[blackcat] L3 Ehlers Corona Charts Swing Position

Level: 3


John F. Ehlers introuced Corona Charts Swing Position Indicator in Nov, 2008.


John Ehlers's corona indicators, "Corona Charts," provide a "multidimensional" view of market activity. In the article "Corona Charts" in Nov, 2008, John Ehlers further developed his earlier work on market cycles. A new kind of indicator was presented that uses a glow-like effect to present another dimension of data. Implementation of corona charts in pine v4 helps detect dominant cycles in data. It provides a corona chart for swing positions indicator.

Dr . Ehlers claims that a corona is displayed when the market is in a trend and there is little cyclic component. The swing position indicator shows the phasing of the data within the dominant cycle. A value of -5 means the cycle is at its valley. A value of +5 means the cycle is at its peak. In a pure cycle the Swing Position will trace out the shape of a sine wave . However, I normalized it to overlay it together with Corona Chart heat maps .

Key Signal

DomCycle--> Ehlers Dominant Cycle
Plot2~Plot50--> Ehlers Corona Charts Swing Position Heat Map

Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book.


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