Awesome Oscillator

The Awesome Oscillator for NinjaTrader 8

The Awesome Oscillator is similar to the raw MACD, but instead applies simple moving averages periods of 34 and 5, as opposed to the exponential moving averages used for the MACD. The input value is the median of the bar, whereas the default MACD uses the close.

Indicator Description

Bill William’s Awesome Oscillator is similar to the raw MACD. However, instead of the exponential moving averages used for the MACD, this indicator applies simple moving averages periods of 34 and 5. Also, the input value is the median of the bar, not the MACD default close. The histogram output is similar to the raw MACD line.

As other indicators from this category, it has values that fluctuate above and below the zeroline. Oscillator values above the zeroline indicates a short term momentum which is higher than the long term. Values below the zeroline indicates a short term momentum which is lower than the long term. Accordingly, the Awesome Oscillator come with corresponding color plots i.e. green/red for long/short momentum.

You may identify the basic signals when there is a zeroline cross. This indicates a change in momentum representing buying/selling opportunies. Additional signals can are the so called Twin Peaks & Saucer setups.

The Awesome Oscillator is best used in combination with a higher timeframe trend filter, statistical analysis and volume analysis. You may for example review the Multiple Rainbow Filter, the Efficiency Ratio, the Parabolic SAR, the Modified Z Score and the Force Index indicators.

Other library momentum oscillators

Other than the Awesome Oscillator, our standard momentum oscillators category feature a number of other entries, such as the Fast Stochastics, LBR 3/10, RSI or the Double Smoothed Sochastics (Blau). Furthermore, we also have a category for advanced oscillators, with among others the Projection Oscillator and the MACD BB Lines. These tools build on the same concept as the standard momentum oscillators, but with a higher degree of sophistication. In general, they allow for added value approaches, utilizing a set of more complex algorithms. A multiple MACD indicator featuring a selection of 30 different moving averages as input series, is also available from our library. Finally, we have a category for Gapless Indicators, featuring among others the Gapless MACD.

The indicator is available for NinjaTrader 8.