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Specific Candlestick Scan
I have been looking all over stockcharts website and here on the forums on how to build a specific candlestick scan. I did a google search and even emailed support with no luck. I did find a DIY sample for a gravestone doji but I just can't figure out how to make it what I want. I hope someone can help me out here.
I am trying to do a scan for a candlestick that Martha Stokes calls "the dragon" and "reverse dragon". It seems simple enough but I just can't seem to get the right syntax. Basically they are a hammer or reverse hammer, except that the tail on the hammer is at least 3 times the length of the body (close-open * 3 on up day or open - close * 3 on down day) with a small to no wick. The body must be small but no reference as to how small. It can be either an up day(green candle) or down day(red candle) And, of course, the reverse dragon is just the opposite. I am currently using a work around by scanning for hammers and dragonfly doji for the dragon and gravstone doji and shooting star for reverse dragon's.
Here is what I found on the gravestone doji:
Do-It-Yourself Gravestone Doji
Charts with a gravestone doji for today's candlestick:
[type = stock]
and [open = close]
and [open = low]
and [high> open * 1.05]
Notes: This looks for candles with a 5% or more upper shadow. You can change '1.05' to suit your trading style.
What I need to do is open up the open and close to accommodate the small body while also accommodating the up or down candle. How would I do that?
And, again, I'm not sure how small the body must be, but maybe similar to a hammer. Also, I'm not sure how to accommodate a little to no wick parameter.
Would I have to make this into two parameters, one for an up candle and one for a down candle or can it be combined for both up and down?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.