Auto Trading Strategy Based on RB SSL Channel

Author: ChaoZhang, Date: 2023-09-26 12:04:02


This strategy designs an automated trading system based on the RB SSL channel indicator, using channel breakouts for long/short position switching. It belongs to the category of short-term trend following strategies. The strategy is simple and practical, easy to automate.

Strategy Logic

The core of this strategy is to identify trend direction using the RB SSL channel indicator. The RB SSL channel consists of an upper band and a lower band, formed by the SMA of highest price and lowest price over a certain period. A close above the upper band signals long, while a close below the lower band signals short.

Specifically, the code first calculates the SMA of highest and lowest prices over a period as the upper and lower bands of the channel. It then judges if price breaks the bands for long/short signals. When going long, the upper band is used as the stop loss; when going short, the lower band is used as the stop loss.

Advantage Analysis

  • Using channel breakouts to determine trend direction provides clear signals.
  • Stop loss placement is reasonable for good risk control.
  • The code is simple and easy to understand, easy to automate.
  • Balances trend following and short-term trading, with large profit space.

Risks and Improvements

  • Relying solely on channel indicator, weak in complex market situations.
  • Cannot effectively filter ranging markets, prone to being trapped.
  • Period parameter greatly impacts results, requiring careful optimization.
  • Can consider combining other indicators for better accuracy.
  • Can add mobile stop loss based on ATR etc for better risk control.


The strategy has an overall clear and simple logic, using channel indicator for trend direction and channel lines for stop loss, very suitable for automation. But relying solely on simple indicators means weak judgment in complex markets. Improvements like multi-indicator combo, parameter optimization, mobile stop loss can make the strategy more robust.

start: 2023-08-26 00:00:00
end: 2023-09-25 00:00:00
period: 1h
basePeriod: 15m
exchanges: [{"eid":"Futures_Binance","currency":"BTC_USDT"}]


strategy("Algo 4- Auto", overlay=true)

// FULL ALGO INFORMATION- Coded by Forexcakemix



period=input(title="Period", defval=13)
len=input(title="Period", defval=13)
smaHigh=sma(high, len)
smaLow=sma(low, len)
Hlv = 0.0
Hlv := close > smaHigh ? 1 : close < smaLow ? -1 : Hlv[1]
sslDown = Hlv < 0 ? smaHigh: smaLow
sslUp   = Hlv < 0 ? smaLow : smaHigh

plot(sslDown, linewidth=2, color=#FF0000)
plot(sslUp, linewidth=2, color=#00FF00)


//Conditions For Trades

long= ssl_l 
short=  ssl_s

//Strategy Conditions

strategy.entry("Long", strategy.long,when=long)
strategy.entry("Short", strategy.short, when=short)

strategy.close("Long", when = ssl_s )  
strategy.close("Short", when = ssl_l )