals.

March 10, 2022

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Directional Bounce Signal Off the Pivots Indicator w/ Prior Day Resistance Check

This demonstrates how to create a price bounce system off of several support/resistance lines at the same time.  A directional filter is applied depending on which side of the Pivots PP line that price is on.  When price is above the PP line, long signals only, and vice versa for shorts.  A clearance/distance check is also included to verify there is at least 10 points of clearance to the next Pivots line and to the Prior Day OHLC lines.  If one of the Prior Day OHLC lines is within 10 points away from a bounce signal then the signal is filtered out (blocked).  In summary, long and short bounce signals can occur off of the PP line.  Only long bounce signals can occur from R1, R2, and R3.  Only short bounce signals can occur from S1, S2, and S3.  Please note, the logic for signals off of R2/S2 and R3/S3 is not included.  You will need to add the logic for those lines yourself.

March 3, 2022

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February 24, 2022

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Stochastic 50 Crossover with 2 Price and Pivot Conditions

This demonstrates a filter Stochastics 50 level crossover signal.  A long signal occurs when the following is met:

1)  The Stochastics D line must cross above the 50 level.

2)  The bar direction must be up.

3)  The close price must be at least 60 ticks away from any Pivot line.  Either 60 ticks above or below a line.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

February 17, 2022

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EMA30 Bounce Signal with CCI Counter Trend Filter

This demonstrates building another bounce signal with the CCI being oversold (for a long) or oversold, as a filter.  A long signal occurs when the following is met;

1)  The EMA 10 must be above the EMA 30.

2)  The CCI must be below -100 (oversold).

3)  Price must retrace back and near to the EMA 30 for a potential bounce.  This part is very subjective and is the majority of the discussion.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

How to Block the First Signal of the RTH Day

(This video starts mid-way through a full workshop session, at timestamp 2:09:32.  An alternate version starts around 2hrs 55min)
This demonstrates how to use the
Toggle node to block the first signal of the RTH day.  That action is opposite of what the Signal Blocker node does.  In this specific example signals are only to occur during Regular Trading Hours (RTH), however the logic for blocking the first signals works for signals that occur any time.

February 10, 2022

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Detect 36 Bars Above an Indicator and Allow Last 5 Bars to Touch

This demonstrates two ways to create an allowance/exception when requiring price to be above/below an indicator for X number of bars.  The first exception shows how to set up the Signal Counter to allow a maximum of 5 bars, anywhere during a 41 bar lookback period, to cross the indicator and still be considered as 36 bars above/below the indicator.  The second exception shows how to restrict the 5 bar crossing allowance to just the last 5 bars after 36 consecutive bars above/below has occurred.

A Comparison solver and Signal Counter is used to identify when 36 consecutive bars have been above/below the VWAP line.  Also explained, is how to set up the Comparison solver to identify if only the closing price of the bar or the entire bar is above/below the VWAP line.

Stacked MA’s with Body of 2 Bars Above EMA20

This identifies when 3 MA’s are stacked in the correct order and immediately following the body of 2 consecutive bars must be above/below the middle MA. For this example the EMA 10, 20, and 200 periods are used.

Creating Filters When the TDI Price Line is Outside of Bollinger Bands

This uses the amaTradeersDynamicIndex indicator (from LizardTrader.com) to build two different filters when the Price Line is outside of either Bollinger band.  The first filter blocks short signals when the Price Line is below the lower Bollinger band, and blocks long signals when the Price Line is above the upper Bollinger band.  The second filter blocks all signals if the Price Line is outside either Bollinger band.

February 3, 2022

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Renko Wick Touch Signal with Various MA Trend Filters

How to detect when a renko bar wick touches a moving average, and how to add various MA filtering.  This uses the amaSuperTrendM11 indicator (from LizardTrader.com).  A long signal occurs when the following is met;

1)  The EMA 20 & 35 must be sloping up, and separated by X ticks.

2)  Both SMA 3 & 5 must be above both EMA 20 & 35.

3)  The SuperTrendM11 must be in an up trend.

4)  The signal occurs when the renko wick touches the EMA 20.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Multi-Timeframe Over-Bought/Sold Stochastics Crossover Signal

This demonstrates building a with-trend overbought/oversold stochastics K crossing over D signal.  And at the end, the signals are reversed for a counter trend signal.  The first design generates a long signal when the following occurs;

1)  The stochastics K and D plots must be below 20 (oversold).

2)  The stochastics K crosses below D.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Afterwards, the crossover system is moved to a 15 minute timeframe with BloodHound running on a 60 minute chart.

January 27, 2022

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SuperTrendM11 Crossover Signal w/ HH & LH Swing Point Filter

This shows how to create a market trend filter based on swing points using the Swing Trend indicator.  A long market trend requires a higher high point followed by a higher low point, and vice versa for a short market trend.  Any change in those swing point patterns cancels the market trend.  A long signal occurs when renko bars cross above the amaSuperTrendM11 indicator (from LizardTrader.com) during a long market trend.  And, vice versa for a short signal.

How to Identify Indicator Line Clusters Using the Comparison Solver

This demonstrates how the Comparison solver can be used to identify when two indicator plots are near each other (i.e. clustered).

January 20, 2022

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How to Create an Indicator Trend Override

This demonstrates how to inject a trend override of the primary indicator that determines trend and signal filtering in your system.  The slope direction of the EMA 200 is used for the primary trend direction.  A combination of the EMA 20 plus EMA 50, or the EMA 20 plus EMA 100 are used to override the primary EMA 200 trend.  The EMA 20 and EMA 50 both must achieve a steep slope to override the primary trend.  Same condition for the EMA 20 plus EMA 100.  Either combination can override the primary trend.

Using Chameleon to Detect a Minimum 50% Increase in Volume

This demonstrates how to identify when the volume increases by 50% or more.

January 13, 2022

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SuperTrendM11 Crossover with 3 Stacked and Sloping EMAs Filter

This demonstrates how to build a multi moving average trend filtering system where all MA’s must be sloping in the same direction and stacked in the correct order.  For this example the 3 EMAs are EMA 20, 50, and 100 periods.  The signal occurs when price crosses the amaSuperTrendM11 (by LizardTrader.com)  in the same direction as the EMA’s,  A long signal occurs when the following is met;

1). The EMA’s must be stacked in this order: 20 > 50 > 100 period.

2)  All EMA’s must be sloping upward.

3)  ADX must be below or equal to 25.

4)  The signal occurs when the closing price of a bar crosses above the amaSuperTrendM11.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Comparing Current Bar to 10th Bar Back or Highest/Lowest of Last 10 Bars

This shows how to compare the current bar’s price to prices in the past.

A)  Compare the current closing price to the closing price of the 10th bar back.

B)  Compare the current high/low prices to the highest high/lowest low prices of the last 10 prior bars.  Comparing the current close price the highest/lowest closing price back is not currently possible without a custom indicator.  In the future this will be possible, after an enhancement to the solver’s input Price type menu.

C)  This last example is different.  It shows how to identify when the closing price is within 3 points of an EMA 20.

Detecting a Raw Stochastics Pullback Before Crossing 50 Level

This demonstrates how to identify a pullback just after the stochastic crosses into the overbought/oversold area.  For a long pullback, the stochastic must have recently crossed above the 80 level.  Followed by, sloping downward and reversing back upward, to form the pullback.  The pullback must occur while staying above the 50 level.

January 6, 2022

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Finding 3 Bar Consolidation Patterns w/ HMA & RSI Filters

This demonstrates how a consolidation pattern can be found on a range chart.  This design can be expanded to find a 4 or 5 bar consolidation by adding more Comparison solvers and AND nodes to the logic/system.  A long consolidation pattern is described as follows, and generates a long signal:

1)  The first bar (bar #1) must be an up bar.  It defines the upper range price by taking the high price and adding 5 ticks.  The lower range price is defined by taking the low price and subtracting 5 ticks.

2)  The second bar (bar #2) must be a down bar.  The body (open and close prices) of this bar must lay with in the range set by bar #1.

3)  The third bar must be an up bar.  The body of this bar must also lay with in the range set by bar #1.

The conditions are reversed for a short signal and consolidation pattern.

Finally, a Slope solver of the HMA, and a Threshold solver of the RSI are added to filter signals in the trending direction of those indicators.

How to Read an Indicator’s Colored Trend Direction

This shows an example of how 3rd party indicators need to output their trend direction as a DataSeries value, because the color of an indicator can not be read.

Introduction to the BloodHound Setup Bar Prices Indicator

This discusses how the Setup Bar Prices indicator works, and explains the various properties and settings.  A simple example is demonstrated on how it can be used within BloodHound.

Explanation of the Time Block’s IsTradingHoliday BoolSeries Output

This explains what the new IsTradingHoliday BoolSeries output is, and how it will typically be used within BloodHound systems.

December 16 - 31, 2021

No workshops on these dates.  Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

December 9, 2021

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Simple VWAP Crossover System Example & Exit Signal at VWAP SD-2 Lines

This example creates an entry and exit signal based on the Order Flow VWAP indicator.  A long entry signal occurs when the following is met;

1)  The closing price crosses above the VWAP Centerline.

2)  The VWAP Centerline must be sloping up.

3)  The RSI must be greater than 50.  (Used to reduce signals during a choppy market)

A long exit signal occurs when a bar touches the VWAP Upper 2nd Deviation line.

All the conditions are reversed for short entry and exit signals.

December 2, 2021

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Detecting a 50% Volume Increase or Decrease from the Volume MA

This demonstrates how to detect a 50% volume increase above or 50% volume decrease below the VolMA indicator using a Comparison solver.  This finds volume spikes above/below the average volume.  Chameleon is used to apply a multiplier to the VolMA indicator, which then allows a Comparison solver to detect a volume spike or drop.

Lastly, a system is created to identify when the volume moves from within the 50% range to outside the 50% range.  e.g. If the volume is above the 50% VolMA and below the 150% VolMA,and then breaks above the 150% VolMA on the next bar, produce a signal.

Detecting Confluence of MACD, Cumulative Delta, and Price

This identifies when the MACD, Cumulative Delta (CD), and price has been moving upward together for at least 3 bars in a row for a long signal.  Or, downward 3 bars in a row for a short signal.

Secondly, another logic template is created to produce a signal when the above conditions do not occur.

November 25, 2021

No workshop today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

November  11, 2021

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Bill Williams Alligator System (Working w/ Displaced Indicators)

The Alligator system is multi moving average stacking system with a twist.  Each of the MA are displaced forward into the future by a different number of bars.  This discusses how to work with those different displacements to generate a signal as soon as possible.  The Alligator system is as follows:

#1  The Lips of the Alligator, the “Green” line, is an SMA 5, 3 bars into the future.

#2  The Teeth of the Alligator, the “Red” line, is an SMA 8, 5 bars into the future.

#3  The Jaw of the Alligator, the “Blue” line, is an SMA 13, 8 bars into the future.

#4  The Alligator mouth is open, facing upward, when the SMA 5 is above the SMA 8 is above the SMA 13.  And, vice versa for the mouth open downward.

November 4, 2021

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October 28, 2021

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How to Find a Minimum 100 Point Move/Slope of the CCI

This demonstrates how to identify when an indicator moves a certain distance or more, which is also the slope in charting.  The distance or price moved, from one bar to the next, is the slope amount of an indicator.

October 21, 2021

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Short Term & Long Term System with Multiple Entry & Profit Rules

This demonstrates a multifaceted signaling system and profit taking conditions based on a short term (ST) indicator and long term (LT) indicator.  The ST indicator is a Gaussian Filter moving average, and the LT indicator is an ADXVMA.  Both indicators being used are from LizardTrader.com  The system consists of the following conditions:

Entry Conditions

1)  The ST is always producing signals when it changes direction.  The ST signal always enters a trade or reverses the current position.  If LT disagrees with ST, nothing occurs because ST always overrides LT.

2)  When ST and LT agree in direction, a position is entered, but only when flat.

Profit Taking

This portion will be demonstrated in tomorrow’s BlackBird workshop.  It is included for completeness of the system.

1)  When an ST signal only occurs, take a small 10 tick profit.  A profit target order will be used.

2)  When ST and LT agree in direction, there is no profit target.  Stay in the trade until a reversal signal occurs.

3)  If LT stops agreeing with ST, during the trade, then close the position if the unrealized profit is 10 ticks or more.

Stop-losses are not used.

October 14, 2021

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Allow a Crossover Signal After Blocking Conditions have Ended

This topic uses an opening range breakout signal, with a filter that may block the breakout signal, to demonstrate how the breakout signal can be allowed through after the filtering condition(s) has ended.

October 7, 2021

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Block Signals When a Bar Touches or is Within X Ticks of a MA

This demonstrates how to block signals when a bar is touching a moving average (MA), or within X ticks of that MA.  Plus setting up the solver for the opposite condition.  Allowing signals only when a bar is touching a MA.

Price Touching VWAP Centerline w/ High Volume

This topic creates a long signal when the following occurs:

1)  Volume must be higher than average on the bar that touches the VWAP line.

2)  The distance between the VWAP line and the 2nd Deviation line must be 3 points or more away from each other.

3)  Price must be above the VWAP before touching the line.

Price must be below the VWAP for short signals.

September 30, 2021

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Examples of Signal Trend Filtering from Another Chart/Instrument (MTF)

This demonstrates how to create trend filters from a different time frame and/or instrument.  BloodHound is running on a NQ chart, but the signal filters are coming from an ES chart.  The signal filters are for counter-trend or mean reversion type of signals.  The first filter is based on the MACD being above or below the zero line. The second filter is based on the closing price being above or below an EMA.

Candlestick Patterns Touching a Pivot Line w/ High Average Volume

This topic consists of three conditions all occurring on the same bar.  Only long signals are generated by this system.  The three conditions are:

1) A Hammer candlestick pattern must form..

2) The hammer bar must touch a pivot line.  Only the R1, PP, and S1 lines were added to the system.  If you wish to include the other pivot lines they will need to be added.

3) The volume must be higher than average.

This system was not designed to generate short signals.

Later on other candlestick patterns (3 white soldiers, and bullish engulfing) are added to the system to demonstrate what changes are necessary for patterns that consist of multiple bars.

September 23, 2021

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Blocking Remaining Signals After First 2 Consecutive Signals

If your system generates several consecutive signals in a row, this topic demonstrates how to allow the first two signals through and any remaining signals are blocked.  The Signal Counter function node is the key component.  The Signal Counter node can be adjusted to allow more signals through before blocking the remainders.

September 16, 2021

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Detecting Diverging Swing Points between an Indicator and Price

This demonstrates how to identify when an indicator’s swing points move in the opposite direction of price’s swing points.  Please note, this is not a proper divergence system.  Only a dedicated indicator has the ability to detect divergences properly. The indicator used is the Wiseman Awesome Oscillator.  A long signal is generated when the indicator makes a higher low (HL) and price makes a lower low (LL).

September 9, 2021

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September 2, 2021

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Using If-Then Node to Control Outputs Based on Price Above/Below Swing High

This example generates a long output when the closing price is above the current swing high.  If the close is below the swing high then the output is based on the following condition.  If the current swing high is higher than the previous swing high (a higher high) then produce a long output.  But, if the current swing high is lower than the previous swing high (a lower high) then produce a short output.

August 26, 2021

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Forex Pullback Signal After a 3 EMA Trending Asian Session

This example uses three EMA’s to identify a trending forex pair during the Asian session.  If a strong trend occurs then a max of 2 pullback signals are allow during the US session. A long signal occurs when follow is met:

1) EMA’s must be stacked in this order 20 > 50 > 200, for the entire Asian session.  16:00 EST until 6:00 EST.  This identifies the trend direction.  Any crossover of the EMA's during that time invalidates the following trading session.

2)  No signals before 6:00 EST

3)  Wait for a pullback into the EMA's.  Signal will be the first candle to close upward, back with the trend.

August 19, 2021

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ADX Weakness Pullback Signal with Strong EMA Trend Filters

This topic uses four EMA’s to identify a trend, and then waits for a pullback that keeps the EMA trend intact.  It also looks at the ADX on a lower timeframe. A long signal occurs when follow is met;

1). EMA’s must be stacked in this order: 8 > 20 > 50 > 100 > 200.

2)  EMA 8 must slope upward.

3)  ADX must be below or equal to 25.

4)  ADX on a 15 Second chart must be below or equal to 25.

5)  The current bar must not be between the EMA 200 and VWAP.

6)  A bar must close up, and close above the EMA 8.  This is the Setup Bar.

7)  The signal occurs, in real-time, when the market moves above the high of the Setup Bar.

All the conditions, except the ADX conditions, are reversed for short signals.

August 12, 2021

No workshop today.

August 5, 2021

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Blocking Signals When Bars Exceed X Points Away from Indicator

This example demonstrates how to identify when bars are a certain distance or more away from an indicator on the price panel.  The Slope solver of the SMA 14 is used to generate a continuous output that is to be blocked when bars are more than 3 points away from the amaTriggerLines indicator.  amaTriggerLines can be downloaded from LizardTrader.com or Futures.io.

July 29, 2021

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How Raven/BlackBird can Place Orders on a Different Instrument

This topic discusses a limited solution for submitting orders to a different instrument than the instrument that generated the trade signals (e.g. Trade signals are generated from a stock ETF (SPY), but the orders are submitted to the ES futures or an Options contract).  This workaround will only work reliably when using time based charts.  All the solvers in the logic are placed on the secondary chart/Data Series, that the trade signals are generated from, in the Solvers tab.

July 22, 2021

No workshop today.

July 15, 2021

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Pre-Breakout Signal Following a Multi-Timeframe Inside Bar Pattern

This system identifies when an Inside Bar candlestick pattern occurs at the same time on a 5 minute and 10 minute chart.  When that pattern occurs a signal is generated on the next bar while the bar is forming (in real-time).  If the market moves within 5 ticks of the Inside Bar’s high price a long signal is generated to indicate a potential breakout to the up side, and also to signal BlackBird to place a buy stop entry order at the high of the inside bar, before the breakout occurs.  If the market moves within 5 ticks of the Inside Bar’s low price a short signal is generated.

July 8, 2021

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Daily Bar Closing in Lower 25% Range & Various Entry/Exit Signals at Specific Times

This demonstrates how to identify when the daily bar closes within the lower 25% range of the bar.  As of this recording, the daily bar’s time range (RTH or ETH) must match the Trading Hours template of the chart that BloodHound is running on.  i.e. Mixing RTH daily bars with an ETH minute chart is not possible.

When the daily bar does close lower, as described, that triggers various entry and exit signals during the overnight session and the next morning market open, as follows:

1)  Long entry signal at 1:30am.

2)  Exit signal at 5:30am, in case profit target or stop-loss is not hit.

3)  Short entry signal at 9:30am (market open).

4)  Exit signal at 10am, for first contract.

5)  Exit signal at 11:30am, for second or third contract.

July 1, 2021

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Detecting When the ADX Stays Below 20 for 8 Bars, Then Crosses 25

This topic shows how to identify when the ADX remains in consolidation territory for at least 8 bars before it crosses above 25 level.  Because the ADX is non-directional, a long and short signal is generated when these conditions occur.  Other directional conditions would need to be added to create a directional signal.

Things to Know When Using Bid/Ask Prices in a Solver

This topic discusses NinjaTrader’s limitations and differences with Bid/Ask price data vs. bar price data.  A Comparison solver is used to identify when the Bid/Ask spread has reached X ticks or more, and identify when the spread is X ticks or less.

June 17, 2021

Free Indicator Sources Allowed in the Si Workshops

This discusses what is considered a “free” indicator that may be used in the workshops.  The three common sources of free indicators are shown and discussed, along with an example of uncommon sources.

June 10, 2021

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Counter Trend Overbought/Oversold RSI Signals for Renko Bars

This builds a simple counter trend RSI reversal signal in the overbought or oversold levels.  A long signal occurs when the RSI goes below 30 and the RSI reverses upward.  A short signal occurs when the RSI goes above 70 and the RSI reverses downward.

