Candlestick Patterns

Belt Hold

Introduction

Create a new Belt-hold candlestick pattern indicator to indicate the pattern's presence.

To view the implementation of this candlestick pattern, see the LEAN GitHub repository.

Using BeltHold Indicator

To create an automatic indicators for BeltHold, call the BeltHold helper method from the QCAlgorithm class. The BeltHold method creates a BeltHold object, hooks it up for automatic updates, and returns it so you can used it in your algorithm. In most cases, you should call the helper method in the Initialize method.

public class BeltHoldAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private BeltHold _belthold;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _belthold = CandlestickPatterns.BeltHold(_symbol);
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (_belthold.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _belthold is represented by itself (_belthold)
            // or _belthold.Current.Value
            Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", _belthold);
            
        }
    }
}
class BeltHoldAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def Initialize(self) -> None:
        self.symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol
        self.belthold = self.CandlestickPatterns.BeltHold(self.symbol)

    def OnData(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        if self.belthold.IsReady:
            # The current value of self.belthold is represented by self.belthold.Current.Value
            self.Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", self.belthold.Current.Value)
            

The following reference table describes the BeltHold method:

BeltHold()1/1

            BeltHold QuantConnect.Algorithm.CandlestickPatterns.BeltHold (
    Symbol                                symbol,
    *Nullable<Decimal>              resolution,
    *Func<IBaseData, IBaseDataBar>  selector
   )
        

Creates a new BeltHold pattern indicator. The indicator will be automatically updated on the given resolution.

If you don't provide a resolution, it defaults to the security resolution. If you provide a resolution, it must be greater than or equal to the resolution of the security. For instance, if you subscribe to hourly data for a security, you should update its indicator with data that spans 1 hour or longer.

For more information about the selector argument, see Alternative Price Fields.

For more information about plotting indicators, see Plotting Indicators.

You can manually create a BeltHold indicator, so it doesn't automatically update. Manual indicators let you update their values with any data you choose.

Updating your indicator manually enables you to control when the indicator is updated and what data you use to update it. To manually update the indicator, call the Update method with a TradeBar. The indicator will only be ready after you prime it with enough data.

public class BeltHoldAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private BeltHold _belthold;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _belthold = new BeltHold();
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (data.Bars.TryGetValue(_symbol, out var bar))
        {      
            _belthold.Update(bar);
        }
    
        if (_belthold.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _belthold is represented by itself (_belthold)
            // or _belthold.Current.Value
            Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", _belthold);
            
        }
    }
}
class BeltHoldAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def Initialize(self) -> None:
        self.symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol
        self.belthold = BeltHold()

    def OnData(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        bar = slice.Bars.get(self.symbol)
        if bar:
            self.belthold.Update(bar)
                
        if self.belthold.IsReady:
            # The current value of self.belthold is represented by self.belthold.Current.Value
            self.Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", self.belthold.Current.Value)
            

To register a manual indicator for automatic updates with the security data, call the RegisterIndicator method.

public class BeltHoldAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private BeltHold _belthold;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _belthold = new BeltHold();
        RegisterIndicator(_symbol, _belthold, Resolution.Daily);
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (_belthold.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _belthold is represented by itself (_belthold)
            // or _belthold.Current.Value
            Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", _belthold);
            
        }
    }
}
class BeltHoldAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def Initialize(self) -> None:
        self.symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol
        self.belthold = BeltHold()
        self.RegisterIndicator(self.symbol, self.belthold, Resolution.Daily)

    def OnData(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        if self.belthold.IsReady:
            # The current value of self.belthold is represented by self.belthold.Current.Value
            self.Plot("BeltHold", "belthold", self.belthold.Current.Value)
            

The following reference table describes the BeltHold constructor:

BeltHold()1/2

            BeltHold QuantConnect.Indicators.CandlestickPatterns.BeltHold (
    string  name
   )
        

Initializes a new instance of the BeltHold class using the specified name.

BeltHold()2/2

            BeltHold QuantConnect.Indicators.CandlestickPatterns.BeltHold (
    
   )
        

Initializes a new instance of the BeltHold class.

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