Adaptive Smoothing Indicator

The Adaptive Smoothing Indicator, or Tilson T3, combinds a series of moving averages with a user defined volume factor. The user may change the input (close), method (EMA), period length and factor. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

Adaptive Smoothing Indicator

How To Trade Using Adaptive Smoothing Indicator

The Adaptive Smoothing Indicator or Tilson T3 may be used in conjunction with other indicators as a trend indicator. No trading signals are given.

How To Access in MotiveWave

Go to the top menu, choose Study>Overlays>Adaptive Smoothing Indicator T3

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//input = price, user defined, default is closing price
//period = user input, default 40
//volFac = volume factor, user defined, default .5
//ema = expotintial moving average
//index = current bar number

ema1=ma(method, index, period, input);
ema2=ma(method, index, period, ema1);
gd1=(ema1 * (1 + volFac)) - (ema2 * volFac);
ema3=ma(method, index, period, gd1);
ema4=ma(method, index, period, ema3);
gd2=(ema3 * (1 + volFac)) - (ema4 * volFac);
ema5=ma(method, index, period, gd2);
ema6=ma(method, index, period, ema5);
Plot: T3=(ema5 * (1 + volFac)) - (ema6 * volFac);