Identifying If the Current Bar is Above or Below the 3rd Bar Back

This demonstrates how to identify when the entire bar is completely above or below the bar that is 3 bars back.  A long signal occurs when an up bar is above the third bar back, or a short signal occurs when a down bar is below the third bar back.

June 3, 2021

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ATRTrailingStop Pullback Signals Limited to 2 Per Trend Direction

1)  This topic demonstrates how to limit 2 signals per market trend direction, and generate a pullback touch signal of the amaATRTrailingStop indicator.  A long signal occurs when;

1) The amaATRTrailingStop must be in an up trend state.

2)  Price must pull back and touch the amaATRTrailingStop.  With some adjustments, the signal can occur either on the bar that touches the amaATRTrailingStop, or after the touch when price moves away from the indicator.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.  The Signal counter is used to limit the number of signals per trend direction to two.

RSI Exit Signals

This example uses the RSI to generate long position exit signals when the RSI goes below the 30 level (oversold).  And, short position exit signals when the RSI goes above the 70 level (overbought).  This is all done using a single Threshold solver.

May 27, 2021

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Identifying 3 Consecutive Higher Lows or LH on the Stochastics

This demonstrates the concept and logic of identifying swing points on an indicator.  And, determining if those swing points are moving higher or lower.  A long signal is generated when three consecutive low points step higher.  A short signal is generated when three consecutive high points step lower.  Because the Swing High & Low indicator does not work well with the Stochastics indicator, some false positive signals do occur.  For this system to work correctly a better swing indicator is needed.

May 20, 2021

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Finding %K Pullback (Hook) Patterns in the Direction of Stochastics %D

This example identifies when the faster Stochastics %K pulls back and then turns back in the direction of the slower %D (the longer term cycle direction).  This pattern on the stochastics and a fast MACD is sometimes referred to as a hook pattern.

Signaling on the 2nd Higher High and 2nd Higher Low

This demonstrates how to identify the 2nd consecutive higher high, and a 2nd consecutive higher low to generate a long output.  Reversing the pattern generates a short signal.

May 6 & 13, 2021

No workshop on these dates.

April 29, 2021

Detecting the Close Price at Top or Bottom 33% of Bar

This demonstrates how to set up the Comparison solver to identify when the closing price is at the top or bottom 33% of the bar.  After the recording finished, an Inverter and Long/Short Modifier function nodes were added to the logic.  Those nodes remove the output for certain bars where the close is near the middle of the bar.  Both long and short outpurs occurred on those bars.

April 22, 2021

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4 Tick Price Movement Past Bar Open in Same Direction as Prior Bar

This example generates a signal in realtime on the forming bar.  A long signal occurs when;

1). The prior bar must close up, and can be either 4 ticks in length or the body must have a minimum length..

2)  After a prior up bar, the market price must move 4 ticks above the open of that bar..

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

April 8, 2021

Prevent Signals on Doji Bars

This shows how to create a filter that prevents signals on doji bars.

April 1, 2021

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New Daily High/Low Reversal After 10 Bars of No New High/Low

This example tries to identify reversals off of the daily high & low plots.  The Current Day OHL indicator is used.  For a short signal off the daily high the following must occur.

1)  The daily high plot must be flat for a minimum of 10 bars (no new highs).

2)  The first bar that makes a new high must close upward.

3)  Example tries to identify reversals off of the daily high & low plots.  The Current Day OHL indicator is used.  For a short signal off the daily high the following must occur.

1)  The daily high plot must be flat for a minimum of 10 bars (no new highs).

2)  The next bar must also make a new high, but must close downward.

All the conditions are reversed for long reversal signals.

March 25, 2021

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Identify Price Making a HH/LL of the Last 4 Bars, with Distance

This demonstrates how to identify when a bar makes a higher high of the last 4 bars.  Or, a lower low than the last 4 bars.  It also shows how to add distance requirements, such as the new high must be at least 2 ticks higher than the high of the last 4 bars.  This makes use of Chameleon.

What is Needed to Compare Indicators from Different Timeframes

This discusses how to compare two moving averages on two different timeframes to each other.  e.g.  The first MA is on a 1 minute timeframe, and the other MA is on a 5 minute timeframe.

How to Identify if the Market is Above/Below a Fixed Price

This demonstrates how to use a fixed daily calculated support/resistance level to filter only long signals above the level and only allow short signals below that level.  The Comparison solver is used to accomplish this simple task.

How to Simulate Calculate ‘On bar close’ when Running as ‘On each tick’

When you have to run BloodHound with Calculate set to ‘On price change’ or ‘On each tick’, you may want to wait until the bar closes and the next bar opens before trading the signal.  That effectively prevents the signal from flip flopping back and forth.  This discusses how to use the Lookback node to do this.

How to Add the SuperTrend Indicator as a Trend filter to any System

This demonstrates how to apply a trailing stop type of indicator as a trend filter to any trading system idea.

Identifying a Histogram Above Zero and Signal Line Sloping Down

This demonstrates how to combine two indicator conditions into a single trade filter.  The MACD is used to illustrate.  For a long filter, the MACD histogram must be above the zero line and the signal line must be sloping down.  Reverse the conditions for a short filter.

How to Identify Indicator Reversal/Inflection Points Above 15 or Below -15

This demonstrates how to identify when a momentum type of indicator creates high or low points at extended threshold levels.  The MACD histogram is used to illustrate.  For a long reversal, the histogram must be below -15 and the histogram must reverse upward.

March 18, 2021

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Tips for Analyzing and Using Order Flow / Volume Profile Type Indicators

This covers a wide range of information about using order flow type and  volume profile type of indicators within BloodHound.  This also applies to coding your own custom NinjaScript system.  This also covers how to test these types of indicators with BloodHound to see if they were coded correctly for system use.

How to Identify Price Making a New HH/LL or Equal H/L of Last 30 Bars

This demonstrates how to identify when a bar makes a higher high than the last 30 bars.  Or, a lower low than the last 30 bars.  It also explains how to add additional filters/conditions to the bar after the HH/LL occurs.  This topic makes use of Chameleon.

Blocking Signals for One Hour

This discusses the issue with using time based waiting periods/events, along with when they can be used and cannot be used.  The example demonstrated shows how to setup the Signal Blocker node to block signals for 1 hour after a signal occurs.

March 11, 2021

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LL/HH Wick Reversal Bar w/ Candlestick Body Breakout Confirmation Bar

This one is very long and complicated, and not suited for new users.  Just a heads up.

This example demonstrates accessing and comparing “setup” bar prices for a limited period after the setup bar occurs.  BloodHound is not a price tracking indicator, such as a Swing indicator, which  is specifically designed to identify and then track the high and low price points.  However, sometimes BloodHound can prices under limited conditions and for a limited number of bars.  A dedicated indicator is far superior for tracking prices than BloodHound.
This system identifies low and high price reversal bars, called the inflection or setup bar.
A long signal occurs on the following conditions.

1). First, identify a low price inflection bar, as follows.

1. The inflection bar low must be lower than the last 5 bars, and lower than the next bar afterwards.  i.e. The prior bar and the following bar must have a higher low, making the inflection bar the lower low.
2. The inflection bar can be followed by an up or down bar.

2)  A signal occurs on the first bar that has a body which extends above the body of the inflection bar.  i.e. If the inflection bar is a down bar, then the signal bar must have an open or close above the open of the inflection bar.  If the inflection bar is up, then the signal bar must have an open or close above the close of the inflection bar.

1.  The signal bar can be either up or down.
2.  The search for a signal bar is limited to 4 bars after the inflection bar, then cancel the set up.
1. If a high inflection bar (for a short) should occur during the signal bar search period, ignore the low inflection and look for the high inflection short signal.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

March 4, 2021

No workshop today

February 25, 2021

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Block Entry Signals if 5 Bars or Less After an Exit Signal

This topic arose from using a custom indicator that generates entry and exits signals.  The issue is sometimes the signals are entering and exiting too often and really close together.  To eliminate this choppiness, a filter is wanted to eliminate the entry signals if they occur soon after an exit signal.  In this case, if the entry signal occurs within 5 bars of an exit signal, then block the entry signal.

Renko Price Reversal Break of Low/High of 2 Bars Ago

This exemple detects if a renko trend reversal breaks past the wick price of the 2nd bar before the recent reversal bar.  i.e.  When a reversal bar occurs, track the wick price of 2 bars agos (before the reversal bar).  If a bar closes past that wick price, generate a signal.

Detecting Price Touching EMA50 w/ EMA50 & EMA200 Trend Filter

This is similar to a MA Bounce signal, but without verifying that the bars have created a “proper” separation away from the EMA 50 before the bounce occurs.  The trend direction for the signal  is determined by the EMA 50 being above or below the EMA 200.  A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)  The EMA 50 must be above the EMA 200.

2)  The bars must be above the EMA 50.

3)  The close or low price must be within ±5 ticks of the EMA 50.

4)  The bar that touches the EMA 50 must be an up bar, or the next bar must close up.

5)  Only one signal per EMA 50 & 200 trend direction.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

February 18, 2021

No workshop today

February 11, 2021

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Larry Williams’ Oops Setup + Tips for Realtime Signals on Daily Bars

This demonstrates how to set up the Comparison solver to generate setup signals for the Larry Williams Oops trade.  The setup condition is very simple, so most of the discussion focuses on the issue that can occur when trading a real time system on a daily chart with an entry signal that persists the entire day/bar.

February 4, 2021

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Exit Signal when a Fuzzy Logic Entry Signal Drops Below 0.8

This demonstrates how an Exit signal can be generated when the Entry signal, of a fuzzy logic system, drops below the 0.8 signal threshold level.  The entry signal system that the trader built gives an entry signal the entire time the trade is valid.  When the trade is over/conditions end, the entry signals end because BloodHounds output drops below 0.8.  When that occurs an exit signal is to be generated.  The Relational node along with a unique Threshold solver is used to detect the entry signal dropping below 0.8.

Various ways to Identify a Bar’s Min or Max Body Length

This demonstrates various ways the Comparison solver can be used to identify that a bar’s body length is of a minimum or maximum length.  The key is to set the inputs to the Open and Close prices, and select the Output conditions that match the signal direction of the trade setup direction.

How to Identify Price Gaps between Renko Bars

This demonstrates how the Comparison solver can be used to identify price gaps in hybrid renko bars by comparing the offset distance of the close of the current bar to the close of the previous bar.  Also, because reversal bars create large distances between close prices, reversal bars are removed from the gap detection.

January 28, 2021

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Realtime Renko Pullback to EMA Signal Limited to Bar Length of 11-17 Ticks

This is an example of generating signals in real time, as price pulls back to an EMA on hybrid-renko bars. A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)   The previous closed bar must be pointed in the direction of the signal.  This would be the reversal bar.

2)  The live building bar must be at least 11 ticks long, and a maximum of 17 ticks in length.  If price pulls back to form a bar that is 18 tick in length then the signal is blocked.

3)  The low price must cross below the EMA 28 to trigger the signal.

4)  Afterwards, this was added.  The EMA 28 must be below the open price of the bar.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

DI & ADX Signal w/ Price vs. TriggerLines Filter

This demonstrates the typical way the DM and ADX indicators are used for entry signals.  Plus the TriggerLines indicator is added for filtering.  A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)   The +DI crosses above the -DI.

2)  The ADX must be above the 25 level, for long and short signals.

3)  The bar close must be above both TriggerLines.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals, except #2.

January 21, 2021

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Realtime Price Pullback to 4th Renko Bar Low with ADXVMA Filter

This is an example of generating signals in real time, as price pulls back to create long wicks on hybrid-renko bars. A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)   After a reversal bar, wait until 5 more bars close in the same direction.

2)  On the 6th bar and any bar afterwards, the market price must pull back below the low of 4 bars back.

3)  The ADXVMA indicator must be in a trending state.  If the state is neutral, no signal.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.  This system will keep generating signals as long as all conditions are met.  No limits to the number of signals.

January 14, 2021

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Realtime Pullback Signal on First 2 Renko Bars After a Reversal

This is an example of generating signals in real time, verses waiting for the bar to close.  The system uses hybrid-renko bars, and looks for price pullbacks on the first 2 bars immediately after a reversal bar.  The price pullback must exceed the open price of the bar prior to the reversal bar.  A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)  Wait for a single reversal up bar.  Two reversal bars in a row disqualify the setup.

2)  During the first up bar after the reversal, if the real time price pullsback below the previous down bar’s open price, a long signal is generated.  The down bar is the bar prior to the reversal up bar.

3)  During the second up bar after the reversal, if the real time price pullsback below the previous down bar’s open price, a long signal is generated.  The down bar is the same bar prior to the reversal up bar as mentioned in #2.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals.

Detecting Cumulative Delta Volume Spikes & Order Flow Best Practices

This discusses the basic requirements that nearly all order flow and volume profile type of indicators need to run correctly   Next, we demonstrate how to use the Threshold solver to detect when the Cumulative Delta indicator exceeds +20 or -20 CD volume level.

January 7, 2021

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Identifying a Reversal Break of a Renko Based Swing Point Trend

This example uses hybrid renko charts and swing points (Swings Highs & Lows) to define a trend direction.  The point if this is to identify a potential trend reversal.  A long signal occurs during a down trend.  A down trend is defined by a lower low, followed by a lower high, followed by a higher low.  LL » LH » HL.  The long signal occurs when the renko bars break above the LH swing point.  All the conditions are reversed for short signals to occur.

December 17 - 31, 2020

No workshops during the holiday break.  Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

December 10, 2020

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Break of Setup Bar High Signal After Dual EMA Trend Change

This demonstrates how to detect when future bars break above the high of a “setup bar”.  The bar that breaks the high of the setup bar becomes the signal bar.  The setup bar is identified when certain conditions occur.  For this system, the setup bar occurs the first time the EMA 10 and EMA 20 together exceed a 2 tick slope upward, for a long signal.  The signal bar occurs if the next 5 bars print a higher high above the setup bar’s high.  An entry stop order is to be placed 1 tick above the high of the signal bar, using BlackBird.  See the Dec 11, 2020 BlackBird workshop.

After the signal occurs, if the EMA 10 turns down then that condition cancels the entry order.  The EMA’s directional change is detected by using the Inflection solver.  A new logic template is created to generate a separate signal that will be used to cancel the entry order.

December 3, 2020

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ATRTrailingStop Renko Trend Signal w/ TriggerLines Filter

This example generates a with-trend pullback signal using hybrid-renko bars and the amaTriggerLines indicator to determine the trend.  A long signal occurs when the following conditions occur.

1)  The amaTriggerLines must be crossed upward (shaded green).  This identifies an up trend.

2)  The renko bars must be pointed downward so that the amaATRTrailingStop is identifying a down trend (red colored).  When the renko bar reverses upward, and the amaATRTrailingStop switches to an up trend a long signal is generated.

All the conditions are reversed for short signals to occur.

This is added to a trade management system on the December 11, 2020 BlackBird workshop.

November 12, 2020

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Renko Pullback Signals w/ EMA20 & 50 Separation & Direction Filters

This demonstrates a renko chart pullback signal based on the EMA 20 and EMA 50 trend direction and a minimum separation requirement.  The EMA 20 and EMA 50 must have a minimum amount of slope, and they must be separated by about 2.5 ticks from each other.  A long signal occurs after there is at least one pullback bar (a down bar), and then reverses to an up bar.

An Exit signal is built afterwards.  The Exit signal for a long trade occurs on the first reversal bar after a minimum of four up bars have printed.

October 22, 2020

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Trending Market Identification System Using 3 EMA’s, 2 MACD’s, and an RSI

This example identifies trending states using a higher timeframe and various indicators.  It is composed of four main conditions.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  On the 5 Minute chart, the EMA 3 and 8 must be above the EMA 50.

2)  The remaining conditions run on the 1 Minute chart.  Again, the EMA 3 and 8 must be above the EMA 50.

3)  This utilizes a slow and fast MACD.  The fast MACD signal line must be sloping up, and above the slower MACD line.  Also, the fast MACD signal line must be above the zero line.

4)  The RSI 10 must be sloping up, and greater than 50.

All the conditions are reversed for a short signal.

Renko Pullback Signal with a 5 Pullback Bar Limit and EMA Trending Strength Filters

This topic demonstrates how to define a maximum number of pullback bars requirement for a pullback system (rule #3).  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The EMA 200 must be sloping upward.

2)  The close of the pullback bars must  stay above the EMA 34.

3)  The pullback bars are restricted to a maximum of 5 bars.

4)  The signal occurs on the reversal up bar.

All the conditions are reversed for a short signal.

October 15, 2020

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Detecting Bars Closing at Highs/Lows with Wicks Touching a Moving Average

This example identifies two criteria.  When the closing price crosses the EMA 8, or when a bar closes near its high(for a long) and its bottom wick touches the EMA 8.  More specifically, for a long signal the close price must be within 5 ticks of the high(near the top of the bar).  The open must be above the EMA 8.  The low wick must touch or penetrate through the EMA 8.

October 1, 2020

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Restricting Signals to Only 1 Per Each Swing Point Line

This demonstrates how to reset the Signal Blocker node so that only 1 signal can occur for each swing point line.  For long signals, a new swing high line must occur before the next long signal is allowed to plot.  i.e. For each swing high line, there will only be one long signal.  Any additional long signals are blocked until a new swing high point is detected.  The conditions are reversed for short signals.

September 24, 2020

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How to Block Signals on a Doji Bar

This example demonstrates how to detect doji bars, and then modify the output so it can be used to block signals that occur on those doji bars.

September 17, 2020

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Ways to Minimize Minor Indicator Reversals in the Inflection Solver

This demonstrates two solutions for reducing unwanted small/minor inflections(reversals) of an indicator when used in the Inflection solver.  In doing so, the medium to large inflections of the indicator are identified by the Inflection solver.  The MFI indicator is used for this topic.

Detecting Wicks (High/Low Prices) Crossing Over a Moving Average

This demonstrates how to identify when bar wicks (high or low price) crossover a moving average, and how to reverse the signal from long to short or short to long depending if you want a signal with the trend or counter trend.  The EMA 55 is used.

September 10, 2020

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Two Moving Average Breakout Signal with SMA 200 Trend Filter

This example produces a signal after the high and low of a bar is contained in between the SMA 20 and SMA 50, and then the closing price breaks/closes outside of the SMA’s.  When price is above the SMA 200, only long signals occur and vice versa.  After this system is built, an additional filter is added to restrict/remove signals.  This provides a good example of using the If-Then node.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  Price must be above the SMA 200.

2)  An entire bar must be in between the SMA 20 & 50.  This begins looking for the breakout bar.

3)  When a bar closes below or above one of the SMA’s a long signal occurs.  It does not matter if the SMA 20 is above or below the SMA 50.  The SMA’s can be stacked in any order.

Afterwards, this filter/condition is added to the original system.

4)  The long signal is only permitted when the closing price crosses above the SMA 20 or 50.  Crossing below does not give a signal.  This is when the If-Then nodes are used.

September 3, 2020

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Bounce Signal off EMA18 w/ 15Minute EMA Trend Filter

This example identifies a possible bounce/rejection of price off of a moving average, and the moving average, on a 15 minute higher timeframe, must be sloping/trending in the direction of the bounce.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The EMA 18 and EMA 20 must both be sloping up.

2)  The EMA 18 and EMA 20 on the 15 minute timeframe must both be sloping up.

3)  4 bars must have been above the EMA 18 prior to the bounce.  The bars must not have touched the EMA.

4)  Signal when price touches the EMA 18.

All the conditions are reversed for a short signal.

August 27, 2020

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Price Crossing a 10 Tick Offset Distance from an Indicator

This answers a two part question.  The first part generates a long signal when the closing price crosses above a (imaginary) +10 tick offset distance above the SMA 200 line.  And, generates a short signal when price crosses below the -10 tick offset distance below the SMA 200 line.

