Multiple MA Cross

moving average cross

The Moving Average Cross is an indicator that plots a fast and a slow moving average. For both averages you may select from over 30 different algorithms. The indicator can be used as a trend filter or for determining support and resistance.

Indicator Description

The Moving Average Cross indicator plots two moving averages, a fast and a slow moving average. It is primarily designed to be used as a trend filter to show whether the market is in an uptrend or downtrend. The current trend can be displayed via paint bars and is exposed as a public property for use with automated strategies or other indicators. The trend filter uses two different algorithms:

Cross: The current trend changes to “uptrend”, when the fast moving average crosses the slow moving average from below. The current trend changes to “downtrend”, when the fast moving averages crosses the slow moving average from above.

Thrust: The current trend changes from “downtrend” to “uptrend” with the first bullish thrust bar that plots above the upper moving average. A bullish thrust bar is a bar that closes above the prior bar’s high and has a larger range than the prior bar. The current trend changes from “uptrend” to “downtrend” with the first bearish thrust bar that plots below the lower moving average. A bearish thrust bar is a bar that closes below the prior bar’s low and has a larger range than the prior bar.