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BrickShift is ‘acceleration’ with constant ‘percentage size’ per user setting (standard Renko is 100% shift), while ‘auto acceleration’ using parameters from oscillator data (MACD, Stoch, etc) will give ‘variable percentage shift to brick formation’
Exactly. I am still in the ‘playing with possibilities ‘ stage of learning what the indicator can do, and started wondering, “Will changing the % change the already-shifted data?” It’s just an unfortunate coincidence that instead of seeing a simple “No.” answer, I went on a crazy adventure and blew up my history file. ^_^
The main reason why I find oscillator-driven acceleration interesting is that it can, somewhat indirectly, give an idea of whether the volatility is high and maybe the spread has been dangerously large. When trading live, we can easily look at spread, but when looking back over the past, spread information is gone; when trading with traditional candle charts, long bars clearly show volatility after news events etc, but it’s not completely clear with renko. And yet I notice that when you use renko you usually prefer 12.5 shift, with no further acceleration. Do you have any advice for dealing with that lack of spread and volatility information?
With plain renko bars, RenkoAM can be used for this purpose (example screenshot included; you’ve probably even seen it before), but that indicator becomes a fish out of water as soon as the bars are shifted, flipped, etc.
Regardless of that: Thank you, as always.