The second part generates a long signal when price crosses the +10 tick offset distance above the SMA 200 in either direction.  And, generates a short signal when price crosses the -10 tick offset distance below the SMA in either direction.

Lastly, we demonstrate how to implement these signals into Raven to submit a market order.

Counter Trend & w/ Trend Signals when Price Crosses the Bollinger bands

This example builds two Crossover solvers to generate signals in opposite directions.  The first Crossover solver generates a long signal when the closing price crosses below the lower Bollinger band.  And, a short signal when price crosses above the upper Bollinger band.

The second Crossover solver generates a long signal when the closing price crosses above the upper Bollinger band.  And, a short signal when price crosses below the lower Bollinger band.

August 20, 2020

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EMA Pullback with Swing Points and amaATRTrailingStop Trend Filters

This system generates a signal whenever price is near the EMA 30 and other trend filters are in place.  The baseline trend direction is determined by the amaATRTrailingStop indicator.  For a long signal, price must be below a recent swing high as determined by the Swing indicator.  Also, the high price must be within 3 ticks of the EMA30 or above it, and below the amaATRTrailingStop.  All the conditions are reversed for a short signal.

MACD Signal Line Reversal/Rejection Near the Zero Line

This example demonstrates how to detect when the MACD, or similar indicators, reverse direction before crossing the zero line and near the zero line.  For this example the MACD must get within a 0.5 range of the zero line to detect the reversal.  For a long reversal signal, the MACD must cross down through the +0.5 level, and then reverse before crossing the zero line into negative values.  For a short reversal signal, the MACD must cross up through the -0.5 level, and then reverse before crossing the zero line.

EMA20 Cross Back Over EMA50 with Multi EMA to Price Trend Filter

This topic could be considered identifying a trend continuation condition.  A long output is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  Price must be above all EMAs.  The EMA 20, EMA 50, EMA 100, and EMA 200.

2)  The EMA 20 must cross below the EMA 50, and then cross back above the EMA 50.

a)  Price must close above the EMA 20 & 50.

b)  The bar must close up.  This is labeled Bar1.

3)  A signal is generated on the next bar (Bar2) if,

a)  The EMA 20 is still above the EMA 50.

b)  The EMA 20 is sloping up.

c)  The bar closes up as well.

All the conditions are reversed for a short signal.

August 6 & 13, 2020

No workshop today

July 30, 2020

Finding 2 Out of 3 OB/OS Indicators, then Signal After a Limited Pullback of the Indicators

The first part of this topic starts by building two systems/logics that generate a signal when only 2 out of 3 indicators go into an extreme overbought or oversold condition(above 95 or below 5).  The Additive node is the key to identifying/signaling when a fewer number of conditions need to occur out of a higher number of possible conditions that are being monitored.  This design can easily be modified for identifying 3 out of 5, or 4 out of 7, or whatever number of conditions your system uses by simply reducing the Output value of the solvers going into the Additive node.  This example looks for the Double Stochastics or RSS to go above 95 or below 5, or the Stoch RSI to go above 0.9 or below 0.1.  It identifies when 2 of the 3 indicators go into the extreme ob/os levels and generates a setup signal.

The second part uses the setup signal to start looking for two situations when the indicator(s) make a limited/minor pullback from the ob/os levels, and generates a signal if one of the situations occurs.  If one of the ob/os indicators pulls back too far, to less than 60 or more than 40 or the StochRSI to 0.6 or 0.4, then the second part fails and there is no signal.  A long signal is generated when the indicators are oversold, and a short signal when overbought, making this a counter trend system.

-  The first situation is when only one of the indicators pulls back, and one indicator remains in the extreme ob/os level.  If the indicator, that pulls back, returns to the extreme ob/os level a signal occurs.

-  The second situation is when all the indicators pullback.  At least 2 of the 3 indicators must re-enter the extreme ob/os level within 10 bars of leaving the ob/os level.

July 23, 2020

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Renko Reversal Bar Signals at HL & LH Swing Points

This example is designed to work on a hybrid renko chart.  Long signals are generated when a reversal up bar occurs higher than the previous reversal up bar to form a higher low point (HL). A short signal is generated when a reversal down bar occurs lower than the previous reversal down bar to form a lower high point (LH).

A follow up question is asked to add the slope of an EMA 120 from the 3, 5, and 10 minute timeframes as a filter to the signals.

Exit Signal when Slopes of EMA and ADXVMA Disagree

This example creates an exit signal when the slope of the EMA 9 does not match the slope of the amaADXVMA 2.  e.g.  When the EMA and the amaADXVMA are both sloping up together, if the ADXVMA goes flat or slopes down, while the EMA is still sloping up, then an exit signal is generated, because the slopes no longer match.

July 9, 2020

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Detecting when 2 Indicators are Sloping in the Same Direction for a Signal Filter

This is a simple demonstration of adding the slope direction of 2 indicators as a filter to an existing system. In this example the slope of the EMA 21 and slope of the amaDynamicTradersIndex » Signal Line are used.

July 2, 2020

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Early Trend Detection Using EMA’s, RSI, Stochastics, & MACD Histogram

This example demonstrates combining multiple indicator conditions together, attempting to identify an early trend move.  A long output is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The EMA 5 is above the EMA 10 for the default timeframe and the 4Hr chart.

2)  The RSI must be above 50.

3)  The Stochastics D is sloping up, and below the oversold level (75).  And as an alternative, later on another solver is created for the Stochastics to be above the oversold level.

4)  The MACD histogram is sloping up, and below the zero line.

All the conditions are simply reversed for a short signal.

June 18, 2020

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How to Generate a Signal when Indicator Output Returns to Zero

In this question, the customer wants to generate a signal when a custom indicator’s output (something similar to a momentum indicator) returns back to zero after the output has been a positive or negative value.  A long signal occurs when the indicator output is a positive value and then goes to zero.  A short signal occurs when the output is a negative value and then returns to zero.

May 14, 2020

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MA Crossover with a Price Extension & then a Pullback

This workshop lesson uses an EMA 10, SMA 20, and SMA 40 combined with a price extension and pullback conditions to produce a signal.  The following four rules/requirements must occur in the following order to produce a long signal:

1)  The EMA 10 must cross above the SMA 20.

2)  A bar must touch the SMA 40.  #1 and #2 might occur on the same bar.

3)  The must occur on a different bar from #2.  A bar must touch the EMA 10.  If the body any bar (open and close prices) is below the SMA 20, the set up is invalid.

4)  A signal occurs when the body of a bar is above the EMA 20.  This may be the same bar as #3, because the wick may touch the EMA 10.

April 30, 2020

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Identifying Multiple Reversing Renko Bars in a Row (Simple Consolidation)

This topic demonstrates how to find a simple 4 or 5 bar reversing renko bar pattern. All 4 reversal bars are consecutive (all in a row, no continuation bars in between).

5 Range Chart EMA14 Bounce Signal w/ EMA5 Filtering

This demonstrates building a bounce signal off of an EMA14 moving average, with some custom requirements to help eliminate signals during consolidation.  Some of the rules/requirements are set up in such a way that this design is tailored for a 5 range chart.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The EMA 14 must have a minimum slope at the signal bar.  A 0.5 ticks of slope is used in the Slope solver.

2)  The entire bar (low price) must have been above the EMA14 and the EMA 5.

3)  The low price of the bar, 2 bars back from the signal bar, must be above the EMA 5.

4)  2 bars are allowed for price to pullback to the EMA 14 to possibly form a signal bar.

5)  The Signal bar has the following requirements:

a)  The signal bar must not extend below the EMA14 by more than 3 ticks.  i.e. The low of the bar may not go more than 3 ticks below the EMA14.

b)  The low of the signal bar must get within 1 tick of the EMA14.  i.e.  Within 1 tick above the EMA 14.

c)  The signal bar must close above the EMA14, and below the EMA5.

Ichimoku Tenkan & Kijun Crossover Signals w/ Kumo Cloud & Chikou Span Filtering

This demonstrates building an Ichimoku signal with a few custom filters of the Kumo cloud and Chikou span.  This system uses, and thus requires, the amaIchimokuKinkoHyo indicator from LizardIndicators.com.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  The signal trigger is the Tenkan crossing above the Kijun.  The remaining rules are filtering conditions.

2)  If the Tenkan and Kijun cross above occurs below the Kumo cloud, then the Kumo must have a minimum thickness of 4 ticks.  This is later adjusted to 8 ticks.  If the crossover occurs above the Kumo there is no thickness requirement.

3)  The Kumo cloud that is visually extended into the future must be in a bullish direction.

4)  Price must not have touched the Chikkou span during the last 26 bars.  i.e.  The Chikou must be above the high price looking back for 26 bars.

5)  The closing price must be above the Tenkan and Kijun on the crossover bar (#1 above).

This system is plugged into BlackBird (May 1st workshop), along with a custom entry order and stop-loss.

A Brief Discussion About Pattern Recognition

This aims to address a growing misunderstanding of BloodHound’s ability to perform pattern recognition.  This video discusses the kind of simple candlestick patterns that BH can identify versus the candlestick patterns that are too complex, and the larger price/charting patterns as well.

April 16 & 23, 2020

No recording today.

April 9, 2020

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Stochastic K Counter Trend Signal with HTF EMA Slope Filter
This example builds a Stochastic K oversold/overbought crossover signal filtered by a higher timeframe EMA20 direction.  This was designed to work on a range chart.  A long signal is generated when the Stochastic K crosses below the 30 value, and the EMA 20 on a 10 range chart must be sloping up on the crossover or a couple of bars just before the crossover.  Then wait for the first up bar to fire off the signal.  The reverse conditions will generate a short signal.

April 2, 2020

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Price Breaking a Swing Point with a Fast Pullback Signal using Renko Bars

This system uses the Swing Highs & Lows indicator to identify a price breakout and pullback condition on a renko chart.  A long signal is generated when the following conditions occur:

1)  A renko bar crosses above the swing high line, and at least 1 more up bar must occur after the crossing bar. (2 concurrent up bars minimum)

2)  Price must pullback to within 1 renko brick length from the swing high line.  If price crosses below the swing high line, it must be limited to 2 bars.  3 bars crossing the swing line invalidates the setup.

3)  The signal occurs if the next bar is a reversal bar.

All the conditions are simply reversed for a short signal.

March 19 & 26, 2020

No workshop topics to post today

March 5, 2020

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Comparing Intra-day Bar Prices to the Daily SMA(50)

This demonstrates how to compare a 5 minute bar price (intra-day timeframe) to a moving average indicator running on a daily chart/timeframe.  BloodHound will run on the intra-day chart, and the Chameleon indicator is used to acquire daily timeframe bars and input that data series into an SMA50.  A Comparison solver is used to detect when the 5 minute closing price is within a few points of the SMA50 running on a daily chart/timeframe.

Breakout Signal of a 4 Bar Renko Consolidation Pattern

This system detects consolidation of hybrid-renko bars, and the direction that price breaks out from that pattern.  The consolidation pattern is 4 or more reversal bars in a row.  A breakout is when price stops reversing and thus a second bar in the same occurs (a non-reversing bar). Also included, is a failed breakout detection.

February 28, 2020

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How the Time Session Solver Works

The Time Session solver was improved in version 8.1.13.16.  The new session interface alleviates a limitation the previous Time solver had, because it used NinjaTrader’s ‘Trading Hours’ session interface.  This video explains how to use the new Scheduler interface, and some examples of how and why you might use the Time Session solver.

February 20, 2020

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Renko Reversal Bar Signal at Lower Low & Higher High

This illustrates filtering renko reversal bars.  A long signal is generated on a reversal up bar only if the low of the bar is below the swing low point.  In other words, the current reversal up bar must be lower than the previous reversal up bar.  The reverse conditions produce a short signal.  The Swing Highs & Lows indicator is used to identify when a lower low or higher high is made in the reversal bars.

How to Add a Minimum and Maximum Slope Requirement to Your Signal

This lesson expands upon the topic from Feb 6, 2020 Counter Trend VWAP Signal at Std. Dev. 2 Line, to establish a minimum and maximum slope of the Std. Devl 2 lines to qualify/filter signals.  We take that system and apply a slope requirement to the VWAP Std. Dev. 2 lines.  For a long signal the Std. Dev. 2 Lower line must have a little downward slope, but no more than 0.8 ticks of downward slope.

February 13, 2020

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How to Detect if Price is Above the Highest Moving Avg. of 3 Different MA’s

This topic shows how to build a simple logic that identifies when the High price is above the highest moving average (MA) of 2 other MA’s.  Or, if the Low price is below the lowest of the 3 MA’s.

Detecting when a Swing Point has Not Been Broken by Price for a Min. of 40 Bars

In this topic a customer wanted to identify when a swing point line has been plotting/existed for more than 40 bars.  And also, generate a signal if price breaks the swing point line after the 40 bar minimum.  The Signal Counter node is used to identify if 40 bars of a swing point plot has occurred.  Along with 2 Comparison solvers that identify when a new swing point occurs, and when price breaks a swing point line.  Those 2 solvers are used to reset the Signal Counter node.

February 6, 2020

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Counter Trend VWAP Signal at Std. Dev. 2 Line
This demonstrates how to build counter trend signals when price crosses the VWAP Std. Dev. #2 line.  A long signal occurs when price crosses below the VWAP Std. Dev. 2 Lower line, and a short signal occurs when price crosses above the VWAP Std. Dev. 2 Upper line.  This will be used in the next BlackBird workshop to apply a stop-loss and profit target to the signals.

How to Use Discretionary Support/Resistance Lines in a System

Are you a “price action” type of trader that visually picks subjective/discretionary support/resistance lines based on a chart’s price action, and trades them?  No S/R indicator is used.  This lesson will help you understand how to implement those s/r lines/price values into a BloodHound system.  In this specific example, a Target s/r line, Stop-out s/r line, and a Signal s/r line are used to identify a price pullback based pattern and then a trade signal occurs.  The basics of the price pattern is for price to pullback and touch the Signal line before touching the Target line.  Also, when price pullback to the Signal line, it must not touch the Stop-out line before crossing back over the Signal line.

January 30, 2020

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Blocking the First 2 Signals and Allowing the 3rd and Any Other Signals
This demonstrates how to use the Signal Counter node to block X number of first signals in the same direction, and then allowing any remaining/following signals through.

January 23, 2020

No Workshop Today

January 16, 2020

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Sound Alert Only on First Signal of Multiple Signals in Same Direction

If your system generates multiple signals in the same direction, but you only want to hear a sound alert on the first signal, this will demonstrate how to do that using two BloodHound indicators on the chart.  The process is to create two logic templates.  The first logic template is your original system with all the signals.  The second logic template only allows the first signal through.  All the signals afterwards that are in the same direction are blocked, until a signal in the opposite direction occurs.

How Does BloodHound Interact with Other Data Series (timeframes) that are on a Chart?

This is to help clear up some confusion about charts that have several Data Series (timeframes) on the same chart.  e.g.  A 1 Minute Data Series, a 5 Minute Data Series, and a 15 Minute Data Series can all be added to the same chart window.  And so, there has been some confusion as to which timeframe BloodHound is using or running on.  This video explains how this all works.

Signaling When All 3 MACDBB are Sloping in the Same Direction Across MTF

This demonstrates how to identify when 3 MACD-BB indicators, that are running on different timeframes, are all sloping up together or down together.  A 2 Minute, 5 Minute, and 15 Minute Data Series are placed on the same chart, along with 3 Sim22_MacdBBGaplessV4 on each of those timeframes.  The Sim22_MacdBBGaplessV4 can be downloaded from Futures.io.

RSI Double Crossover Signals

This demonstrates how to generate a long signal when the RSI crosses up above 15, and a short signal when the RSI crosses down below 85.

Building a Custom Intraday Flag Pattern Signal

An up trend flag pattern is defined as follows:

1)  A new daily high must be made.  This is the first bar that potentially starts a flag pattern.

2)  The next bar(s) must make a lower or equal high.  This is the flag pattern forming.  A maximum of 3 bars is allowed for this condition, thus limiting the flag pattern to a maximum of 4 bars.

3)  The signal bar occurs, ending the flag pattern, when the current bar ‘s high is higher than the previous bar high.

4)  Also, the signal bar’s low must not go lower than the previous bar’s low.

All the conditions are simply reversed for a short flag pattern.

December 19, 2019 - January 9, 2020

No workshops during the holiday break.  Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

December 12, 2019

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Identifying a Broader CCI Trending State

This example demonstrates how to identify the broader trending state of the CCI indicator. The trend direction is determined by the CCI staying above the zero line for at least 6 bars or below the zero line for at least 6 bars.  When either of those conditions occur, it is fed into the Toggle node so that the trend is held onto until the opposite trend direction condition occurs.

Double EMA Trend with Renko Bar Pullback Signal

This example identifies pullback signals on renko charts where the trend direction is determined by two EMA's.  The system rules are as follows.

Long Signal:

1)  The EMA 10 must be above the EMA 20.

2)  A renko bar must pullback and touch the EMA 10.

3)  The wick of the reversal bar must touch either the EMA 10 or EMA 20.

Short Signal:

All the conditions are simply reversed for a short.

December 5, 2019

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Woodies CCI Turbo Signals with CCI Direction Filter

This example uses the Woodies CCI indicator to build signals based on the Turbo plots and filtered using the direction of the CCI.  The system rules are as follows.

Long Signal:

1)  CCI 14 is above the zero line.

2a)  The Turbo plot crosses below +100 and then crosses above +100 for the signal.

2b)  Or, the Turbo plot crosses below zero and then crosses above zero for the signal.

Short Signal:

1)  CCI 14 is below the zero line.

2a)  The Turbo plot crosses above -100 and then crosses below -100 for the signal.

2b)  Or, the Turbo plot crosses above zero and then crosses below zero for the signal.

November 28, 2019

No Workshop - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2019

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Building a Delayed MACD Crossover Signal to Reduce Fakeout Crossovers

This example comes from a paper titled “A Refined MACD Indicator – Evidence against the Random Walk Hypothesis”, in which the customer summarized the system rules for Model #1.  An Entry and Exit signal are built.

A long signal is generated when the MACD line crosses above the Average line, and the MACD line stays above the Avg. line for a minimum of 3 bars.  If the MACD line crosses back down below the Avg. line before the 3rd bar, the signal is canceled.  The signal occurs on the 3rd bar after the crossover.

An Exit signal is generated if the MACD crosses the Avg. line in the opposite direction.

Setting up a 4% profit target, along with the exit signal is demonstrated using the Raven strategy.

November 14, 2019

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Price Action Trend Reversal/Breakout Signal with MACD Filter

This topic teaches how to take an oscillator, MACD in this case, and create zones when signals are allowed or blocked.  When the MACD is between zero and +0.25, long signals are permitted.  When the MACD is above +0.25, signals are blocked/prevented.  When the MACD is between zero and -0.25, short signals are permitted.  When the MACD is below -0.25, signals are blocked.  The signal trigger part is when price crosses above the recent swing high for a long signal, or when price crosses below the recent swing low for a short.  Also, the Swing Trend indicator is used to identify a price action based nearterm market trend.

October 24, 2019

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Blocking/Removing Continuous Signals

This example demonstrates the Signal Blocker function node to remove unwanted extra signals.  The Signal Block node allows the first signal through, and blocks the additional signals that occur afterwards.

Filtering/Blocking Signals When Indicator is Overbought or Oversold
This example demonstrates how to filter out (remove) long signals when the Stochastics indicator is greater than 80, and filter out short signals when below 20.  Setting up the Outputs correctly for the
Threshold solver is the key.

October 17, 2019

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Exit Signal When MACD Histogram Diverges from MACD Line

This example identifies when the MACD Histogram bars/line is sloping in the opposite direction of the MACD line.  When the Histogram bars are negative (below the zero line) and they are sloping toward the zero line, and the MACD line is sloping/moving away from the zero line, a long (exit) signal is given.  The opposite condition generates a short signal.  The Lookback function node is added to the system to require a minimum number of divergence bars before the signal is given.

