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Historical Volatility Alerts
On the TimeToTrade charts, a Historical Volatility indicator can then be used to execute trades, provide an Email or SMS text message notification when your candlestick chart patterns have been met or backtest a trading strategy.
Historical Volatility displays the price volatility over a period of time based on the change of the Close Price from one interval to the next. It is also referred to as the Statistical Volatility. There are a variety of methodologies for calculating the Historical Volatility and the method used by timetotrade is based on the sum of the current and previous close price divided by the previous close.
The lower the Historical Volatility the lower the volatility of the underlying market. The higher the Historical Volatility value, the higher the volatility of underlying market.
A useful application of the Historical Volatility indicator, is to determine the expected closing price trading range for the selected market. For example if the Historical Volatility on the 5 minute GBPUSD chart is under 0.0002 (2 pips) then statistically the chances are that the candle close will be within 2 pips of the previous close:
Historical Volatility Alerts
You can use TimeToTrade to execute trades, notify you or backtest a trading strategy when the Historical Volatility chart conditions have been met. Use the chart settings to add the Historical Volatility indicator, then click on the triggers on the chart, or click on the 'Add Trigger' button in the 'Alert Builder' section, to select the following triggers to build alerts:
In the following example an alert will be set up to provide a notification of when the Historical Volatility indicator rises above 0.0002 using the chart triggers:
Enter a message to remind yourself why the alert was created; select how you would like to be notified when the alert trigger conditions are met; change the 'reactivate alert' settings if you would like to get an alert each time your alert trigger conditions are met; click on the green 'Activate' button on the Alert Builder when finished as per the following example:
Historical Volatility Trading Strategies
You can use TimeToTrade to execute trades when your Trigger Trading™ alert conditions have been met. For example, an order can be created to buy 100,000 EURUSD when your Historical Volatility alert trigger conditions have been met, with a take profit order if the price increases by 20 points / pips and a stop loss if the price decreases by 10 points as per the following example:
TimeToTrade can also be used to create alerts on Price and Volume as well as the technical indicators such as Stochastic, RSI, Bollinger Bands and Moving Averages plus a lot more. You can also create alerts on your own Custom Indicators.
Once you are familiar with creating basic alerts you can use TimeToTrade's advanced features to customise your alerts to suit you. You can build compound alerts containing multiple trigger conditions against price and multiple technical indicators; for example: you could set up an alert to notify you, or execute a trade, when the price falls below a defined value followed by the stochastic increasing above 20 and then a positive MACD crossover:
You can also edit the alert message you will receive and be notified by Email and SMS text messages when your alert trigger conditions are met.
To learn more about Sequencing and Grouping Multiple Alert Triggers click here.
Check Alert Triggers at Interval Close or on Each Tick During the Interval
Alerts can be set up to check if the trigger condition has been met at the end of an interval or on each tick during the interval. When creating alerts, click on the alert trigger and set the 'Check trigger when' field to 'interval closes' or 'on each tick during the interval' to change the behaviour.
For example if you wanted to check if the Close Price at the end of a 15 minute interval rises above 1.5, select 'interval closes' as illustrated:
If however you wanted to check for example if the hourly RSI falls below 30 and want to get an alert if that happens during the 1 hour interval, rather than checking at the close of the 1 hour interval, check the alert trigger 'on each tick during the interval' as illustrated:
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