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Panic Selling
Performance Daily
Performance Intra Day and Daily
Persistance of Money Flow
PFE Indicator
Plotting Forward Days

Percent Above/Below Moving Average
Plotting Alpha and Beta
Polarized Fractual Efficiency

Psychology Index
Presto's Magic Box (a tweaked version of the Darvis Box)
Price Action Indicator (PAIN)
Price and Volume Breakout
Pring's Daily KST Buy
Projected Range

Price Oscillator Wave
Price Volume Rank
Price Volume Trend Stochastic

Pathfinder Trading System
Periodicity detector

Panic Selling

sqrt(((buyp()/sellp())/rsi(2))) > ref(((buyp()/sellp())/rsi(2)),-1)

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Performance Daily

Stocks sorted on % gains over 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days. Rank results for the selected day. Good for finding breakout stocks.

  • CLOSE
  • ROC(CLOSE,1,percent)
  • ROC(CLOSE,2,percent)
  • ROC(CLOSE,3,percent)
  • ROC(CLOSE,4,percent)
  • ROC(CLOSE,5,percent)
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Performance Intra Day and Daily

ColA:C {label CLOSE}
ColB:O {label OPEN}
ColC:Sub(C,O) / O {label Intr.dy%}
ColD:Sub(C,Ref(C,-1)) / Ref(C,-1) {label 1 dy %}
ColE:Sub(C,Ref(C,-2)) / Ref(C,-2) {label 2 dy %}
ColF:Sub(C,Ref(C,-3)) / Ref(C,-3) {label 3 dy %}
Filter: O>.2 AND
C<.3 AND
C>.2

Filter: enabled
Periodicity: Daily
Records required: 5

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Persistance of Money Flow

Chaikin's Money Flow is a built-in MetaStock indicator, as follows: cmf(periods)

Persistence of Money Flow (PMF%)

Pds1:= Input("CMF Periods?",1,100,21);
Pds2:= Input("PMF Periods?",10,1000,120);
Sum((cmf(Pds1)>0),Pds2)/(Pds2/100)

{from HHP}

Persistence or (PMF%) is the percentage of days over 6 months that the Chaikin Money Flow Oscillator is above 0. The Chaikin Money Flow Oscillator formula default uses a 21 day money flow sum divided by the 21 day sum of daily volume. HHP sent the correct indicator formula for persistence, tho you can modify it by selecting 1 for "Pds1" if you prefer to create a 120 day cumulative money flow indicator to do what you are suggesting. The cumulative money flow indicator often uses a 90SMA trigger.

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PFE Indicator

Mov(If(C > Ref(C,-9), Sqr( Pwr( ROC(C,9,$),2) + Pwr(10,2))
/ Sum( Sqr( Pwr( ROC(C,1,$),2) +1), 9),-Sqr( Pwr(ROC(C,9,$),2) + Pwr( 10,2))
/ Sum(Sqr(Pwr(ROC(C,1,$),2)+1),9)) * 100,5,E)

I use a 80, -80 trendline. I have stuck it in different things at different times. Right now I have it crossing -80 with MACD 4, 35,5, crossing, RSI(9) up one day, and selling pressure down one day.

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Plotting Forward Days

I want an indicator that will project an exponential moving average into the next period (i.e., draw tomorrow's line). It would be really spiffy if I could pl ug in tomorrow estimated/projected close and be able to adjust  the indicator based on various projected closes.

The formula below may be close to what you want, but it will not plot on the forward day. It will just plot the point where tomorrow's EMA would be. The equation is based on the MetaStock manual, page 459, concerning exponential moving averages.

TC:=Input("Tomorrow's close",0.001,1000,1);
MAP:=Input("Moving Average Period",2,144,55);
MA1:=Mov(C,MAP,E);
EPX:=2/(MAP+1);
MA2:=(TC*EPX)+(MA1*(1-EPX));
ValueWhen(1,Cum(1)=LastValue(Cum(1)),MA2)

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Presto's Magic Box

(a tweaked version of the Darvis Box)

Periods:=Input("periods",1,260,100);

Topbox:=If(Ref(H,-3)>=Ref(HHV(H,Periods),-4) AND Ref(H,-2)<Ref(H,-3) AND Ref(H,-1)<Ref(H,-3) AND H< Ref(H,-3),Ref(H,-3),PREVIOUS);

Botbox:=If(Ref(H,-3)>=Ref(HHV(H,Periods),-4) AND Ref(H,-2)<Ref(H,-3) AND Ref(H,-1)<Ref(H,-3) AND H< Ref(H,-3),LLV(L,4),PREVIOUS);

Botbox;

Topbox;

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Price Action Indicator (PAIN)

If you were only given today's open, high, low and close, how could you make heads or tails of it? The Price Action Indicator (PAIN) can help. The formula returns a single value that weighs intra-day momentum (C-O), Late Selling Pressure (LSP) (C-L), and Late Buying Pressure (LBP) (C-H). The formula is proven by constructing ideal limit-up and limit down scenarios in bond futures. The output is shown to be consistent with the interpretation of Japanese candlestick patterns. See Michael B. Geraty (1997). "Getting Better Directions" Futures Vol. 26: Aug.