October 10, 2019

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Renko Reversal Bar Signal with Price Filter & Confirmation Bar

This example shows how to detect a reversal bar on a renko, followed by a confirmation bar.

September 19, 2019

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Signals from Swing Trend Indicator w/ Confirmation Bar

This example shows how to add a confirmation bar, in the same direction, check to any signal.  The Swing Trend indicator > Swing Direction output is used to generate signals in the direction of the swing’s direction.  When an up swing is generated a long signal is given and the bar afterwards must also be an up bar for the signal to occur.  Otherwise the signal is prevented.  The next day’s BlackBird workshop covers the other half of this topic.

3 Bar and 4 Bar Thrust Patterns

This example demonstrates how to find bars with equal High or Low prices.  And,  how to compare the relative bar sizes to each other.  For the 3 bar pattern, the first bar must be a long “thrust” bar.  The second, or middle, bar must be half the size or smaller, and pointing in the opposite direction of the first thrust bar.  The third bar must also be a long thrust bar, and in the same direction as the first thrust bar.  The 4 bar pattern is similar except it has 2 middle bars.

September 12, 2019

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Detecting the Trending Order of Multiple MA’s

This example shows how to detect when MAs (moving averages) are stacked or aligned in a trending order to create a long or short trending state.  For this demo, 3 EMAs are used.  An EMA 40, 80, and 120 period.  A long state occurs when the EMA40 is above the EMA80, and the EMA80 is above the EMA120.  A short state is the reverse order.  When the stacking order is mixed there is no state/output.

August 22, 2019

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Price Increasing, and Volume Decreasing, While Approaching a S/R Line

This system looks for price to move downward, and volume to decrease, for several bars.  All while price is approaching a support resistance line to generate a long signal.  Two ways of using the Slope solver are shown for analyzing price and volume movements.  The Support Resistance solver is used to determine when price is in close proximity to a pivot line.

August 8, 2019

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3 Reversal Renko Bar Pattern with a Diverging RSI Filter

This example demonstrates how to identify a specific renko bar pattern, including evaluating RSI values as confirmation or filtering.  The pattern typically generates counter trend signals.  The pattern for a long signal is as follows.  After a down trend, of renko bars, identify 3 reversal bars.  The last reversal bar is up.  As a filter, look at the RSI values of the prior 2 down bars.  The RSI value of the most recent reversal down bar must be higher than the prior down bar.  In other words, the RSI is making higher low values.

How to Show Long Signals Only When Price is Above an EMA

This simple example shows how to setup a Comparison solver and AND node so that only long signals occur when price is above a moving average (EMA160).  Or, show only short signals when price is below the MA.

August 1, 2019

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Building Counter Trend VWAP Signals

This is a derivative of the K.  A long signal is generated when a few bars are located below the VWAP line and above the lower std. dev #2 line.  And, then price touches or breaks the lower std. dev #2 line.  A short signal occurs using the reverse of those conditions.  A secondary long signal is generated when bars move below the lower std. dev #2 line, and then cross back up above the lower std. dev #2 line.

Two Exit signals are created as well.  The first is when price touches/hits the std. dev #3 line.  The second is when price touches the VWAP line, for a profit exit.

Blocking Crossover Signals When Price is too Far Away

How to block/filter out a signal if price is too far away from a fast moving average.  This example uses EMA crossovers as the signal source.  The crossover signals are to be blocked if price is 20 ticks or more away from the faster EMA.

Blocking Signals if the RSI is Above 70 or Below 30

How to block/filter out signals when the RSI goes above 70 or below 30.  This example uses EMA crossovers as the signal source.  Long signals are blocked if the RSI is above 70, and short signals are blocked if the RSI is below 30.

July 18, 2019

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Adding a 10 Bar Minimum Filter Prior to a Crossover Signal

This shows how to add a 10 bar minimum requirement to a crossover signal.  The fast moving average (MA) must stay on one side of the fast MA for at least 10 bars or the crossover signal is blocked.

Reversal Bar Signal with EMA Slope and Wick Filter

This system demonstrates two main conditions.  First, is detecting when the wick of a renko bar is touching a moving average.  Second, is setting a minimum slope requirement for the signal.  The signal occurs on the reversal of a renko bar.  The wick of the reversal bar must be touching the EMA.  The EMA must have a significant slope.

July 11, 2019

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How to Create a Min & Max Number of Pullback Bars Requirement

This topic is for hybrid renko charts.  It demonstrates how to require a minimum number of pullback bars before a continuation signal can occur.  And also, how to set a maximum number of pullback bars before a continuation signal can occur.

July 4, 2019

No workshop today.  Happy 4th of July!

June 27, 2019

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Synchronizing MACD Directions from Two Timeframes

This illustrates how to take the MACD direction from two timeframes, and identify when they are in agreement/synchronized.  A MACD from a 5 Minute chart and a 1940 Tick chart are used.  When both MACD’s are trending up a long signal occurs.  When both MACD’s are trending down a short signal occurs.  When the MACD’s are mixed, no signal.

Stochastics 80/20 Crossover (Two Logic Methods)

This shows 2 different ways to build a Stochastics 80/20 crossover signal.

• The first method uses a Threshold solver to detect when the stochastics is above 80 or below 20, in combination with a Signal Blocker node to remove extra outputs.
• The second method uses 2 Crossover solvers.  One solver detects the cross above 80, and the other solver detects the cross below 20.

June 13, 2019

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Detecting 2 Up Bars Followed by a Down Bar with a Longer Middle Bar Wick

June 6, 2019

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How to Find Long Wicks on the Order Flow Cumulative Delta Indicator

This example shows how to find long wicks on indicators that visually display as a candlestick on the chart.  Specifically we use NinjaTrader’s Order Flow Cumulative Delta indicator to find topping tails and bottoming tails, on a minute chart.

May 30, 2019

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Detecting a Heiken Ashi Reversal with 2 Ticks or More of Movement

This example uses the Sim22 Heiken Ashi indicator from Futures.io.  The first part demonstrates how to detect the H/A bar direction.  The second part shows how to identify reversal points, plus wait for at least a 2 tick movement away from the reversal point price before the reversal signal occurs.

Filtered CCI Zero Line Crossover and 100 Line Crossover Signals

These signals are composed of two sets of rules.  The first set is, a signal occurs in the direct of the CCI crossing the zero line, if the closing price is on the same side of the EMA 120.  I.e.  When the CCI crosses above the zero line, the close must be above the EMA 120.  The second set is as follows.  For a long signal the CCI must be above 100.  Then cross below 100, but stay above zero.  Then cross above 100 again, and the close must be above the EMA 120.  Reverse the conditions for a short signal.

May 16, 2019

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How to Build a Crossback Signal in the Direction of the Trend

This example builds a simple crossover signal in the direction of the trend.  Price must first cross an EMA 9 in the opposite direction of the trend, and then a signal is given when price crosses the EMA 9 again in the direction of the trend.  The question started off using the Swing indicator to determine the trend direction, but it was discovered that the delay in Swing indicator was to slow for changing the trend direction.  Thus, the slope of the SMA 30 was used instead.

May 2, 2019

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Using Multiple Instruments to Find Correlated Trends in the Market Analyzer

This topics starts by showing how to setup multiple instruments in BloodHound.  Followed by using two Slope solvers to illustrate a simple example of the logic.  Next, the BloodHound template is setup in the Market Analyzer, with a brief explanation of using BloodHound in the M/A and some tips.

April 4, 2019

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Short Signals at Lower S/R Lines and Long Signals at Higher S/R Lines

This topic uses the Support/Resistance solver to generate short only signals when price is near the lower 3 S/R lines of a pivot indicator.  Whether price is above or below the S/R line, only a short signal is generated. Long signals are generated when price is near the upper 2 S/R lines.

March 21, 2019

A Good Method for Testing Multiple Indicator Threshold Values

How can multiple threshold levels/values be tested/analyzed for various indicators (such as the MACD)?  I.e. What is a good way to test different threshold values to find the right one?  In this demonstration the MACD (5, 20, 30), and threshold values of 2.5, 5, and 10 are used to explain how one might go about comparing the results of all three threshold values in a nearly seamless process.

March 7, 2019

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Building a Counter Trend VWAP & Stochastics System

This system looks for the Close of the bar to go below the Order Flow VWAP 2nd lower band for a long setup or above the 2nd upper band for a short setup.  Also, the Stochastics must be below 30 for a long, or above 70 for a short.  When both indicator conditions occur together a signal is generated.

February 28, 2019

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Working with a MTF Renko System to Synchronize Reversal Bars

This system looks for a breakout of the Bollinger bands and the amaTradersDynamicIndex (TDI) indicator.  Another lesson taught by this system is synchronizing two Unirenko charts.  On a higher timeframe (HTF) renko chart a couple of conditions are looked for.  1)  1 to 5 renko bars must break below the lower Bollinger band, and stay below the band.  If more than 5 bars in a row breakout of the band then this condition is invalid.  2)  The TDI Price Line must also break below its lower bollinger band.  3)  The setup is complete when a reversal bar occurs before #1 is invalidated.  The same conditions must occur on the LTF renko chart with a few exceptions.  Any number of bars can breakout of the bollinger for rule #1.  The LTF reversal bar may close before the HTF reversal bar closes and that is acceptable as long as it only has 1 tick remaining to close the reversal bar.  Because the HTF reversal bar does not have to finish closing this system must be run with Calculate = On Price Change.

February 7, 2019

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Reversal Bars Without Wicks

This logic looks for the Closing price of an up bar to equal the Open price of a following down bar.  First bar is up and second bar is down.  The tops of those bars must be the same price.  And, there must not be any upper wicks on the tops of the bars.

MTF Renko Charts with Darvas Bounce Signals

This system uses 3 higher time-frames, the Darvas, Lin.Reg, Stochastics, and EMA, indicators to find price bounces off of the Darvas lines.  The 10 brick, 15 brick, and 25 brick renko charts must be moving in the same direction.  Next, find price bouncing off a Darvas line.  At the same time price must cross the Lin.Reg. indicator, and the Lin.Reg. must be sloping in the directions of the bounce.  The Stochastics K line must be crossing above the 20 level, for a long, or crossing below the 80 level for a short.  The EMA must not be flat/range bound.  This lesson will teach how to adjust the solvers and use Lookback nodes to help match all these indicators/conditions together, because they do not all occur together on the same bar.  They typically occur a bar or two apart from each other.

January 31, 2019

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Build a Swing Trend State w/ CCI, MACD, & RSI Signal Filters

This system has 3 major components/conditions.  First, is the market trend direction.  Second, is wait for a pullback in price.  Third, is wait for CCI, MACD, and RSI to align with trend.  The system uses a hybrid renko chart.

Market Trend:  This is determined by price crossing above the swing high or below the swing low.  Also, when a higher low is made or a lower high.  When one of these swing patterns occurs the trend is established.

Price Pullback:   This is simply looking for reversal renko bars.  Once a bar reverses in the direction of the trend, that creates the setup condition.  The next step is for the indicator filters to all align with the trend.

Indicator Filters:  The CCI must be greater than 50 for a long signal, or less than -50 for a short.  The MACD Diff plot must be above the zero line for longs, or below for shorts.  The RSI must be above 30 for longs, or below 70 for shorts.  A signal occurs once all 3 indicators meet their requirements.

Exit Signal When the ADXVMA Goes into a Neutral Trend State

This shows how to use the ADXVMA neutral/flat trend state to create an Exit signal on the first bar of a neutral trend.

January 24, 2019

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How to Block Signals When the ADXVMA is Neutral

How to use the ADXVMA to block signals when the indicator is in a neutral trend/state.  This example uses the amaADXVMA » DataSeries Trend, in a Threshold solver, to identify when the indicator is in a long or short trend, and output both long and short outputs, but no output when the ADXVMA is neutral.

How to Generate a Signal From the ADXVMA

How to generate a signal from the ADXVMA indicator when a trend starts.  This shows how to use the amaADXVMA » DataSeries Trend, in a Threshold solver, to identify when the indicator is in a long or short trend.  Then we add boolean logic, instead of the Signal Blocker node, that only allows the first bar of the trend to show a signal.

January 17, 2019

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How to Detect Renko Bars That Reverse on Swing Points

This system finds bars that straddle a swing point line and then reverses on the next bar.  I.E.  A short signal is produced when a renko bar closes above a swing high, but the bar open is still below that swing high, and then the next bar is a reversal down bar.  The opposite condition create a long signal.

How to Detect When a Bar is Inside the Bollinger

This shows how to setup a solver to filter out/block signals or conditions when any price breaks outside the Bollinger bands.  I.E  When the entire bar is inside the Bollinger bands, any signal can pass through, but if any part of the bar breaks outside of the bands then the signal is blocked.

How to Detect a Minimum of 20 Bars Above/Below a MA

This demonstrates how to use the Signal Counter and the LookBack function nodes to find when a minimum number of bars are above or below an SMA 30.  The Signal Counter and LookBack nodes can be used to detect when a condition has occurred X number of bars.

January 10, 2019

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How to Perform Indicator Nesting Within a Solver

How to nest an indicator into another indicator.  I.E. Change the Input Series of an indicator to another indicator..  In this example, we demonstrate how to change the Input Series (nesting) of an indicator within a solver.  The EMA 20 is used to smooth the Lin. Reg. indicator.

A Signal When Price Moves 8 Ticks Away from a MA

Building a simple signal when the closing price moves 8 ticks away from the EMA 55.  Every time price moves to within 8 ticks of the EMA and then moves 8 ticks away from the EMA a signal is generated.  This signal will be used in the next BlackBird workshop.

December 20, 2018 - January 3, 2019

No workshops during the holiday break.  Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

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0:00:33 - How to produce signals when renko bars have a wick size of 6 ticks or more, and after a trend pullback that does not break a moving average by more than 1 tick.  For a long signal, the trend pullback signal requires the pullback bars to stay above the SMA 20, but can break below the SMA by 1 tick.

0:43:51 - Building a Regression Channel signals in the direction of the channels slope/angle.  The signal direction is filtered by the angle of the channel. I.e. When the channel is sloping up only long signals occur.  For a long signal, the low price must be below the lower channel line, and for a short signal the high price must be above the upper channel.  The amaRegressionChannel indicator(from LizardIndicators.com) is required, because the NinjaTrader Reg. Channel indicator does not calculate the channel slope.

1:14:22 - How to fine tune the Slope solver’s Max. & Min. Slope settings to find the right indicator angle you want.  In this example the Sim22_MacdBBGaplessV4 upper and lower band plots are used to demonstrate setting the Max. & Min. Slope settings.

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00:00 - How to add a 2 bar continuation requirement to a with-trend renko reversal bar signal.  The ‘with trend renko reversal bar’ is defined as price being above the EMA 55 for a long trend, and a reversal up bar trigger a long signal.  Reverse the conditions for a short trend.  This topic shows how to take that basic signal and add a secondary requirement/filter.  Wait until 2 more continuation bars form, immediately after the reversal bar, and then the signal occurs.

18:08 - How to add a 2 counter trend bar requirement to a with-trend renko reversal bar signal.  The ‘with trend renko reversal bar’ is defined as price being above the EMA 55 for a long trend, and a reversal up bar trigger a long signal.  Reverse the conditions for a short trend.  This topic shows how to take that basic signal and add a secondary requirement/filter.  There must be a minimum of 2 counter trend bars immediately before the reversal bar.  Otherwise, the signal is canceled.

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00:00 - Identifying an over-extended price move with minor pullbacks in price allowed, but to large of a pullback resets the price move.  When an over extended price move is detected, then block/prevent signals in that direction.

21:29 - How to detect when the High of the bar is within a few ticks or above the upper band of the Bollinger calculating on the High price.  And, when the Low of the bar is within a few ticks or lower than the lower band of the Bollinger calculating on the Low price.

11/01/2018        Breakout Above a “Signal Bar”

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00:00 - Building a Linear Regression, DM, and Chandelier Signal Bar breakout system   A long Signal Bar is identified when the bar direction is up.  The LinReg indicator is sloping up, and the DM +DI plot is sloping up.  Also, the Close price must be above amaChandelier indicator.  When all those conditions line up on the same bar a Signal Bar is formed.  The final signal occurs when price closes above the high of the Signal Bar.  The amaChandelier indicator is available from LizardIndicators.com.

59:42 - How to block signals when the bar is touching the Donchian channel.  e.g.  When the bar is touching the upper channel plot block long signals.  The opposite for blocking short signals.

10/18/2018        Designing a Scaling-In Signal System (raw recording)

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1)  This example builds a 3 signal system.  The first signal is the main/initial entry signal, and the other 2 signals are for scaling in more contracts with BlackBird.  This teaches how different indicator conditions can be used to create secondary or scale-in signals only after the primary signal has occurred, and the primary signal usually has a more complex set of indicator rules.  This system uses the fpgMultiREMAExtended custom indicator, which can be downloaded from Futures.io, and the WisemanAlligator and WisemanAwsomeOscillator indicators.  The primary signal has a more rigid set of rules.  While the secondary signals, that requires a pull-back in trend, has an easier/less restrictive set of conditions.  Which is why the secondary signals only occur after a primary signal.  The secondary signals are limited to 2 signals per primary signal.

10/11/2018        EMA60 Pullback Signal & Determine When CD Volume and Bar Direction Sync (raw recording)

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1)  Building an EMA 60 pullback signal with a bar in the direction of the trend.  This example starts by taking an existing BloodHound template, from a previous workshop, that uses the T3 moving average.  The T3 is replaced with an EMA 60 period MA, and some other adjustments are made to the solvers as well.

2)  How to determine when the cumulative delta volume (positive or negative) and the bar direction are in sync.  This system uses the Order Flow+ Cumulative Delta indicator, a Bar Direction solver, and a AND node.  Also, logic to identify when the two components are out of sync is included.

09/20/2018        Stochastics Pullback with EMA Filter

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0:00 - Building a Stochastics over-sold/over-bought with EMA10 above/belowEMA20 confirmed with a bar in the direction of the trend.  This system has a setup condition and a signal bar.  A long setup condition looks for the Stochastics to dip below 20 while the EMA10 is above the EMA20.  Then wait for the signal bar.  The signal bar is the first up bar, with the EMA10 above the EMA20, either during the setup phase or a few bars afterwards.

Also,  a simple EMA10 and EMA20 crossover Exit signal is added.

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0:00 - How to detect a break above or break below a “Setup” bar’s high or low prices.  The term “Setup” bar usually is used to refer to a specific bar on which a special setup conditions occurs.  E.g.  The bar on which a MA crossover occurs, or (in this example) the pullback bar that touches a MA (moving average).  When a long Setup bar occurs, any of the next 5 bars that print 1 tick higher that the high of the Setup bar produces a long signal.  Or, when a short Setup bar occurs, any of the next 5 bars that print 1 tick lower that the low price of the Setup bar produces a short signal.  The first half of this topic shows how to create the Setup bar’s condition.  A pullback bar to an EMA 20.  The later half shows how to build the logic for detecting the break above/below the Setup bar’s high/low price.

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00:00 - How to block signals when price moves X ticks away from a MA.  This example blocks signals when the Close price is more than 10 ticks away from an EMA 6.  Also shown, is how to block signals using the High and Low prices, instead of the Close.

21:52 - Can BloodHound track the price of a bars that a crossover occurs on, or when other special conditions occur?  No, that is what other indicators are designed to do.  This topic explains what BloodHound can and can not do in regards to tracking prices.

28:37 - How to build an Exit signal when the entire bar is below a MA and 2 higher high bars occur to exit a long position.  The opposite conditions for a short Exit signal.  At the end of this topic the Exit signal conditions are simplified so that only 2 bars, in a row, above or below the MA are needed.

