Day's first H4 candle correlation to daily candle Could any one with backtesting expertise please post results regarding the correlation of EUR/USD's first 4h candle of the day vs the same day's daily candle. Also the correlation between the day's first 4h candle vs the previous day's daily candle. e.g if the day's first 4h candle was green how did the daily candle end up. Similarly if the day's first 4 hr candle was green what was the previous days daily candle. The period of study could be one year or max two years. This knowledge could benefit a lot of traders. Thanks 
Data from different brokers will have different starting times in relation to GMT, i.e. one broker's 4 hour candle starts at a different time compared to another broker. Are the differences in this time benchmark something you'll accept, I wonder. (I don't have the data you seek, but for the benefit of those who would be inclined to assist you, I think your request is somewhat less specific.) 
Hi, You can export the data from your terminal (assuming your using MT4) and do the analysis in Excel. It will also help you phrase/frame your question better e.g. what do you mean by "correlation"? I think you meant to ask "what is the probability of having an up/down day if the first H4 candle is up/down? ninety47 
@skenobi. It doesn't matter which broker or day starting time. @9047 . If I could export data to Excel etc I would have done it myself and not bothered fellow traders. What I mean by correlation is exactly what you have clarified. 
1 Attachment(s) So I had fiddle here is my analysis for the AUDUSD H4 bars (with server time GMT+3): R output: Inserted Code H4 to D1 bias ============= Overall: Total observations: 3862 Invalid D1 bars (NAs): 26 Succesful bias bars: 1403 ( 36.57% ) Failed bias bars: 2433 ( 63.43% ) Break down by day of the week: Bias Day Bearish None Bullish Monday 16.4 64.6 19.0 Tuesday 17.6 61.3 21.1 Wednesday 15.9 64.5 19.7 Thursday 16.0 63.8 20.2 Friday 16.8 62.9 20.3 A chart of the output: I'll upload the R code to my FF stats collection thread here. I'm guessing this stat might be more interesting for the Yen pairs and crosses but for AUDUSD its worth noting that day of the week has no impact the bias and that the bias occurs about every 1 in 3 days. Before anyone asks for it in MT4  I don't write analysis in MQL4. If you don't understand why go and hammer a nail into hardwood with a shoe..... hard when your not using the right tool isn't it? If you follow the above mentioned thread I will eventually start adding charts for the identified setups/points of interest. Cheers, ninety47. 
Thank you 9047 for posting these results. I notice a small bullish bias. I think it is certainly only due to the fundamentals of A/U: Aussie used to be a carry trade pair on the buy side. I suppose that if you do it again with G/J you'll get a small bearish bias. With A/N no bias should appear. 9047, do you have those data to test with? 
Thankyou 9047, for the effort. Please explain what is meant by 'none' bias. Also test it on EUR/USD if possible. 
Hi fffx, "None" simply means there was not bias e.g. the 1st H4 bar was bullish and the day was bearish or the opposite. I've uploaded more results to my stats thread over here (http://www.forexfactory.com/showthre...07#post7069607) Cheers, ninety47. 
Thanks 904seven for the interest and the help. Also please find out for EUR/USD: If the daily candle of two days ago (not the previous day but the day before that) candle was green/red what was current day's candle e.g. if Mondays candle was green/red what was Wednesday's candle (Same colour or opposite). Here we are not concerned with the immediate previous day candle which in this case is the Tuesday candle  All best 
Hi fffx, Glad you found the results useful. I mean this in the most sincere way but I'm just not interested in writing that kind of a filter. The idea just doesn't really fit my approach to trading. That said I encourage you to export the data from MT4 and load in it Excel or LibreOffice Calc (this is one is free if you can't afford Excel or dislike Micrsoft etc) and learn to do some analysis. The key difference I can see between successful traders (either from books e.g. Market Wizards, forums like this or friends who trade for a living) is that at some point they all compiled statistics and hunted out patterns and setups. To export data from MT4, open the terminal:
You can then easily import this into Excel or LibreOffice Calc  If you have trouble just Google for "import CSV file Excel" or similar. If this is all new to you, then you'll probably need to learn some worksheet functions etc But then you can go as quant as want on that bad boy! 
1 Attachment(s) Hi, I've built the probability distributions of a move for H4 and D1 candles for AUD/USD. They are grouped in 20 pip bins. Then I've build the matrix of the probability of D1 given H4. The excel file shows two cells per entry. The expected value is based on the assumption that the probabilities are independent and the actual value is the count of bars. I don't see anything statistically significant. Aussie_H4_D1.xlsx 
Hi Pip, Just looking at your table  nice work. I looked at the impact of the day whilst you looked at the distribution of the movement when bias occurs. Have a couple of questions:
Hope I've made sense, my probability theory is a little rusty.
The possible association indicated for the AUDJPY, USDJPY, GBJPY and EURJPY may support some of the H4 breakout strategies that I've seen EAs and threads for (both here and stevehopwoodforex.com). I've posted the rest of the results here. 
BTW n=3080 

Hi Conglom,
I can see the logic and I'd love yes but if was that simple we'd all be retired forex traders in 6 months. Essentially the Chisquared test just show that for the data I used there is an association between the resulting distribution of bullish, bearish and "no bias" for some currency pairs (namely a number of the Yen pairs  will address that below). Though as you've pointed out most of these pairs show no bias around 5060% of the time (bias being set by the type of the bar printed in the first 4 hours of the day). The "no bias" outcome doesn't take into account:
As I mentioned the flip side of the nobias is that 4050% of the time the bias is set by the first 4 hours of trading in a day. For simplicity if you assume an even split between bearish and bullish you could say for example 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 Mondays the bias works. Which translates to need a return of 3 times your risk to break even for (1 in 4 days) and 4 times for the later. Tall order given you stops may need to be pretty big. So you need to find something to filter the bad ones (the 7580% that are false signals  quite a lot to clean out).
If you follow the link (http://www.forexfactory.com/showthre...07#post7069607) in the post you quoted you see the analysis for:
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