Larry Williams’ smash down days

Larry Williams’ smash down days

This is a coded version of Larry Williams’ smash down days as described in his book “Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading”.

I put in the same code the two different smash down days entries. When an histogram bar is showed enter long (or short) at the high (or low) of the price bar corresponding to the histogram bar.

Since I don’t do short term trading I haven’t backtested the system but the author promises wonders. I personally keep an eye on this indicator to asses the end of a correction for growth stocks.

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  1. juanj • 10/10/2017 #

    Hi Gabri, can you provide a description of how to use this indicator or perhaps point us to a link on how to read it?

  2. gabri • 10/10/2017 #


    is all in Larry Williams’ book “Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading”. Just to give you a quick and dirty overview (I will cover just the long entry since the short is just the opposite) you need to put a buy stop 1 tick above the bar preceding the one with the long entry signal. The author doesn’t say how long to keep this buy for.


  3. Al • 10/10/2017 #

    Ciao Gabry,
    potresti spiegarmi come funziona questo indicatore precisamente?

  4. gabri • 10/10/2017 #

    ti faccio un esempio con il long. Quando ti appare una barra “smash 1 long” o “smash 2 long” metti un ordine di buy stop un tick sopra il massimo della giornata che precede la barra di smash. Per il short e’ l’opposto ovviamente.

  5. Al • 10/10/2017 #

    Ok grazie Gabri

  6. Paul • 10/10/2017 #

    thnx for posting. Combine it with Williams’ 3 bar trailing stop to create strategy!

    • gabri • 10/10/2017 #

      he uses the best day of the week to trade (he figured out the best day to enter, exit and how much holding the stock) but I agree with you that combining the two indicators you can make great things. If I was a short-term trader and I had more abilities to backtest I would try an entry based on the daily smash down days with a 3 bar trailing stop on an intraday graph.

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