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0:00:00 - Building an EMA trend with two HH/LL price confirmations and a fast stochastics pullback entry.  This system looks for a fast EMA above a slow EMA for the trend direction.  Then the bar high must move higher that the previous bar high.  That must occur two time, and then the trend direction is confirmed as a long trend.  The opposite conditions for a short trend.  The Fast Stochastics indicator is used for a pullback entry signal.  The Fast Stochastics must touch or move below the 25 level for a long pullback, and touch or exceed 75 for a pullback during a short trend..

1:00:46 - A renko pullback system with a narrow pullback distance/range.  An SMA 50 is used to determine the trend directions.  A faster SMA 14 is used to set the pullback distance.  The Close price of the renko bar must close at or below the SMA 14, but must not exceed the SMA 14 by 5 ticks or more.  If the pullback bars close more than 5 ticks below the SMA 14 then the pullback is disqualified.  The signal occurs if the next bar is an up (reversal) bar.  And, the reversal bar must touch the SMA 14.

1:28:08 - How to generate signals on renko bars with wicks/tails 3 ticks or longer.

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0:00:00 - How to build a tailless Heiken Ashi and EMA 120 system.  The setup rules are simple; 1)  The EMA 120 must be sloping in the direction of the signal.  2)  The Heikin Ashi bar must be pointed in the direction of the setup.  3)  The H/A bar must Not have a tail (no low wick for longs, or high wick for shorts).  All condition must occur on the same bar.  Exit when the H/A bar reverses direction of the setup.

0:18:39 - How to find an Engulfing bar body that engulfs the previous bars high and low length.  And, the next bar (called the confirmation bar) must surpass a bullish engulfing bars high price, or surpass a bearish engulfing bars low price.

1:03:00 - How to identify when a slower ADXVMA and a faster ADXVMA indicator are out of sync and in-sync.  Out-of-sync is one ADXVMA showing an up trend and the other ADVMA is not, or one ADXVMA showing a down trend and the other ADVMA is not.  In-sync is when both are showing an up trend together, or both are showing a down trend.

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00:00 - Various ways to filter signals whether price is inside or outside of the Bollinger Bands.  Two sets of filters are created.  The first set uses the Closing price of the bar.  Signals are allowed when the Close is inside the bands, or outside the bands.  The second set looks at the entire bar.  Signals are allowed when the entire bar is inside the bands, or completely outside the bands.

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00:00 - This topic focuses on identifying an oscillator as oversold or overbought for X number of bars before it crosses outside the oversold/overbought levels.  This example uses the Ultimate Oscillator indicator to find 3 bars of the last 5 bars are below 30 or above 70.  If 3 bars are found then generate a signal when the oscillator crosses above 30 or below 70.

22:54 - This is an example of building a multi-timeframe (MTF) system that uses 3 MACDs.  The three timeframes are; a Daily chart, 89 Range chart, and 4 brick ProRenko chart.  A signal occurs when the bar direction of all 3 timeframes are the same (all up or all down).  And, all 3 MACDs must be sloping in the same direction as the bars.  The signal ends when 2 of the MACDs slope in the opposite direction.  Note: If you do not have the ProRenko bar, it can be substituted with the UniRenko bar.

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00:00 - How to modify existing trade signals so that they only occur when the direction of the signal matches the bar direction.  I.E.  A long signal will only occur with an up bar, and a short signal will only occur with a down bar.  Two ways of filtering the signals are shown.  The first simply uses a Bar Direction solver with a AND node.  That allows all the matching signals to show.  The second method shows how to block consecutive signal, so that only the first signal is seen and any signals immediately after are blocked.

18:35 - A demonstration of various solvers to use with a BB MACD type of indicator.  The anaMACDBBLines indicator is used in this example.  It can be downloaded from LizardTrader.com.  A Comparison solver is used to detect when the bands are wider than a certain distance, and to detect when the bands are narrow or close together.  A Crossover solver is used to detect then the MACD line crosses the Bollinger bands.  And, another Comparison solver is used to detect when the MACD is above or below the bands.

05/10/2018        Detecting Crossbacks

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0:00 - How to build a crossback detection, as a real-time bar is building.  An example of a crossback is when price starts above a MA (moving average).  Price cross below that MA (this is a crossover).  Then if price crosses back over and above the MA, that is the crossback.  Its price dipping below the MA and them moves/crosses back up.  And, vise versa for a short crossback.  This can only be detected in real-time when Calculate on Bar Close = False.

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0:00 - This is a modification of the “anaOpenRange Breakout Signal” system from last week's workshop (April 26th, 2018), so that a stop entry order can be used instead of waiting for price to break out of the opening range.  This modification will produce long signals when price is above the midline (indicating that price might break above the upper range line).  With this early long signal, BlackBird can place a buy stop entry order at the upper opening range line.  But, if price closes below the midline, a short signal is generated.  BlackBird will then cancel the buy stop order, and place a sell stop entry order at the lower opening range line.

04/26/2018        anaOpenRange Breakout Signal

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0:00 - Build an Opening Range Breakout signal using the anaOpenRange indicator.  In this example we build the basic price breakout signal, which generates signals whenever price crosses outside the opening range for the entire day.  Next, a filter is applied so that only the first signal of the day is shown.  The rest of the signals are blocked using the Signal Blocker function node.

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0:00 - How to detect when 2 different anaSuperTrendU11 indicators are on the same side of price or same trend direction.  This example uses 2 anaSuperTrend indicators with different Offset Multiplier settings, which places them at different offsets from price.  This condition signal will be used in the next BlackBird workshop for a trailing stop-loss trigger.

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0:00:23 - Trend pullback signal with a pullback distance requirement below the MA.  The MA used is the T3 indicator.  This pullback system has the following requirements for a long signal;
a)  The MA must always be sloping up.  A downward slope cancels the signal.
b)  The trend move starts with 4 continuous bars must be above the MA.
c)  Price must cross below the MA.
d)  The closing price of the signal bar (a reversal up bar) must not exceed 3 ticks above the MA.  The bar close can be any distance below the MA.
Reverse the conditions for a short setup.

0:58:45 - How to identify 2 renko bars in a row with wicks.

1:04:49 - How to identify the first wick touch of the SuperTrend line.  This system uses the anaSuperTrend indicator.  After the indicator changes trend direction, the first time price touches the SuperTrend line that bar is marked with a signal.  The logic uses the Toggle node to isolate the first touch, and block any other touches per trend direction.

1:25:13 - Using the Signal Counter node to count renko reversal bars.  This system first identifies an overbought/oversold Stochastics condition.  Then identifies the second reversal bar to product a counter trend/reversal signal.

1:47:21 - How to identify confluence of 3 moving averages with the bar direction.  The system uses the EMA 5 & 7, and SMA 50 indicators.  For a long trend, the EMA 5 must be above the EMA 7, and the EMA 7 must be above the SMA 50.  Then the bar direction must be up.

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00:00 - This topic combines new price highs/lows, an overbought/oversold RSI, and an RSI divergence.  Specifically, the following conditions are identified for a short setup.
a)  The RSI must be above 80 (overbought).  Long condition is below 20 (oversold).
b)  Within 50 bars, price must make another new higher high.
c)  The RSI must be diverging from price (an RSI divergence).

Reverse these conditions for a short setup.

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00:00 - This example shows how to analyze an indicator vs price condition at a specific time of day to establish a trend for the day, and then use that trend direction to filter trade signals in that direction afterwards.  The time of day is the 3am bar.  The trend indicator is the anaHiLoActivatorU1 (from Lizard Trader, free download).  At 3am price must be 3 ticks above or below the anaHiLoActivator.  If price is not, then check the next bar and so forth.  Once the trend is identified then mark all the bars the pull back and touch the anaHiLoActivator indicator line.  This system uses the TimeBlock indicator to identify the 3:00am bar; the anaHiLoActivatorU1 indicator to identify trend direction and is the pull back support/resistance line.

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00:00 - How to identify when a swing high and swing low expands or contracts.  The definition of swing point expansion is when the swing high moves higher and the swing low moves lower.  Swing point contraction is the opposite movements.

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00:00 - Signal when 2 bars in a row make a new daily high or low.  If two consecutive bars make a new daily high then print a signal on the second bar.  Vise versa for a short signal.

12:00 - How to use a “choppy” indicator to block signals.  This is a follow up to the Jan 18th, 2018 workshop.  In this example when the indicator (StochasticsFast) is choppy it is used as a filter to remove/block trade signals.

28:14 - How to identify when two trend line indicators are getting close to each other.  This examples uses two SMA indicators, and when they get within a few ticks of each other a signal occurs.

02/01/2018        Identify When an Indicator is Flat

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00:00 - How to identify when an indicator is flat/horizontal.  This example identifies when the WilliamsR indicator reaches its maximum value of zero or minimum value of -100.  The Slope and Threshold solvers are used.

18:14 - This next part takes the signals from the above question and creates a signal when the WilliamsR signals end.  This condition is wanted for an Exit signal.

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0:00 - A StochasticsFast 3 signals per trend direction example.  This system uses a UniRenko chart and the StochasticsFast indicator to generate signals on key reversal bars.  Only 3 signals are generated per trend direction.  The first signal occurs when a trend setup is identified.  The second and third signals are trend continuation signals.

The rules for the first long signal are;

1a)  The StochasticsFast moves above the 50 level.

1b)  Next, the StochasticsFast makes a retracement (and price pulls back as well).

1c)  With the StochasticsFast still above 50, price reverses in the direction of the trend.

The 2nd and 3rd long signals occur when;

2a)  The StochasticsFast rises above 70, and must remain above 70.

2b)  After a pullback in price, signal when price reverses in the direction of the trend.

The first signal can setup again after the StochasticsFast touches the 30 level.  Short signals are the reverse logic of the long rules.  This system uses the Signal Blocker, Toggle, Long/Short Modifier, and Lookback function nodes.

01/18/2018        How to Identify a Choppy Indicator

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0:00:00 - Building a swing point price action signal.  For a long signal, after a higher or equal swing high is made, then signal on a higher swing low.  For a short signal, after a lower or equal swing low is made, then signal on a lower swing high.

1:24:05 - How to sound an audio alert every time a new bar closes/forms on the chart, with the racing strips turned off so signals are not seen on the chart.

1:31:12 - A general way to detects when an indicator becomes choppy (or lack of smoothness).  This example uses the Stochastic oscillator.

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0:00:00 - How to build a pullback signal that looks for price to pullback to the lowest low of the last 5 bars, for a long signal, when the EMA 20 is sloping up.  When the EMA is sloping down look for price to pullback the highest high of the last 5 bars.  The EMA acts as a simple trend direction filter.  The Donnchian Channel tracts the highest high and lowest low of the last 5 bars.  Several variances are made of this system.  This system is demonstrated in Raven, and also in the next days BlackBird workshop.

1:04:04 - An explanation of why adjusting the Max Slope and Min Slope in the Slope solver, using the MACD, does not change the solvers output.  A customer wanted to get the direction of the MACD by using the Slope solver, and also wanted to remove flat areas in the MACD.  But, was not seeing any flat spots removed when adjusting the Max & Min Slope settings.  This explains why that may occur when using indicators such as the MACD that have their own Y-axis scaling.  Other common indicators are the Stochastics and ADX.  These indicators run in their own sub-panel, and have their own unique Y-axis values.

11/09/2017        Gap Ups Making New Highs

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00:00 - A quick demonstration using the Support/Resistance solver to block long signals when the market is below and near resistance, and block short signals when the market is above and near support.

19:29 - How to detect a gap up in price that makes a new high, and the bar closes down.  A Comparison solver is used to detect gaps in price.  The slope of the Donchian Channel indicator is used to detect if a new high is made.

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00:00 - This renko chart system generates counter-trend signals when price crosses the previous swing point and then reverses direction.  A long signal occurs when price crosses the previous swing low, two more down bars must occur, then a reversal bar up and one more up bar must occur.

26:39 - How to detect when volume exceeds 1000 using the Threshold solver.

40:14 - A review of using solver weight sliders with the Additive node to add various solver outputs together.

54:32 - How to confirm a moving average has been sloping up or down for a minimum of 3 bars.  This can help remove erratic slope detection when a MA is flat-ish and bouncing up and down every other bar.

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0:00 - How to block a solver’s output when an indicator outputs a specific value.  A group of Threshold solvers are to be blocked when the custom indicator that is used in those Threshold solvers outputs a value of zero.

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0:00:00 - How to detect a 50% volume increase above the 20 period volume MA (VolMA).  This finds volume spikes above the averaged volume.  We use Chameleon to apply a 50% factor to the VolMA indicator, which then allows a Comparison solver to detect the volume spikes.

0:17:04 - How to detect Heiken Ashi(HA) bars in the opposite direction of a trend marking moving average(MA).  In this example we use the anaSuperTrend as the trending MA.  When the MA is trending up, all down HA bars are marked.

0:35:45 - This is a follow up to the previous topic.  This example marks the HA reversal bar in the direction of the MA.  When the MA is trending up, after a down HA bar, the reversal up HA bar is marked with a long signal, and vise-versa for a down trend.

0:47:35 - How to detect if the range between the low and high prices, of the last 28 bars, is less than 20 ticks/pips.  At first we detect if the range is greater than 20 ticks, and then later on create another Comparison solver to detect if the range is less than 20 ticks.  As an added option, we use the TimeBlock indicator to isolate the signal to a specific time of day (7:00am).

1:17:40 - Why some reversal bars may not be detected by the Inflection solver set to analyse price.

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00:00 - How to test when the Ask or Bid touches the anaSuperTrend.  The signal will be used as an Exit signal to close the trade for a profit.  Instead of using a profit target, the trader wants to exit the trade at market as soon as the Ask or Bid touches the anaSuperTrend line.  This Exit signal will be used in the next BlackBird workshop.

22:43 - Using a market condition or trend/chop detection type of indicator as a filter to block or allow trade signals through.  In this question the trader has an indicator that outputs a positive value when market conditions are unfavorable, thus signals are to be blocked for an hour, and then allowed afterwards until the indicator changes states..  The indicator outputs a negative value when market conditions are favorable, thus signals are allowed through for an hour, and then blocked afterwards until the indicator changes states.

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00:00 - How to build a signal on the 3rd bar after a reversal bar on a renko chart.  This question starts off being asked, how to create a signal on the 3rd bar after a crossover, but then later is changed to using a reversal bar.  The signal will be in the direction of the 3rd bar, regardless of which direction the reversal bar is.  E.G.  A reversal bar up may start the signal, but the next bar may reverse down and then if the next bar is also down that will generate a short signal, even though a reversal up bar started the process.

35:06 - When Raven receives a signal from BloodHound, is the signal received on the signal bar or is the signal received on the next bar?  In this topic we address the exact timing of how NinjaTrader executes strategy trade signals and orders.  Also discussed, is how ‘Calculate on bar Close’ affects strategies.

40:16 - This is a continuation of item #2 above.  How to have Raven’s Exit Logic operate intra-bar (in real-time), but have the Entry Logic (entry signals) wait for the bar to close.  I.E.  The Exit Logic will run with Calculate on bar Close = False, but the Entry Logic will run as if Calculate on bar Close = True.  The trick to having Raven run this way is to use a Lookback node in the BloodHound logic.

8/10/2017        Price Crossing the VWAP Example

0:00 - This is simple signal example built from price crossing the VWAP indicator.  A long signal occurs when price crosses above the VWAP, and vise versa for a short signal.  This was built for the following day’s BlackBird workshop.

8/03/2017        Market Replay Best Practices

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00:00 - Best practices when using Market Replay.

21:18 - How to use the NYSE Tick, or any other instrument, as a signal filter.  In this example we show how to setup the Threshold solver with a AND node to filter signals.  Only long signals will show when the NYSE Tick is above 0, and only short signals when the Tick is below 0.

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0:00:00 - How to incorporate discretionary price levels (such as custom pivot levels) into your BloodHound system.  This examples builds the following rules; #1  Two bars in a row must close above a moving average (SMA 10).  #1a,  Rule #1 must happen during the market session.  #2  When price is above the discretionary price generate a long signal.

Reverse #1 and #2 for a short signal.

6/29/2017        Detecting RSI Hidden Divergence

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0:00:00 - In this workshop we build an RSI Hidden Divergence system.   Two different methods are used that produce slightly different result and different drawbacks.  The first system uses the SiSwingsHighsLows indicator to monitor price swing points.  Both systems use the DonchianChannel indicator to monitor the RSI indicator for swing points.  The second RSI Hidden Divergence system uses the DonchianChannel to monitor price swing points.

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0:00:00 - Looking for a rare Heiken Ashi (HA) bar condition.  In a HA up trend, the current bar and the previous bar must both be up bars (two up bars in a row).  The current bar’s Close price must be below the previous bar’s Open price.  IE, the current up bar is below the previous up bar.

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0:00:00 - CCI Exit signals.  In this example we demonstrate how to build 2 exit signals per trade direction.  The exit rules are as follows.  For a Long position; Exit when the CCI crosses below +100.  Or, if the CCI doesn't happen to reach +100, as a failsafe, the trade is exited when the CCI crosses below -100.  And vice versa for shorts.  Also in this clip, the entry signals are built to help explain the whole customer question.

A follow up to the above exit signals.  How to clean up the “unused/extra” exit signals.  The exit signal logic, from above, created some extra exit signals in certain situations.  They are “extra” exit signals, because there would not be a position to exit from.  Which is ok since they will have no effect, but looks a little cluttered on the chart.

0:42:39 - Can BloodHound be used inside a different instance of BloodHound?  In this clip, we show how to accomplish this, and discuss the pros and cons of running BloodHound inside of BloodHound.

0:51:15 - How to generate a long signal when the Open price is above the EMA 10 and within 4 ticks of it.  Vise versa for a short signal.

0:00 - Learning how to make the most of BloodHould’s “fuzzy logic” using indicators like the Stochastics indicator.

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0:00 - How to build crossover signals from the Aroon indicator.  In this example we use the Aroon 100 period on a daily chart with the Crossover solver to generate the signals.  We then put this into a Market Analyzer.

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0:00 - How to allow the first two signals, in the same direction, and block any additional signals afterwards in the same direction.  Always allowing the first two signals in the opposite direction to show.  In this demonstration we use the Signal Counter and Inverter nodes with a AND node to accomplish this.

5/04/2017        Workshop recording failed

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00:00 - How to build a reset signal, for any Function node, when Renko bars form a long wick.  The simplest solution to identify renko bar wicks is to use the Bar Length solver.  This example also includes a bar reversal as part of the reset signal to a Signal Blocker node.

14:17 - When Raven is enabled/running, is it safe to modify the BloodHound logic while Raven is running it?  The simple answer is no, but this is a more thorough answer.

00:00 - How to detect the bar direction for Range bar dojis.  In this example we show how to setup the Comparison solver to get the bar direction for dojis.  In the next software update the Bar Direction solver will be able to do this, instead of having to use the Comparison solver.

11:58 - An overview of solver Output values and BloodHound’s output values to the chart.  Every solver has an Output section, and this topic focuses on what values to use in the solver’s Output sections.

29:06 - How to build a doji bar trigger that signals in the direction of a moving average.  When range bar dojis are detected the signal direction is controlled by the direction of a MA.

35:12 - Next, we demonstrate placing the above signal in Raven.

40:56 - This example demonstrates, in theory, how to setup the logic that will automatically select/use different solvers depending on the chart’s bar type.

4/13/2017        Range Bar Bounce Off an EMA

0:00 - How to build an EMA bounce signal for Range bars.  This bounce signal consists of the following conditions;  #1  A minimum of 2 bars retracing back to the EMA, and must not touch the EMA.  #2  Wait for a reversal bar to confirm the bounce.  The reversal bar may touch the EMA.

00:00 - Building an Exit signal when the Moving Average slope direction goes against the trade for 2 bars.  If in a long trade, when the MA slopes down for to 2 bars.  Plus, the angle must keep increasing.  If the slope flattens by any amount on the second bar the exit condition is not met.  This example uses the Change In Slope solver, and the Slope solver.  The Slope solver is used to set a minimum required angle of the MA to qualify as an exit condition, so that exit signals do not occur to early.

