The Double Supertrend HTF Filter is an innovative tool designed for traders who seek a more holistic view of market trends. At its core, the indicator combines two Supertrends from different higher timeframes, providing a layered perspective on the market's direction. Instead of juggling between multiple timeframes or charts, traders get a consolidated view with this indicator. One of its standout features is the horizontal line at the bottom of the chart, which visually represents the alignment of the two Supertrends – a simple yet powerful way to gauge the combined sentiment of the two higher timeframes on your chart.
The Supertrend Indicator: Origins and Rationale
The Supertrend indicator, a popular tool among traders, was developed by Olivier Seban. At its essence, the Supertrend is a trend-following indicator, designed to identify and visualize the current market trend. It operates using average true range (ATR) values and price data, effectively smoothing out market noise to present clearer trend directions. When prices move with a consistent momentum upwards or downwards, the Supertrend remains below or above the price respectively, signaling the prevailing trend's direction. The rationale behind the Supertrend is its ability to adapt to price volatility. By factoring in the average true range, it dynamically adjusts itself, ensuring that it's not just based on price but also the inherent volatility of the market. This adaptability makes it a valuable tool for traders, offering insights into potential trend reversals and potential entry or exit points.
The main idea behind the Double Supertrend HTF is to use the indicator as a filter in addition to a signal indicator to your liking. To illustrate, consider incorporating it with a MACD Oscillator, such as the one detailed in this article: When the solid line at the bottom of the chart turns green, it signals that both supertrends are up and thus allows for long positions, indicating a bullish sentiment across both the chosen higher timeframes. Conversely, a red line permits short positions, hinting at a bearish trend. Should the line turn yellow, it's a sign of caution. The market is indecisive, and it might be prudent to refrain from taking any trades until a clearer direction emerges.
Features of the Indicator
Understanding that traders have different preferences, the Double Supertrend HTF Filter comes with customizable features. With the easy user interface you can change the timeframe, ATR and factor to your preferred trading strategy. The default settings are set for the 30 minutes and 4 hour timeframe, which is my personal preference for scalping trades on lower timeframes (eg. 1min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min). While the dual Supertrend lines offer valuable insights, a chart can become cluttered when combined with other indicators. Therefore, traders have the option to toggle on or off the display of the Supertrends. This ensures that you have the flexibility to maintain a clean chart view while still benefiting from the insights the tool provides at the bottom of the chart.
A Note on Usage
It's essential to highlight that the Double Supertrend HTF Filter is for educational purposes. While it offers a unique perspective on market trends and can be a valuable addition to a trader's toolkit, it's merely an example of how one can use the Supertrend as a filter. Always conduct thorough research and consider your trading strategy before making any decisions.
If you have any comments or ideas how to combine this filter with other indicators feel free to leave a comment.
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