Candlestick Patterns

Kicking

Introduction

Create a new Kicking candlestick pattern to indicate the pattern's presence.

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

Using Kicking Indicator

To create an automatic indicators for Kicking, call the Kicking helper method from the QCAlgorithm class. The Kicking method creates a Kicking 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 KickingAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Kicking _kicking;

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

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

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

The following reference table describes the Kicking method:

Kicking()1/1

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

Creates a new Kicking 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 Kicking 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 KickingAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Kicking _kicking;

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

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

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

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

public class KickingAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Kicking _kicking;

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

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

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

The following reference table describes the Kicking constructor:

Kicking()1/2

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

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

Kicking()2/2

            Kicking QuantConnect.Indicators.CandlestickPatterns.Kicking (
    
   )
        

Initializes a new instance of the Kicking class.

You can also see our Videos. You can also get in touch with us via Discord.

Did you find this page helpful?

Contribute to the documentation: