The underlying concept of this indicator revolves around the calculation of the True Range and Average True Range. The True Range is the maximum value among the difference between the current high and low, the absolute value of the difference between the current high and previous close, and the absolute value of the difference between the current low and previous close. The ATR is then calculated as the simple moving average of the True Range over a user-defined period (default is 14). The threshold for high volatility candles is determined by multiplying the ATR by a user-defined multiplier (default is 1.5).
The indicator identifies high volatility candles when the closing price is greater than the previous closing price plus the threshold. Based on the price action, trendlines are drawn connecting the high or low of high volatility candles. The initial color and style of the trendline are determined by whether the price is moving up or down. Green solid lines represent upward price movement, while red solid lines represent downward price movement.
As the price crosses the trendlines, the indicator tracks the number of crosses and updates the line's style accordingly. If the price crosses a trendline twice, the line style is changed to dashed, indicating the potential weakening of the support or resistance level.
This indicator works best with trading methods that focus on capturing price breakouts or reversals. Traders can use the trendlines to identify potential entry or exit points, stop-loss levels, or take-profit targets. It's important to note that this indicator should be used in conjunction with other technical analysis tools and an understanding of the overall market context to make informed trading decisions.
When using the Dynamic Trendlines indicator on TradingView, users can customize the ATR length, threshold multiplier, and the number of recent trendlines displayed on the chart. Additionally, small triangles are plotted below high volatility candles, with their color based on the trendline it starts, providing a quick visual reference for traders.
In summary, the Dynamic Trendlines indicator is a valuable tool for identifying potential support and resistance levels in the market by analyzing price volatility and drawing trendlines based on high volatility candles. It is best suited for breakout and reversal trading strategies and should be used in conjunction with other technical analysis tools for optimal results.