Outside bars occur when the range of a candlestick falls entirely outside of the previous candlestick's range. This indicates indecision and volatility expansion which often leads to changes in trend direction.
This indicator includes options such as:
- The number of consecutive outside bars required to trigger the indicator
- An arrow indicating whether the...
This strategy is taken from Perry Kaufman's book "Trading System and Methods".
You can enter on the direction of the candle, or opposite to it. I find that the opposite tends to yield better results in volatile assets, allowing a better reward to risk ratio. There is no stop loss in this strategy, only a fixed take profit and a time limitation.