PAIN

((C-O)+(C-H)+(C-L))/2

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Price and Volume Breakout

Shows stocks where the price increased 5% and the volume is 50% above a 50-day moving average. Rank results by % change in price, then check the volume.

  • CLOSE
  • Ref(CLOSE,-1)
  • ROC(CLOSE,1,percent)
  • VOLUME
  • Mov(VOLUME,50,EXPONENTIAL)
  • ((VOLUME - Mov(VOLUME,50,EXPONENTIAL)) /Mov(VOLUME,50,EXPONENTIAL)) * 100
  • **When(colC >= 5) AND When(colD >= colE*1.5)

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Pring's Daily KST Buy

Notes: KST BUY SIGNAL FROM BELOW ZERO

ColA:
Name: Close
CLOSE
ColB:
Name: KST
(Mov(ROC(C,10,%),10,S)*1)+(Mov(ROC(C,15,%),10,S)*2)+
(Mov(ROC(C,20,%),10,S)*3)+(Mov(ROC(C,30,%),15,S)*4)
ColC:
Name: KST MA
Mov((Mov(ROC(C,10,%),10,S)*1)+(Mov(ROC(C,15,%),10,S)*2)+
(Mov(ROC(C,20,%),10,S)*3)+(Mov(ROC(C,30,%),15,S)*4),10,S)
ColD:
Name: KST-1
Ref( (Mov(ROC(C,10,%),10,S)*1)+(Mov(ROC(C,15,%),10,S)*2)+
(Mov(ROC(C,20,%),10,S)*3)+(Mov(ROC(C,30,%),15,S)*4),-1)
ColE:
Name: MA KST-1
Ref(Mov((Mov(ROC(C,10,%),10,S)*1)+(Mov(ROC(C,15,%),10,S)*2)+
(Mov(ROC(C,20,%),10,S)*3)+(Mov(ROC(C,30,%),15,S)*4),10,S),-1)
Filter:
When(colB,>,colC)AND When(colB,<,0)AND When( colD,<,colE)

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Projected Range

From "Lyn Maine"
This is
Tom DeMark's Projected Range:
TPH1:=(H+C+2*L)/2-L;
TPH2:=(2*H+L+C)/2-L;
TPH3:=(H+L+2*C)/2-L;
TPL1:=(H+C+2*L)/2-H;
TPL2:=(2*H+L+C)/2-H;
TPL3:=(H+L+2*C)/2-H;
PH:=If((C<O),TPH1,If((C>O),TPH2,If((C=O),TPH3,0)));
PL:=If((C<O),TPL1,If((C>O),TPL2,If((C=O),TPL3,0)));
PH;
PL;

This is my updated version of Tushar Chande's Vidya

Vidya:
K:=Stdev(P,5)/Mov(Stdev(P,5),20,S);
SC:=Input("SC",.1,.9,.1);
Vidya:=SC*K*P+(1-SC*K)*Ref(P,-1);
Vidya;
{the sc input is more responsive if you use a higher number}

This is Vidya with volatility bands:
K:=Stdev(C,5)/Mov(Stdev(C,5),20,S);
SC:=0.9;
Vidya:=SC*K*C+(1-SC*K)*Ref(C,-1);
UpperBand:=Vidya+2*.5*K;
LowerBand:=Vidya-2*.5*K;
UpperBand;
LowerBand;
Vidya;

This is Tushar Chande's target price:
A:=Mov(Abs(C-Ref(C,-1)),10,S);
TPH1:=C+A;
TPH2:=C+(2*A);
TPL1:=C-A;
TPL2:=C-(2*A);
TPH1;
TPH2;
TPL1;
TPL2;

This is ATR Ratio to Close:
ATRR:= ATR(5)/C;
MATRR:=Mov(ATRR,3,E);
ATRR;
MATRR;

This is a CMO Composite Average:
(((CMO(C,5))+(CMO(C,10))+(CMO(C,20)))/3)

