TTM Squeeze Backtester

Build a light weight TTM Squeeze Backtester that allows you to test squeezes on different time frames, with tweaked nK and nBB factors.

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We have two robust backtesters that we build as part of the Squeeze Course, with useful stats, including winners vs. losers, trade duration, average winning percent, average losing percent, and more. The backtesters are free with your Volatility Box membership.

Welcome to the third episode of “How to Thinkscript”. We are, home of the Volatility Box, the most robust ThinkOrSwim indicator based on statistical models built for large institutions and hedge funds.

Today’s video is going to be in response to several user requests to try and understand the updated version of John Carter's TTM_Squeeze Pro.

JC invented the squeeze and it has since become quite popular. Recently, he came out with a new version of this famous indicator, with updated settings that have new bells & whistles, among which includes updated settings for more accurate and more frequent signals.

In this tutorial, we try and build a lite-backtester, in which a user can tweak the user settings of the TTM_Squeeze to discover what settings work best for particular tickers. For example, on AAPL, we notice that that the TTM_Squeeze settings with an nBB factor of 1.5 outperformed the default 2.0 factor by almost 3x.

  1. TTM_Squeeze Default ( Close , 20, 1.5, 2.0) -- Total P/L $1,281.99
  2. TTM_Squeeze Modified ( Close , 20, 2.0, 2.0) -- Total P/L $562.72
  3. TTM_Squeeze Modified (Close, 20, 2.0, 1.5) -- Total P/L $1,689.74

If you’d like to skip the tutorial and start playing with the indicator right away, it’s available to download for free below.

Click the button below to download the TTM_Squeeze Backtester

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