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Keltner Channel

Description

Keltner's colored channel indicator,also called STARC band, drawn in the main chart window. The indicator uses the calculation technique of the three drawing options: basic, improved and modified. The first two were proposed by Keltner, the third one - by a successful trader L. Rakshe.

You can also search for your own best parameters of the indicator. The upper, middle and lower bands can be colored.

The indicator includes the basic analytical tool of the market moods by Keltner.

The indicator can notify of the appearance of a formed bar detected by the analytical tool by playing a beep, as well as display the time remaining until the end of the formation of the current bar in the format of <d:h:m:s, where:

  • < means the current bar.
  • d - days.
  • h - hours.
  • m - minutes.
  • s - seconds.


Purpose

The indicator can be used for manual or automated trading in an Expert Advisor. Values of indicator buffer of the double type can be used for automated trading: 

  1. The middle line of the indicator - buffer 2.
  2. The upper line of the indicator - buffer 0.
  3. The lower line of the indicator - buffer 1.
  4. The signal of the bearish mood - buffer 3, must not be zero.
  5. The signal of the bullish mood - buffer 4, must not be zero.


Inputs

  1. Calc_Method - the indicator calculation method:
    1. basic (by Keltner) - 0.
    2. improved (by Keltner) - 1.
    3. modified (by L.Rakshe) - 2.
    4. Custom - for the following parameters specified by the user.
  2. Channel_Width_Factor - Channel width factor.
  3. ATR_Period - calculation period for the ATR (Average True Range).
  4. MA_Period - MA period.
  5. MA_Method - the MA averaging method:
    1. MODE_SMA - 0.
    2. MODE_EMA - 1.
    3. MODE_SMMA - 2.
    4. MODE_LWMA - 3.
  6. Applied_Price - used price:
    1. PRICE_CLOSE - 0.
    2. PRICE_OPEN - 1.
    3. PRICE_HIGH - 2.
    4. PRICE_LOW - 3.
    5. PRICE_MEDIAN - 4.
    6. PRICE_TYPICAL - 5.
    7. PRICE_WEIGHTED - 6.
  7. Shift - shift of the indicator in relation to the price chart.
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版本 1.22 - 2016.03.30
1. Input parameters dialog is improved.
2. The indicator has new input parameter called Channel Width Factor.
3. Additional opportunities are available for basic analytics.