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Long-Legged Doji Candlestick Alerts

On the TimeToTrade charts, an indicator can be added to detect Long-Legged Doji Candlestick patterns. The 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 trading strategies.

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A Long-Legged Doji is formed when the opening and closing prices are near the same value combined with a long shadow.

It reflects a point of indecision between buyers and sellers and has greater significance when the market is either:

  • over bought or at a point of resistance
  • over sold or at a point of support

On its own a Long-Legged Doji mid trend between key points of support or resistance, it is of little significance. When a Long-Legged Doji is formed after a bullish move, it can signal a bearish reversal in the price action. When a Long-Legged Doji is formed after a bearish move, it can signal a bullish reversal in the price action.

If the Doji has a shorter shadow it is referred to simply as a Doji candlestick. If the close price is near the bottom of the shadow it is called a Gravestone Doji, and if the close price is near the top of the shadow it is called a Dragonfly Doji.

Learn more about the Long-Legged Doji indicator.

Long-Legged Doji Candlestick Alerts

You can use TimeToTrade to execute trades, notify you or backtest trading strategies, for example when the Long-Legged Doji has been identified. Use the chart settings to add the Long-Legged Doji Candlestick indicator.

After adding the Long-Legged Doji indicator to the charts, click on the rising threshold chart trigger to create your alert. In the following example, an alert will be set up to provide a notification of when the Long-Legged Doji rises above 0, therefore indicating that the Long-Legged Doji has been identified.

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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, then set 'reactivate alert' if you would like to get alerts each time your alert trigger conditions are met. Click on the green 'Activate' button on the Alert Builder when finished:

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Long-Legged Doji 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 sell 100,000 GBPUSD when your Long-Legged Doji alert trigger conditions have been met, with a take profit order if the price decreases by 20 points / pips and a stop loss if the price increases by 10 points as per the following example:

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Multi-Condition Alerts

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:

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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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Forum Discussions

Go to the Ask a Question section on the TimeToTrade forum to see the type of alerts and trading strategies that TimeToTrade users are creating:

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