[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Super Passband Filter

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introuced Super Passband Filter in Jul, 2016.


In “The Super Passband Filter” in Jul, 2016, John Ehlers addressed the problem of frequencies in indicators that are too low or too high. The common practice to refine frequency is to enable smart filters. However, good filters take lots of computational power. So Ehlers showed us how to use filters while keep computing power relatively low. John Ehlers described a new oscillator he’s developed to help minimize computational lag. Ehlers called this new oscillator a super passband filter. He has designed it to reject very low-frequency components and thus display as an oscillator as well as reject high-frequency components so as to minimize noise. Ehlers seeked to filter out both high and low frequencies from market data, eliminating distracting “wiggles” from the resultant signal with minimal lag effect. Trigger points for the filter are added with a root mean square ( RMS ) envelope over the signal line.

## Buy on the filter crossing above its -RMS line
## Short on the filter crossing below its RMS line
## Exit long when the filter either crosses below its RMS or crosses below -RMS (which signifies a false entry signal)
## Cover short when the filter either crosses above its -RMS or crosses above RMS (which signifies a false entry signal)

It suggests that this new nearly-zero lag filter looks promising for countertrend trades and for buying on significant dips.

Key Signal

PB --> Ehlers Super Passband Filter Signal
RMS --> Root Mean Squared Ehlers Super Passband Filter Signal

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