highs and lows so that an investor or trader may more easily time when to buy or sell the underlying instrument. Accordingly, it is not meant to be used as a way of gauging momentum, however, I find it perfectly suitable for the task (at least when used "un-centered" which is how it comes by default here). If you wish to read up more on the just search for it under indicators. It's built in, so you'll find all the information you need on it there. Or check investopedia.
On to the good stuff. What have I done and how does this work?
As un-centered you can use it just like any other momentum oscillator. Price above the zero line is and below is , generally speaking.
I've added two moving averages that you can turn on or off, and choose amongst various types and lengths. Both of these are colored based on trend.
The is also colored based on trend, with a neutral color based on where the is relative to the primary MA and the zero line.
Candles are colored in the same way that the is.
I've added because they could be useful on an indicator like this.
All the alert conditions you could dream of.
With this set to centered you will notice that the is not inline with current price. That is intentional, as it's only designed to look at historical price
data to time highs and lows of price movement. As such, I don't recommend using this when set to centered, at least if you're trading crypto. The price
perhaps makes for inconsistent timing of cyclical highs and lows, or perhaps it's the rather brief amount of time cryptocurrencies have been in existence.
I do not know. Just stick to using it un-centered.
The above image shows the indicator with turned on and the MA's turned off. Also, you should note that the candle color and color is based on the primary moving average you are using. If you want consistency, and want to use the , then keep your primary moving average set as a 20 , as that is the basis for .
Hope this is helpful to you. Definitely pair it with an additional indicator like an , or my +ADP. I like to use something rangebound to compare its signals to.
added plot shapes for DPO+MA crosses
added background stripes for DPO+DPO crosses, and an alert condition for that
first, I changed the way neutral candles are colored. Previously it was with regard to the DPO's relation to the primary and secondary moving averages. This doesn't make much sense to me because in my opinion the center line (in my way of thinking the neutral point for market momentum) is the more relevant factor than the secondary MA, so now the candles are colored in the exact same way the DPO is, and that is with the DPO's relation to the primary MA and the center line.
second, I saw that I had a question from a user about the use of the secondary DPO. And, while understanding the use myself, I realized that my implementation of DPO+DPO crosses was WRONG for the intended use of the second DPO. Partly this came to me while thinking of the use of the center line, and while changing the colored candles. So now the crossing of the two DPO's is of no relevance (it often gave false signals anyway). So where is this all going? The use of the secondary DPO is to act as an additional filter the way a longer lookback moving average might when overlaid on a chart. I set the default setting of the second DPO to 89 (a fib number), and the point of it is, if you so wish to use it this way, to act as a filter for which direction you wish to trade. If it is above the center line then you can use dips on the faster DPO as signals to buy, and vice versa for shorting. You can make up your own set of rules for reversal trading a trend, or for ranging markets, though I think the Bollinger Bands that I updated (there are two of different deviations with a fill in between them -- I've also done away with the fill between top and bottom bands) should help with that.
With the change in how I've approached the momentum issue between the two different DPO's and the centerline, I've removed the background stripes from the DPO+DPO cross (they were useless) and added background stripes for DPO centerline crosses as this is a MUCH more useful feature.
Lastly, I neatened up the inputs screen and changed some verbiage. Pretty much just cosmetic details, but I think it provides a more intuitive, pleasant experience with the indicator.
That's all! Thanks! And happy trading!
moving averages off by default now, but ribbon visible.
Added Donchian Channel Bands with adjustable band thickness.
Explanation for one way of looking at your chart with this indicator.
This is with the default settings of the divergence indicator. If you want fewer--but, I think, more high quality--divergences showing use a higher number. Detrended price oscillator can show divergences that last quite a long time, so you need to be careful taking trades off them, in my opinion.
added a couple more moving averages
added color swatches for oscillator/moving average cross symbols
added color and candle color option for oscillator being only either above or below the zero line