Fibs from Prior N Months

Fibonacci retracement strategy

The Fibs from Prior N Months will display Fibonacci retracements and expansions calculated from the prior N months’ high and low. The high and low points can be measured from daily data or from intraday data.

Indicator Description

The Fibs from Prior N Months can be defined individually. For a specific Fibonacci retracement strategy, you may eliminate certain levels by setting the value for these lines to zero. If you want additional retracement or expansion levels, you may do so by adding several instances of the Fibs from Prior N Months indicator to your chart. The N Monthly Fibonacci levels can be used to create current bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and yearly Fib levels. Following a strong uptrend, the levels are used to predict the extent of a pullback. The levels can therefore be used to identify potential setups for a Fibonacci retracement strategy.

Fibonacci levels are used to identify potential reversal and extension scenarios. Following a strong uptrend, the levels are used to predict the extent of a pullback. The same can be done during a downtrend, i.e. evaluating how far a counter-trend bounce may retrace. The Fibonacci levels from the current day are found by measuring the distance between the day high / low and dividing the vertical distance by the key Fibonacci ratios. The most commonly used turning points for a Fibonacci retracement strategy are 38.2% and 61.8% levels. Although the 50% retracement is not part of the Fibonacci sequence, it is almost always included as a point of reference (half the range).

Leonardo Fibonacci

Fibonacci retracements refer to areas of support or resistance levels calculated by using the Fibonacci sequence. A central concept here is what’s called the Golden Ratio, which refers to 1.618 and it’s inverse .618. The Italian mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1250), is credited for bringing the sequence to the West. Using the sequence, Fibonacci noticed that certain ratios could be calculated, and that these correspond to “divine ratios” found throughout nature, architecture and art.

Other Library indicators

Our Indicator Library for NinjaTrader 8 has a separate category with Fibonacci indicators, including the Current Day Fibonacci Levels / Prior Day Fibonacci LevelsCurrent Week Fibonacci Levels / Prior Week Fibonacci Levels, the Current Month Fibonacci Levels / Prior Month Fibonacci Levels and the Current N Month Fibonacci Levels. Our Indicator Spotlight also discussed Fibonacci Retracement Levels specifically. Additionally, this category also contains the Fibonacci Bands indicator.

Additional support resistance indicators can be found in our session tools category, including the Standard Daily Pivots / Camarilla Pivots Daily / Rolling Daily Pivots, Standard Weekly Pivots / Camarilla Pivots Weekly / Rolling Weekly Pivots, Standard Monthly Pivots / Camarilla Monthly Pivots / Rolling Pivots Monthly and the Standard N-Monthly Pivots / Camarilla N-Monthly Pivots.

Our Indicator Spotlight furthermore discussed the Daily Pivot Levels.

The indicator is available for NinjaTrader 8.