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A Quant's perspective on building a trading system.

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As someone new to futures trading and absorbing as much as I can, I'm finding your information extremely interesting. Looking forward to watching you progress.

Thank you for sharing!

Glad to see someone new to futures. If you have any questions just let me know. THANK YOU for following along.

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Sounds interesting.

I guess I am five.

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Ahren's Moving Average


@SodyTexas,

Interested in the Ahren's Moving Average. Wonder where I could find a NT7 version of the indicator? How is its performance like compare to Kaufmann Adaptive Moving Average?

Thanks in advance.

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@SodyTexas,

Interested in the Ahren's Moving Average. Wonder where I could find a NT7 version of the indicator? How is its performance like compare to Kaufmann Adaptive Moving Average?

Thanks in advance.

Aw yes, the Ahrens Moving Average. By far my favorite moving average, it tends to be much smoother than kaufmans. Perry Kaufman uses what he calls Alpha in the EMA formula to create his AMA (Aka, Kaufmans Moving Average). There have been a number of variations of the AMA by changing the the alpha in his formula to some other type of smoothing.If you are asking if this a variation of kaufmann's the answer is no. it is its own moving average, some may even call it a momentum moving average.

The original formula was invented by Richard Ahrens and published in Stock and Commodities Oct 2013. I have attached a XPS version of that article in this post so you can see how he derived the formula. The one I use is slightly different from Ahrens. In Ahren's calculation he uses the open and the close in his formula. But, I like to take out as much variance as I can when trading intra-bar so I use the same formula but based on the high and low of the bar. Variance of the indicator itself, better explained by how much the indicator moves on the bar when calculate on bar close is false. That way the only time the AhrensMA will change is when the bar is either making new highs or new lows. Using it on PnF adds another step for smoothing because depending if we are drawing X's or O's the moving average will only be affected by either new highs (X's) or new lows(O's). So in this case the AhrensMA is about as smooth as one could need in PnF and the variance of the moving average is low making more accurate crosses.

Attached is the indicator code by me with my variation. I hope you like it, it is very smooth and a much better calculation then a zero lag.

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Aw yes, the Ahrens Moving Average. By far my favorite moving average, it tends to be much smoother than kaufmans. Perry Kaufman uses what he calls Alpha in the EMA formula to create his AMA (Aka, Kaufmans Moving Average). There have been a number of variations of the AMA by changing the the alpha in his formula to some other type of smoothing.If you are asking if this a variation of kaufmann's the answer is no. it is its own moving average, some may even call it a momentum moving average.

The original formula was invented by Richard Ahrens and published in Stock and Commodities Oct 2013. I have attached a XPS version of that article in this post so you can see how he derived the formula. The one I use is slightly different from Ahrens. In Ahren's calculation he uses the open and the close in his formula. But, I like to take out as much variance as I can when trading intra-bar so I use the same formula but based on the high and low of the bar. Variance of the indicator itself, better explained by how much the indicator moves on the bar when calculate on bar close is false. That way the only time the AhrensMA will change is when the bar is either making new highs or new lows. Using it on PnF adds another step for smoothing because depending if we are drawing X's or O's the moving average will only be affected by either new highs (X's) or new lows(O's). So in this case the AhrensMA is about as smooth as one could need in PnF and the variance of the moving average is low making more accurate crosses.

Attached is the indicator code by me with my variation. I hope you like it, it is very smooth and a much better calculation then a zero lag.


The XPS of Ahrens did not upload, so let me attach the PDF of the OCT 2013 S&C. I also added it to the elite members section for indicators. Actually, all the indicators in this system are coded by me and i will be sharing them all.. Open transparency = collaboration. I still need to cover how I break up sampling data, and include the other indicators such as the ichimoku cloud with added fibonacci cushion, which i will do soon.

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The XPS of Ahrens did not upload, so let me attach the PDF of the OCT 2013 S&C. I also added it to the elite members section for indicators. Actually, all the indicators in this system are coded by me and i will be sharing them all.. Open transparency = collaboration. I still need to cover how I break up sampling data, and include the other indicators such as the ichimoku cloud with added fibonacci cushion, which i will do soon.

Have you thought of creating a Bollinger band or Keltner channel using the Ahrens moving average?

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Have you thought of creating a Bollinger band or Keltner channel using the Ahrens moving average?

I have made the AhrensBB but not the keltner channel. might be a fun side project. Attached is the AhrensBB. I will also, post it in the elite indicator section.

Cheers,

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@SodyTexas your strategy development flow chart is great. Nice work.

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@SodyTexas your strategy development flow chart is great. Nice work.

Thanks, stay tuned I will be going through the entire flow chart with code and examples on this journal!

Sody,

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My version of the Ichimoku Cloud


Ok, lets talk about the next indicator, the SoderstromCloud. It is the Ichimoku Cloud with both the Senkou Span A and B but it add something unique to the mix.

If you do the math on the Snekou Span B it is always the 50% line in the Fibonacci retracement looking back the standard 52 periods of Ichimoku; and acts as either support or resistance. Many times you will see price peak out of this line and retrace back true it causing a false signal.

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But what I did to add cushioning by expanding the Senkou Span B to the next nearest Fibonacci line. I am not a complete believer in Fibonacci, but because many traders are I think it becomes a self-fulfilling S&R. Logically, to me if I was going to fatten the Senkou Span B line (needed for proper position sizing using Van Tharps R-multiples) the next Fibonacci retracements makes sense.

Attached is the indicator, like before I will also post it in the elite indicator section.

Cheers, Sody

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