Bollinger Counter-Trend System        

This system trades counter-trend within Bollinger Bands.

 

BollingerCounterTrend

The center of the Bollinger Band is defined by an Simple Moving Average of the closing prices using a number of days defined by the parameter Close Average Days. The top and bottom of the Bollinger Band are defined using a fixed-multiple of the standard deviation from the moving average specified by the parameter Entry Threshold.

 

The system sells short when the price drops below the entry threshold after having exceeded the trigger threshold. It then exits using a profit target limit order at the price defined by the parameter Exit Threshold.

 

The system buys long when the price rises above the entry threshold after having gone below the trigger threshold. It then exits using a profit target limit order at the price defined by the parameter Exit Threshold.

 

The trigger is deactivated if the price crosses to the other size of the band and triggers in the opposite direction before a trade is entered. This might occur due to risk, equity, or volume constraints.

 

 

The Bollinger Counter-Trend System includes six parameters that affect the entry and exit:

 

BOLLINGERCT

 

Close Average

The number of days in the moving average which forms the center of the Bollinger Band channel.

 

Trigger Threshold

The amount of standard deviation above or below the moving average which the price must reach before triggering a possible entry.

 

Entry Threshold

Expressed in terms of standard deviation from the moving average, the point below which the system will initiate a short position. When the price hits the trigger threshold and then subsequently goes below the entry threshold a short position is entered, vice versa for long entries.

 

Exit Threshold

The profit target for winning trades. The system will exit if the price reaches the exit threshold.

 

Stop Threshold

The number of standard deviation which will result in a stop loss.

 

For example, a Trigger Threshold of 4, Entry Threshold of 3, Exit Threshold of 1, and Stop Threshold of 4 would cause the system to enter the market on a stop when the price hit the 3 standard deviations above the moving average after having previously exceeded 4 standard deviations above the moving average. The system would exit when the price subsequently dropped below 1 standard deviation above the moving average or once again reached the 4 standard deviation level resulting in a stopped out loss..

 

NOTE: Exit Threshold can be a negative number which will cause the system to exit only after the price comes some amount through the moving average.

 

Hold Initial Stops

If set to True, stops will remain at the value on entry. This will prevent stops from moving as the Bollinger Band moves up and down with the moving average. If set to False, then the stop moves to the current value of the Stop Threshold multiplied by the current standard deviation and added to (or subtracted from) the current Close Average value.

 

 

Entry Script

' ---------------------------------------------
' Enter orders if triggered
' ---------------------------------------------
IF instrument.position <> LONG AND
   longTriggered THEN
 
  broker.enterlongonstop( channelBottom, stopBottom )
ENDIF
 
IF instrument.position <> SHORT AND
   shortTriggered THEN
   
  broker.entershortonstop( channelTop, stopTop )
ENDIF

 

 

Exit Script

' ---------------------------------------------
' Reset the triggers if we are in a position
' ---------------------------------------------
IF instrument.position = LONG THEN
  ' Reset triggers
   longTriggered = FALSE
   shortTriggered = FALSE
   
  ' exit on limit order
  broker.ExitAllUnitsAtLimit( exitBottom )  
ENDIF
 
IF instrument.position = SHORT THEN
  ' Reset triggers
   longTriggered = FALSE
   shortTriggered = FALSE
   
  ' exit on limit order
  broker.ExitAllUnitsAtLimit( exitTop )
ENDIF

 

 

 

Adjust Stops

' ---------------------------------------------
' Enter stop if "holdstops" is true
' ---------------------------------------------
IF holdStops THEN
 
  broker.ExitAllUnitsOnStop( instrument.unitExitStop )    
ENDIF

 

After Instrument Day

' ---------------------------------------------
' Check the triggers
' ---------------------------------------------
'  Check the short trigger.
IF NOT shortTriggered AND
  instrument.position = OUT AND
  instrument.high > triggerTop THEN
   
   shortTriggered = TRUE
   longTriggered = FALSE
ENDIF
 
'  Check the long trigger.
IF NOT longTriggered AND
  instrument.position = OUT AND
  instrument.low < triggerBottom THEN
   
   shortTriggered = FALSE
   longTriggered = TRUE
ENDIF

 


Edit Time: 9/20/2017 07:56:26 AM


Topic ID#: 114

 

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