New Market Paradigm Contraction
The New Market Paradigm Contraction was authored by Walter T. Downs in the Stocks and Commodities Magazine 06/1998. This indcator uses the current and previous Bollinger Bands®, along with some conditional statements, to plot its paths. The user may change the input (close), period length and standard deviation values. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.
How To Trade Using New Market Paradigm Contraction
Adjust the Standard Deviation and period length to control the quantity and quality on the trading signals. If the price is above the top band a sell signal will be generated. Conversely, if the price is below the bottom band a buy signal will be given.
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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//period = user defined, default is 28
//sdUp = standard deviation up, user defined, default is 2
//sdDn = standard deviation down, user defined, default is 2
//bb = bollinger bands, sma = simple moving average, prev = previous
//bb = bb top, bb = bb bottom, bb = bb sma
//index = current bar number
nmP = 0; bb = bollingerBands(index, period, sdUp, sdDn, input); prevBb = bollingerBands(index-1, period, sdUp, sdDn, input); top = bb; bott = bb; cond1 = top lessThan prevBb AND bott moreThan prevBb; cond2 = top moreThan prevBb AND bott lessThan prevBb; cond3 = (cond1 == false) AND (cond2 == false); if (cond1) nmP = 1; if (cond2) nmP = 2; if (cond3) nmP = 3; up = null; down = null; if (nmP == 1) up = top; down = bott; endIf Plot1: up; Plot2: down; Plot3: top; Plot4: bott; Plot5: bb); //Signals sell = price moreThan bb; buy = price lessThan bb;