This is CMO Volatility:
S1:= Stdev( CMO(C,5),5);
S2:= Stdev(CMO(C,10),10);
S3:= Stdev(CMO(C,20),20);
CMOV:=(S1*CMO(C,5))+(S2*CMO(C,10))+(S3*CMO(C,20))/(S1+S2+S3);
CMOV;

This is Rule of 7 down objective:
If((ROC(C,12,%)>-1.5),If((ROC(C,12,%)>-3),
If((ROC(C,12,%)>-4.5),((H-(H-L)*1.75)),((H-(H-L)*2.33))),((H-(H-L)*3.5))),(H-(H-L)))

This is rule of 7 up objective:
If((ROC(C,12,%)>1.5),If((ROC(C,12,%)>3),
If((ROC(C,12,%)>4.5),(((H-L)*1.75)+L),(((H-L)*2.33)+L)),(((H-L)*3.5)+L)),((H-L)+L))

This is rule of 7 Osc:
Fml("Rule of 7 UP Objective") -
Fml("Rule of 7 DOWN Objective")

This is %f Osc:
100*((C-Ref(TSF(C,5),-1))/C)

This is Chande's Trendscore:
If(C>=Ref(C,-11),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-12),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-13),1,-1)+
If(C>=Ref(C,-14),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-15),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-16),1,-1)+
If(C>=Ref(C,-17),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-18),1,-1)+If(C>=Ref(C,-19),1,-1)+
If(C>=Ref(C,-20),1,-1)

This is McGinley Dynamic:
Ref(Mov(C,12,E),-1)+((C-(Ref(Mov(C,12,E),-1))) / (C/(Ref(Mov(C,12,E),-1))*125))

This is Morris Double Momentum Osc:
Mov(((ROC(C,12.8,%))+(ROC(C,19.2,%))),10,W)

This is Volatility%:

Lookback := Input("Time Periods",1,1000,50);

HighVolatility := Input("High Volatility %",.01,100,3);

100 * Sum(100 * ATR(1)/CLOSE > HighVolatility, Lookback)/Lookback

This is Positive Volume Indicator:
Cum(If(V>Ref(V,-1),ROC(C,1,%),0))

This is negative volume indicator:
Cum(If(V<Ref(V,-1),ROC(C,1,%),0))

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Percent Above/Below Moving Average

(oscp(1,30,E,%))

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Plotting Alpha and Beta

To plot Alpha and Beta in MetaStock follow the steps below. **The custom indicator named Beta is required to plot Alpha.

In the Windows versions of MetaStock:

To plot Alpha:

  • Create the custom formulas Alpha and Beta (see below for formula syntax).

  • Open a chart of the desired security.

  • Drag the price plot of the index you are comparing, into the chart of the security and close the chart of the index. **Maximize the security chart if needed.

  • Drag the custom indicator Alpha from the Quick List and drop it onto the price plot of the index. **The index plot will turn a purplish color when you are plotting on top of it.

**Note, this formula is set to calculate Alpha over 21 periods. To change the time periods replace each instance of 21 in the formula with the desired number of periods and also change the time periods in the Beta custom indicator.

( Sum( ROC( CLOSE ,1 ,% ) ,21 ) - ( Fml( "Beta" ) * Sum( ROC( INDICATOR,1,%) ,21 ) ) ) / 21

To plot Beta:

  • Open a chart of the desired security.

  • Drag the price plot of the index your comparing, into the chart of the security.

  • Drag this custom indicator from the Quick List and drop it onto the price plot of the index.

Note, this formula is set to calculate beta over 21 periods. To change the time periods replace each instance of 21 in the formula with the desired number of periods.

( ( 21 * Sum( ROC( CLOSE ,1 ,% ) * ROC( INDICATOR ,1 ,% ) ,21 ) ) -

( Sum( ROC( CLOSE ,1 ,% ) ,21) * Sum( ROC( INDICATOR ,1 ,% ) ,21 ) ) ) /

( (21 * Sum( Pwr( ROC( INDICATOR ,1 ,% ) ,2 ) ,21 )) - Pwr( Sum( ROC( INDICATOR ,1 ,% ) ,21 ) ,2 ))

**Beta is a measure of volatility of one security against another. This is typically used to measure the volatility of a stock against an index like the S&P 500. A value greater than one indicates the stock is more volatile than the index.

