[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Adaptive RSI 2013

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introduced Adaptive RSI 2013 in his "Cycle Analytics for Traders" chapter 11 on 2013.


The adaptive RSI starts with the computation of the dominant cycle using the autocorrelation periodogram approach. The identification of the RSI indicator itself following the dominant cycle calculation is noted by the comment near the end. Since the objective is to use only those frequency components passed by the roofing filter, the variable Filt is used as a data input rather than closing prices. Rather than independently taking the averages of the numerator and denominator, Dr . Ehlers chose to perform smoothing on the ratio using the SuperSmoother filter. The coefficients for the SuperSmoother filters have previously been computed in the dominant cycle measurement part of the code.

Key Signal

DominantCycle --> Dominant Cycle signal
MyRSI --> Adaptive RSI signal
Trigger --> lag version of Adaptive RSI signal

Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation of original work, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book. If you had read his works, then you will be quite familiar with my code style.


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