# B3 Bar Cycle MTF (fix)

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Apologies, there was an error in printing for the thick gray boxes, happened when MTF was switched on. All better, and here is the details from before:

This is an interesting study that can be used as a tool for determining trend direction, and also could be a trailing stop setter. I use it as a gauge on MTF settings. If on, you can look at the bar cycle of the 1h while on the 15m giving you a lot of information in one tool. If a line is missing high or low, it is because it was broken, if both exist you are trading in range and cloud appears. If both sides break you get thick gray boxes above and below bar.

Get used to editing the inputs to suit your liking. Often 3-5 length and always looking at different resolutions to get a big picture story. You could put multiple instances of the study up to see them simultaneously. I based the idea off of Krausz's 3 day cycle which you can read about in his teachings. I tend to find it looking better using Heikin Ashi bar-style.
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## 評論

Hi there,

I am loving this indicator. Thank you so much. I would like to understand it though on how it is drawn to allow me to choose a better larger timeframe. What do you exactly mean by "bar cycle" as well as how do the indicator knows whether it is trading in a range. I am not a programmer but I would rly appreciate it so much if you could explain this in layman terms.

Thanks, agreed interesting idea and useful. When I used to switch to Heiken Ashi at times I noted that the results changed because the high, low, open and close have different values than standard ohlc values so I use a set that refers back to ohlc regardless of chart style:
t = tickerid(syminfo.prefix, ticker)
realC = security(t, period, close)
realH = security(t, period, high)
realL = security(t, period, low)
realO = security(t, period, open)
with this set using the "real" (or consistent) values the indicators with give consistent results.