I decided to make this formerly invite only script public (you can find the invite only version here
If you are part of the invite only you don't need to change scripts. I will push improvements first on the invite only script but in time it will come to this version as well.
I would love to know your ideas and thoughts on how this indicator can be improved, so...
I'm publishing this indicator just for study purposes, because the result is exactly the same as DMI without the smoothing factor. It is exactly the same as ADX Wilder from MT5.
I was looking for the algorithm all over and it was a pain to find the right formula, meaning: one that would match with the built-in ones. After several study and comparison, I still...
sometimes you just want to plot an Indicator value from a higher Timeframe on your Chart. For most Indicators this is pretty straightforward however there is one Indicator that has been giving me quite a headache while trying to do this: The Average Directional Index . Anyway after going through almost 200 versions of this script I finally found a...
It is a normal Directional Movement Index, but instead of using lines for +DI and -DI it uses histogram and 4 colors. It also contains an horizontal line (default value @20) to indicate when a trend is confirmed or not.
Mashed together Chris Moody's ADX thing with his DMI thing.
So you can see trend strength + direction
green-ish = uptrend-ish//red-ish = downtrend-ish
Colors can be adjusted though.
below 10 = gray, not much going on
10 - 20 = light green/light red, could be the beginning o something
20 - 40 = bright green / bright red, something is going on
above 40 = dark...
Average Directional Index is a way to determine trend strength (and whether there is a trend). One of the caveats is when you have trendless conditions on a higher timeframe. You can get whipsaw conditions on the current timeframe in that case.
The purpose of this script is to put ADX into the context of a higher degree trend on a single indicator.
There is a nice writeup about a system that uses DMISTO here, which includes decent statistics:
I have not yet done any back testing on the system as a whole myself, but thought the DMISTO was an interesting indicator, so ported it over for those who might want to play with it and create their own systems. I added dots that denote signals similar...
A modified DMI, This turns the standard DMI into an Oscillator. The DMI cross signal is the same, but as an OSC you get the added benefits or finding divergences, etc. The added WIlder's Average Line (blue) can help you see if a short term trend is getting less interesting.