53:43 - Why does changing a solver on one Logic template also change a solver on a different Logic template?

0:00 - How to determine when the HMA reverses direction on the 5 minute chart, when using BloodHound on a Renko chart.

5:51 - Discussion on some lesser-known features of the BloodHound interface.

0:00 - Is it possible to display on the chart the times a Time Session solver is setup to allow signals? Yes, this can be done by modifying the BloodHound logic, or a 3rd party indicator.

0:00:10 - Various ways that a bar time span or bar timer indicator can be used in BloodHound.  In these examples we use the mahBarET indicator, which can be found on Futures.io.  BloodHound is able to identify bars with time durations greater than X seconds or less than X seconds.  This indicator includes an average time duration calculation, so BloodHound can identify when the bar times are increasing in duration or decreasing in duration.  mahBarET can be found at… https://futures.io/local_links_search.php?action=show&userid=7033&sort=d

0:31:22 - Can Raven be used for Sim trading?  Yes.

0:33:00 - This section discusses a few topics on the Slope solver.  How to identify when an indicator has been sloping up for X number of bars.  How to identify when an indicator is flat (no slope).

0:44:38 - How to identify when Open price of a bar is 2 ticks away from the EMA 20, and within 10 ticks of the EMA.

0:57:19 - An overview of how the Time Session solver can color the chart and what color changes can be made.  And, the TimeBlock indicator can be used to color the chart during a custom set time of day.

1:07:43 - How to have a Higher Time-Frame bar direction fill in when the waiting for the 3rd bar in the same direction on the Lower Time-Frame.  This example uses HTF and LTF bar direction to determine the market direction.  The LTF must have 3 bars in the same direction before the trend can be identified as up or down.  During the first and second LTF bar, the HTF bar direction is used for the trend direction.

00:00 - Time Session solver tip.  This topic discusses the connection between BloodHound’s Time solver and NinjaTrader’s Session Manager, and how editing one of NinjaTrader’s Session templates, through the Time solver, may affect the chart.

11:52 - How to detect full body candles.  A full body candle/bar is a bar with no wicks

35:47 - How to generate a signal at a specific time.  In this example we show how to general a signal at 9:32am using the SiTimeBlock indicator.

55:13 - How to nest price data or indicator data into another indicator within BloodHound.  On a NinjaTrader chart, the way to display the EMA of the High price is to change the EMA’s Input Series to the High price.  This example show how to do that in BloodHound by using the SiChameleon indicator.

1/27 - 2/17/2017        No Workshop due to illness

00:00 - How to use the SiSwings and SiSwingsHighsLows indicators to filter signals in the directions of price action.  We first look at the SiSwings OverallTrend output and discover how it calculates a swing point trend change.

19:29 - Next, we continue the above topic by using the SiSwingsHighsLows indicator to build a faster swing point trend filter.  Any higher swing point (HL or HH) will begin a long trend, and any lower swing point (LH or LL) will begin a short trend.

41:23 - A simple example of using the Stochastics indicator in the Crossover solver.

0:00:00 - How to block/prevent signals when price pushes the Donchian Channel up or down.  What this effectively does is signals can only occur when price is range bound between the channels.  This example demonstrates how to take a solver’s output, that identifies an indicator condition, and use that output to prevent (trade) signals.

0:15:39 - How to reset/turn off the Signals Extender when price pushes the Donchian Channel up or down.  This is an extension of the previous topic

0:21:31 - How to switch from Setup mode to Real-time mode.

0:28:24 - How to use multiple logic templates to quickly change indicator settings/periods in the BloodHound logic.  This example uses a simple condition that identifies whether price is above or below an EMA.  Different EMA periods are used throughout the day, and during a trade, so a quick way is needed to change the EMA period in the BloodHound logic.  Also, the ability to quickly add or remove a MACD filter is needed as well.

1:12:57 - How to use the Threshold solver to identify when the ATR is inside a specific range (eg in between 0.8 to 1.4)

0:00:00 - A very quick explaination of the Ratio node.

0:08:05 - A very quick explaination of the Inflection solver.

0:16:09 - We build a price bounce signal using the Support Resistance solver (instead of the Comparison solver).  The example detects price bouncing off of an EMA 55 moving average (MA).  It uses a Comparison solver to verify price has been trending for enough bars to filter out price consolidation around the MA.  the Support Resistance solver detects when price is close enough to the MA for a possible bounce.  An Inflection solver is used to confirm the price bounce.

1:09:21 - A follow up discussion of how the above price bounce logic can be modified for use in a fibonacci retracement signal.

00:00 - How to build a bar direction solver that works for Range or Renko bar doji.  The Bar Direction solver requires a bar body to determine a bar direction.  Range bars will quite often have up or down dojis, and this topic will demonstrate how to setup a Comparison solver that will detect bar direction for these dojis.

08:17 - How to generate a signal on the bar after a long series of signals end.  E.G.  If you have a group of solver that outputs a continuous signal, on the first bar the signal has ended is when this new signal occurs.

15:32 - Example system of price crossing over the GMMA indicator.  This example detects if the GMMA indicator is crossed up for a long trend, or crossed down for a short trend.  Signals can only occur in that trend direction.  The signal occurs when price crosses the fastest moving GMMA line, in the direction of the GMMA trend.

30:14 - Detecting price action trend direction using the Swing indicator.  When price breaks the swing high or low a trend direction is established.  When a lower high forms during a long trend, or higher low forms during a short trend, the trend ends.

00:00 - How to see a Higher Time-frame condition on a Lower Time-frame chart.  In this simple example of using multiple time-frames we show how to detect if price is above or below the EMA 50 on a HTF chart, and display it on the LTF chart.

12:03 - This is a specific lesson on using the Sliders to increase a solver’s output value.  The Sliders modify the output value of any node, which is only necessary when using BloodHound’s fuzzy logic capability.  In this lesson we demonstrate how to adjust a solver’s output, connected to a AND node with other solvers, so that when this solver’s output reaches 0.65 (instead of the default 0.8) a signal is generated from the AND node.

00:00 - Three steps to take before using Raven (and BlackBird) in the Strategy Analyzer.

08:44 - An overview of BloodHound’s file saving behavior.

11:30 - An example Renko bar pull-back signals for discretionary use in Raven.  This example shows one way to create a pull-back filter by counting the number of pull-back bars.  If the number of pull-back bars exceeds the number then the signal is blocked.  Lastly, we load the system into Raven to demonstrate using Raven in a discretionary way.

40:27 - Detecting consolidation by using the EMA & ADX indicators.  This logic looks for a flat EMA and the ADX below 25 at the same time to signal consolidation.

52:09 - How to generate a signal when price crosses over a moving average.  This uses a Crossover solver.

54:11 - How to block an immediate reversal signal.  E.G.  If a long signal occurs, then on the next bar a short signal occurs, how can the short signal be blocked, because a long signal occurred on the previous bar.

00:00 - Which indicators will identify the highest high/lowest low of the last 10 bars.

04:06 - How to block Exit and Entry Reversal signals between 8pm – 9:30pm.

16:26 - How to detect a bar reversal bounce off of support/resistance.  This example provides a brief introduction on using the Support/Resistance, Slope, and Bar Direction solver to build a simplistic version of a bar reversal bounce logic.  Previous Workshops are shown that have a more complex system that provide better signal filters.

47:28 - Two ways to build a bar reversal exit signal.

0:00:00 - Using the Inflection solver with price bars.  In this example we explain a misunderstanding when using the Inflection solver with price/bars.  A visual tip is demonstrated to help visualize how the Inflection solver works with price data.

0:10:23 - A brief explanation of the SiSwings > Double Top/Bottom Threshold parameter.

0:26:31 - How to determine the swing trend direction at the swing high & low points.  And, how to show only the first bar of a swing trend direction change.

0:35:06 - How to detect a swing point reversal bar (HH, LL, LH, HL) with the following CandleStickPattern indicator settings; Bearish Engulfing (short), Bullish Engulfing (long), Hammer (long), and Hanging Man (short)

0:59:00 - How to Reset the Signal Blocker node at the beginning of a new day.  This example demonstrates how to use the TimeBlock indicator to reset the Signal Blocker on the first bar of a new day.

1:13:02 - How to compare the Close price with the previous swing point values of the SiSwingsHighsLows Widest Tops/Bottoms plots.  The SiSwingsHighsLows indicator plots the current swing point price, so how can the previous or past swing points be accessed in BloodHound.

1:21:56 - A brief explanation of the bar indexing difference between the Lookback Period vs. Displacement settings.

1:24:11 - Is there a solver that detects if the close of a bar is greater than the open of the same bar?  Yes, the Bar Direction solver.  And, how to detect up bars where the Close price is at the high of the bar, and a lower wick exists.

00:23 - Using both the Bar Direction and Indicator Inflection solvers together.

10:35 - Adding a bool condition to get an order to fire only once per bool condition.  We use the Signal Blocker to accomplish this.

39:23 - Overview of NinjaTrader’s “Set Default” file.

41:26 - Seeing if we can build this system in BloodHound.  Looking for the percentage of S&P 100 stocks above their 200 DMA.  We use the Ratio Node to test this out.

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0:00:20 - How to detect when signals from two different charts occur together, and limit the signals from 1am to 6am.  In this example one signal is from a 5 minute ES chart and the other signal from a 450 tick YM chart.  This example use two Comparison solvers and the CurrentDayOHL indicator to generate signals, to help demonstrate this concept.

0:28:10 - Can Chameleon (indicator) read a moving average from another time frame?  No, Chameleon can not.  This is a brief explanation of what Chameleon is designed for.

0:36:48 - What is BloodHound’s MarketAnalyzer plot for?

0:50:55 - How to build a StochasticsFast trigger, to take profits in BlackBird, when the stochastics hits 100 for long positions or hits 0 for short positions.  This example shows how to build the logic in BloodHound which can then be used in BlackBird to close a profitable position.

1:00:43 - Bollinger Band reversal signal with a Stochastics filter. This example uses the Bollinger Band, price action, and a Stochastics filter to generate a reversal signal.  The Long condition signal occurs when: 1) The current bar closes above or equal to the prior bar’s Close. 2) The current bar’s Low is lower than the previous bar’s Low. 3) The current bar closes below or equal to the lower Bollinger Band. 4) The Stochastic %K is less than 20.  Reverse the conditions for a Short signal.

Thanks to Tony L. for providing a recording of this week’s workshop (Zac forgot to hit “record”).

Some of the recording was unusable so many questions are missing, sorry if any content is cut off.

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00:29 - How to prevent Raven from taking multiple trades in the same direction.  In this example we use a Slope solver which generates continuous signals.  However, we want Raven to only take the first trade signal, and not the rest of the signals.  This example shows two ways

20:10 - How to build a MA (moving average) crossover Exit Logic for Raven or BlackBird.

27:06 - How to detect gaps between the previous bar’s Closing price and the next bar’s Opening price.

35:43 - Next, we combine the previous gap detection with a break of the Bollinger bands.  For a long signal, the High of the bar must be above the upper Bollinger band, and then a gap down.

Note:  You must have the following free indicator installed from LizardTrader.com to load the BloodHound template: anaBetterVolumeOverlay.

00:28 - How to use the Threshold solver to detect 3rd party indicator signals.  In this example we use the CandleStickPattern indicator.

13:46 - How to identify a bar color from an indicator that colors bars.  In this example we use the anaBetterVolumeOverlay indicator that colors bars based on volume patterns.  The anaBetterVolumeOverlay uses a DataSeries that outputs values 1 through 10.  This lesson shows how to use the Threshold solver to identify a 1, 2, 3, 4 …etc.  value.

59:29 - How to build a CCI double crossover signal.

00:29 - Two examples looking at the direction of the BOP (Balance of Power) indicator.  The first example uses the Comparison solver, and the second examples uses the Slope solver to detect the BOP direction.

16:56 - How to use the inflection (reversal) of an indicator (e.g. anaSuperTrend) to filter trade signals.  The customer has a custom indicator that only the Inflection solver could detect a trend change from that indicator.  Typically the Comparison or Slope solvers are used for trend direction filtering, but not with this customer’s custom indicator.  This examples shows how to use the Toggle node and Inflection solver instead for trend filtering,.

32:23 - A simple look at the new TimeBlock indicator, and how to use it in the Threshold solver.

00:30 - A few Slope solver examples.  A simple introduction to the Slope solver using the EMA55.  Another example using the Stochastics indicator.  Lastly, how to detect a flat moving average.

16:49 - An example using the Stochastics in the Inflection solver.

19:19 - Potential trade failure warning signal.  This signal is an example that will be used in BlackBird Workshops.  The warning signal is generated when a moving average reverses directions, against the trend, for 2 or 3 bars.  The signals could just be a retracement of price, or an indication of a reversal.

00:30 - How to detect a crossover above or below an SMA 50.  This is a multiple MA (moving average) system.  An SMA 50 is the trend direction filter.  An SMA 5 crossing over the Donchian 14 Mean line is the signal trigger.  The SMA crossover of the Donchian Mean must be above the SMA 50 for a long signal, and below the SMA 50 for a short signal.

21:31 - EMA 5 above/below EMA 20 and Stochastics K above/below the D line.  This system is to simply demonstrates using the Signal Blocker function node to clean up the extra signals.

0:00:30 - How to build a dual TriggerLine and EMA direction system.  This system uses a fast moving TriggerLine crossover as the trade signal, and a slower moving TriggerLine as a trend direction filter, along with an EMA 200 as a second trend filter.

0:26:26 - Blocking continuous signals.  A short explanation on using the Signal Blocker to clean up signals on the chart.  When your BloodHound system generates a signal and the same signal continues for many bars afterwards, they can be “cleaned up” by using the Signal Blocker.

0:35:08 - How to detect when the Donchian Channel indicator is expanding or contracting, which can them be used to either allow or block trade signals.  In this example we use a contracting Donchian Channel to allow trade signals, and an expanding Donchian Channel to block trade signals.

1:07:44 - Several examples of using the anaHiLoActivatorU1 indicator in three different solvers.  We use the Threshold and Comparison solver to create a trend filter.  Also, we use the Crossover solver to generate a trade entry signal and a trade exit signal.

1:18:57 - How to detect when the Closing price of a bar closes 1 tick above the previous bar’s High or 1 tick below the previous bar’s Low.

1:27:50 - How to build a breakout system when price breaks above the previous swing high or breaks below the previous swing low.  This system has a couple of constraints.  The distance between the swing high and swing low must be greater than 6 ticks and no more than 15 ticks.

00:20 - A short example of using Raven to execute an order to be manually managed across two charts.

11:50 - Advice on file/template management

17:27 - Mixing different timeframes into one BH file; and how the Solvers tab calculates the output.

24:42 - Is it better to combine multiple BloodHound templates into one template/file, or is it better to run multiple instances of BH on the chart.  E.G. Keep the systems separate and run an instance of BloodHound for each template.

32:42 - Miscellaneous BloodHound interface tips (description areas, override signal thresholds)

0:00:24 - Why BloodHound sometimes has an extra 1 Min timeframe added to it when the BloodHound system does not use a secondary time frame.  This is a NinjaTrader issue, and this will explain what the issue is.

0:13:35 - How to build a BloodHound system that is always in the market. In other words, the system is always reversing trade positions.In this example we build a simple EMA 100 reversal system bloodhound, and then demonstrate how to set up Raven to execute the trades.  We then expand upon the previous topic, and shows how to use a higher timeframe for the entry signals and a lower time frame for the exit signals.

0:44:31 - How to filter the Bar Direction solver with the anaSuperTrend indicator, so that the bar direction matches the anaSuperTrend direction.

1:04:35 - How to detect when price is at or near the daily high or low.  This example covers various modifications.

00:32 - How to identify the bar color for an indicator that colors bars, to identify trend direction.

06:36 - Low of the High Bar Reversal signal.  This customer question creates a reversal signal at a new 20 bar high or low.  For a Short signal; when a bar make a new 20 bar high that becomes a setup bar, for a possible reversal short.  The next few bars must close below the setup bar’s Low price to trigger the short signal.  The opposite price action must occur for a Long signal.

52:22 - How to detect when an ATR Stop indicator reverses direction.  In this example we use the anaSuperTrend indicator.

58:20 - How to setup two different profit targets (in Raven) for BloodHound Logic templates that have multiple trade signals in one Logic template.  The different trade signals must be separated into separate Logic templates, and then two instances of Raven must be run.  This will show how that is done.

0:00:32 - ADX & PPO opposing swing point correlation with DI trend direction.  For a Long condition, an ADX swing high must occur within a few bars of a PPO swing low.  The ADX must be rising, and one of the following conditions must be met;  1) The PPO crosses above the Signal Line, and the +DI is already above the -DI, or  2) The +DI crosses above the -DI, and the PPO is already above the Signal Line.  The reverse conditions are used for a Short condition.
The Exit condition for the above system is when the PPO crosses the Signal Line in the opposite direction of the trade.

1:24:12 - How to detect, or filter a signal, when a minimum volume (400 in this example) has been reached.

1:29:26 - How to detect a Renko 2 bar pullback with a 3 bar continuation after the pullback..

1:55:46 - How to detect when the Fisher Transform indicator is coming from above +2 and crosses below +2, and when the Fisher Transform indicator crosses above -2.

0:00:32 - Two EMA crossover system with trading time constraints and only allowing the second signal to show, on a 1 minute chart.  This system looks for the EMA 20 to cross the EMA 50 between the hours of 10am to 12pm.  The first crossover signal is ignored/blocked, and the second crossover signal is given.  A Crossover solver, Time Session solver, and Signal Counter function node is used.

0:36:01 - How to setup Raven to place a Limit order 1 tick above or below the Close price.

0:47:15 - Two ways to access different instrument data or timeframe data in BloodHound.

1:09:20 - The typical way to read a custom indicator’s signal, in BloodHound.  We use the CandleStickPattern indicator to demonstrate reading a 3rd-party indicator.

00:32 - A shorter explanation of the Dorschden Swing Volatility solver.

42:16 - How to detect a Kangaroo Tail, but without the left and right body size requirements.  The Kangaroo Tail is from Dr. Alexander Elder’s book “Come Into my Trading Room”.  A summarized description is given in the video.

0:00:32 - HA and IchiMoku Entry

0:54:23 - Using the TimeBlock indicator to create an Exit signal at a specific time of day.

1:13:47 - How to block a Long signal on a down bar

1:18:44 - An example of how to read an Indicator’s signal plot.

1:35:37 - How to detect when price breaks the Swing indicator by 1 tick.

0:00:32 - General discussion on BloodHound templates and file management.

0:33:23 - How to build a +DI crossover of -DI condition.  Then we add a filter that requires both DI plots to be above 20 after they crossover.

1:16:45 - Follow-up to the DI question above: How to require both DI plots to be above 20 prior to their crossover, using the Displacement setting.

This example shows how to detect when the PPO (momentum) and ADX (trend strength) indicators move towards each other and then bounce away from each other, creating a “pinched” look on the chart.  That is the key component to this lesson along with many other rules and components to this PPO & ADX system.

This system also uses the DM, RSI, and EMA indicators.  We take the customer’s set of rules and break them down into the individual solvers that detect each rule.  This is a very good example demonstrating the process of translating written rules into a BloodHound system.  We also demonstrate how to handle conservative trade signals vs. liberal trade signals vs. a trade signal combined with an indicator condition called the Sweet Spot.

00:32 - This example shows how to use the If Then node so that system A can override system B to the final output. e.g. When system A has a long or short condition it will always show on the chart.  But when system A is neutral (no output) then system B will show on the chart.  In this example system A is an overbought/oversold condition, and system B is a trending condition.

21:44 - This example shows how to use an indicator (such as divergence), that gives a long bias or short bias, to block trade signals in the opposite direction. e.g.  A divergence indicator may warn of a short divergence condition, for which you would want to block long trade signals from occurring.  This demonstrates how to use the Inverter node with a AND node to do this.

