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ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer gets Complete Overhaul! [VIDEO]

New Features for the ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer

I recently finished up a complete redesign of my ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer, and I wanted to post a quick announcement and go over some of the new features. I’m pretty excited about what I’ve been able to do with it, and I really hope others will find it as useful as I do.

The original implementation was basically a candle high/low position sizer. It calculated entries 1 tick above the high and your stop was 1 tick below the low of the candle, and it would size your position based on that stop size. Additionally, it only worked on stocks. I had originally made it to help me quickly calculate price action entries and exits and get the right number of shares each time, and it did that well for me, but wasn’t very flexible for other traders’ needs.

The new indicator is completely different and vastly more powerful.

thinkorswim position sizer labels
ThinkOrSwim Position Sizer labels

New Features

  • Works on Stocks, ETFs, and now Futures too!
    • Automatically account for the minimum tick size and tick value of futures contracts
  • Choose a percent of your buying power to risk on each trade
  • Script automatically grabs your current account balance and calculates the right amount of shares/contracts to buy based on your predefined risk tolerance
    • Optionally specify a manual/theoretical account balance
    • Specify a buying power multiple (2x or 4x account balance, etc., or just leave at 1x to use no margin leverage)
  • NEW STOP TYPES!
    • Candle/bar price action stops and entries as before
    • New! ATR stops
      • Specify a custom ATR multiple to use for stops
      • Change every aspect of how the ATR is calculated if desired
    • New! Kase DevStops
      • Choose between 4 different DevStop standard deviation levels
  • New entry methods!
    • Choose trade direction, long or short
    • Specify to calculate entries from the close, open, high, or low
    • Add custom padding for slippage or breakout entries to both entries and stops
      • Example 1: enter 1 tick above the high of a candle, stop 1 tick below the low, etc., to simulate a stop-market entry and exit
      • Example 2: assume 1 tick slippage on entries and stops, regardless of entry type
  • New target methods!
    • Choose an automatic target based on a multiple of your risk (stop size).
      • Example: if your stop size is $2, you can specify a 1:2 risk/reward ratio, and it will automatically calculate your target price as $4 above your entry
    • Choose a manual target price for your trade and automatically get the risk/reward in both Risk Units (Rs) or in percentage terms
  • Optionally round the shares or contracts to the nearest 10, 100, or whatever other number you specify
  • Show/hide any labels or lines on the chart
  • Change label and line colors as desired
  • Question mark icon / Tooltip for each option explains every setting in detail

How to Get the Updated Version

A quick note: previous purchasers will OF COURSE get the updated version for free! I really appreciate your support, and the updated links will be waiting for you in the My Account area under My Orders, as with all updates I release. If you have any trouble getting the links, just contact me and I’ll make sure you get setup.

If you haven’t purchased the Think-Or-Swim Position Sizer yet but you think it will be of benefit to your trading, you can pick up your copy here:

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Screenshots

explanation of each label in the think or swim position sizer indicator
explanation of each label in the think or swim position sizer indicator

 

 

thinkorswim position sizer chart example 1
thinkorswim position sizer chart example 1

 

thinkorswim position sizer kase devstop atr stop volatility stop
think or swim position sizer with Kase DevStops, ATR stops, volatility stops

 

think-or-swim position sizer with ATR stops
think-or-swim position sizer with ATR stops

 

Thinkorswim position sizer chart example
Thinkorswim position sizer chart example

 

Thinkorswim position sizer chart example and label explanation
Thinkorswim position sizer chart example and label explanation

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options settings 1
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 1

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options settings 1
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 2

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options & settings 3
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 3

 

thinkorswim position sizer - options & settings 4
thinkorswim position sizer – options & settings 4

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Position Size Calculator with Entry and Stop

High Low Entry Stop Calculator - Example 15 minute chart

Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim

Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim - properties
Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim – properties

The position size calculator for ThinkOrSwim is a simple but important ThinkScript I made that allows me to instantly know what my entry, stop, and position size should be in order to maintain an equal risk on every trade I take.

One issue many new traders face is inconsistency — especially having losing trades that are larger than their winners. This is a recipe for disaster in trading. The more variables you can control in a trade, the less likely you are to screw up and lose a lot of money, and therefore the more consistent and predictable your returns will be. And one important aspect of controlling those variables and smoothing out your growth curve is sizing your positions correctly every time. And this indicator helps you do just that.

Basically, this indicator allows you to specify what size bar you want to size your entries off of (say a 15′ candle for example). No matter what chart you’re looking at (it could be a 5′ or 2′ chart for instance), this indicator will allow you to know what the latest 15′ bar’s high and low is, and how many shares you would need to buy in order to properly size an entry based on that 15′ candle.

Example of what the entry and Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim shows you

Example of what the entry and Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim shows you

It could just as easily be that I’m looking at a 5′ chart and want to know how to size my positions correctly for a 5′ candle high/low entry and stop — this indicator can handle that too. One glance and you know how to enter your orders — no calculator needed.

Features:

  • Specify in advance how much you want to risk on each trade — could be $25 or $1000.
  • Add a few cents of padding to the entry and stop if desired. Calculations adjust automatically.
  • Tells you your entry price, stop price, stop size, and the number of shares to order.

Take a look at the screenshots and the video and let me know if you have any questions!


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Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim - example 5 minute chart
Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim – example 5 minute chart with a 15 minute entry

 

Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim - Example 15 minute chart
Position Size Calculator for ThinkOrSwim – Example 15 minute chart with a 15 minute entry

 

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