Darvas Box Theory – Tracking Uptrends

The Darvas box theory is based on the work of Nicolas Darvas, author of the book How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market. This indicator uses his box theory to help visualize upward trends and find potential opportunities to buy or add to a position.

Darvas was a growth stock trader. After extensive study of historical stock movements, Darvas noted stocks “have a defined upward or downward trend which, once established, tended to continue. Within this trend stocks moved in a series of frames, or what I began to call boxes.

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Ants Indicator – Momentum, Volume and Price (MVP)

The Ants indicator for TradingView is based on the research of David Ryan, three-time winner of the U.S. Investing Championship. David came up with the idea for the indicator while managing the New USA Growth Fund at William O’Neil + Company. David was interested to understand what drove some stocks higher once they were extended from their most recent base, while others had only moderate moves up.

What David found during his research was that stocks making the biggest moves often had consistent buying on volume over a period of 12 to 15 trading days. Stocks with these characteristics may be under institutional accumulation, where it may take days to weeks to fill a position.

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Moving Averages for All Timeframes From within One Indicator

Manage moving averages, for all timeframes, from within one indicator.

Features:
■ Intraday – Up to 3 moving averages
■ Daily – Up to 4 moving averages
■ Weekly – Up to 2 moving averages
■ Monthly – Up to 2 moving averages
■ Choose between simple, exponential or volume weighted moving averages (SMA, EMA or VWMA)

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Volume Positive Negative (VPN) Indicator

The idea and calculations for the Volume Positive Negative (VPN) indicator were created by Markos Katsanos. Markos wrote about the indicator in the article Detecting High-Volume Breakouts, published in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities April, 2021 (Vol. 39, Issue 5).

The goal of the VPN indicator is to detect breakouts using only volume. The basic idea is to compare volume on up days versus volume on down days. The oscillator can move between the range of -100 and 100. Values between 0 and 20 are generally considered bullish, negative are bearish.

When the plotted VPN crosses over what Markos refers to as the critical value, that may indicate a high volume breakout. The critical value can be adjusted between 0 to 20, 10 is the default,

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