[Trendycator] Trendycator Trend Following Indicator

This script proposes a simple and intuitive trend following indicator, better usage on those assets which are sufficiently liquid and don't go through random spikes.
Since it is a trend-following system, it works well during trends only and his intent is to find a primary trend and ride it for as long as possible.
We know that the biggest problem is how to understand if asset is in trend or not: for this purpose, the intuitive colors explained hereafter help Traders to understand when asset is in non trend.
It will never enter on the minimum and will never exit on the maximum but will always try to identify the central part of the trend, maintaining the position until the forces supporting the rise of the stock fail.

Usage details

Color interpretation
  • Green color mean that asset is in a UP Trend.
  • Red color mean that asset is in a Down Trend.
  • Gray color mean that indicator is not able to find any clear trend.

Trendycator use stochastic oscillator, which establish the trend and his strength.
As additional filter as noise removal the stochastic oscillator is smoothened using simple moving average.
Trendycator use as well price swing recognition which identify significant high and significant low breakouts.
When stochastic find trend with strength and significant breakout change color: green for up trend and red for down trend.
This mix of trend-following indicator and breakout system is made to avoid, as much as possible, false signal generated from side movement.


Trendycator usually doesn’t need to set anything.
This because we believe that the user have to searching for the charts where it works well and never "overfitting" the system on a chart.
Overfitting never work as a long time and in the first step for loosing money.
In Tradingview we decide to let the possibilities to set two parameters: "Period_UP" and "Period_DN".
The reason is because this can be adjusted slightly for testing in intraday, but we recommend to manipulate as less as possible.
Period UP/DN meaning: Period_UP are the number of bars considered for swing high detection and Period_DN is the number of bar that Trendycator use for swing low detection.

Important usage note
  • Trendycator was born and tested in weekly timeframe and works in daily as well. Intraday charts, normally have high volatility that is the opposite of trend; weekly, or daily bars reduce the noise.
  • Trendycator is tested, and used, in Etf and stocks.
  • Trendycator is tested, and used, for long operation only.
  • Trendycator is not tested in different timeframe from what explained above, or chart type different from bars (eg. Renko or Heikin Ashi).
  • Trendycator is not tested in instrument different from what listed above: like future or Forex.
  • Trendycator is not tested for short operation. Normally short have very strong movement in less time that is different from trend following concept.

Entry/Exit recommended filters
Investor and traders are free to use and interpretate Trendycator as they feel more confortable but, we recommend to apply some filters on entry and exit.
As you can see in example, we use a trigger for enter in position (not plotted by this indicator).
The high of first green bar is the trigger level for entry: the long position will be in Buy Stop above this level.
The low of first red bar is the trigger level for exit: the long position will be exit in Stop after this level.
Use this trigger criteria is useful to avoid, once more, the false signal.


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