All in One indicator designed to reveal Market Sentiment.
- Indicates Trend Sentiment: Up, Weak Up, Down, Weak Down, and Range.
- Indicates Trade Sentiment: Long, Weak Long, Short, Weak Short, Flat and Caution (OverBought/Oversold).
- Identify sentiment-based Chart patterns.
- Divergence alerts – Bearish & Bullish – Regular & Hidden.
- Customizable and easy to use!
The Structure of the TDI Pro
The structure of the TDI Pro is made of 5 lines and 5 levels:
- Greenline - RSI Price Line
- Redline - Trade Signal Line
- Yellow line - Market Base Line
- Blue lines - Upper and Lower Volatility Bands
- 80 level – Extreme overbought conditions
- 68 level - Upper-level line: Buying Exhaustion (overbought condition)
- 50 level - Mid level line: Median point between Positive and Negative sentiment
- 32 level - Lower-level line: Selling Exhaustion (oversold condition)
- 20 level – Extreme oversold conditions
Relative Strength Index Line
The RSI Price Line (RSI PL) is a sentiment profile of current price action. It is designed to show both agreement and divergence compared to price action. The 50 level is the dividing line between positive and negative sentiment. How to view the RSI Line:
- RSI > 50: positive market sentiment.
- RSI < 50: negative market sentiment.
- RSI > 68: Entering overbought conditions, buying momentum will slow and reverse.
- RSI < 32: Entering oversold conditions, selling momentum will slow and reverse.
- If the RSI line is rising and < 50, sellers are covering and buyers begin to buy.
- If the RSI line is falling and > 50, buyers are exiting and sellers begin to sell.
The Trade Signal Line (TSL) is a lagging moving average of the RSI Price Line. How to view the signal line:
- Greenline > Red Line: exit a buy or enter a sell position.
- Greenline < Red Line: exit a sell or enter a buy position.
- When entering a trade, always consult the overbought/oversold levels.
Market Base Line
The Market Base Line (MBL) represents the overall market trend. When the MBL is rising, the stronger trend of the market is upwards. When the MBL is falling, the stronger trend of the market is downwards. The primary base of the MBL is the 50 level. One of the most unique aspects of the MBL is forecasting potential market reversals on larger time frames. Markets reversals generally occur after the MBL is >= 68 or <= 32.
How to view the Market Base Line:
- RSI > Yellow & Yellow is flat or trending up … consider entering a buy.
- RSI < Yellow & Yellow is flat or trending down … consider entering a sell.
- If Yellow <= 32, be prepared for a Long market reversal.
- If Yellow >= 68, be prepared for a Short market reversal.
From time to time, current price action will converge with the overall market trend and attempt to break it. This is illustrated by the Greenline moving sharply towards the Yellow line. If the overall market trend is unyielding, the Greenline will “bounce” off the Yellow line as shown in the highlighted circle in the picture below.
Hint: When the Green and Yellow lines converge, consider economic events that might strengthen the current price and cause a market reversal that is strong enough to break the overall trend direction.
The Volatility Bands (VB) adds another facet of market sentiment – strength and weakness. It is represented by two blue lines that typically run outside the RSI PL, TSL, and MBL. It is a self-adjusting band showing strength and weakness in relation to the rate of change in price. As prices slowly tighten into a narrow range, the market slows down and the blue lines of the VB contract or squeeze together. This is a sign of weakness in the market. As prices rise or descend sharply, the market trends with increasing volatility and the blues lines widen – a sign of strength.
Using the TDI Pro, traders can take advantage of four trading techniques with the VB.
- Trade a breakout when a VB Squeeze occurs. Trade Long if a VB Squeeze is near the 32 levels. Trade Short if a VB Squeeze is near the 68 levels. If a VB Squeeze is near the 50 levels, the market can break either way. Evaluate price and economic events to determine which direction to trade or wait for the breakout to occur.
- Add to a position:
- If in a Long position, add when the Greenline crosses VB trending up between 50 and 68.
