Thursday, August 5, 2021

Three Drives 7.2

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  • This indicator finds Three Drives patterns. The Three Drives pattern is a 6-point reversal pattern characterised by a series of higher highs or lower lows that complete at a 127% or 161.8% Fibonacci extension. It signals that the market is exhausted and a reversal can happen.
    • Customizable pattern sizes
    • Customizable colors and sizes
    • Customizable breakout periods
    • Customizable 1-2-3 and 0-A-B ratios
    • It implements visual/sound/push/mail alertsThree Drives patterns can expand/repaint quite a bit. To make things easier this indicator implements a twist: it waits for a donchian breakout in the right direction before signaling the trade. The end result is an otherwise repainting indicator with a very reliable trading signal.
    • Bullish patterns are blue
    • Bearish patterns are redKindly note that price patterns such as this can expand and the indicator must repaint to follow the expansion of the pattern. If the pattern repaints beyond the ratios entered in the parameters, the pattern will dissapear as it won’t be valid any more. To trade these patterns, please resort to the donchian breakout signal.The Three Drives pattern does not happen very often: to find more, load the indicator many times in the chart with different amplitudes.Technical Information
    • The indicator is evaluated every bar, not every tick.
    • The last point of the pattern repaints as the pattern expands.
    • You can have several indicators on the chart with different amplitudes.
    • An alert is displayed when the pattern forms and also when the breakout takes place.
    • A small percentage of trading signals can repaint. You can increase the breakout period.

Input Parameters

When loading the indicator or EA to any chart, you will be presented with a set of options as input parameters. Don’t despair if you think they are too many, because parameters are grouped into self-explanatory blocks.

Size of the patterns to be found

Breakout Period
Donchian breakout period to time signals

Max History Bars
Amount of bars to look back when the indicator loads

Min 1-2 and 3-2 Ratio
Customizable pattern ratio

Max 1-2 and 3-2 Ratio
Customizable pattern ratio

Min OA and AB Ratio
Customizable pattern ratio

Max OA and AB Ratio
Customizable pattern ratio

Display Options
Display or hide labels and ratios

Select colors and sizes for the lines forming the pattern

Select colors and sizes of the O,A,B and 1,2,3 labels

Select colors and font-size for ratios

Alert on breakouts
Enable to receive alerts when a pattern is found

Alert on patterns
Enable to receive alerts when a breakout happens and arrows show up

Alert settings
Enable or disable visual, push, email and sound alerts


Installing indicators on MT4 comes down to:

  1. Downloading the files (.ex4 and .mq4 formats) – Right click the download button and Save link as…
  2. Placing them in the MT4 “Indicators” Data Folder
  3. Closing and re-starting your MT4 terminal
  4. Dragging you indicator from the Navigator to the Forex Chart

Downloading the indicator.

Download and prepare the MT4 indicator file(s) so they are ready to go on your computer. (Please note that some custom indicators will come in a .rar file, so make sure to extract the .ex4 and .mq4 files).

Go back to your Metatrader 4 platform, click the File Tab and select “Open Data Folder” to get access to the system folders for the MT4 program:

Open data folder. File-Open Data Folder

Placing them in the MT4 “Indicators” Data Folder.

Go to the “MQL4” folder and the “Indicator” subfolder and open the folder.

Drag or copy and paste the custom indicators files to the “Indicators” subfolder.

Restart the MT4 program. When MT4 loads again, you should see your custom indicator added to the directory in the navigation window.

Go to the navigation window and scroll down the menu to “Indicators”, pick the one you want to use and drag it to your chart.

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