- Within the ALMA calculation, the Gaussian function is applied to each price data point within the specified window. The idea is to give more weight to data points that are closer to the center and reduce the weight for points that are farther away.
The strategy calculates and compares two different Rate of Change (ROC) indicators: one based on the Arnaud Legoux Moving Average (ALMA) and the other based on a smoothed Exponential Moving Average (EMA). The primary goal of this strategy is to identify potential buy and sell signals based on the relationship between these ROC indicators.
Here's how the strategy logic works
Calculating the ROC Indicators:
The script first calculates the ROC (Rate of Change) of the smoothed ALMA and the smoothed EMA. The smoothed ALMA is calculated using a specified window size and is then smoothed further with a specified smoothing period. The smoothed EMA is calculated using a specified EMA length and is also smoothed with the same smoothing period.
The script compares the calculated ROC values of the smoothed ALMA and smoothed EMA.
The color of the histogram bars representing the ROC of the smoothed ALMA depends on its relationship with the ROC of the smoothed EMA. Green indicates that the ROC of ALMA is higher, red indicates that it's lower, and black indicates equality.
Similarly, the color of the histogram bars representing the ROC of the smoothed EMA is determined based on its relationship with the ROC of the smoothed ALMA, they are simply inversed so that they match.
- With the default color scheme, green bars indicate the Gaussian average is outperforming the EMA within the breadth and red bars mean it's underperforming. This is regardless of the rate of average price changes.
Generating Trade Signals:
Based on the comparison of the ROC values, the strategy identifies potential crossover points and trends. Buy signals could occur when the ROC of the smoothed ALMA crosses above the ROC of the smoothed EMA. Sell signals could occur when the ROC of the smoothed ALMA crosses below the ROC of the smoothed EMA.
The script also plots a zero rate line at the zero level to provide a reference point for interpreting the ROC values.
In summary, the strategy attempts to capture potential buy and sell signals by analyzing the relationships between the ROC values of the smoothed ALMA and the smoothed EMA. These signals can provide insights into potential trends and momentum shifts in the price data.
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.