Wilders Moving Average

Wilders Moving Average (WILD) was authored by Welles Wilder. The WILD factors the price, period and feedback from its former value, to fulfill its final calculation. The user may change the input (close) and period length. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

Wilders Moving Average

How To Trade Using Wilders Moving Average

The Wilders Moving Average is a trend indicator and may be used in conjunction with other studies. No trading signals are calculated.

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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//period = user defined, default is 22
//prev = previous, def = default value
//sma = simple moving average
//index = current bar number, def = default value

k = 1 / period;
def = sma(index, period, input);
prevW = ifNull(def, wild[index-1]);  //feedback component
Plot: wild = price * k + prevW * (1 - k);