Moving Average Adaptive Q

The Moving Average Adaptive Q (MAAQ) was authored by Perry Kaufman in the Stocks and Commodities Magazine 06/1995. The MAAQ uses price, previous price and a prior price in a series of mathematical manoeuvres including feedback to arrive at its final form. The user may change the input (close) and the period length. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

Moving Average AdaptiveQ

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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//period = user defined, default is 10
//prev = previous, abs = absolute value
//pow = power, index = current bar number
//lrv[0] = a in the line equasion y = a + mx

fastest = 0.667;
slowest = 0.0645;
prevP = price[index-1];
diff = abs(price - prevP);
priorP = price[index-period];
priorDiff = abs(price - priorP);
sumPrev = sum(period, DIFF);
prevMaaq = ifNull(price, maa[1]);  //returns price on first try
temp = ((priorDiff / sumPrev) * fastest) + slowest; 
Plot: maaq = prevMaaq + pow(temp, 2) * (price - prevMaaq);