Demand Index is developed by James Sibbet. When calculating this index the prices and volume are used. This index is considered to be a leading one. In this version the index varies from +100 to -100. In other aspects the index calculation precisely repeats the author's version.
There are six rules for the Demand Index:
This indicator allows to select a smoothing type out of ten possible versions:
It should be noted that Phase type parameters for different smoothing algorithms have completely different meaning. For JMA it is an external Phase variable changing from -100 to +100. For T3 it is a smoothing ratio multiplied by 100 for better visualization, for VIDYA it is a CMO oscillator period and for AMA it is a slow EMA period. In other algorithms these parameters do not affect smoothing. For AMA fast EMA period is a fixed value and is equal to 2 by default. The ratio of raising to the power is also equal to 2 for AMA.
The indicator uses SmoothAlgorithms.mqh library classes (must be copied to the terminal_data_folder\MQL5\Include). The use of the classes was thoroughly described in the article "Averaging Price Series for Intermediate Calculations Without Using Additional Buffers".
Translated from Russian by MetaQuotes Software Corp.
Original code: https://www.mql5.com/ru/code/520