Unbound RSI

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Unbound RSI
The Unbound RSI or de-oscillated RSI indicator is a novel technical analysis indicator that combines the concepts of the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and moving averages, applied directly over the price chart. This indicator is unique in its approach by transforming the oscillatory nature of the RSI into a format that aligns with the price action, thereby offering a distinctive view of market momentum and trends.

Key Features
Multi-Length RSI Analysis: Incorporates three different lengths of RSI (short, medium, and long), providing insights into the momentum and trend strength at various timeframes.

Deoscillation of RSI: The RSI for each length is 'deoscillated' by adjusting its scale to align with the actual price movements. This is achieved by shifting and scaling the RSI values, effectively merging them with the price line.

Average True Range (ATR) Scaling: The deoscillation process includes scaling by the Average True Range (ATR), making the indicator responsive to the asset’s volatility.

Optional Smoothing: Provides an option to apply a simple moving average (SMA) smoothing to each deoscillated RSI line, reducing noise and highlighting more significant trends.

Dynamic Moving Average (MA) Baseline: Features a moving average calculated from the medium length (default value) de-oscillated RSI, serving as a dynamic baseline to identify overarching trends.

How It’s Different
Unlike standard RSI indicators that oscillate in a fixed range, this indicator transforms the RSI to move in tandem with the price, offering a unique perspective on momentum and trend changes. The use of multiple timeframes for RSI and the inclusion of a dynamic MA baseline provide a multifaceted view of market conditions.

Potential Usage
Trend Identification: The position of the price in relation to the different deoscillated RSI lines and the MA baseline can indicate the prevailing market trend.

Momentum Shifts: Crossovers of the price with the deoscillated RSI lines or the MA baseline can signal potential shifts in momentum, offering entry or exit points.

Volatility Awareness: The ATR-based scaling of the deoscillated RSI lines means the indicator adjusts to changes in volatility, potentially offering more reliable signals in different market conditions.

Comparative Analysis: By comparing the short, medium, and long deoscillated RSI lines, traders can gauge the strength of trends and the convergence or divergence of momentum across timeframes.

Best Practices
Backtesting: Given its novel nature, it’s crucial to backtest the indicator across different assets and market conditions.
Complementary Tools: Combine with other technical analysis tools (like support/resistance levels, other oscillators, volume analysis) for more robust trading signals.
Risk Management: Always use sound risk management strategies, as no single indicator provides foolproof signals.
Release Notes:
- Added adjustable linewidths for medium length RSI and RSI moving average
- Added color changing to the same two lines in order to visualize the oscillating nature of the standard RSI indicator for the best of both worlds, since values over 50 are an upward trend in price momentum and values under are downward trends
- Medium length RSI line will change between red and green when RSI is over 50 (green) or under 50 (red) (RSI was calculated behind the scenes in the script in order to provide the 0 to 100 reference of the standard, bound RSI oscillator.)
- RSI Baseline Moving Average changes between orange and a darker orange to indicate when the moving average is over or under 50
- Also changed colors of lines for viewability

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