VIDYA2 Indicator

VIDYA2 Indicator by Chande and Kroll are types of Adaptive Moving Averages that use Standard Deviation and feedback in their calculation. Two paths are plotted with different alpha values. The user may change the input (close), period (20) and alphas (.2,.04). This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.


How To Trade Using VIDYA2 Indicator

Trading signals are generated when VIDYA1 and VIDYA2 cross. If VIDYA1 crosses above (upward movement) a buy signal is generated. Conversely, if VIDYA1 crosses below (downward movement) a sell signal is given.


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//input = user defined, default is close
//period = user defined, default is 20
//alpha1 = user defined, default is .2
//alpha2 = user defined, default is .04
//prev = previous, index = current bar number
//std = stdDev = standard deviation

stdDev = std(index, period, input);
avStdDev = ma(method, index, period, stdDev);
prevVidya1 = isNull(price, vidya1[index-1]); //feedback
prevVidya2 = isNull(price, vidya2[index-1]); //feedback
ratio = stdDev/avStdDev;
Plot1: vidya1 = (alpha1 * ratio * price) + ((1-(alpha1*ratio)) * prevVidya1);
Plot2: vidya2 = (alpha2 * ratio * price) + ((1-(alpha2*ratio)) * prevVidya2);
buy = crossedAbove(VIDYA1, VIDYA2);
sell = crossedBelow(VIDYA1, VIDYA2);