Squeeze Watchlist in TOS


Simpler Trading Team

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Video Guide to Creating a Squeeze Watchlist

Create a custom Squeeze watchlist column in TOS

2 ways to create a custom watchlist column in TOS are:

  • 1 – Custom Code/Script
  • 2- Shared Link
  1. Custom Code/Script

How to set up your Custom Column in a Watchlist

Squeeze Watchlist

You can set up your Custom Column(s) by copying this code into a Custom Script in TOS.

First, select the gear icon in the upper right corner of your Watchlist gadget and select ” Customize“.

Select gear icon

You will see your Available Items on the left and the Current on the right.

Available items in the top section

Find a Custom Script File to use for your Squeeze Watchlist Column. Use the search box in the upper left corner and type “custom”. You should then see Custom Script 1, Custom Script 2…etc. (Your numbers may vary).

Lookup a column section
Squeeze watchlist

Select the Scroll icon next to the Custom Script available.

Select the scroll

This will bring up your Custom Quote Formula window. Select the Thinkscript Editor tab.

thinkScript Editor

Now change the name of the Script.

This name is going to be the title of the Watchlist column.
It is recommended you name the column with the time frame it will be looking at.

For example:

  • SQZ-D
  • Squeeze_D
  • Squeeze 60 min
  • Etc. 
Column name

Select the time frame you are looking for…Daily for this example. The name should match your time frame selected as depicted above.

The time frame is selected from the box in the top right of the window next to the column name field. This example shows “D” for the Daily label.

Now paste the code into the Thinkscript Editor section.

Paste the code

Click Apply, then OK.

Once you have the code pasted into a Custom Script you will be able to apply the column to any of your watchlists from the Available Items on the left.  

Apply the code to any watchlist

It is recommended you create a watchlist with short-term columns, i.e. 5, 15, 30 min time frames. Then create a separate watchlist with longer time frames 1 hr, 4 hr, daily, weekly, etc. to keep calculations running smoothly in TOS.

Shared Link

Loading from a Shared link:

Let’s now take a look at how to use a shared link provided to us to make a watchlist column. 

If you get a shared link from a support document, post in a chat, etc., the standard format of a shared link from TOS is: http://tos.mx/abc123

If you manually type in the link, be aware that shared links are case-sensitive.

Video Guide to Setting up a Watchlist

Once you have a shared link, copy it into TOS. Click on the Setup. 

From the drop-down, select “Open Shared Item”

Paste the shared link into TOS.

Use the keyboard command CTRL + V

Click Preview. 

Shared Link in TOS

You should see something like this.

Click “Rename”.

Rename Watchlist

Rename this watchlist column For example, for this Squeeze Watchlist called “Squeeze – Daily“. 

Name Watchlist

Now, click on the customize icon in the upper right of the Watchlist. 

Squeeze Watchlist Column

Look for the column you just named in the “Available Items” menu.

Left click on your new column, in this case, it is the “Squeeze – Daily” item.

Once selected, click “Add Item(s)” to add it to the current set. 

Squeeze Watchlist Tutorial

Your new squeeze watchlist column should now be added to your watchlist. 

To add more watchlist columns, simply repeat the process. Naming it and selecting a different time frame for each time you import the shared item.

Repeat the process as many times as you would like columns for.