34:01 - How to build an Exit signal when the bar is completely above or below a moving average.  When a Exit long condition occurs this will also prevent Raven from taking any long trades, and the opposite is true for a Exit short condition.

43:02 - How to detect when the CCI crosses above 100 for 3 bars or more and then crosses below 100 for a short signal.  And, when the CCI crosses below -100 for 3 bars or more and then crosses above -100 for a long signal.

0:00:32 - What is the Default Timeframe in BloodHound, and how do you change it?  This discusses what the Default Timeframe is and how it works.

0:06:55 - How to create an Exit template that works for two different trading sessions/time periods.  The scenario is Session 1 is from 6pm - 3am, and  Session 2 is from 3am - 5pm.  The key question is how to exit trades from session 1 at 3am before session 2 starts, because the two session use different trading rules/logic.  This topic also discusses the pros & cons of mixing non-time based bars with time based conditions such as Ninja’s Session templates.

0:50:43 - A short example of how the If Then node works.  There is a more complete video on the If Then help guide page…  https://www.sharkindicators.com/documentation/logic-templates/if-then-node/

1:43:22 - A short example of how the Relational node works.  There is a more complete video on the Relational  help guide page…  https://www.sharkindicators.com/documentation/logic-templates/relational-node/

1:58:42 - Then the Relational node discussion turns into a math discussion.  An example shows how to use the Long/Short Modifier node to add solvers together(although the Additive node is a better solution) and how to subtract solvers from each other.

00:32 - The effect a Session template in the Chart’s Data Series has on indicators vs. using Session template in BloodHounds’s Time Session solver.This discussion, with a user, explains how a Chart’s Session template affects the calculations of indicators, and what is the difference of a Session template in the Time Session solver.

16:05 - How to block signals when price is more than 10 ticks away from a moving average (MA).

26:53 - How to block Entry signals for 15 bars after an Exit signal has occurred.

00:32 - Two ways to build a signal when the CCI crosses 100 or -100.  This demonstrates the difference between the Threshold solver and Crossover solver.

14:31 - Accessing indicator data from its DataSeries.  This example uses the SiSwings to demonstrate how a indicator DataSeries can be used with BloodHound to access the indicator’s custom data.

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00:32 - How to read a custom indicator with a DataSeries that outputs 2, 1, 0, -1,  or -2 etc. values.  This lesson shows how to use the Threshold solver to identify when 1 or -1,  2 or -2,  3 or -3 values occur.

28:56 - How to create an Exit signal when price crosses the Open price of the Entry bar.  e.g. When an Entry signal occurs use the Open of that bar as an exit trigger if price reverses the wrong direction and crosses that Open price.

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1)  Trading systems consist of various rules and price action or indicator conditions that need to happen in a certain order.  These rules/conditions sometimes need to occur within a certain number of bars from each other, or sometimes the rules allow the number of bars between each condition to change a lot.  When building a system in BloodHound it is important to understand how to link all the setup condition together.  That is what's covered here.  For example, condition #1 is a crossover, condition #2 is a pullback in price, Condition #3 requires a minimum pullback distance.

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0:00:32 - Using BloodHound to show more then just buy and sell signals.  This workshop will demonstrate how BloodHound can communicate additional information inconjunctions with buy and sell signals.  We use a Stocks & Commodities magazine article from Feb. 2012 that uses Trend, Momentum, and Volume Volatility indicators (TMV) to create a BloodHound system.

0:42:51 - How a solver’s Input > Type > Price functions work.  Most solvers use an Indicator Value or Price as an input.  A visual explanation is given for the Price functions.

1:41:44 - How to identify a “trigger” bar with a bottom wick that is 45% of the entire candlestick length.  Then detect if price crosses below the Low price of the trigger bar within a 30 bar period.  A custom indicator is needed to track the Low price of the trigger bar.

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1)  “Back-Painting” Indicators.  We demonstrate how to test for back-painting indicators, and how they affect your BloodHound system.

2)  How to generate a reversal signal off the daily high or low.  This system looks for price to make a new daily high or low, and the bar must close in the opposite direction.

3)  A simple demonstration and example of why BloodHound should be placed on the lowest time-frame (LTF) when building a multi time-frame (MTF) system.

4)  Why a 3rd party  custom indicator’s plot named Default may not work in Bloodhound.  A plot named Default may be a place holder added by NinjaTrader, but isn’t an actual plot.

5)  Why you may not be seeing the crossover signals from a Crossover solver when using a indicator that has two or more plots.

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0:00:32 - Market Profile indicators that have been tested with BloodHound, and a few examples.

0:26:25 - How to detect when price is above the Ichimoko cloud (Senkou lines).

0:36:17 - Detecting when the WoodiesCCI Turbo line crosses the zero line, and when the Turbo line is above 100 or below -100.

0:41:08 - Detecting a 2 tick move in price from the previous bar’s Close price.  When a setup signal occurs, the setup signal is confirmed as a trade signal when price move 2 ticks beyond the Close price of the setup signal bar.

1:01:44 - Detecting when volume moves 50% or more, up or down.  And, the Close price is above or below the previous bar’s High or Low price.

1:28:28 - How to get a signal when price touches or crosses a 50% fibonacci line or some other support/resistance line.  This uses the Crossover solver.

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0:00:32 - Building a system that has 3 separate rules/conditions.  This example demonstrates how to connect 3 setup rules together that happen at different times on the chart to build a trade signal.

• Rule #1, Wait for Trigger Line moving averages to cross.
• Rule #2, EMA’s must cross with in 4 bars of rule #1.
• Rule #3,  Then wait for price to move back towards the Trigger Lines moving average, with in 25 bars of rule #1.

0:53:14 - Using the Higher TimeFrame (HTF) bar direction to filter trade signals.  This example uses the direction of the renko bar on a HTF to filter out trade signals on the Lower TimeFrame.  Only LTF signals in the same direction as the HTF renko bars are allowed.

1:15:33 - How to build a Price above the EMA 50 moving average Long only or Price below the EMA 50 Short only signal filter.

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00:32 - How to build an Exit signal 2 bars after a Entry signal.  This shows which Function nodes are used to take a Entry signal and convert it to a Exit signal with a 2 bar delay.

18:55 - Why a crossover of 2 indicators on the same panel cannot be detected.

23:39 - Building an Exit signal using the anaSuperTrend (SuperTrend) indicator.

49:51 - Using the Lookback node to delay an Entry signal by 3 bars.

10/23/2015        Preventing Signals Above HH or Below LL

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00:32 - An explanation of the Large Amount & Small Amount settings are for in the Comparison solver.

27:05 - How to block signals when price is above or below the Highest High or Lowest Low swing points of the SiSwingsHighsLows indicator.  Signals are only allowed when price is between the HH and LL as identified by SiSwingsHighsLows.

44:33 - How to identify 3 up bars in a row after price crosses above the SMA 14.  Price must first cross above or below a moving average, and then wait for 3 consecutive bars in the same direction as the crossover.

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00:32 - How to use the Slope solver to identify a specific angle of an indicator.  In this example we identify a 0.5 tick angle of the SMA 5.

08:45 - Build and Exit signal when the body of the candle touches a moving average.  This example generates a signal only when the candle body touches the ALMA indicator.

56:18 - Examples of how the NinjaTrader setting ‘Calculate on Bar Close’ (CoBC) affects the way BloodHound signals are generated.

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1)  How to detect when price crosses a supply / demand zone indicator.  The Pivot indicator is used to illustrate this example. because there is no freely available S/D zone indicator.

2)  How to use a “signaling” plot to create a long/short trend filter.  This example uses the ErgodicHist indicator (click for download).  The ErgodicHist has a special crossover signal plot called CrossDot.  The CrossDot plot is used to create the long/short trend filter with a Threshold solver and Toggle node.  Then the ErgodicHist is placed on a higher time-frame.

3)  How to check the slope direction of the VWAP indicator (click for download).

4)  How to use the Crossover solver to build a Bollinger Band cross-in Entry signal & cross-out Exit signal.  A Entry signal is generated with price crosses into the bands, and an Exit signal is generated when prices crosses out of the bands.

5)  How to detect when a moving average (EMA) begins to flatten out after the MA has a strong move up or down.  This example uses the Change In Slope solver.

6)  How to use the ATR measurement unit in the Slope solver.  The ATR creates a self adjusting slope measurement based on volatility, that the ATR calculates.

7)  Do indicators change when using SiBackTestRenko with Wave mode: Off vs. Wave mode: On?  Watch for a full explanation and testing of which indicators may change.

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00:32 - How to use the Lookback Period setting, in Solvers and Function nodes, to link condition #1 to condition #2 to condition #3.  In this lesson we use the Classic Stock system to demonstrate the use of the Lookback Period.  FYI, the Classic Stock system template is included with BloodHound examples.

33:51 - How to detect when two indicator plots are within 8 ticks of each other, and when price touches a indicator plot.  This example uses two pairs of moving averages for the setup conditions, and then waits for price to touch a indicator.  The EMA 5 above or below the EMA 12 determines the trend direction.  Next, the SMA 12 must be within 8 ticks of the SMA 25.  Then, wait for price to touch an indicator (the EMA 5 was used) to trigger the trade.

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00:32  How to use the ^TICK index to build an exit logic.  The ^TICK index is not a tradable instrument.  It is NYSE exchange data.  This topic explains how to setup BloodHound and a Threshold solver to utilize the ^TICK index.

14:16  How to remove “Set as default” settings
28:45  Using NT’s “Flatten Everything” feature

29:59  How to use the anaSuperTrend indicator on a higher time-frame to filter trades on a lower time-frame.  This example uses the anaSuperTrend on a 60 Minute chart to determine the HTF trend.  The trade signals, on a 60 Tick chart, occur when price crosses the anaSuperTrend, and these signals are filter by the HTF trend.

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00:32 - How to detect if the High price of the last 3 or 4 bars stepped higher each bar, and if the Low prices stepped lower.  Regardless of the bar direction.

20:17 - How to detect a 3 Linebreak pattern.  IE, when the close of the current bar breaks above the highest high of the last 3 bars, or breaks the lowest low of the last 3 bars.

32:53 - How to detect a percent move in price.  IE, how to check of the Close price of the current moved 5% higher than the previous bar’s closing price.

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00:32  Using the Strategy Analyzer’s Optimization with Raven.  What can be optimized.  Downloading data before using the Strategy Analyzer.

23:58  How the Signal Blocker function node works.

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1. Two moving averages must cross each other before looking for the other conditions.
2. On the crossover bar, plus the next bar, two MACD's must both be above(long) or below(short) the zero line in order to qualify as a "set up".
3. When that set up occurs during the first or second bar, then a signal triggers on the following bar if price touches a trigger line(anaTriggerLines indicator).  Trigger lines are a pair of unique moving averages.

1:02:26  How the Lookback function node works.

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22:49 Identifying the reversal points of the RSI indicator.

27:39 How the Inverter function node works.

39:21 How the Long/Short Modifier function node works.

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0:00:32  How the Dorschden Swing Trend solver works.

1:10:25  How to count the number of swing points in a trend.  This example shows how to count three HH (Higher Highs) in a up trend and three LL (Lower Lows) in a downtrend.  Once three swing points are counted trade signals are blocked until the trend changes direction.

1:49:54  Detecting when price crosses a HH or LL.

1:54:48  How the Time Session solver works, and some examples of using it.  Also building an Exit logic for the market close.

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0:00:32  The first question uses the Bollinger bands, Keltner channels, and Stochastics to determine signal direction.  The system looks for the Bollinger bands to cross outside the Keltner channels as the trade trigger, and the slope direction of the Stochastics determines the direction of the signal.

0:28:02  How to use the Support Resistance solver.  This discusses the various setting of the S/R solver, and some common uses for it.

1:46:57 This shows how to isolate the first signal when a long set of continuous signals occur.  Sometimes your logic may generate periods of continuous signals (such as 20 long signals in a row), and you may only want to see the first long signal, but not the rest.  To demonstrate this we build a simple SMA 20, 50, & 200 comparison system.  The second part shows how to generate an exit signal when the continuous entry signals end.

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0:00:32 - How to generate a signal when price makes a deep pullback on a Renko bar.  Then a continuation of this topic with an ADX slope filter added to it.

0:59:39 - How to build a trend filter using the DM indicator.  This trend filter uses the following conditions: ADX must be sloping up.  ADX must be above 19.  +DI must be above -DI for long trend, and opposite for short trend.  +DI must be sloping up for long trend, or -DI sloping up for short trend.

1:28:22 - How to use the Regression Channel Width solver.

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00:32 How to add a Long only or Short only filters/bias to your BloodHound signals.  A simple MA crossover system, which proves both Long & Short signals, is used to demonstrates how to make a Long only, Short only, and both Long & Short signal system.  Then we show how to setup Raven so that you can instantly change Raven from a Long & Short system to Long only or Short only trades.

16:49 Next we expand upon the topic above and use a MACD indicator on a Higher Time-Frame to filter the MA crossover signals to Longs only when the MACD is above the zero line and Shorts only when the MACD is below the zeroline.

30:00 How to visually distinguish different trade setups within a Logic template.  A Logic template can contain any number of different trade signals, which BloodHound will show them all as green or red.  This topic demonstrates how to show the different trade signals as different colors, so that they can visually be distinguished on the chart.

44:22 This example builds a TriggerLine system, but the main concept is how to identify when a moving average is between two other moving averages.  More specifically, when is the fast small triggerline in between the two large triggerlines.  This uses the anaTriggerLine indicator.  Triggerlines are a pair of smoothed moving averages.

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0:00:32 How to use the Gom Volume Ladder in BloodHound.  The question was asked how to read data such as Delta volume from that indicator.  We use NinjaTrader’s VolumeOscillator indicator to simulate how you might detect when the Delta volume (from any volume profile type of indicator) is greater than 300 or less the -300, using the Threshold solver.

0:30:50 This is a sub-topic of the above topic that discusses the effects of Calculate on Bar Close (CoBC) setting.  We discuss when BloodHound should have CoBC = False for certain indicators the need to run with CoBC = False.

0:44:52 Limiting the trade signals to only 5 signals per day.  This example will show how to place a daily limit on the number of signals your system will give in any day.

1:32:15 How to build a Daily Engulfing bar trend filter.  This filter uses the PriorDayOHLC indicator to find an Engulfing bar on the daily chart to filter trades on a intra-day chart.

1)  We start off demonstrating how to use the Regression Channel Position solver.  We build a solver that identifies a trending direction move in price, and a counter trend direction move output signal.

2)  Here we cover the Slope solver again.  Using the SMA 14 to find a non-flat sloping areas, and another solver to identify flat areas in the SMA 14.

3)  Here we identify when the Close price is within 5 ticks of a EMA 10 smoothing of the SMA 30.

1)  What is, and how to resolve the Missing Data error message.

2)  A quick demonstration using solvers on multiple time-frames, and using them in a system.  This example looks at the slope of four SMA 14 indicators all on different time-frames.  All four Slope solver are connected together with a AND node to detect when the SMA 14 is sloping up on all time-frames at the same time.

3)  An updated training look at the Indicator Threshold solver.  We build several trade filters to demonstrate using the Threshold solver.

4)  How to read an arrow signal or a dot signal from a 3rd party indicator.  In this example we use the 3rd party Flux indicator in the Threshold solver to demonstrate how BloodHound can read signals.

5)  Detecting when the Close price is within 4 ticks of the anaCurrentDayVWAPV42 indicator.  Two solvers are built to detect when price is near the Session VWAP plot, and the Upper/Lower Band SD 1 plots.  Then we compare the EMA 8 to see if it is above or below the anaCurrentDayVWAPV42 indicator.

2)  How to use the Support Resistance solver to block trade signals when price is too close to a support or resistance plot.  This example blocks a Long signal when price is too close to the previous swing highest high (HH), and blocks a Short signal when too close to the swing lowest low (LL) of the SiSwingsHighsLows indicator.

6/19/2015        Recording Failed

1)  We start off with training on the Crossover solver, with a couple of examples.

2)  This section shows how to use the Comparison solver to detect when the Close price gets within 5 ticks of the upper Keltner band for a short signal, and a long signal when the Close price gets within 5 ticks of the lower Keltner band.

3)  This system looks for 6 or more bars in the same direction and then a reversal bar with a long wick to qualify the reversal signal.  6 up bars, or more, followed by a down bar with a 80% wick length will give a Long signal, and the opposite setup for a Short signal.

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0:00:35 Detecting expansion or contraction (divergence or convergence) of indicator bands.  The logic demonstrated uses the Bollinger Band indicator, but can be used for other indicators as well.

0:48:38  How to determine when a plot value is unchanged (stays the same) from bar to bar for a certain number of bars.  IE, If you want to detect that a Fib line has changed.  This example uses the TTP_AutoFibRetracement indicator.

1:02:39  Tutorial on the Indicator Comparison Solver.  Several examples with the Bollinger Band indicator are used to explain how the Comparison Solver works.

2:05:48  How to detect when the Bollinger bands are inside the Keltner Channel bands.

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00:32 - How to add a crossover condition filter to an existing trade signal.  This example shows how to extend an existing signal forward until a crossover condition works.  This uses the Signal Extender node.

28:58 - Detecting when the EMA of a CCI crosses the zero line.  And, then we add a filter that checks for the CCI to be above or below the zero line.

45:24 - We discuss a general question “Can a solver (BH or Raven) generate OCO orders.”

47:12 - We discuss a general question “Will a system work on any time frame or bar type?”

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0:00:32 - The following 3 part setup is built.  For a Long setup, there must be 4 up bars in a row, then 4 down bars in a row, and the reversal down bar must have a upper wick.

0:45:52 - How to remove a signal when a small number of reversal bars occur.

0:57:07 - How to detect when a Moving Average line falls to cross another MA.  Similar to a rejection.  This example uses the anaTriggerLine indicator, therefore the logic is a little more sophisticated.

2:02:28 - A quick example on how to extend a signal forward for a couple of bars.

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0:00:32 - How to shift a signal to next bar when the next bar is in the same direction.

0:12:01 - Can BloodHound send the signal data to a text file.

0:15:08 - How to block / prevent a signal when price is moving into a Moving Average.

0:32:13 - How to setup BloodHound to show a discrete trade setup and a trend filter both on the chart at the same time.

0:44:51 - A quick backtest example. A thorough Raven training video can be found here… https://youtu.be/Jx0Nv9AlFSc

0:49:08 - How to use the anaSuperTrend as a trend filter to filter trade signals.

0:59:02 - A brief explanation of the Support Resistance solver.

1:11:58 - Building a trend filter to allow Longs only when price is more than 10 ticks above a MA, and allow Short only when price is more than 10 ticks below a MA.

1:23:03 - Building a trend filter of the ADXVMA above or below the T3 indicator.

1:31:12 - Does SiChameleon have a EMA or HMA smoothing of the price data? How to use the Open price into a moving average.

1:36:00 - How to nest or feed price data from a different timeframe into a moving average or any other indicator.

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1)  Detecting when a bar closes at the top/upper 25% or the bottom/lower 25% of the bar.

2)  Detecting the second bar, in the same direction, without a wick and right after price reverses.  In other words, price must reverse.  Then the second bar after must not have a wick.

3)  A very simple example of testing a 3rd party or custom indicator.  This Tips & Tricks video is more informative…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCEyL7kW-Y

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00:33 - We start with a simple explanation and demonstration of using Raven to forward test a BloodHound system

22:15 - An example of backtesting with the SiBacktestRenko bars.

31:41 - This is another example of detecting bar wicks to create or permit trade signals when price reverses.  Conditions for a Long signal;  A down bar must have a upper wick.  The next bar must reverse up, with a lower wick.  The next bar must be another up bar, for 2 up bars in a row.

