In his article “Correlation As A Trend Indicator” in issue May 2020 of TASC, author John introduces a new trend indicator that is based on the correlation between a security’s price history and the ideal trend: a straight line. He describes methods for using the indicator to not only identify the onset of new trends but to identify trend failures as well. He presents what looks like a simple and elegant idea for a trend-detection and mode-switching indicator.
Careful market selection may be the key to a correct application of the indicator. Even such barebone rules could shine with stocks like AAPL that tend to develop prolonged trends. But for others like CAT, which can keep oscillating in ranges for years, results will be much less impressive. They require a different approach. For example, you would want to buy when Correlation Trend falls significantly below zero and sell when it reaches positive values.
Therefore, it would be an interesting problem to research Correlation Trend’s ability to identify the switch to a cycle mode. That might help develop countertrend systems and
trade pullbacks. Another possible application might be to act as a system filter of change from trending mode to mean-reversion mode.
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💠Bar coloration based on trade state for easy visual at a glance chart checking
💠Some basic example Entry and Exit conditions and a simple Trade State Engine to get you going creating your own strategy
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strategy.entry("L", strategy.long, when=longCond and time_cond)
strategy.entry("S", strategy.short, when=shortCond and time_cond)
Somehow the candle coloration also does not work properly. Same problem I guess.