Many trading systems are more stable if you use simple and not so innovative indicators, like exponential moving averages and Relative Strengthe index.
Differently by the original article:
- there is no ATR Filter, but we have introduced a Schaff Indicator. If you have multiple shares/ to choose, prefer what has a better value of Schaff;
- there is no fixed stop loss but a second moving average (fast), used as target. There are also Simple Mov Averages on lows (trailing stop loss for long) and a on highs (trailing stop loss for short position).
Be careful, in the system only long case, because being short is not the reverse of being long (as stated in my blog)
on highs are therefore only graphically put.
In this version, I’ve changed the “religious” use of EMAs (“sponsored by” Alexander Elder) to “ordinary” MAs: this because since simple moving averages measure all the factor in addition egual each one, this involve a sort of “offset” in the graph, while EMAs give a major “importance” to the last value (last close itself, you’re already considering): therefore this calculation may be counterproductive.
HOW TO OPERATE
BUY when prices crosses over SMAon long period (we suggest, however, long = fast period = no. 11 for italian and european shares)
prices go under on lows (7 period), or under on fast!
crosses under level 70 or is higher than 75 (or 80, but in code there is 75)