So, why don't more people use them?
I think it's due to poor choice in choosing EMA lengths: Market Wizard Ed Seykota has a guideline for moving average crossovers: the slow line should be at least 3x the fast line. This removes a lot of the whipsaws inherent in moving average systems, which means greater profitability. His other piece of advice: long-only strategies are best in stock markets where there's a lot more upside potential.
Using these simple rules, we can reduce a lot of the whipsaws and low profitability trades! This strategy was made so you can see for yourself before trading.
=== HOW TO USE THIS INDICATOR ===
1) Choose your market and timeframe.
2) Choose the length.
3) Choose the multiplier.
4) Choose if the strategy is long-only or bidirectional.
Don't overthink the above! We don't know the best answers, that's why this strategy exists! We're going to test and find out.
After you find a good combination, set up an alert system with the default Exponential Moving Average indicators provided by TradingView.
=== TIPS ===
Increase the multiplier to reduce whipsaws (back and forth trades).
Increase the length to take fewer trades, decrease the length to take more trades.
Try a Long-Only strategy to see if that performs better.
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.