The Wolfe wave indicator is a very popular chart pattern used in options trading. The indicator spots the Wolfe formations and also suggests the rules of the Wolfe wave trading system. More details on the Wolfe Wave pattern is available on the tradingview page linked below.
Link to the Indicator: Advanced Wolfe Wave Indicator
History of Advanced Wolfe Wave Indicator
Before getting into the script, I would like to explain a bit of the history of this project. Wolfe was in the back of my mind for some time and I had several attempts so far.
When I first developed harmonic patterns, I got many requests from users to develop a script to automatically detect Wolfe formation. I thought it would be easy and started boasting everywhere that I am going to attempt this next. However, I miserably failed that time and started realising it is not as simple as I thought it would be. I started with Wolfe in mind. But, ran into issues with loops. Soon figured out that finding and drawing a wedge is trickier. I decided will explore Trendline first so that it can help find the wedge better. Soon, the project turned into something else and resulted in Auto-TrendLines-HeWhoMustNotBeNamed and Wolfe being left forgotten.
Using predefined ratios
Wolfe also has predefined fib ratios which we can use to calculate the formation. But, upon initial development, it did not convince me that it matches the visual inspection of Wolfe all the time. Hence, I decided to fall back on finding a wedge first.
Further exploration in finding wedge
This attempt was not too bad. I did not try to jump into Wolfe and nor I bragged anywhere about attempting anything of this sort. My target this time was to find how to derive a wedge. I knew then that if I manage to calculate the wedge in an efficient way, it can help further in finding Wolfe. While doing that, ended up deriving Wedge-and-Flag-Finder-Multi-zigzag - which is not a bad outcome. I got a few reminders on Wolfe after this both in comments and in PM.
You never fail until you stop trying!!
After 2 back to back hectic 50hr work weeks + other commitments, I thought I will spend some time on this. Took less than half a weekend and here we are. I was surprised at how little time it took in this attempt. But, the plan was running in my subconscious for several weeks or even months. The last two days were just putting these plans into action.
Now, let's discuss the script.
Wolfe Wave Indicator Concept
Wolfe concept is simple. Whenever a wedge is formed, draw a line joining pivots 1 and 4 as shown in the chart below:
Converging trendline forms the stop loss whereas line joining pivots 1 and 4 forms the profit-taking points.