[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Reverse EMA

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introuced Reverse EMA in Sep, 2017.


In “The Reverse EMA Indicator” in Sep, 2017, John Ehlers presented very interesting filtering technique based on a Z-transform of the exponential moving average . It is a causal forward and backward EMA indicator that could be used in real trading. It has double smoothing at the high end of the spectrum to reduce aliased components and is able to mitigate the impact of spectral dilation at the low end. The author described the indicator as having unique flexibility in that it could display trend or cycle information by varying the alpha parameter and do this with very low lag.

Key Signal

TrendRevEMA --> Ehlers Reverse EMA slow line
CycleRevEMA --> Ehlers Reverse EMA fast line

Pros and Cons

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