Looking for a tool beyond price action and traded volume to confirm your next trade entry? Many scalpers, myself included, use Level II depth of market order book volume as a key go/no-go filter before placing a trade. This indicator calculates order book volume cumulative bid/ask ratio in real-time and plots the values in a “candlegram” format . . . a cross between a candle and a histogram for easy identification. Similar to a candle bar, the “candlegram” wick informs you about the extreme intrabar moves in the oscillator.
- Displays cumulative bid/ask ratio for up to five levels of the order book volume.
- Realtime indicator for use on live data or market replay.
- Candlegram bars show value at the close of bar while the wicks show intrabar extreme moves.
- Candlegram color and width attributes can be modified.
- Can be used with the NinjaTrader ChartTrader and eliminates the need to monitor and compute ratio values on the DOM.
- Extreme values can help predict market reversals.
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- The Order Book Oscillator (OBO) is best used on small interval bars for trend or counter-trend scalp trading.
- Avoid or defer entries that do not coincide with the direction of the OBO.
- Each market and time frame will have it own characteristics so plan on spending time to observe the OBO over different market condition before trading.
- Like any oscillator, its important to focus on transitions from high extremes and momentum reversals when the oscillator crosses the zero line.
- Generally, ratio values between +/- O.5 are noise unless transitioning from an opposite extreme.
- Values between 0.5 and 2.5 indicate bias in the direction of the oscillator.
- Extreme values at values at 2.5 often suggest a price reversal is imminent.
- As a real-time indicator the OBO cannot be backtested and the plotted values will be erased when the chart is reloaded (F5).
- Some data services will require an extra fee to provide real-time Level II data.
- Unless otherwise expressly permitted, this indicator is for the sole use of the named licensed user for up to two devices (e.g., desktop or laptop computers).
Free Trial Download
- The Order Book Oscillator (OBO) indicator is available for a 7-day trial period. To download the indicator, please click the link below.
- If you performed a trial of an earlier release that has since expired and would like to try out this latest release, please email your Machine ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To install the OBO, simply:
- Download the WMOrderBookOscillator.zip at the link above to your download folder or Windows desktop.
- Navigate to the NinjaTrader Control Center and select File > Utilities > Import NinjaScript.
- Select the zip file you just downloaded (no need to unzip it) and click “Open”.
- The platform will confirm a successful import.
- To continue your usage following the trial period, you will need to return to this page to supply your machine ID to lease and activate the indicator.
- The OBO can be readily uninstalled if you choose not to lease by selecting from the Control Center > File > Utilities > Remove NinjaScript Assembly.
Price: $95 USD
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