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Polarized Fractual Efficiency

The January 1994 issue of Stocks & Commodities featured an article by Hans Hannula on Polarized Fractual Efficiency. Here is the custom formula for creating the five-period smoothed 10-day PFE using MetaStock:

Mov(If(C,>,Ref(C,-9),Sqr(Pwr(Roc(C,9,$),2) + Pwr(10,2)) /
Sum(Sqr(Pwr(Roc(C,1,$),2)+1),9),-
Sqr(Pwr(Roc(C,9,$),2) + Pwr(10,2)) /
Sum(Sqr(Pwr(Roc(C,1,$),2)+1),9))*100,5,E)

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Price Oscillator Wave

if(ref(oscp(3,15,S,%),-1),<,0,1,0)

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Price Volume Rank

Taken from Stocks & Commodities, V. 12:6 (235-239): Price-Volume Rank by Anthony J. Macek

"Imagine receiving a warning when the market was likely to collapse or being alerted when one of your favorite stocks was about to rally. What if these signals came from analysis that was simple enough to do without a computer and took only a few minutes a day to update, using just two pieces of information found in virtually any newspaper? Is this a dream? Maybe not. Anthony Macek explains.

The old adage about keeping things simple applies even to the investment world. Methods of analysis such as polarized fractal efficiency and price oscillator divergences do a great job, but for those with neither the time nor the inclination to master the techniques necessary to monitor every blip and sputter that the market produces may be served just as well by noting only two very important market variables: price and volume."

For interpretation refer to the June 94 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities.

You need to create all of the following custom formulas in order for the PV Rank to calculate properly.

P-V Rank:
Fml( "PV1" ) + Fml( "PV2" )

PV1:
If( C ,> ,Ref( C ,-1 ) ,If( V ,> ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,1 ,If( V ,< ,Ref(V ,-1 ) ,2 ,0 ) ) ,0 )

PV2:
If( C ,< ,Ref( C ,-1 ) ,If( V ,< ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,3 ,If( V ,> ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,4 ,0 ) ) ,0 )

PV Biggie: (This combines all formulas into one formula)
If( C ,> ,Ref( C ,-1 ) ,If( V ,> ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,1 ,If( V ,< ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,2 ,0 ) ) ,If( C ,< ,Ref( C ,-1 ),If( V ,< ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,3 ,If( V ,> ,Ref( V ,-1 ) ,4 ,0 ) ) ,0 ) )

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Price Volume Trend Stochastic

{Fast line}
Mov((PVT()-LLV(PVT(),19))/
(HHV(PVT(),19)-LLV(PVT(),19)), 5, S)

{Slow Line}
Mov(Mov((PVT()-LLV(PVT(),19))/
(HHV(PVT(),19)-LLV(PVT(),19)), 5, S),3,S)

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Pathfinder Trading System

To recreate the Pathfinder currency trading system (described in the October 1996 interview with Nelson Freeburg) in MetaStock for Windows, open two charts, one of the desired currency and the other of Treasury bonds. For this example, I used the Swiss Franc. Choose Tile from the Window menu so both charts are visible. Drag the T-bonds price bar and drop it on the heading of the currency chart. Your currency chart should now have T-bonds plotted in the top inner window of the chart. Click on the T-bonds plot in the currency chart so it's selected (that is, little squares appear on the price bars). You will need to select the T-bonds plot each time before running a system test. The selected plot tells the MetaStock System Tester what to use for "P". Next, choose System Tester from the Tools menu, and then New to create a new system. Enter the following system rules, stops, and options and then run the test.

Signal Formulas
Enter Long:
Mov(C,6,S) > Ref(Mov(C,6,S),-1) AND
Mov(P,3,S) > Mov(P,25,S) AND
Alert(Cross(Mov(C,9,S),Mov(C,18,S)),10)
Close Long
Cross(Mov(C,18,S),Mov(C,9,S))
Enter Short
Mov(C,6,S) < Ref(Mov(C,6,S),-1) AND
Mov(P,3,S) < Mov(P,25,S) AND
Alert(Cross(Mov(C,18,S),Mov(C,9,S)),10)
Close Short
Cross(Mov(C,9,S),Mov(C,18,S))
 
Stops
Maximum Loss Stop:
Long and short positions
Maximum loss of 0.016 points.
  • Initial equity Points Only
  • Positions: Long and short
  • Trade price: Open
  • Trade delay: 1

Note that the maximum stop loss amount should be changed to 0.032 for the British Pound and 0.02 for the Australian and Canadian dollars when testing these contracts. 

