RD Opening Range/Initial Balance

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Introducing the RD Opening Range/Initial Balance indicator. The opening range is the first 60 minutes of trading action for a given day (High, Mid, and Low).

The market tends to put significance in these levels, that's why we use them in our trade system.

There is also a data panel:

  • Today - Today's opening range value
  • W-Avg - This weeks average
  • 20D CA-OH - the total number of closes above the opening range over the last 20 days (above high)
  • 20D CA-OL - the total number of closes below the opening range over the last 20 days (below low)

* We do plan to add additional data points.

* Only the last OR has labels, we will not be adding them or an option in the future.

* Full customization in setting panel. Color of lines, background, no display of data panel and more.

How to Use

These levels act as dual magnets. They both attract price and repel price.

You use price action and rules to decipher if price is being attracted or repelled.

You will notice as you use this indicator that price respects these levels. Often when answering the 3Qs one of these levels is in play.

During the cash market these levels play a significant role in price action. Even during the Globex/Overnight session these levels are a factor.

Circle areas are examples of price reactions at OR key levels:

If you trade with the RDTS you already know how to use these levels as reaction and target zones.

For clues on which level price is being repelled or attracted I'd suggest you utilize bias and momentum indicators like the RDA.

Initial Balance vs Opening Range

Before we move on and discuss how to use this indicator I want to mention what I consider the difference between the Opening Range and the Initial Balance.

I've adopted the Opening Range verbiage for the first 60 minutes of trading even though the Opening Range is often defined as the first 15m or first 30m.

The more accurate term for the first 60m should be Initial Balance. I'm not sure exactly where this originated but I learned this term when I was heavily trading TPO-- the IB is the first 2 30m blocks of trading.

Any questions or improvements just comment below.

This script was created in by both Bhangerang (an Alpha member of the RDTS) with help by @RexDogActual as well as permission to publish.
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