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Added ‘DataBlock’ feature. This can show some of the data points from the ‘data grid’, in a block close to the bar for ease of assimilation.
Added ‘Minimum bars for relative calculations’ option. This specifies the minimum number of bars to use as reference points for the profile widths, volume shading, etc. This is useful if you have your chart with only a few bars showing, where the ‘relative’ feature of the product is less useful.
Added ‘Extend lines right’ options for the naked imbalance level lines (per the Naked VPOC’s), to allow the lines to extend right X number of pixels past the last bar, per your preference
Added a ‘font size modifier’. On some resolutions such as 4k where standard font sizes might appear very small, you can use this option to add or subtract a value to the calculated font sizes to force them larger or smaller.
Some minor changes to the Dominant side border colouring to improve UI.
Add power meter to Time & Sales
Fix a bug in the alert on new high volume/delta where the alert might not trigger
Added delta power meter to data block options
Improved documentation of options in property tooltips (please hover mouse over the indicator settings label to see these)
Other minor code tweaks & improvements
Various minor code changes and enhancements.
Added a new feature for Time & Sales that shows the trade balance of the currently shown T&S items. This is a percentage value, i.e. 100% sells, 65% sells, etc. Think of it as a short-term, real-time, delta number. As this is a useful feature in its own right, there is an option to display it only, by itself, without the scrolling T&S items, though T&S must be enabled for this feature to work.
Added on-screen warning which will show if data lag / data drop is currently active.
Added option to Algo helper to turn off trade entry once a trigger fires (to prevent multiple trades)
Revised ‘trade aid’ for imbalances. This is now split into par bar imbalances and per-level imbalances
Added support for stacked imbalance detection
Added i+ and i+ for stacked imbalance entries to the Algo helper buttons
Ladder mode has been updated. When using ‘show numbers’, there is also a ‘..justify’ option. This will justify the numbers left/right against the candle when in split buy/sell volume mode.
Set cell border opacities when ‘Vary opacity based on volume @ level’ is enabled
Fix BUG where the dominant side would be coloured, even if that option was off and the option colour opacity was > 0
Added a new option (next to Draw vell borders) to enable/disable fill of cells with colour (‘Fill cells with colour’).
When ‘Vary opacity based on volume @ level’ is enabled, and show numbers is enabled, the numbers will also vary in opacity. To preserve readability on low-value numbers, this will be downside capped to 35% or greater.
Added 16pt font size to the upside in auto font scaling for the numbers
Added a new option ‘numbers font’ to allow custom font choices when showing numbers in profiles
Added new colour options for buy and sell side numbers in profiles
Changed the old highlight of imbalance bars highlight block to highlight the candle border instead. I believe this is a visual improvement, but it also allows for viewing of the imbalance bars when in candle-only mode. It also fixes a minor placement issue when switching between flat edge profiles and split buy/sell volume profiles and is slightly more efficient. In all, I think it is a better idea!
Fix malaligned imbalance bar highlight when using split buy/sell volume profiles
This version has also been test-installed on NT8.1.x series – No issues have been found so far.
Add a new ‘block pixel offset’ option for “Border/Delta around the dominant side” to allow a custom offset for the delta display bock
Minor change to pixel height of very, very small profile price bars to prevent flicking in and out of visibility
Add above/below bar options for Algo bars helper chart markers.
Add data imbalance percent to Algo bars helper.
Data grid – Delta imbalance percent now drops 100 from the values, so, 140 becomes 40, 102, becomes 2, etc. The 1 was always present and is just another number to absorb. So, the value is now the absolute value above 100. There are fewer numbers to read and the grid is less cluttered. Better!
Fix bug with voice announcement for divergence alerts (would occasionally get the wrong announcement)
Added delta wicks option to data grid delta candles (off by default)
Added ‘centre on candle’ option in profiles appearance for the Buy volume on right, sell on left display option. This shifts the candle to the left, where it would be more aligned with the default candles and other indicator bars. This may be preferable to some or in some instances. The default (prior) behaviour is the default.
Added MAXDELTAATPRICE to the list of supported ALGO BARS alert conditions
Changed NinjaTrader standard alerts to include voice alert announcement suffix text ( to distinguish between different alerts on the same symbol from different charts)
Changed BUY alert background text from RED to GREEN
Minor adjustment to relative volumes settings in order to group them together to better support upcoming new features
Added new high delta alerts (same as recently added new high volume alert which proved very useful!), but for delta.
FIX – I had inadvertently left a debug statement in the code which may have disabled relative widths on some profile types, even if you had this option on.
Note – you should be using Ninjatrader version 126.96.36.199 or above for this release (Ninjatrader changed to a 64bit-only model), however, at this time, we cannot recommend using the 8.1.x.x branch. 188.8.131.52 is the last known recommended version.
Fixed a bug where the current bar might not be drawn if using time charts and ‘use relative widths for profiles’ was turned off (Sorry folks, that was a default setting that I do not actually use. For me it is always on, and this one slipped through the net)
Adding a new sample template (one of the ones I use daily) to the indicator templates
Fixed a bug in the display of naked VPOC’s that might result in the indicator stopping to render occasionally, requiring an F5 to reload the indicator (a rare event)
Added a new ‘Trade aid’ – Alert on new high-volume option (this alerts you to a new bar that has a higher volume than any other currently displayed)
Removed OnRender rendering speed stat debug message from distribution (this was to measure performance on different platforms)
Changed various default settings for a better ‘Out of the box’ experience. In particular, some styling options and colours were changed, and the data grid is now shown by default. If you wish to review the existing settings as an existing user, you can ‘reset’ the indicator to the default settings via the bottom right-hand corner ‘templates’ option in the settings.
Variable width profiles are now the default. This will not override existing settings, but, if you prefer fixed-width profiles as a new user, please turn off the ‘use variable widths for profiles’ option.
Some internal code changes to improve startup times and general best code practices.
Added the first iteration of ‘Algo bars’ – This is a fairly exciting idea that allows you to mark, alert, and highlight interesting events, without using code. Some examples will follow in this documentation soon.
Currently supported variables are, CLOSE, DELTA, DELTARANK, VOLRANK, VOLUME, HIGH, LOW, OPEN, HIGH[n], LOW[n], OPEN[n], CLOSE[n]
One criterion per line is currently accepted, per the example below
Changed behaviour when ‘Draw cell borders’ enabled on profile style that shows buy vol on left, buy on right to use the cell border up/down colours, instead of using up/down colours if the candle is up/down. The same behaviour is retained for traditional profiles (i.e. candle up/down decides border colour).
Internal improvements to in-memory data storage
Removed native POC plot
Removed some internal series storing values, in favour of a more performant solution
Increased performance of time and sales prints
Changed POC plot to align better when in left/right volume profile mode
Added new voice alert options for increasing volumes
New ‘Trade Aid’ – Unfinished action detection
Code optimisations and other minor changes