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Flag and Pennant Indicator Set for TradeStation
Flags and pennants are areas of price consolidation that occur after a strong bullish or bearish market move. The flag pattern occurs when markets trade between a narrow sloping trading range with the range between support and resistance remaining constant whereas the pennant pattern forms as the range narrows between support and resistance with each successive bar.
When identifying flag and pennant patterns it is common practice to first identify a strong market move preceding the consolidation, known as the flag pole, which can occur on a single bar or over multiple bars. After the formation of the flag pole we then wait for prices to consolidate in the form of a flag or pennant pattern before market momentum continues.
Traders can use these indicators to identify markets which have consolidated in anticipation of the market breaking out and making a run or to find areas of price consolidation within an existing trend.
The flag and pennant indicator set also includes a FREE copy of our acceleration indicator which we feel compliment our flag and pennant indicators.
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Below are four examples illustrating each of the four specific patterns detected by the flag and pennant indicators.
The bullish flag indicator is applied to a MSFT chart below. During this bullish trend a number of flag patterns form and are identified in yellow. The indicator also displays the current support and resistance levels for each flag as text on the chart itself.
The chart below shows the bearish flag indicator being used during a bearish trend in EBAY.
The flag and pennant indicators identify the upper and lower boundaries of flag and pennant formations as they progress from bar-to-bar and detect when the market breaks out of the pattern.
The indicators include a number of different inputs allowing you to easily adjust the indicator to suit your personal requirements including the ability to set which prices are used in identifying areas of price consolidation.
You can also set minimum requirements for detecting each flag or pennant formation. For example you can set the minimum number of bars required for price to consolidate before determining areas of support and resistance, and the maximum and minimum consolidation range (volatility) of each flag or pennant to eliminate flags or pennants that might be considered too wide ranging, or to have too narrow a trading range, to be tradable. This way you can focus the indicator to look for the flags or pennants you feel best suit your requirements.
You can set which prices are used to identify when the market has broken out of a flag or pennant formation. Using the high and low will trigger a breakout of a flag or pennant immediately once prices break through support or resistance, while using the close will allow prices to breakout intrabar but retrace back into the flag or pennant on the same bar without eliminating the pattern itself. The chart on the left shows the flag pattern indicator set to detect breakouts that occur intrabar while the chart on the right identifies flag breakouts at the close of the bar, ignoring intrabar breakouts of the flag pattern.
The indicators include a buffer function which allows you to increase the value of the top and base levels requiring stronger market moves to trigger a breakout of the flag or pennant pattern in an attempt to reduce small false breakouts. Below are two examples of the flag indicator applied to charts of IBM and AMZN which have a 1% buffer applied to each.
Both the flag and pennant indicators incorporate our new acceleration indicator which uses a dynamic approach to measuring market momentum. The acceleration formula compliments these indicators by identifying flag poles prior to the main flag and pennant price formations.
We have also included the optional to identify flags and pennants that form without the initial market thrust (flag pole) and a trend filter to help identify flags and pennants which occur in trending markets or at new price levels.
When applied to a RadarScreen the flag and pennant indicators provide additional information beyond the support and resistance value of each pattern.
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