Thinkorswim Condition Wizard Watchlist 14

Build Custom Watchlist Columns Using Thinkorswim Condition Wizard

Build your own customized color-coded watchlists in Thinkorswim using the Condition Wizard. Color the background and values in your watchlist based on your favorite

Thinkorswim Condition Wizard Watchlist chart studies. Review hundreds of stocks at a glance. After mastering Thinkorswim Condition Wizard Watchlist, no more thumbing through endless charts to find your “needle in the haystack”.

The Condition Wizard in Thinkorswim does all the hard work for you. Just a few clicks of the mouse and the Thinkorswim Condition Wizard creates your code for you.

Learn how to write a very small amount of code to dynamically set the colors of the background and text in your custom watchlist columns. I walk you through it step-by-step. Several examples included. By the end of the video your mind will be exploding with new ideas on how to apply these techniques.


Examples included in this video:

  • Stochastic FullK above FullD
  • Price above or below VWAP
  • RSI overbought or oversold
  • TTM Wave
  • Mystery Bonus!

Want to learn more?

View videos from the Thinkorswim Watchlist category to learn more advanced methods of customizing the watchlist. Download free code with each of our free tutorial videos. See how easy it is to add custom columns for multiple time frames. Drastically reduce the amount of time spent searching for that perfect setup. Be sure to visit this link to the thinkorswim Watchlist category on the Hahn-Tech website: TOS Watchlists

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    Instead of setting an alert to price, I would like to set an alert as a STUDY when the MACD crosses (fast length crosses above the slow length) + the 9 EMA crosses above the 20 EMA +the RSI is above 50.
    Ideally when the 1 minute candle closes above the 9 EMA, regardless of the chart time frame.
    If this is too much to sinc to get an alert, then I would be happy with just the price closing above the 9 EMA when it crosses over the 20 EMA.

    I have tried setting the alert to study and use the condition for the alerts, but I can`t seem to make it work properly or save it to use everytime.

    Thank you.

    • Pete Hahn Post author

      You have quite a lot of moving pieces there so this is certainly going to be a challenge for you. I suggest you break things into individual components and practice with the basics before jumping straight into a highly advanced application. If you are looking for alerts, this is not the video for you. This video is for custom watchlist columns and they are not even able to generate alerts. You should be working with the scans:
      That will be the only way you can combine conditions from more than one time frame. Start small, practice, then gradually add complexity as you learn.

  • saad1962m

    AssignBackgroundColor(if valu equals 1 than Color .GREEN else if value equals -1 then Color.RED else Color.CURREN);
    Please it’s doesn’t work with me and i try too many time

  • Severn

    Thank you Mr. Hahn, your teachings are informative and extremely valuable. I was wondering is there some way to scan for ascending/descending 200 & 50 SMA?

    • sevjac

      Thank you for your timely reply and I do apologize for send my question under the wrong video lesson. I am very new (5 days new) to your site. Since then I have watched your Introduction Video and the Condition Wizard Lesson. To no avail, I have also searched for “SMA Trend Scan” in the Frequently as Question. These lessons have provided for an awareness and a better understanding of capabilities. Unfortunately, I am the limitation at this point, as I have yet developed the fundamentals to create a SMA Trend Scan from scratch. Could you assist with a walk through?

  • drewcook

    Thank you for this video Mr. Hahn. It helped me a great deal! I do have a question however. I am trying to set up a watchlist with Bollinger Ban conditions. The idea is that once the price crosses above the top band it enters a ‘Long’ condition, and if the crosses below the bottom band it enters a ‘Short’ condition. It then remains in the condition until the other one is met. I am able to set the conditions to inform me when the cross happens, but I am not able to have it stay in the condition until the opposite is met. Can you help me with this? Thanks again, Drew