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DonchianChannel

Summary

The Donchian channel is a volatility indicator forming a channel between the highest high and the lowest low of the chosen period.

Remarks

The Donchian channel is mainly used for providing entry signals. A long is established when the price closes above the Donchian Channel. Conversely, if it closes below, then a short is established.

Signature

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public abstract interface DonchianChannel

Namespace

cAlgo.API.Indicators

Properties

Name Description
Top { get; set; } Gets or sets the highest high of the period.
Middle { get; set; } Gets or sets the middle of the highest high and the lowest low of the period.
Bottom { get; set; } Gets or sets the lowest low of the period.

Examples

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 //...
 private DonchianChannel donchian;
 //...
 protected override void OnStart()
 {
     donchian = Indicators.DonchianChannel(Period);
 }
 protected override void OnBar()
 {
     Print("Top Value = {0}", donchian.Top.LastValue);
     Print("Middle Value = {0}", donchian.Middle.LastValue);
     Print("Bottom Value = {0}", donchian.Bottom.LastValue);
     //...
 }
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 using cAlgo.API;
 using cAlgo.API.Indicators;
 namespace cAlgo.Robots
 {
     /// This sample cBot shows how to use the Donchian Channel indicator
     [Robot(TimeZone = TimeZones.UTC, AccessRights = AccessRights.None)]
     public class DonchianChannelSample : Robot
     {
         private double _volumeInUnits;
         private DonchianChannel _donchianChannel;
         [Parameter("Volume (Lots)", DefaultValue = 0.01)]
         public double VolumeInLots { get; set; }
         [Parameter("Label", DefaultValue = "Sample")]
         public string Label { get; set; }
         [Parameter("Source")]
         public DataSeries Source { get; set; }
         public Position[] BotPositions
         {
             get
             {
                 return Positions.FindAll(Label);
             }
         }
         protected override void OnStart()
         {
             _volumeInUnits = Symbol.QuantityToVolumeInUnits(VolumeInLots);
             _donchianChannel = Indicators.DonchianChannel(20);
         }
         protected override void OnBar()
         {
             if (Bars.LowPrices.Last(1) <= _donchianChannel.Bottom.Last(1) && Bars.LowPrices.Last(2) > _donchianChannel.Bottom.Last(2))
             {
                 ClosePositions(TradeType.Sell);
                 ExecuteMarketOrder(TradeType.Buy, SymbolName, _volumeInUnits, Label);
             }
             else if (Bars.HighPrices.Last(1) >= _donchianChannel.Top.Last(1) && Bars.HighPrices.Last(2) < _donchianChannel.Top.Last(2))
             {
                 ClosePositions(TradeType.Buy);
                 ExecuteMarketOrder(TradeType.Sell, SymbolName, _volumeInUnits, Label);
             }
         }
         private void ClosePositions(TradeType tradeType)
         {
             foreach (var position in BotPositions)
             {
                 if (position.TradeType != tradeType) continue;
                 ClosePosition(position);
             }
         }
     }
 }

Last update: June 26, 2022

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