The software tools plug into your host trading platform and appear on the charts and windows within the platform.
No extra data-feed required
Works with Infinity Futures, MT4, MT5, NinjaTrader 7 & 8, Sierra Chart and TradeStation platform
The SMART Scanner can scan up to 25 charts simultaneously, in up to 10 time-frames.
The scanners search for trend-alignment accross the time-frames.
When trend alignment is identified - especially in larger time-frames - the chance of making successful trades is much higher.
Once trend alignment has been identified the SMART technology uses advanced filtering techniques to generate trade signals.
The resulting signals have proved accuracy in excess of 80% in back testing.
The scanners can be configured to send you email alerts when key VSA indicators and VSA setups have been triggered.
There are 2 types:
1. VSA Indicators which alert you when major VSA principles indicate a potential future market turn. These indicators are used by the SMART technology to identify a potential trade set up
2. VSA Confirmation Indicators which confirm the VSA principle. You use these inidcators, together with the trading strategy, to define an entry point.
When you click on an indicator a dialogue box appears giving you detailed information about the trading area you are looking at. The dialogue box contains three sections:
1. Price bar description: The latest populated price bar and what it means in VSA terms.
2. The Background: This is very important as it can influence how the market reacts to the indicator in question. You must look back 1 to 50 bars for high / ultra-high or low / ultra-low volume accompanied by a major VSA Indicator. If there are VSA Indicators in the background this adds extra weight to the strength of the Indicator you are looking at.
3. The Future: This gives you strong support when deciding whether to trade or not. This section will tell you to wait for at least two bars.
Volume Thermometer Bar
The software is continuously llooking to see the relative amount of bullish and bearish volume at any particular time. The results of this analysis are shown in the bottom bar of the chart.
f the bar is green the volume is bullish, if it is red then the volume is bearish.
It is best to use the relative volume tool to aid you in your entry or exit.
Short Term Trending Tool
Whatever your trading style, the short-term trending tool is a flexible indicator that can be set up to help you in 'scalping' or swing trading on intraday charts, position trading on daily charts, or even in medium/long-term investing on weekly or monthly charts.
The circular dots display in 3 colors; red for a short-term down-trend, green for a short-term up-trend and grey when the market is in congestion.
As well as the changing colour of the dots, one of the great things about this indicator is the way it levels out, as prices become slow to progress. If prices suddenly surge forward, it will also accelerate upwards or downwards, smoothing out the fluctuations caused by minor corrections or reactions.
Medium Term Trending Bar
There is a second trending system that is designed to be a lot more insensitive to minor trend changes. The medium-term trend tool is a volatility-driven system which takes into account how much a market moves. The more a market moves, the more forgiving the system becomes to adverse price excursions against the trend. However, if a market isn't that volatile, the trending system becomes more responsive to movement.
Medium-term up-trends are signified by the bar turning green, while medium-term down-trends are represented by the bar turning red. This tool compliments the short-term Trending Tool, to provide further confirmation, or to spot counter-trend trading opportunities.
VSA Tracker Stops
Tradeguider started in 2003 and now sells to over 4,000 traders and investors in over 35 countries.
The company offers access to the Wyckoff VSA trading software as well as educational and supporting services.
It developed the SMART trading technology and semi-automated trading packages that deliver accuracy levels in excess of 70%.
Trend Cluster Tool
We call the point where historical trend lines intersect a 'trend cluster', and a rectangular block will be displayed on the right side of the chart. Trend clusters represent strong areas of resistive price levels.
When these appear the software has picked up intersecting trend lines and channels either above the price action (showing resistance to higher prices), below price action (which shows support below price action), or straddling above and below price action, which often indicates congestion as prices bounces off both the upper and lower trend clusters.
On the right edge of the chart you will see a maximum of 10 clusters displayed with up to 3 different severity levels. When the prices break past the cluster, they tend to continue in the same direction, until further support or resistance is encountered. There are examples of this happening in the chart on the previous page.
This tool is very useful for helping to refine entry points and determine exit points.