New Swing Trend and ZigZag Indicator

Swing trend analysis is a classic tool you may use to determine the general direction in which the market is moving. Trends are characterized by a series of highs and lows, forming a series of successive waves. Specifically, a zigzag indicator plot connects the alternating swing highs and lows. When a new price bar is…

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London Breakout Trade Management

In a webinar hosted by SharkIndicators we’ve discussed trade management for the London Breakout Trade. We’ve covered the setup in previous posts and now return to look at how BlackBird can adjust the stop loss and profit targets. The setup itself is easy to understand and generally, it’s a good idea to work with setups…

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A Z-score Trading Strategy and the Awesome Oscillator Indicator

In this post we’re looking at how to create a Z-score trading strategy and look at how it may be used to normalize the Awesome Oscillator indicator values. Specifically, we’ll use the Z-score to condition Awesome Oscillator entries and exits. Normal Distribution & The Empirical Rule If we assume a normal distribution of data points…

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Which Renko Bars To Use With NinjaTrader 8 (For Reliable Backtest Reports)

With plethora of NinjaTrader Renko bars already available, one may question whether there’s a need for yet another version. The short answer to that is yes. For example, there are significant issues when applying existing NinjaTrader Renko bars with automated systems. They often generate inaccurate backtest results, which we discussed at length during our SharkWeek…

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VWAP Trading In Multiple Timeframes

In a webinar hosted by NinjaTrader, we reviewed one of our most popular premium tools , the Volume Weighted Average Price. Specifically, we looked at how this price benchmark can be used in multiple timeframes. By anchoring the indicator to the daily, weekly and monthly open, one can define institutional price action zones. This in…

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Reversal Patterns and Price Benchmarks

In in this webinar we discussed combining reversal patterns with objective price benchmarks. The benchmarks are located using our session tools whereas the reversal patterns are found using Auction Bars. A recording of the event can be found here: Price Benchmarks Why use price benchmarks? Because there‘s no room for subjective opinion when using them. The overnight…

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Dealing with Market Noise

In our last webinar with SharkIndicators, we looked how to define market noise using the Daily and Weekly Range Projections. The noise bands are based on recent market volatility and shows us how far short term traders are typically expected to drive prices. Knowing whether market is trading within, or outside market noise levels, can…

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Ichimoku Trading: Signals at the London Open

For a general introduction to Ichimoku trading,  please refer to our Indicator Spotlight newsletter. In this post we follow-up on a specific Ichimoku trading setup, using the professional version. Specifically, we’ll outline how the Ichimoku can be used in conjunction with the London Breakout. A recording of a webinar event discussing this approach can be…

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Finding Reversal and Spike Bars

The last few weeks went into the NinjaTrader 8 update for the Auction Bars. Below is a quick summary of what this update is all about and how you can use it to identify reversal and spike bars with NinjaTrader 8. We also did a brief intro in a recent NinjaTrader webinar which you may…

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Trading the Trend Sweetspot

The Zerolag Oscillator was designed for trading the trend sweetspot. In the following, we’ll describe the changes that took place with the NT8 conversion. A lot of testing and tedious analysis went into this, resulting in major improvements on trade setup filtering and signal accuracy. Here’s a quick summary of what the update is all…

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