Like the Supertrend, the Dodge Trend uses Average True Range (ATR) but incorporates a unique adaptive adjustment feature that differentiates it from its counterparts. While the conventional Supertrend rises with the trend and only descends when the price crosses it, the Dodge Trend is designed to 'dodge' potential fakeouts.
This 'dodging' mechanism works by allowing the Dodge Trend to fall slightly during pullbacks, reducing the risk of a premature exit due to a temporary price drop. The recovery rate after the pullback is quicker but is slightly lower than the rate at which a new Dodge Trend high would be established in an uptrend. This unique adjustment feature allows the Dodge Trend to chase price action in an exponential fashion, potentially enabling a quicker exit when the trend shifts.
- Length: Adjust how much price action is taken into consideration for the ATR average. Lower values yield higher responsiveness to recent price action.
- Size: Determines the initial deviation of the Dodge Trend when it resets after every flip/break.
- Source: Specifies the data point (close, high, open, low, hl2, etc.) used for the Dodge Trend.
- Dodge Intensity: Adjusts the intensity of the pullback effect. Higher values result in more intense pullbacks. Range is limited between 0 and 99, with 95 as the recommended default.
- Bullish Color Setting: Sets the color for the uptrend Dodge Trend.
- Bearish Color Setting: Sets the color for the downtrend Dodge Trend.
Dodge Trend is a powerful tool for traders looking to ride trends and avoid unnecessary exits due to short-term price fluctuations. While it offers a unique feature that may potentially improve trading outcomes, it should be used in conjunction with other indicators and analysis methods for a comprehensive trading strategy. As with all tools, it does not guarantee profitable trades but aims to give traders more actionable and precise information to base their decisions on.
Experience trend-following in a more adaptive and efficient manner with the Dodge Trend indicator, a tool designed to help you 'dodge' false exits and stay in line with the overall trend.
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