Total Power Indicator

Total Power Indicator (MetaTrader indicator) — is based on the two standard indicators — Bear Power and Bull Power. The indicator calculates how many bullish and bearish bars were there during a set look-back period and then calculates the proportional index for bears, bulls and total (calculated as the difference between bulls and bears) for the current bar. This way, we get continuous lines of the relative average bear and bull power over a period of time, removing the main disadvantage of the original Bear/Bull Power indicators — the lack of long-term perspective. The MetaTrader 4 version of Total Power Indicator was created by Daniel Fernandez of in 2011. The version for MT5 is now also available.

Input parameters:

  • LookbackPeriod (default = 45) — the main period of the indicator. Determines the amount of bars to look back to count the bear/bull-dominated ones.
  • PowerPeriod (default = 10) — the period of the original Bear Power and Bull Power indicators.
Total Power Indicator Indicator Example MetaTrader Chart

There are plenty of different ways this indicator could be used in:

  1. The most surefire entry method (but the most rare) is to wait for both Bull (or Bear for selling) and Total lines show 100 value and enter a long trade (or a short one if it's Bear line).
  2. The cross of the Bear and Bull lines can also be used to enter trades. If the Bull line resulted above — go long, if the Bear line is now above — go short.
  3. The cross of the Bull and Bear lines with the Total line can be used both to enter positions and to close them. If the Bull line crosses Total from below, enter long, if the Bear line crosses Total from below, go short. If the lines cross Total from above — close the corresponding position.
  4. Alternative method is to use the certain indicators levels rather than crosses to enter trades. For example, go long/short if Bull/Bear line is above level 66.



Total Power Indicator for MetaTrader 4 in .zip

Total Power Indicator for MetaTrader 4 in .mq4

Total Power Indicator for MetaTrader 5 in .zip

Total Power Indicator for MetaTrader 5 in .mq5


Warning! If you do know how to install this indicator, please read the MetaTrader Indicators Tutorial.

Do you have any suggestions or questions regarding this indicator? You can always discuss Total Power Indicator with the other traders and MQL programmers on the indicators forums.