[blackcat] L2 Ehlers Fourier Series Strategy

Level: 2


John F. Ehlers introuced Fourier Series Strategy in Jun, 2019.


In “Fourier Series Model Of The Market” in Jun, 2019, John Ehlers introduces a Fourier series indicator designed to help traders identify cycles in the market. According to the author, the approach based on five principles outlined by J.M. Hurst in his 1970 book allows the determinization of a security’s primary cycle period and gives a faithful picture of market activity. It does so by applying a set of band-pass filters. His trading model’s rules are:

## 1. Buy next bar at market open when the FourierSeries(20) has reached a new 200-bar low and then turns up. This is an example of a “self-tuning” model, a concept we’ve been working with recently at Quantacula. Rather than establish an arbitrary oversold level, we use the historical data itself to look for an appropriate reversal level.
## 2. Sell at a limit price equal to the highest two-bar high. We’ve found that this exit works well to capture small gains in markets that are due for an upside move, while reducing exposure.

Key Signal

ROC --> Ehlers Fourier Series Strategy fast line
Trigger --> Ehlers Fourier Series Strategy slow line

Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book.

NOTE: I did not figure out how to improve this indicator's performance because is not so good as my expectation. Whatever, I just keep it 100% as Ehlers original work to inspire you.


The 92th script for Blackcat1402 John F. Ehlers Week publication.


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