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Psychology Index

by Glenn Wallace
- Futures Magazine, Vol.29 No.6, June 2000, P.48

There was an overbought/oversold indicator described in the June 2000 Futures Magazine called the Psychological Index. It looked sort of interesting, so I wrote the MetaStock code for it:

LookBack:= Input("Number of lookback periods", 2, 100, 12);
UThreshold:= Input("Upper threshold (%)", 0, 100, 75);
LThreshold:= Input("Lower threshold (%)", 0, 100, 25);
UpDay:= If(CLOSE > Ref(CLOSE,-1), 1, 0);
PsychIndex:= Sum(UpDay,LookBack) / LookBack * 100;
PsychIndex; UThreshold; LThreshold

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Periodicity detector

{ Chart periodicity detector }{ References indicator "Calendar Week counter" }{ ©Copyright 2003-2004 Jose Silva }{ josesilva22@yahoo.com }

dummy:=Input("Chart detected:  (1) Daily,  (2) Weekly, ",0,0,0);
dummy:=Input(" (3) Monthly,  (4) Quarterly,  (5) Yearly",0,0,0);

Wk:=Fml("Calendar Week counter");
{FortnightCount:=Int((Wk+1)/2);}
m:=Month();
Mth:=Cum(m<>ValueWhen(2,1,m));
q:=If(m=1 OR m=2 OR m=3,1,
 If(m=4 OR m=5 OR m=6,2,
 If(m=7 OR m=8 OR m=9,3,4)));
Qtr:=Cum(q<>ValueWhen(2,1,q));
Yr:=Cum(Year()<>ValueWhen(2,1,Year()));

chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Wk=ValueWhen(2,1,Wk)))=0,2,1);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Mth=ValueWhen(2,1,Mth)))=0,3,chart);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Qtr=ValueWhen(2,1,Qtr)))=0,4,chart);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Yr=ValueWhen(2,1,Yr)))=0,5,chart);

chart

Periodicity detector app example

{Chart periodicity detector application example}{Automatically adjusts EMA to chart periodicity}{ References indicator "Calendar Week counter" }{ ©Copyright 2003-2004 Jose Silva }{ josesilva22@yahoo.com }

Wk:=Fml("Calendar Week counter");
{Frt:=Int((Wk+1)/2);}
m:=Month();
Mth:=Cum(m<>ValueWhen(2,1,m));
q:=If(m=1 OR m=2 OR m=3,1,
 If(m=4 OR m=5 OR m=6,2,
 If(m=7 OR m=8 OR m=9,3,4)));
Qtr:=Cum(q<>ValueWhen(2,1,q));
Yr:=Cum(Year()<>ValueWhen(2,1,Year()));
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Wk=ValueWhen(2,1,Wk)))=0,2,1);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Mth=ValueWhen(2,1,Mth)))=0,3,chart);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Qtr=ValueWhen(2,1,Qtr)))=0,4,chart);
chart:=If(LastValue(Cum(Yr=ValueWhen(2,1,Yr)))=0,5,chart);

pds:=Input("daily EMA periods",1,25200,126);
x:=Input("use Open=1 High=2 Low=3 Close=4 Volume=5 P=6",1,6,6);
shift:=1+Input("EMA vertical shift %",
 -100,100,0)/100;
plot:=Input("EMA=1, Crossover signals=2",1,2,1);

x:=If(x=1,O,If(x=2,H,If(x=3,L,If(x=5,V,If(x=6,P,C)))));
pds:=If(chart=1,pds,If(chart=2,pds/5,
If(chart=3,pds/21,If(chart=4,pds/63,pds/252))));
pds:=If(pds<1,1,pds);
pds:=If(pds>Cum(IsDefined(x)),
 Cum(IsDefined(x)),pds);
Ema:=x*2/(pds+1)+PREV*(1-2/(pds+1));
Ema:=Ema*shift;
signals:=Cross(x,Ema)-Cross(Ema,x);

If(plot=2,signals,Ema)

Calendar Week counter

{ Week counter v2.0, Gregorian calendar }{ Count is independent of any missing chart data }{ ©Copyright 2003-2004 Jose Silva }{ josesilva22@yahoo.com }

limit:=2000;  {do not change limit year}
LimLeap:=Frac(limit/4)=0 AND Frac(limit/100)<>0
 OR Frac(limit/400)=0;
NoCount:=limit*365+Int(limit/4)
 -Int(limit/100)+Int(limit/400)-LimLeap;
leap:=Frac(Year()/4)=0 AND Frac(Year()/100)<>0
 OR Frac(Year()/400)=0;
y:=Year()*365+Int(Year()/4)
 -Int(Year()/100)+Int(Year()/400)-NoCount;
m:=
 If(Month()=2,31-leap,
 If(Month()=3,59,
 If(Month()=4,90,
 If(Month()=5,120,
 If(Month()=6,151,
 If(Month()=7,181,
 If(Month()=8,212,
 If(Month()=9,243,
 If(Month()=10,273,
 If(Month()=11,304,
 If(Month()=12,334,
 -leap)))))))))));
DayNr:=y+m+DayOfMonth();
WkCount:=Int((DayNr-1)/7)+(Year()>=limit);

WkCount

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