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Indicator Parameter? Stochastic Momentum Index

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Indicator Parameter? Stochastic Momentum Index

Hi all,

Here I go with my very first question/post.

Lately I have been incorporating the Stochastic Momentum Index (SMI) into my trading. However something is confusing me about the indicator.

In short, I have been reading a lot of articles on the web about the SMI that refer to the parameters of the indicator in a much different way to how the SMI parameters seem to be laid out in Metastock (my main platform). I find it is almost as if people are talking about a different indicator to what I am seeing.

For example, I recently came across an article by a trader named Julie Wade regarding the Stochastic Momentum Index. The article draws on the ideas of Anne Marie Baiynd. In her article, Ms Wade mentions using a combination of "4-10 fast SMI overlaid on top of a slower 10-40 SMI".

Sounds easy enough, however, within Metastock (and a few other platforms I have looked at), the SMI parameters are generally set out as follows:

%K Parameters
- Time Periods: X
- Smoothing Periods: X
- Double Smooth Periods: X

%D Parameters
- Time Periods: X
- Method: (i.e. simple, exponential etc)

As such, how would I go about creating '4-10' and/or '10-40' SMI. I am not sure what they even mean.

I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on how to set up both a "4-10 fast SMI" and a "10-40 slow SMI". Could Ms Wade be talking about a slightly different indicator?

So far I have been unable to contact Ms Wade, so I thought this great forum might be able to help. I apologize if this is an incredibly obvious question.

A big thank you in advance.


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Indicator Parameter? Stochastic Momentum Index


Did you ever get a response to your question? I also am interested in the SMI, I am using thinkorswim and it only has a simpler version of the SMI without as many parameters available to change compared to MetaStock. This was referenced by Anne Marie Baiynd on a YouTube video.

I appreciate any information you may have discovered.


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Stochastic Momentum Index, Anne Marie Baiynd

I cobbled this thinkscript based on watching Anne-Marie Baiynd's youtube on Stockastic Momentum Index.
Use at your own risk.

declare lower;

input over_bought = 70;
input over_sold = -70;
input percentDLength = 6;
input percentKLength = 15;

def min_low = lowest(low, percentKLength);
def max_high = highest(high, percentKLength);
def rel_diff = close - (max_high + min_low)/2;
def diff = max_high - min_low;

def avgrel = expaverage(expaverage(rel_diff, percentDLength), percentDLength);
def avgdiff = expaverage(expaverage(diff, percentDLength), percentDLength);

plot SMI = if avgdiff != 0 then avgrel / (avgdiff / 2) * 100 else 0;

plot AvgSMI = expaverage(smi, percentDLength);

plot overbought = over_bought;

plot oversold = over_sold;

plot zero = 0;

I have been using this SMI for several months and like it alot. I wish it could be made available for NinjaTrader8.

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Hello All:

I have been using SMI for some time on the TOS platform and took some notes from Steve Miller on TastyTrade. He suggested setting the overbought at 40 and the oversold at -40.

Percent d length is set to 3
Percent k length is set to 5

so far, no complaints....

Hope this helps a little.



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