The Demerit with the older version of Ichimoku cloud scanner is that there is too much of difference between the cloud(stop loss) and the candle which has been overcome by introducing stop loss for the trade with little modification in the trading rules.
The above nifty chart shows a trailing stop loss(black line) of 6034. But the cloud(6137) is heavily far from the Close value(5751).
Note : Black line indicate only trailing stop loss for trades but not a trailing stop loss mechanism.
1)Buy on Close above the cloud
2)Sell on Close below the cloud
3)Use the Cloud as Stop loss and reverse when the cloud is very near to the candle
3)Use STPL – (Black line) as trailing stop loss when the candle is far from the cloud
4)There is nothing to do with the color of the cloud( red/green cloud it doesnt matter )
5)Red Arrows indicates sell signal i.e candle closes below the cloud
6)Green Arrows indicates Buy Signal i.e candle closes above the cloud
Where STPL is nothing but the average of Close, Span lines SP1,SP2
Few Rules that I for the shorter timeframes 15min, 30min, hourly Charts and Daily
1)Buy or Sell Trade should be taken only on the presence of the appropriate signal. Trade should not me initiated belated to the signal
2)Dont initiate trade without sufficient signals.
3)If you are in a Buy Trade/Sell Trade book the trade if you are in profit at regular intervals. Dont wait for the next signal to exit the trade
4)For 15min trade book profit if you got 20-25pts in nifty and in Hourly Charts – 50-75 points and in Daily Charts – 150-200pts without waiting for next signal.
5)Respect the trailing stop loss when you are in trade
6)If you are confused with the way you are playing – just take rest.
Ichimoku Cloud Scanner – Amibroker AFL Code
Download Ichimoku Cloud Scanner V2.0
If you have a better Stop loss/SAR mechanism please let me know
24 Replies to “Ichimoku Cloud Scanner v2.0 – AFL Code”
Sir, link is not downloadable….. i tried many times.
Sandip – it got fixed try now
now downloded. thanks sir.
Sir, You could possibly look at a similar stop line for MT4 users as well ?
now one is expected for scaning tinkensen kijun sen cross over as it may give earlier signal
@Kalyan… I still consider Tenkan Sen, Kijun Sen, Chikou Span lines as noise to the system
Iam not very much good with mql4 coding. anyways will try out my best!
Thank you for the AFL.
A few questions:
1) If we trade on the daily chart, then should the trade be taken on the opening of the following day or on the same day. Same with hrly chart should it be on the open of the next candle.
2) if we book profit on regular intervals, then is there a way toget back into the trade especially when the market is strongly trending as of now.
Thank you for your time and reply
ANY BUY CALLS ???
Sir maybe an existing indicator that you feel will give similar results ?
Its better to take on the same day if you are taking signals based on Daily charts. For Stop loss for the trade you can take cues from the hourly charts.
sir this cross over save me and i exit
Check out the Chartnexus settings for Ichimoku and provide your results
The thing is to convert the ichimoku into a better trading system to capture the high probable trends.
If Tenkan Sen, Kijun Sen, Chikou Span provides better stop loss and reversal strategy or a better filetering mechanism then kindly provide your views here
Buy Signal in USD from ichimoku cloud charts with parameters 3,12,18.
Tenkan Sen, Kijun Sen, Chikou Span lines are now nothing to do here
Dow Jones under sell mode for the 4th day with cloud resistance coming near 11190
Thank you sir!
my setting is default 9 and 16 for tinkensen and kijunsen .what i observed that this crossover wheather below the croud or over the cloud may be significant and in my opinion( may be i am wrong)this buy or sell signal is a powerfull than any ema cross over.
if u can code this exploration will be helpfull .
it will also help us study this crossover
Hellow dear Rajendran,
Better stoploss is using Chandelier SL. I do not have code for AFL, but I do have for the same in metastock ( given below).
Stop1:=If( PREV = PREV,
( H – 3*ATR(10) ),
( H – 3*ATR(10) ));
Stop2:=If( PREV = PREV,
( C – 2.5*ATR(10) ),
( C – 2.5*ATR(10) ));
Stop1:=If( PREV > H,
If(( L + 3*ATR(10) ) H,
If(( C + 2.5*ATR(10) ) <= PREV,
( C + 2.5*ATR(10) ),
( C + 2.5*ATR(10) ));
I would like to say something from my bottom of myheart. You are great boss, that too at very younger age, you have very good knowledge & also sharing for others.
May God bless you & gives lots of wealth, health to you.
I wanted to use this with broco trader or GCI or something like that how can i make it work with these platforms ???
Hi Sir, Thank you for your valuable contributions to educat us.
I am using Amibroker and copied your AFL codes to use.
I am confused in one area is to which combination of signals need to pick up for shorter time frame trades.
I am considering ony short time frame trades for weekly calls. If I use weekly view in charts using the afl code will the signals will be good? I tried with intraday and using seconds time frame signals are more with less difference of price.
So i would like to take up for weekly/monthly calls . Please advice the best set of signals to use for this type of calls.
Thank you in advance sir.
Can i use this indicator in Indian Commodity market
Yes you can try out on hourly charts suits mostly for positional and investment purpose
Sorry, I am an idiot. How do I exactly implement this code? I am not a programmer and I have a very limited idea of how programming works.
You need Amibroker Software to do this. Get started here with Amibroker tutorial