Trending or Ranging and Trend Strength Indicator
Topic: Trending or Ranging and Trend Strength Indicator
The indicator shows the power of the trend that is in place and whether a pair is trending or ranging.
Strength is always from below 0 heading up. This is not a linear directional indicator. The colours give direction, the slope shows strength. 0 is ranging, going up off 0 is trending. The logic is the variance between ATR and StdDev over the same period with smoothing arrays of the result. Sensitivity is pip based as the desired minimum movement between the highest high and lowest low over your nominated set of bars. Typically the last 5 bars. This filters the minimal movements into lighter colored bars which are often an early sign of reversal or just a consolidation before trend continuation.