[blackcat] L3 Ehlers Market Mode Indicator

Level: 3


John F. Ehlers introuced Market Mode Indicator on April, 2012.


This indicator is used to determine whether the market is in a trending or a cyclical mode. This is accomplished by comparing the average value of price, after being filtered to the peaks and valleys of that filtered price. The filter used in this indicator is a second order butterworth filter. For more information on this calculation see "Introducing SwamiCharts" (March 2012) and "Empirical Mode Decomposition" (March 2010) from Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities by Dr . Ehlers .

Key Signal

MeanCalc --> short term fast line
MeanCalc(2) --> short term slow line
long ---> long entry signal
short ---> short entry signal

Pros and Cons

NOT 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.


The 80th script for Blackcat1402 John F. Ehlers Week publication.

I kept the core of Ehlers market mode indicator, but add conditons for long and short entries which i think they are reasonable.


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