[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Even Better Sinwave

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introduced Even Better sinwave Indicator in his "Cycle Analytics for Traders" chapter 12 on 2013.


The original Sinewave Indicator was created by seeking the dominant cycle phase angle that had the best correlation between the price data and a theoretical dominant cycle sine wave . The Even Better Sinewave Indicator skips all the cycle measurements completely and relies on a strong normalization of the waveform at the output of a modified roofing filter. The modified roofing filter uses a single-pole high-pass filter to deliberately retain the longer-period trend components. The single-pole high-pass filter basically levels the amplitude of all the cycle components that would otherwise be larger with longer wavelengths due to Spectral Dilation. Therefore, when the waveform is normalized to the power in the waveform over a short period of time, the longer wavelength contributions tend to be an indication to stay in a trade when the market is in a trend.

The Even Better Sinewave Indicator works extraordinarily well when the market is in a trend mode. This means that the spectacular failures of most swing wave indicators are mitigated when the expected price turning point does not occur.

Although Dr . Ehlers admitted he had not studied it extensively, it appears that the Even Better Sinewave Indicator works well on futures intraday data. It takes a position in the correct direction and tends to stay with the good trades without excessive whipsawing.

Key Signal

Wave --> Even Better sinwave Indicator fast line
Trigger --> Even Better sinwave Indicator slow line

Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation of original work, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book. If you had read his works, then you will be quite familiar with my code style.


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