Elliott Wave Oscillator

The Elliott Wave Oscillator (EWO) is the difference of, a 34 and a 5 period, simple moving average (SMA). It illustrates what’s happening to the market driving force at the present moment. The user may change the input (Midpoint), method (SMA) and period lengths. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.


How To Trade Using Elliott Wave Oscillator

No trading signals are calculated for this indicator.

How To Access in MotiveWave

Go to the top menu, choose Study>General>Elliott Wave Oscillator

or go to the top menu, choose Add Study, start typing in this study name until you see it appear in the list, click on the study name, click OK.

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//input = price, user defined, default is Midpoint
//method = moving average (ma), user defined, default is SMA
//slowPeriod = user defined, default is 34
//fastPeriod = user defined, default is 5
//index = current bar number
//MT= more than, LT= less than

slowMA = ma(method, index, slowPeriod, input);
fastMA = ma(method, index, fastPeriod, input);
diff = fastMA - slowMA;
prev = diff[index-1];
if (prev MT diff) setcolor(downColor);
else setColor(upColor);
PlotHist: diff