[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Squelch Indicator

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introuced the squelch indicator in Sep, 2000.


This the squelch indicator code is identical to the Hilbert period code , with the addition of the squelch threshold and the display being implemented as a paintbar -- that is, a bar on the chart being colored, depending on the squelch threshold value.

The Pine v4 code for displaying the squelch control as a paintbar for John Ehlers's article, "Squelch Those Whipsaws," can be reproduced in Tradingview by breaking the steps into separate functions. For example, functions can be written to calculate the "InPhase" and "Quadrature" variables, which can then be used in the calculation of the "Phase," "DeltaPhase," and "InstPeriod."

Although paintbars are not a feature of Tradingview, a similar effect can be displayed in a chart by writing a function to determine whether the period is less than 20. This function can then be displayed in main chart to highlight whether the price is in a trend mode or a cycle mode. The squelch period should also prove useful as an input for neural network predictions.

Key Signal

Plot1--> Highlight Period smaller than Squelch Threshold
Plot2--> Highlight Period smaller than Squelch Threshold

Pros and Cons

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.


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