blackcat1402

[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Instantaneous Trendline

Level: 2

Background

John F. Ehlers introuced Instantaneous Trendline (IT) in his "Rocket Science for Traders" chapter 10. Dr . Ehlers hope IT can enable us to compute a continuous trendline from which we can rapidly assess market action.


Function
blackcat L2 Ehlers Instantaneous Trendline (IT) is used to follow trend. IT is important because the dominant cycle component is always notched out. It follows that if the composite analytic waveform consists of only a trend component and a cycle component, and if we remove the cycle component, the residual must be the trend. Of course, this is not precisely true in reality, because there will always be components other than the dominant cycle present. However, this is a workable solution for trading purposes because the secondary cycles usually have a small amplitude.

Key Signal

Smooth --> 4 bar WMA w/ 1 bar lag
Detrender --> The amplitude response of a minimum-length HT can be improved by adjusting the filter coefficients by
trial and error. HT does not allow DC component at zero frequency for transformation. So, Detrender is used to remove DC component/ trend component.
Q1 --> Quadrature phase signal
I1 --> In-phase signal
Period --> Dominant Cycle in bars
SmoothPeriod --> Period with complex averaging
DCPeriod ---> Dominant Cycle Period
Trendline ---> IT fast line
SmoothPrice ---> IT slow line

Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation of original work, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book. If you had read his works, then you will be quite familiar with my code style.

Remarks

The 9th script for Blackcat1402 John F. Ehlers Week publication.

Readme

In real life, I am a prolific inventor. I have successfully applied for more than 60 international and regional patents in the past 12 years. But in the past two years or so, I have tried to transfer my creativity to the development of trading strategies. Tradingview is the ideal platform for me. I am selecting and contributing some of the hundreds of scripts to publish in Tradingview community. Welcome everyone to interact with me to discuss these interesting pine scripts.

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Release Notes: Correct label bar_index issue
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