Detrended Ehlers Leading Indicator
The Detrended Ehlers Leading Indicator(DELI) was authored by Jon Ehlers (See “MESA and Trading Market Cycles” by John Ehlers). The DELI uses highs, previous high, lows, previous lows and feedback to create two exponential moving averages. First, Detrended Synthetic Price (DSP) is plotted as their difference. Then a third exponential moving average is created from the DSP and the DELI is plotted as their difference. The period length is used but in a non traditional way. The user may change only this period length. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.
How To Trade Using The Detrended Ehlers Leading Indicator
Detrended Ehlers Leading Indicator may be used in conjunction with other indicators. No trading signals are given.
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//period = user defined, default is 14
//prev = previous, index = current bar number
prevHigh = high[index-1]; prevLow = low[index-1]; if (prevHigh moreThan high) high = prevHigh; if (prevLow lessThan low) low = prevLow; price = (high + low) / 2; alpha = .67; if (period moreThan 2) alpha = 2 / (period + 1); prevEma1 = ifNull(price, ema1[index-1]); //returns price on first try ema1 = (alpha * price) + ((1 - alpha) * prevEma1); prevEma2 = ifNull(price, ema2[index-1]); ema2 = ((alpha/2) * price) + ((1 - (alpha/2)) * prevEma2); Plot1: dsp = ema1 - ema2; prevTemp = ifNull(0,temp[index-1]); temp = (alpha * dsnp) + ((1 - alpha) * prevTemp); Plot2: deli = dsp - temp;