Keltner Channel

The Keltner Channel is named after Chester W. Keltner. In this modern version of the Keltner Channel, the middle line is an exponential moving average (EMA) of the given input. The upper and lower bands are a set distance that is a multiple (range attribute) of Average True Range from the middle line. The user may change the input (close), period lengths and range attributes. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

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Keltner Channel

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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//middlePeriod= user defined, default is 20
//atrPeriod= user defined, default is 10
//upperRange = user defined, default is 2
//lowerRange = user defined, default is 2
//ma = moving average, EMA = exponential moving average
//index = current bar number, atr = average true range

atr = atr(index, atrPeriod);
Plot2: ma = ma("EMA", index, middlePeriod, input);
Plot1: ma + (upperRange * atr);
Plot3: ma - (upperRange * atr);