Closely following the price with the Another trailing stop ATR (Average True Range), a based trend following indicator. The idea of this indicator is to closely following the price to get out quickly if the price tends to not move enough to ensure the trend is profitable.
This version uses declining ATR to closely adapt its level to the price. The trailing stop line is following the highest Close (green when it is bullish) or Lowest Close (red when it is bearish) by adding or subtracting the ATR value multiplied with the “mult” setting.
If the ATR (aka price volatility) is ascending, then the trailing stop keep its previous level. When it is declining, the trailing stop level adapt its value according to the current trend:
- Long trend: if the new calculated level is higher than the previous one
- Short trend: if the new calculated level is lower than the previous one
The ATR trailing stop has 2 modes: (“mode” setting)
- mode=0 ; the trend line will keep the same level each time a cross over occur
- mode>0 ; the trend line will take the highest or lowest Close level each time a cross over occur
The chosen mode of the trailing stop line behavior depends of your own trading style, traded instrument and timeframe.
Idea come from this topic in the indicator’s forum: ATR TRAILING STOP
If you have other ideas, nevermind opening a new topic in the forum describing what you have in mind. The community will try to help you achieving your goal!
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// --- settings
p=14 //ATR period
mode=1 //trailing stop mode (0=straight line
// --- end of settings
atr = AverageTrueRange[p](close) * mult
if trend=1 then
if atr<atr then
if hhlevel>ts then
if atr<atr then
if lllevel<ts then
if close crosses over ts then
if mode>0 then
elsif close crosses under ts then
if mode>0 then
return ts coloured(r,g,0) style(line,3)
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I tried this indicator to trail stop. Problem i am facing is that, when there is a trend change, say from bullish to bearish. For example, In a short entry – I get stopped out when price moves back and touches the support line of Bullish Trend. While the purpose of stop is to sell when the BEARISH upper line is crossed (when short in market), positions get stopped out at start of the trend. I think this is unintended consequence. I tried similar another indicator, same thing happens. How would be possible to BUY only when RED line above is crossed in Short Entry and Bottom Green line when Long?
Use the color variables R and G to test if the trend is bullish (R=0) or bearish (R>0).
Where can i find the syntax to test the colour of the line, I am calling the indicator values at the moment, this is my current code,
ts= Call “ATR STOP2”
IF SHORTONMARKET AND close > TS THEN
BUY AT MARKET
I tried few syntax but it gives error. Could you please help?
You should open a new topic to discuss about the strategy and its coding.
How could plot this indicator over the price series?
Just add it on the price series.