Global Liquidity Index (Candles)

The Global Liquidity Index (Candles) provides a comprehensive overview of major central bank balance sheets worldwide, presenting values converted to USD for consistency and comparability, following relevant forex rates. This indicator, based on the code developed by user ingeforberg, incorporates essential US accounts including the Treasury General Account (TGA) and Reverse Repurchase Agreements (RRP), subtracted from the Federal Reserve's balance sheet to offer a nuanced perspective on US liquidity. Users can tailor their analysis by selectively enabling or disabling specific central banks and special accounts according to their preferences. The index exclusively includes central banks abstaining from currency pegging and with reliable data accessible since late 2007, ensuring a robust aggregated liquidity model.

The calculation of the Global Liquidity Index involves subtracting the Treasury General Account (TGA) and Reverse Repurchase Agreements (RRP) from the Federal Reserve System (FED) and adding the balance sheets of major central banks worldwide: the European Central Bank (ECB), the People's Bank of China (PBC), the Bank of Japan (BOJ), the Bank of England (BOE), the Bank of Canada (BOC), the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR), the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB), the Bank of Korea (BOK), the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), Sweden's Central Bank (Riksbank), and the Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM).

This tool proves invaluable for individuals seeking a consolidated perspective on global liquidity to interpret macroeconomic trends. Analyzing these balance sheets enables users to discern policy trajectories and assess the global economic landscape, providing insights into asset pricing and assisting investors in making well-informed capital allocation decisions. Historically, assets perceived as riskier, such as small caps and cryptocurrencies, have tended to perform favorably during periods of escalating liquidity. Thus, investors may exercise caution regarding additional risk exposure unless a sustained upward trend in global liquidity is evident.

Main differences between the original and updated indicators:

The "Global Liquidity Index (Candles)" script, compared to the original "Global Liquidity Index" script, offers a more detailed and visually rich representation of liquidity data.

"Global Liquidity Index (Candles)" employs candlestick visualization to represent liquidity data. Each candlestick encapsulates open, high, low, and close prices over a given period. This format provides granular insights into liquidity fluctuations, facilitating a more nuanced analysis.

By using candlesticks, the script offers traders detailed information about liquidity dynamics. They can analyze the patterns formed by candlesticks to discern trends, reversals, and market sentiment shifts, aiding in making informed trading decisions.

Open-source script

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