Impulse Barriers

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Jul 25, 2020 01:02
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The Impulse Barrier is a target tool which uses a unique algorithm created by our development team here at Optuma. Suppose that you were looking to enter a position to the long side and you wanted to project or forecast a resistance level in advance. The Impulse Barrier tool will create a price projection band, which can be used as your target level before exiting.

The tool is applied via two clicks, indicated by the 1 and 2 shown in the example below:

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Upon the application of the tool, the price projection band will automatically be calculated and applied to your chart.

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Here is an example of how price reacted to the projected target level calculated by the Impulse Barriers tool:

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To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Optuma Extreme Tools tool group, and left-click on the first bar you want to calculate the tool from. Next, left-click on the bar where you want to calculate the tool to. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.

Actions & Properties


Add Price Alert: Selecting this action will set a Price Alert at the value the Horizontal Line is positioned.

Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Impulse Barriers tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Impulse Barriers tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.

Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Impulse Barriers to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.



Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structures Panel.

Fill Colour: Allows you to alter the Fill Colour of the tool. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.