- If in a Short position, add when Green line crosses VB trending down between 50 and 32.
- Exit a position:
- If in a Long position, if Green > upper VB and crosses below VB back towards the 50 levels.
- If in a Short position, if Green < lower VB and crosses above VB back towards the 50 levels.
Trend Signals - TDI Cross Alert
When the TDI RSI Price (Green) line and Trade Signal (Red) line crossover, an arrow will appear on the price chart (Pale Green or Pale Red). The arrow indicates a crossover based on a shift in sentiment related to current price action. Green crossing above Red indicates a potential Long entry; whereas, Green crossing below Red indicates a potential Short entry.
Trade Signals - MBL Cross Alert
When the TDI RSI Price (Green) line and Market Base (Yellow) line crossover, an arrow (Green or Red in colour) will appear on the price chart. The arrow indicates the directional sentiment of current price action compared to the direction of the overall trend represented by the Market Baseline.
It is generally most favourable to trade a Cross Alert in the trend direction of the Yellow line. This crossover typifies the smaller (intraday) trend following the larger (overall) trend. If the Yellow Line is flat, an MBL Cross Alert could signal a potential reversal.
Trade Signals - TDI Hook Alert
When the RSI Price (Green) line is above the upper Volatility Band (VB) and rolls down or below the lower Volatility Band and rolls up, the appearance of the Greenline is similar to a fish hook; hence, the name of this alert. Unlike the previous two alerts, the TDI Hook is a counter-trend alert informing traders of the market attempting to return to a norm during either an overbought or an oversold condition
When the RSI Price line is above the 68 levels and the upper Volatility Band and then “hooks down” below the upper Volatility Band, this condition suggests a Short opportunity.
When the RSI Price line is below the 32 levels and the lower Volatility Band and then “hooks up” above the lower Volatility Band, this condition suggests a Long opportunity.
In either case, market sentiment is fading the current price trend. Prices are too high and buyers are reluctant to buy higher and start to close Long positions, or prices have fallen too low and sellers are not selling but rather closing Short positions.
Even though a TDI Pro Hook alert triggers, traders should be aware when trading counter-trend that price may continue moving stubbornly in the direction of the trend due to market-related economic events or news related announcements. In this case, the TDI Hook Short alert will weaken as price rallies; whereas, the TDI Hook Long alert will falter as price fades.
Hint: When trading the TDI Hook, monitor the trend of the Market Base Line.
- If the Market Base Line shows a downward sloping angle at the time of a TDI Hook Long alert, be watchful for price continuation Short.
- If the Market Base Line shows an upward sloping angle at the time of a TDI Hook Short alert, be watchful for price continuation Long.
- If trading a TDI Hook, consider setting a Stop Loss order just above the previous High of the TDI Hook Short or below the previous Low of the TDI Hook Long.
Trading the Hook against the overall trend has greater risks. Scalp trade when against the trend.
Generally, the better TDI Hook trades are trading retracements of the overall trend back in the direction of the overall trend.
There are two primary types of Divergence: Regular and Hidden.
- Regular divergence is an indication of a reversal in price direction.
- Hidden divergence is an indication of a Continuation in price direction.
- Option for the user to set the minimum and maximum distance for a divergence signal.
Within each primary type, there is a secondary classification: Bearish (Negative) and Bullish (Positive).
- A bearish divergence occurs when the indicator moves lower while the price either rises or flattens.
- A bullish divergence occurs when the indicator moves higher while the price either declines or flattens.
Regular Divergence in its simplest terms is when:
- Price is making higher Highs while the TDI Pro Greenline is making lower Highs: potential Short.
- Price is making lower Lows while the TDI Pro Greenline is making higher Lows: potential Long.
In either case, a trader looks for a potential reversal in price action.
Regular divergence is best used as a comparison of current Swing High or Swing Low to the previous current Swing High or Swing Low. With regular divergence, the trend is weakening and market sentiment has shifted in the opposite direction. Traders can prepare to trade a favourable reversal or retracement.
