Earlier this week I discovered a new built-in variable called syminfo.type
What is it for?
This variable returns the type of the current symbol. Possible values are cfd, stock, , indices, forex, crypto, fund.
Cool bro but... should we care?
Well... we all should. Imagine you have a generic script and you want a different configuration whether you're trading FOREX or Crypto.
I designed a dummy example in that script that will preset the inputs according to the asset type from the chart.
Here I want 12/26/9 for forex and 20/50/50 for crypto - 30/60/90 otherwise
It seems that for any crypto asset, syminfo.type returns "bitcoin". TradingView will fix it at some point but wanted to give you the heads-up regardless
Enjoy and all the BEST ^^
I'm new to pine scripting and may be you could help me with the problem that i'm facing.
Example: I'm working on a script that works with both futures and spot data. I don't want to hard code. Was wondering if there is a way to trim the "1!" from futures ticker (below) to form equivalent Index/Stock ticker. From some of the forums on web i get to understand that string manipulation is limited to concatenation in pine (i could be wrong as well) ?
Is there a way i can get equivalent SPOT(INDEX/STOCK) ticker for a given FUTURES ticker ?
Futures Ticker - NSE:BANKNIFTY1!
SPOT (INDEX) Ticker - NSE:BANKNIFTY
Any clue would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
So obviously you could try to replace "1!" by an empty string ""
But what about the CFD SPX500 and the future equivalent ES_1! or US30 with the future YM1!
The only way I see would be to hardcode this map (spot, future) in your pine script with 2 arrays. 1 array for spot instruments, 1 array for future instruments
And making sure the index of the array for spot and future allow to match
array_spot = SPX500
array_future = ES_1!
"But what about the CFD SPX500 and the future equivalent ES_1! or US30 with the future YM1!" => Had not thought about it.
That's how you can do to add an ATR value to a FX pair
fx_pips_value = syminfo.type == "forex" ? syminfo.mintick*10 : 1 close_atr = atr(14) * fx_pips_value
This works well with JPY pairs as well
Well then I'm sure people that have this issues will be inspired by this to make better all in on tools using this.
If only we could make it so that it applies different settings on few selected pairs.
That way people could have their PSARs and Superclouds closer to being optimal on Forex, as an 2nd option to Evergets profitable scripts.