JRC Fractal Dimension
JRC Fractal Dimension was authored by Mark Jurik of Jurik Research. The JRCFD uses highest, lowest, maximums, minimums, logarithms, feedback and finally, a Simple Moving Average to fulfill its fractal dimension. The user may change the input (close), size, count, smooth period length and method (SMA). This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.
How To Trade Using JRC Fractal Dimension
JRC Fractal Dimension may be used in conjunction with other indicators. No trading signals are given.
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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//size = user defined, default is 20
//count = user defined, default is 5
//smoothP = user defined, default is 5
//method = moving average (ma) = user defined, default is SMA
//prev = previous, index = current bar number
//log = natural logarithm
wind1 = (count - 1) * size; wind2 = count * size; nlog = Math.log(count); highest = highest(index, size, high); lowest = lowest(index, size, low); priorC = price[index-size]; smallRange = Math.max(priorC, highest) - Math.min(priorC, lowest); highest = highest(index, wind2, high); lowest = lowest(index, wind2, low); priorC = price[index-wind2]; bigRange = Math.max(priorC, highest) - Math.min(priorC, lowest); prevSS = ifNull(smallRange, smallSum[index-1]); //returns smallRange on first try priorSR = smallRange[index-wind1]; smallSum = prevSS + smallRange - priorSR; if(smallSum lessThan 0) return; temp = Math.log(bigRange/(smallSum/wind1)); fd = 2 - (temp / nlog); Plot: jrcfd = ma(method, index, smoothP, fd);