In the TDI Pro, regular divergence is shown as follows:
- Bullish Regular Divergence – Green narrowly Dashed Line.
- Bearish Regular Divergence – Purple narrowly Dashed Line
NOTE: Divergence Lines appear at Open of the bar following a confirmed divergence.
Hidden Divergence in its simplest terms is when:
- TDI Pro Greenline is making lower Lows while the price is making higher Lows: a potential Long.
- TDI Pro Greenline is making higher highs while the price is making lower Highs: a potential Short.
In either case, a trader looks for a potential continuation in price action.
Hidden divergence is best used to assess price related to the prevailing trend. After a pullback, the price will often continue in the direction of the trend towards the level of the last Swing High or Swing Low. With hidden divergence, the trend may be weakening but it has not completed yet. As shown below, the market pulled back probably due to profit-taking and looks to resume the downtrend.
In the TDI Pro, hidden divergence is shown as follows:
- Bearish Hidden Divergence – Green widely Dashed Line
- Bullish Hidden Divergence – Purple widely Dashed Line
NOTE: Divergence Lines appear at Open of the bar following a confirmed divergence.
This is a quick note of caution when trading with Divergence. Be aware that the market may not move in the direction of a Divergence signal. It is important to understand that Divergence is an indication of a potential change or continuation in market direction. It is important to monitor the price movement to confirm market direction. Also, make note of the overall direction of the TDI Pro. If the Green and Red lines are below a falling Yellow line, there exists the possibility that the price will continue to move lower. Just the opposite when the Green and Red lines are above a rising Yellow line, there is a chance for the price to move higher.
Look at the chart below. In this example, the TDI Pro shows both Hidden Bullish and Regular Bullish divergence signals. The Hidden Bullish Divergence (dash Blue lines) highlights a potential continuation up, which occurs for 1 to 2 bars then the market drifts lower. Later, Regular Bullish Divergence (solid Blue lines) highlights a reversal Long, which price moves up 1 bar then rolls back down and continues showing a slight downward trend.
Trend and Sentiment
The Trend Display is an algorithm that deciphers current market conditions measured by the TDI Pro and provides traders with a “quick read” of the market at a glance.
The Trend Display is divided into two categories: Trend Sentiment and Trade Sentiment.
Trend Sentiment – measures the overall market trend sentiment and displays one of the following:
- Strong/Weak Up Trend
- Strong/Weak Down Trend
Trade Sentiment – measures the current market sentiment and displays one of the following:
- Strong/Medium/Weak Buy
- Strong/Medium/Weak Sell
- Caution – Overbought / Caution – Oversold (Extreme levels > 80 and < 20)
Both the Trend Sentiment and the Trade Sentiment are placed together and shown in the Upper Right Corner of the TDI Pro indicator window as shown below.
Trade sentiment now includes a Range display, informing the user that the currency pair is in range conditions.
In the indicator menu, you have the option to refine the selection of any signal category that you want. Furthermore, you have the option to refine the signals with the "Show only stronger signals" option. Of all the signals, some will be filtered out depending on the position and crossing angles of the lines of the indicator. Needless to say, a stronger signal does not mean that it will be profitable. It is just a more "clear" signal.
Alerts & Notifications
Given that you have a bot and a channel set up in Telegram, the TDI Pro indicator will send you messages for confirmed signals on the currency pair that you run it onto. Keep in mind that you will get signals only for the ones that you have selected "Yes" for display.
If you select Yes, the TDI Pro indicator will push a message box notification on confirmed signals on your personal desktop.
For this functionality to work, you must first configure your cTrader to be able to send emails (Settings-> Email).
If you select Yes, the TDI Pro indicator will send an email on confirmed signals to the address that you have entered.
How To Install
First, make sure you have the cTrader trading platform installed and then simply unzip the file and double-click on it to automatically install onto the platform.
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