Harami or Inside bar screener

Harami or Inside bar screener

This little handy screener allows you to easily detect “Harami” ( in Japanese), or “inside bar” (in English).

Without going into details , you will agree that it is useful to detect a number of these, particularly on forex where many strategies are working with it.

Here is the code of the screener, to detect them. Remember to select the desired market (eg “Forex”) and timeframe ( for example, ” Daily “).

For the indicator :

Very simple… but useful !

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  1. MikeGC • 03/22/2016 #

    Beautiful, Doc.  Many thanks!  For other followers of this great indicator and screener, may I suggest that out of the multiple trading strategies one can follow using this, the continuation strategy has the highest success rate.  Just run the indicator over a chart and compare the number of reversals with the number of continuations.

  2. Doctrading • 03/22/2016 #

    Hello, It’s a nice idea. I also tried a harami strategy with a 50 moving average, works on EUR/USD Daily :

  3. fesxeurex • 03/22/2016 #

    Thanks for posting,
    Apologies if this is a dumb questions but like Chinese say “If you ask a question you are fool for a day you if you dont ask you are fool for a life”  hence
    Does this display inside bar in formation or after its formed?
    Please can someone experienced shed some light on it

  4. Doctrading • 03/22/2016 #

    Hello fesxeurex,
    It can display both : when it is in formation, and when it has been formed.
    It can disappear if the harm isn’t completed yet and finally isn’t.

  5. the_giorgio • 03/22/2016 #

    Bonjour Doc,

    Je crois que votre définition du harami est erronée

    Critères du Harami
    Définition :
    -Petit corps compris à l’intérieur d’un corps long (désignation : bébé).

    -Couleur opposée entre les deux chandeliers nécessaire.

    je mettrai plutôt, open[1] > close [1] and open[0]<close[0] and open[0]close[1] and close[0] close[1]

  6. dfl3tch3r • 03/22/2016 #

    Great screener…Has anyone got code for trade/backtest the next bar breakout (short or long) ? Many thanks

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