Recent Trend Indicator

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Recent Trend Indicator
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Recent Trend Indicator

The Recent Trend Indicator is a colorful way to easily identify the recent trend with a Red Light/Green Light look. With the default settings, the trend is identified in the following way:

Green = Up Trend = Last Bar is at least 15% greater than the bar six months ago
Yellow = Sideways Up Trend = Last Bar is greater than the bar six months ago but not more than 15% greater
Orange = Sideways Down Trend = Last Bar is less than the bar six months ago but not more than 15% less
Red = Down Trend = Last Bar is at least 15% less than the bar six months ago

All values are editable with the following default settings:

Trend Timeframe = 1 Week
# of Bars for Trend = 26 (6 months)
Trend Growth % = 15%

With the default settings, this indicator is best viewed on the Daily chart but you can easily edit the settings to work well intraday as well on a 5m or 15m chart with settings something like this:

Trend Timeframe = 1 Day
# of Bars for Trend = 5, 7, 10, 14 or 30 for example
Trend Growth % = 2% or 3%

*** NOTE: This is NOT a standalone system and should only be used with other indicators or strategies to determine a good entry point.

Version 1.1: Added the above notes to explain the indicator and added a step value to the Trend Growth % to allow for .25% increments instead of whole numbers
Release Notes:
Version 1.2: Removed the resolution="" from the study line to avoid confusion using the timeframe settings
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