This indicator is a composite of MACD and Z-Score (requested by @ChartAt). The general idea is that counter-trend component of the Z-score is used to adjust/improve the trend component of the MACD. The advantage is that it is a more accurate and “assumption-free” and can more accurately describe how a market or stock actually works in a given time frame.
***** NOTE: You may see all GREEN circles (it is due to a recent TV update). To work around this issue, change the "Circles" to "Cross" via Format -> Style *****
Market Facilitation Index, by Bill Williams, plots the effectiveness of price movement by computing the price movement per volume unit.
4 possible combinations of MFIndex and Volume are:
This is a modified version of a public Amibroker indicator, called Firefly.
I disabled the additional smoothing (you can enable it via options page) and updated the visual rendering (simple 3D look, histo, bar colors et al). Also, have added an option to show enclosing BB.
You can trade this like any other oscillator -- 80/20 OB/OS levels, divergences,...
My "to-publish" list is getting too big, so decided to push out 3 indicators in the same chart
Feel free to "make mine" and use :) Leave a comment on what you think.
Pretty Good Oscillator
This indicator, by Mark Johnson, measures the distance of the current close from its N-day simple moving average, expressed in...
Developed by Sherman and Marian McClellan, the McClellan Oscillator is a breadth indicator derived from Net Advances, the number of advancing issues less the number of declining issues. Subtracting the 39-day exponential moving average of Net Advances from the 19-day exponential moving average of Net Advances forms the oscillator.
As the formula reveals, the...
I am a big fan of Constance Brown. Her book "Technical Analysis for Trading Professionals" is an absolute classic (get the 2nd edition).
I have included here 2 of the indicators she uses in all her charts.
This is a formula Ms Brown developed (Cardwell may not agree!) to identify divergence failures with...
Smoothing methods have lag, and since MACD makes use of moving averages, it usually lags behind price. You cannot eliminate lag completely, but one way of working around this is by adding a component of the price/MA difference back to MA. This technique is called Zero-lag (well, almost). "MACD Leader" makes use of this to form a leading signal to MACD.
Volume-Weighted MACD Histogram
Volume-Weighted MACD Histogram, first discussed by Buff Dormeier, is a modified version of MACD study. It calculates volume-averaged Close price for finding the histogram.
As part of my "Ehler's Indicators week", here's one more.
CG Oscillator, by John Ehlers, provides a smoothed, essentially zero lag oscillator for identifying market turning points. The "CG" in the name of the oscillator refers to "Center Of Gravity" of the prices over the window of observation.
Entry/Exit are based on the osc/signal crossovers. Enabling the...
Another famous Ehlers indicator.
This is the adaptive version of Ehlers' Cyber Cycle (CC) (already published, check "More info" below). Idea behind making something "adaptive" is to calculate it using dynamic cycle period inputs instead of static setting. In adaptive cyber cycle, Ehlers uses the dominant cycle period as the length in computation of...
Volatility Quality Index (VQI), by Thomas Stridsman, points out the difference between bad and good volatility in order to identify better trade opportunities in the market.
This plots 3 lines:
- Red line is the VQI (actually, sum of VQI).
- Green line is the 9-period SMA of sum_of_VQI.
- Orange line is the 200-period SMA of sum_of_VQI.
Stridsman suggested to...
--- Update April 11, 2015 ----
I have merged in @TheMighyChicken's code (Thanks!) and added some more options. Updated source here - pastebin.com
- Switch between plain candles and colored oscillator candles.
- Switch between candles and plain oscillator view.
CCT StochRSI, proposed by Steve Karnish of Cedar Creek Trading, reconfigures classic StochRSI using custom parameters and smoothing.
There are 6 types supported.
(rsi - lowest(rsi, x)) / (highest(rsi, y) - lowest(rsi, z)) * 100
ema(common formula result, len)
Settings (values for x/y/z/len in the above formulae):
One of the early cycle indicators from John Ehlers.
Ehlers suggests using this with ITrend (see linked PDF below). Osc/signal crosses identify entry/exit points.
Options page has the usual set of configurable params.
- Simple Cycle Indicator: www.mesasoftware.com
List of my public indicators: ...
The Breadth Thrust (BT) indicator is a market momentum indicator developed by Dr. Martin Zweig. According to Dr. Zweig a Breadth Thrust occurs when, during a 10-day period, the Breadth Thrust indicator rises from below 40 percent to above 61.5 percent.
A "Thrust" indicates that the stock market has rapidly changed from an oversold condition to one of strength,...
The "AC-P" version of the Derivative Oscillator is my personal customized version of Constance Brown's Derivative Oscillator (using Everget's implementation of it as the base), with the the following modifications and additions:
VWAP Indication - option to show whether the price input option is above or below the Daily VWAP (red triangles = price input is...
Edgar Kraut proposed this simple colored volume bars strategy for swing trading.
This is how the colors are determined:
- If today’s closing price and volume are greater than 'n' days ago, color today’s volume bar green.
- If today’s closing price is greater than 'n' days ago but volume is not, color today’s volume bar blue.
- Similarly, if today’s closing...