New in Code-N-Trade Bundle 184.108.40.206, the Swing VWAP Indicator takes the work out of managing anchored VWAPs from recent swing highs and lows. Just add the Swing VWAP indicator to your chart, set the strength and number of swing high/low VWAPs to plot and let it automatically plot and update VWAPs anchored to recent swing highs and lows.
As new swing highs and lows are created by the market, the Swing VWAP will automatically add these new highs and lows. By tuning the strength setting, you can configure whether you want the Swing VWAP to snap to minor highs and lows or if it should prefer more major highs and lows.
By default, Swing VWAP will plot Anchored VWAPs from the most recent swing highs and lows only. To plot additional highs/lows, adjust the “How Many” setting. If you want to plot VWAPs from the three most recent highs and lows (6 VWAPs total) set “How Many” to 3.
Swing VWAP supports both time-based charts as well as tick charts.
Gone are the days of adding anchored VWAPs to swing highs and lows only to remove them later and re-add them to new highs and lows. Let Swing VWAP do the work for you.
As with all of our tools, you can get started today with a 14 day free trial. Click below to get started.
Click on “Anchored VWAP” from the “Drawing tools” menu
Click on a bar on your chart to start the Anchored VWAP from
Anchored VWAP Indicator
Using the anchored VWAP indicator is very similar to the drawing tool. The only difference is, instead of clicking on a bar to select the start point, you manually type the date and time into the indicator properties.
Why would you go through this extra effort? Because orders can be attached to indicators.
With the release of version 220.127.116.11, you can now setup NinjaTrader Alerts with the Anchored VWAP Drawing Tool! This means automated emails, text messages, popups, sounds and even orders when the alert condition is met.
For example, create an alert to send you a text message when price breaks above your Anchored VWAP drawing. All with the simple point and click of the Anchored VWAP drawing tool.
To create an alert from an anchored VWAP, right click on the anchored VWAP drawing and select “Alert…”
The “Conditions” dialog will open allowing you to specify under what conditions you want the alert to trigger. For our example, we’ll trigger the alert when the bar closes above the anchored VWAP.
Next we define the action we want to perform when the alert triggers. NinjaTrader supports send emails, text messages, playing sounds, showing popups and also placing orders. For our example, we’ll show a popup.
When the alert triggers a popup displays.
That’s all there is to it. Happy Alerting! As always, if you have questions, please reach out.
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The great Brian Shannon of alphatrends.net introduced me to the Anchored VWAP indicator through his videos. I experimented with TC2000 with the free trial but never bought it. The anchored VWAP was always painful to use on other platforms taking many steps.
TradingView has a good anchored VWAP indicator but it’s not my trading platform and it’s expensive, but they do not have an anchored VWAP drawing tool. TC2000 is the only platform I’ve seen an anchored VWAP drawing tool on, prior to developing one for NinjaTrader. Having used the anchored VWAP on TradingView for about a year, I was getting tired of having to manually key in the anchor every time I wanted to see a VWAP. Also, when I changed the symbol on the chart, because it was an indicator, the VWAPs would stay on the chart. This made it impossible to track VWAPs on different symbols.
This year I switched to NinjaTrader and decided I was going to develop the anchored VWAP drawing tool and indicator for NinjaTrader 8. I present you the Anchored VWAP package for NinjaTrader!
The drawing tool allows for super quick and easy addition of anchored VWAPs to your chart. The anchored VWAP indicator can be used with NinjaTrader’s automated trading features. I tend to use the drawing tool for analysis because it’s quick and easy allowing me to add multiple VWAPs in seconds. Then when I want to put in an order, I’ll add the anchored VWAP indicator to my chart and attach a trade to it.
Anchored VWAP Drawing Tool
click on a bar to add an anchored VWAP from that point
no limit to the number of anchored VWAPs you can add to your chart
drag the anchor or line/path to move to a different bar
Anchored VWAP indicator
enter the date/time of the anchor
displays anchored VWAP from that point to the current price
allows for attaching automated trading rules
great for when you want to automatically trade based on an anchored VWAP
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