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1)  In this example a customer wants to use the anaADXVMA to learn how to use its DataSeries Trend to build various Exit signal conditions.  The Entry signals are simple, see below.  The Exit signals are based on two bars and a combination of output values from the DataSeries Trend.  A DataSeries is the same as a Plot, but it is not visible on the chart.  It is data that is passed from one indicator to another without being seen on the chart.

Entry signals and conditions:

1. When DataSeries ‘Trend’ = +1, enter a Long trade.

2. When DataSeries ‘Trend’ = -1, enter a Short trade.

3. Only one entry signal can be produced until there is an intervening exit signal.

Exit conditions:

Exit Long trades when any of the following occur:

1.        A bar where Close < Open(down bar) is followed by a DataSeries value of 0,

2.  Two bars in a row where the Close < Open.

3.        A DataSeries value of 0 and the next bar has Close < Open.

4.        Two DataSeries values = 0 in a row.

5.        A stop loss of 10 ticks just in case.

6.        A profit target of 15 ticks.

1.        Switch the Close < Open to Close > Open(up bar) in the above Long trade exits.

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0:00:32 - This workshop covers a complete overview of Raven, and includes some NinjaTrader tips for using strategies.

0:15:36  Adding and setting up a Time Session Solver.

0:33:09  The process of adding Raven to the chart.

0:36:40  Entry & Exit Logic - Note: Leaving Entry Logic set to <None> will allow you to choose your Entry Logic template from the chart’s drop-down menu.  An Exit Logic must be selected in order to use the Exit Logic functionality.  This was not explained in this video.

0:38:26  Long/Short Threshold values explanation.

0:45:05  Confidence Use Compare explanation.

0:47:15  2. Entry Order Options.

0:59:06  The difference between BloodHound and Raven.

1:00:50  3. Options - Note: This video was filmed before the ‘Start Auto Enabled On’ option was added.  That option must be set to True to reveal the Backtest Mode option.

1:09:21  4. Trade Management - Using an ATM.

1:13:41  Trade Management - Using the Default option.

1:25:25  5. Signals - Play Alert

1:26:29  General Section - NT Standard Settings

2:41:09 - Is there a limitation to the number of charts, BloodHounds, and Ravens that can be run at the same time.

2:44:16 - A quick lesson on using BloodHound in the Market Analyzer.

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1) How the Change In Slope solver works.

2) This example uses the Comparison solvers to define No Trade Zones. This system blocks trade signals when the Close price is within 10 ticks of \$48, \$49, and \$50 instrument price.

3) This example shows how to take a primary trade signal and use it as a prerequisite to a secondary simple price action condition. The second condition requires the current Close price to be greater than the previous Close price for a Long signal.

4) Using the RSI as an Exit template. When the RSI crosses 70 a Long position will be exited. And, when the RSI crosses 30 a Short position will be exited.

5) This system is an alteration of #2 above. It blocks trading when price is within 10 ticks of the highest high or lowest low of the past 24 bars.

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0:00:32 - Detecting tight consolidation of the UniRenko and SiBacktestRenko bars, and then generate a signal on the first breakout bar.  Followed by generating the signal on the second breakout bar in an attempt to eliminate a failed breakout of the first breakout bar.

0:19:06 - Then further enhancements are added by generating a reversal signal when the first breakout bar fails.

0:41:21 - A demonstration of how the above system works one the 5 Minute, SiBacktestRenko, and SiProRenko charts.

0:45:31 - A brief explanation why Renko bars can not be back-tested accurately.

0:50:15 - What is a inflection that BloodHound uses in the Inflection solver.

0:53:59 - Here we look at simple Back-test results, of the above system, using the UniRenko vs. the SiBacktestRenko.

1:03:27 - How to generate a discrete signal from the anaADXVMA indicator.  Make sure you have the anaADXVMA indicator installed before opening the BH template.  The whole ana indicator package can be downloaded from www.trade-the-plan.com

1:24:15 - How to use the slope of an indicator to block/prevent a signal.  This example uses the Stochastic indicator.  The If-Then node & the AND node are used to demo two different ways to accomplish this.

1:38:22 - How to setup BloodHound to see an entry signal template and an exit signal template on the chart at the same time.

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0:32 - How the Dorschden Swing Volatility solver works.

36:55 - How to find a price pullback after the EMA 14 crosses the EMA 30.

59:02 - How to find a Higher Low of the DM +DI plot when the +DI is above the -DI, and a Higher Low of the DM -DI plot when the -DI is above the +DI.  The SiSwingsHighsLows is used to determine when a Higher Low of the DI plots is made.

Please note, the SiSwingsHighsLows indicator setting on the chart and in the Solvers have been changed slightly from what was built in the video. The SiSwingsHighsLows - Widest Bottoms plot was replaced with the Tightest Bottoms plot.  Using the Tightest Bottoms plot seems to give better results.

1:41:43 - This short demonstration shows one of the ways an indicator can expose to BloodHound (and any other indicator) when a plot color changes.

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0:00:32 - This lesson demonstrates how to link several conditions (that happen at different times on the chart) together to generate the final trade signal.  Condition #1 looks for the Stochastics to cross above 10 or cross below 90.  Condition #2 needs price to reverse direction in the direction of the Stochastics.  Condition #3 looks for a Higher Low(Long setup) or Lower High(Short setup) to happen after condition #1.  Condition #3 can happen a unknown number of bars after #1 & #2.  The key lesson to learn in this example is how to extend conditions #1 & #2 forward in time until condition #3 occurs.  This system uses the Signal Extender node to accomplish that, and demonstrates ways to experiment and test various reset logic to turn the Signal Extender off when condition #3 fails to setup.

2:50:16 - How to identify the second bar after the Close price crosses a moving average.

2:54:59 - Detecting when the DM indicator’s +DI and -DI plots are diverging.

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00:32 - Detecting when both the Open & Close price of a bar is above or below both of the anaTriggerLines.

17:02 - How the Dorschden Swing Trend solver works.

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00:32 - This example looks for large moves in price as measured from the previous bar’s High or Low price.  This will detect when price moves 2 x ATR(10) above the previous bar’s High for a Long signal, or below the previous bar’s Low for a Short signal.  To do this we will use the Comparison solver - Difference - Large Amount, ATR measurement.

28:58 - This is a follow up to the previous question.  This example will detect when the Closing price breaks above the Highest High of the last 2 bars for a Long signal, or if the Close breaks below the Lowest Low of the last 2 bars for a short signal.

40:46 - The next example will trigger a break above an upper resistance line or below a lower support line, only when the S/R lines have a 30 tick separation.  The key to this is building a solver that detects when the S/R lines are separated by 30 ticks as a permissive.

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0:00:38 - How to use the Bar Direction solver.

0:28:40 - How to use the Bar Length solver.

0:52:07 - How to determine when two moving averages (MA) are 3 ticks apart/separated.

1:09:22 - How to adjust threshold values from older videos that show the Threshold solver with 4 threshold levels to the newer Threshold solver with 5 threshold levels.

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0:00:32 - How to detect a crossover of a EMA8 on a 4 Range chart and a EMA8 on a 1 Minute chart.

0:12:11 - We build an Exit logic when there is a 10 tick profit or loss from the High or Low price of the bar that the trade signal occurred.  IE: When a Long trade signal occurs, exit 10 ticks above the High of the signal bar for a profit.  And, exit 10 ticks below the Low of the signal bar for a stop loss.

1:22:19 - Using the Slope solver to filter out/remove a trade signal when a moving average is flat.

1:55:26 - If you have an Exit logic and an exit signal occurs, this will show how to hold on to or extend the exit signal forward in time.  This can be useful when you want to use an exit condition to block trade signals.

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0:00:32 - An explanation on using the new feature Type > Price option available in solvers.

0:32:36 - How to find a bar that straddles the Bollinger band.  This requires two Comparison solvers.

0:45:46 - A quick question, can Raven generate backtest results when ‘Calculate on Bar Close’ = false?

0:48:22 - Which nodes to use for a sequence of conditions.  Condition #1 happens on bar 1.  Condition #2 happens on bar 2.  Condition #3 happens on bar 3.  To accomplish this we will use the Lookback node.

0:59:39 - Getting crossover condition from a Range chart (non-time based chart) on to a Minute chart.

1:08:19 - Using the Support Resistance solver in Tailwind mode to trigger when price is within 5 ticks of a moving average.

1:25:16 - Detecting when the Close price breaks above the High of the previous bar for a long signal. and vise versa for a short signal.

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0:00:32 - Installing BloodHound v1.220, and what is included in this update.

0:12:37 - Connecting condition #1 to condition #2 using the Toggle node.  Condition 1, look for a new intraday High or Low to be made.  The trade will be in the opposite direction.  Condition 2,  wait for price to cross the EMA(50) moving average to execute the trade.

1:20:47 - Can BloodHound access the Close price of a signal bar?

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00:32 - Discussion on how the Slope Solver works.

09:37 - The pitfalls of using “Set as default”

13:06 - Removing a “set as default” file.

16:06 - Find out if the slope of the MACD line is greater than the Average line using that indicator’s histogram.

29:14 - Rename logic nodes.

30:04 - Using ATM in Raven

37:12 - Using Raven’s drop down menu above the chart

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00:00:32 - Daniel Roe from Trade-The-Plan.com presents this workshop and demonstrates building a Fibonocci retracement system.  Daniel has provided a free indicator he had made for this system.  The indicator is available on his web site in the Download section.  This BloodHound example focuses on the 61.8% retracement line.

01:45:39 - Afterwards we demonstrate filtering Higher lows (HL) or Lower highs (LH) with the Stochastics indicator.  A Long signal occurs when a HL is set and then the Stochastic must cross the 80 level.  A Short signal occurs when a LH is set and the Stochastic crosses the 20 level.

02:25:58 - How can indicators share their data with BloodHound.

02:29:43 - What is the difference of a BloodHound template and NinjaTrader Chart template.

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0:00:38 - We revisit detecting when price reaches with 1 tick of a Moving Average (MA) for a bounce off of the MA.

0:18:07 - How to use a Limit order in Raven.

0:26:16 - General comment about determining trend using the SiSwings indicator.

0:35:15 - Comparing the UniRenko to the ProRenko bars.

0:44:04 - Detecting Volume high points (spikes) and low points (valleys).  We use the SiSwingsHighsLows to determine these points for BloodHound.

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0:00:34 - When working with multiple time frames within BloodHound, all BH charts will use the same Calculate On Bar Close (COBC) setting that the BloodHound indicator is set to.  When COBC = True, a daily chart does not calculate indicators on the current day’s bar, so BH can not analyze indicator values on that bar.  Discussion on the risks of adjusting COBC and how to remedy this using a Lookback Node.  Function Nodes and Logic Nodes always work on the Default time frame only.

0:17:38 - How to change the speed at which NT calculates indicators when COBC = False?

0:24:24 - How do the confidence Threshold parameters work?

0:43:00 - MA crossover consolidation using Comparison Solver’s Large/Small amounts

1:18:28 - How to obtain the template files for these workshops.

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0:07:14 - Looking for an RSI overbought/oversold condition, and price crossing the Keltner Channel. Specifically, for a long signal the RSI need to be less than 25 for 3 bars in a row and the Low price must cross above the lower Keltner Channel. Opposite for a short signal.

0:57:04 - Looking for price crossing the EMA 10 on a higher 60min time-frame.

1:10:24 - Detecting possible double tops (DT) and double bottoms (DB)

1:27:47 - A simple comparison of the SiBackTestRenko to the Renko bar.

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0:00:33 - How to detect when indicator plots, such as moving averages (MA), are parallel or close to parallel.

0:20:46 - How to detect price crossing above or below a moving average swing/pivot point.

0:34:19 - How to determine when price crosses a moving average on a higher time-frame (HTF), and price reverses direction on the default time-frame, on the same bar.

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0:00:32 - Detecting a Stochastics crossover, after it touches overbought or oversold levels, with a EMA 200 slope direction filter.

0:29:59 - Using the Comparison solver to determine higher highs HH, higher lows HL, lower highs LH, and lower lows LL.1) Using the Comparison solver to determine higher highs HH, higher lows HL, lower highs LH, and lower lows LL.

1:29:00 - How to reset the Signal Counter or Signal Blocker at a specific time of day.

1:57:44 - Detecting when price is above the Bollinger bands and a moving average by 5 bars or more.

2:38:46 - How to setup an alert sound when price breaks/crosses a certain level.

2:44:28 - Detecting a sharp angled reversal (inflection) of an indicator.  The Stochastics is used for this example.

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18:12 - We build a filter using anaSuperTrend.  When price moves too far away (50ticks) from the SuperTrend we want to block BloodHound signals.  This is similar to finding an over extended price move.

A user has built a BH system that uses the Comparison and Slope solvers that generates a signal on almost every bar.  Have a trade signal on every bar tells Raven to fire off a trade as soon as it is enabled, but we want Raven to wait until the trade direction changes before executing the first trade.  The solution is to use the Crossover and Inflection solvers to generate a signal only once per trend direction.

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0:00:33 - How to detect when  the whole bar is in between to moving averages.  Then use that condition to block a trade signal afterwards using the Toggle node.

1:14:26 - Detecting the slope of a smoothed ATR.  EMA 10 of ATR 14.

1:29:11 - In this example we examine how to detect when price touches a fib line.  We do not have a “Fib Line” indicator installed, so we use the Pivot indicator to simulate a fib line.

2:15:50 - Determining the trend direction using the anaADXVMA slope.

2:29:07 - In this last example we build a crossover condition that only triggers when the Closing price crosses over a moving average by 3 ticks or more.  A 1 or 2 tick crossover will not fire a signal.

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0:00:33 - How to reset the Signal Blocker whenever there is a retracement of one, two, three, renko bars.

0:47:14 - How to restrict Raven so it only trades during 3 different discrete times. IE 7-8am, 10-11am, and 12-2pm.  We use the Time Session solver to isolate trade signals so they only occur during these times.

1:05:50 - How to detect when the Stochastics reverses direction.  The direction or slope of the Stochastics, and a above 80 or below 20 filter.

1:17:32 - How to determine the bar direction of the HeikenAshi bar.

1:53:02 - IF Then Else node explanation, and simple example.

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0:00:36 - How to build a multi step Stop Loss in Raven. IE. Breakeven at 15 ticks profit, and then a trailing stop loss 3 ticks below the Low of 3 bars back.

1:22:34 - Add a time filter

1:33:46 - Lastly, we answer why the Ratio node gives different results when you connect 7 solvers in to 1 Ratio node vs splitting the solver in to 3 Ratio nodes and then connecting the 3 Ratio nodes into a fourth Ratio node.

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0:00:43 - This workshop covers the new SiRenkoCounter indicator settings, and how it can be used in BloodHound.

We build a set of logic that finds wicks on Renko bars, such as the BetterRenko.

A quick explanation of Chameleon: Lookback setting and how it affects the SMA and Bound plots.

9/26/2014        Engulfing Bars & 5 Indicators on MTF

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1) The first lesson demonstrates how to find the High of the current bar greater than the High of one bar back, and the Low of the current bar is less than the Low of one bar back, to find an engulfing candlestick.  Then we add a simple volume comparison as well.  Afterwards, we use Ninja’s CandleStickPattern indicator.

2) Finding the First and Second pull-back after the trend changes direction, defined by a Moving Average crossover (in this case Nexgen Trigger lines).  This lesson uses the Toggle node, Signal Blocker, and Signal Counter node.

3) Lastly we build a system that incorporates five indicators Chaikin Money Flow, MFI, CCI, and Stochastics.  Each indicators has a different trending rule that uses the Threshold or Comparison solver.  All indicators must agree on the trend, and we use a second time frame.

4) A simple Triggerline crossover signal with a MACD filter.

5) A simple Triggerline crossover Exit logic.

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0:02:04 - We will compare the daily Open price of a stock to two Option Strike prices and find which one is closer.  This set of logic can also be used to find which support or resistance line is closer.

0:41:03 - In the next example we examine a Volume Spread analysis, as explained by the customer question.   The conditions in this system looks for a specific volume pattern based on percentage differences.  The volume pattern to be found is the current bar's volume must be 20% greater than the previous bar's volume.  And, the volume 2 bars back must also be 20% greater than the previous volume.  I.E.  The volume of the previous bar must be less than the bar in front and the bar behind it.  We also check to make sure that “price action” is making the correct price patterns/movements as well.  One of the Comparison solver for the volume pattern was corrected on 3/13/2018 thanks to a smart customer who noticed the mistake.  The old file has been replaced.

1:35:50 - How to compare the Midpoint price to a moving average.

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0:00:32 - A user wanted help determining when 5 Moving Averages were within 3 ticks of each other, when they were all crossing each other at the same time.  After building this system we discussed how to use the solver setting to relax some of the strict conditions.

0:57:56 - A user asked “How to only take a long signal if the previous bar closed up and a short if the previous bar closed down.

1:10:20 - How is the Truth Table used, and what does it do.

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0:00:30 - How to use the Support Resistance Solver.

0:22:23 - Tailwind mode and using other indicators with the Support Resistance.

0:28:31 - When closing price is within specific range of indicator - between 1 tick and 10 ticks below the EMA.

0:48:46 - How to get an output when the trend agrees with SiSwings.

1:05:07 - How to analyze custom indicators in BloodHound (where to learn how).

1:07:20 - Can you put more than one instance of BloodHound on the chart?

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00:32 - Some examples using the ZigZag indicator.

22:01 - Some examples using different time-frames (150 Tick, 250 Tick, and 6 Range), with indicator conditions CCI crossing the zero line and CCI crossing above +100 or below -100.

51:36 - Using the slope of a moving average on multiple time-frames.

58:23 - How to calculate the angle of a moving average or plot.

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0:00:30 - Setup Mode vs. Real-Time Mode

0:06:03 - Detecting when two moving averages are both touching a price bar at the same time, but the MA’s can not be touching each other.

0:52:05 - Intrabar Backtesting

0:58:12 - Detecting when price is within X ticks of a moving average.

1:09:13 - Finding a Crossover Breakout.  When a moving average crossover occurs check for price to move 10 ticks past the crossover price.

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0:00:30 - How to detect Double Tops and Double Bottoms, improved version.

0:33:54 - How to detect the Momentum indicator crossing the zero line only if the Momentum exceeds 0.3 or -0.3 value prior to crossing the zero line.

1:03:00 - Detecting when a moving average is touching a reversal bar.  Then we modify the logic to detect the SMA touching the first and second bar after the reversal.

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Daniel shows the process of building and backtesting a system with the MomentumBBLine and Keltner channel.  "Always do thorough testing on your system."

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Today Daniel shows how to build a custom session template in NinjaTrader to be used with the Daily Pivots indicator so that you can display the entire ETH (electronically traded hours) session, but have the ability to choose either the ETH or the RTH (regular trading hours) session for calculating the floor trader pivots.

Work with the pivots using the comparison solver.

Lookback and signal extender nodes.

Backtesting in Raven.

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Today Daniel went into great detail in working with multiple time frames, as well as creating an RSI Divergence exit logic.

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6/20/2014        Various Q & A

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Daniel, from Trade-the-Plan.com, demonstrates how to use BloodHound in NinjaTrader's Market Analyzer, and explains how he likes to use the Market Analyzer to scan for potential trade setups. 2)  What is a BloodHound BlackBox file, and how to convert your BloodHound system into a BlackBox.

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In this Workshop we discuss what is needed for a complex crossover system to work.  Afterwards, the Signal Counter's functionality and use is explained.  Followed by miscellaneous questions, and setting up Raven to use execute an ATM.

When to use the Crossover solver vs. the Comparison solver?   A quick explanation of the Support Resistance solver.  How to detect price crossing a higher high after price makes a higher low?  A quick explanation of using the Slope solver.

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1. How to use YouTube to search for BH Workshops
2. Allowing a Specific Number of Trades per Trend Direction. 5:00min
3. Quick explaination of Additive node
4. Using to ToolBarShortCut indicator to assist with your system building.
5. Time & Sales (not possible)