Category Other  at 02/11/2016

Custom Period Separator



  • Plots custom period separator.



  • 21/06/2016 - Version 1.0
    • Released.





  • Works on tick charts as well.


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using System;
using cAlgo.API;

namespace cAlgo
    [Indicator(IsOverlay = true, AutoRescale = false, TimeZone = TimeZones.UTC, AccessRights = AccessRights.None)]
    public class CustomPeriodSeparator : Indicator
        [Parameter(DefaultValue = 60)]
        public int Minutes { get; set; }

        [Output("Separator", PlotType = PlotType.Histogram)]
        public IndicatorDataSeries Separator { get; set; }

        private IndicatorDataSeries totalMinutes;
        private double lastSeparatorMinutes;

        protected override void Initialize()
            totalMinutes = CreateDataSeries();
            lastSeparatorMinutes = TotalMinutes(MarketSeries.OpenTime[0]);
            lastSeparatorMinutes -= lastSeparatorMinutes % Minutes;

        public override void Calculate(int index)
            totalMinutes[index] = TotalMinutes(MarketSeries.OpenTime[index]);

            if (totalMinutes[index] >= lastSeparatorMinutes + Minutes)
                lastSeparatorMinutes = totalMinutes[index];
                lastSeparatorMinutes -= lastSeparatorMinutes % Minutes;
                Separator[index] = MarketSeries.High.Maximum(MarketSeries.Open.Count) * 1.2;

            if (MarketSeries.OpenTime[index].Day != MarketSeries.OpenTime[index - 1].Day)
                lastSeparatorMinutes = 0;
                Separator[index] = MarketSeries.High.Maximum(MarketSeries.Open.Count) * 1.2;

        private double TotalMinutes(DateTime dt)
            var delta = dt.Ticks % TimeSpan.FromMinutes(1).Ticks;
            var dateTime = new DateTime(dt.Ticks - delta, dt.Kind);
            return dateTime.Subtract(dateTime.Date).TotalMinutes;

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Joined 31.08.2015

  • Type: Free
  • Language: C#
  • Trading Platform: cTrader Automate
  • Filename: CustomPeriodSeparator.algo
  • Rating: 3.33
  • Installs: 3310
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mztd006 · 1 year ago

i'm trying to use this indicator on renko charts as default period seperation but by 1440 min it have a offset equal to interval between  my time zone and server time zone.

how can i correct that?

cranmer767 · 3 years ago

I'm very hesitant about downloading and installing any indicator that requires unrestricted access rights. Can you please explain to me why this indicator requires these rights whilst so many others don't? Thank you.

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MohammadAlNajjar · 3 years ago

Hi Jiri, this separator plots the start of the day at 3am because my local server is UTC+3 ...

i've tried to change the time zone in the script to UTC+3 to plot the lines on 00:00 but it didn't work..

please tell me how i can do this ?

thank you so much

AnthonyJ68 · 5 years ago

How come it cannot be downloaded (the Download button is orange and non-operative)?

jortiar · 5 years ago

Hello, this is the indicator I was looking for, but I would like you to also draw the lines of 05:00 future, not just the past ones, is it possible to improve this indicator?

Thank you very much

Best regards

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Jiri · 7 years ago

Hi, here you go.

RamosFX · 7 years ago

Great Stuff TMC!.

I was wondering if its possible to have a period seperator set to any time on my charts, but more specifically for mine id like a period separator on 05:00 UTC+0 of each day?

Any help is much appreciated thankyou!

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Jiri · 7 years ago

This indicator is meant to be used for intraday trading and it's limited to 1440 minutes (1 day) because it resets on each new day. How would you want to seperate 100 days? Where should it start counting days? On first bar on the chart or first day of the year?

pipsmatter · 7 years ago

I am trying to searate days but the algo only allows up to 60minutes.. is there a way I can add days? i.e 100 day seperator?