The Bottle Pattern Recognition in TradingView
Coding a Bottle Candlestick Pattern Scanner in TradingView
Candlestick patterns are a great addition to market analysis. Some may even consider them vital in research and trading. This article presents the Bottle pattern and shows how to code a scanner in TradingView that detects it.
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The Bottle Pattern
Candlestick charts are among the most famous ways to analyze the time series visually. They contain more information than a simple line chart and have more visual interpretability than bar charts.
The Bottle pattern is a two-candlestick trend following configuration. The general shape is two candlesticks of the same color with the second candlestick either lacking a high or a low (depending on the type of the pattern).
The bullish Bottle is composed of two bullish candlesticks with the second one opening at a gap lower but shaping no lower low and closing higher than the first candlestick. The following Figure shows a theoretical illustration of the bullish Bottle.
The bearish Bottle is composed of two bearish candlesticks with the second one opening at a gap higher but shaping no higher high and closing lower than the first candlestick. The following Figure shows a theoretical illustration of the bearish Bottle.
Coding the Scanner in TradingView
The conditions of the pattern are relatively easy to code especially in a straightforward and simple coding language such as Pine Script, TradingView’s native language.
The aim of the scanner is to detect the Bottle patterns using the following indications:
A green arrow for bullish Bottle signals.
A red arrow for bearish Bottle signals.
// This source code is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License 2.0 at https://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/ // © Sofien-Kaabar //@version=5 indicator("Bottle Finder", overlay = true) bullish_bottle = close > open and close > open and open < close and open == low and close > close bearish_bottle = close < open and close < open and open > close and open == high and close < close plotshape(bullish_bottle, style = shape.triangleup, color = color.green, location = location.belowbar, size = size.small) plotshape(bearish_bottle, style = shape.triangledown, color = color.red, location = location.abovebar, size = size.small)
The following Figure shows a signal chart after the code has been applied and executed. Bear in mind that this pattern is quite rare.
The following Figure shows another signal chart.
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