Trigger Lines

The Trigger Lines indicator for NinjaTrader 8

This is a simple implementation of the trigger lines which can be used as a trend filter. The trigger lines are composed of a linear regression indicator (LinReg) and a signal line, which is calculated as the exponential moving average (EMA) of the linear regression line.

Indicator Description

The Trigger Lines indicator can be used as a trend filter. When the LinReg indicator crosses above the signal line, it is considered bullish, when it crosses below, it is considered bearish. The indicator allows to select a color for bullish and bearish conditions and shades the area between the trigger lines. Default values used for the periods are 80 for the LinReg indicator and 20 for the EMA.

Other Library indicators

The Trigger Lines should be used in combination with other tools for technical analysis, such as momentum oscillators, support / resistance and volume indicators. For momentum oscillators, you may review the Acceleration DecelerationAwesome OscillatorLBR 3/10 OscillatorSlow RSI or the TDI. The Indicator Spotlight newsletter reviewed the TDI indicator here.

For support / resistance, you may consider using Fib retracement levels, using one of our Fibonacci retracement tools, such as the indicator plotting the Prior Day Fibonacci Levels. Our Indicator Spotlight newsletter previously looked at a trading strategy using Fibonacci Retracements.

Additional support resistance levels can be found using the Average Range for a daily, weekly or monthly lookback period. This may for example be done using a ADR indicator, alternatively the Weekly Range Projections / Monthly Range Projections. The Indicator Spotlight furthermore reviewed the Average Daily Range Projections and the Daily Pivot Point levels.

For volume you may consider Force Index or Relative Volume analysis. Our NinjaTrader Relative Volume indicator was discussed in our Indicator Spotlight. For instruments that lack reliable volume information (FX/Crypto currencies), you may consider analyzing Relative Ranges. Our Relative Range indicator was also reviewed in the Indicator Spotlight. Finally, you may consider managing positions by using the Chandelier Stop. Other trailing stop indicators are available from the Trailing Stops category.

Other that the Trigger Lines, our moving average category includes the DWMA, Exponential Hull Moving Average, Holt EMA, Moving Average Wave, MA Cross or the Tillson T3. Additionally, you may want to review our trend analysis and trend filter indicators, such as the ADXADXVMA Plus, Coral Filter, Directional Movement Index (DMI), Distant Coefficient Filter, MAAF, Efficiency RatioButterworth FilterGaussian FilterLaguerre Filter, Rainbow Filter, Supersmoother Filter and the Supertrend indicator.

The Trigger Lines indicator is available for NinjaTrader 8.