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Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
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Subject : Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/22/2020 10:47 PM
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Fellow OT Enthusiasts:

Attached please find John F. Ehler's Trendflex Indicator as described in the February, 2020 issue of "Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities" in his article "Reflex: A New Zero-Lag Indicator" on pages 6 -8 and 21.

It is suggested in the Microsoft Excel commentary in the Traders' Tips section on p. 53 of that issue that "the Trendflex indicator seems better at recognizing enduring trends". The author also suggests that crossover points at zero might be useful as trading signals.

Give it a try on your favorite instruments - I think you will like it.

Tom Helget
Attached file : indTrendflex.txt (1KB - 106 downloads)

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 10:33 AM
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Fellow OT Enthusiasts:

It was late last evening when I finally finished coding and posting the Ehlers Trendflex Indicator.

So here is how it looks on OmniTrader using Color Charts to show zero crossovers:




Here is how it looked in the article for comparison:




And here it is color-coded in the Traders Tips Excel area:




I think you would agree that it keeps you on the right side of the trend.

Tom Helget

[Edited by THOMAS HELGET on 1/23/2020 10:35 AM]

Attached file : Ehlers Trendflex Indicator on OmniTrader.jpg (144KB - 774 downloads)
Attached file : Trendflex Indicator.jpg (33KB - 768 downloads)
Attached file : Excel Color Bands for Trendflex Zero Crossovers.jpg (44KB - 740 downloads)

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 10:47 AM
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Tom, I got this message on compile any thoughts? I assume it compiled for you...

C:\Program Files (x86)\Nirvana\OT2020\VBA\Temp\TrendFlex.txt(111) : error BC30068: Expression is a value and therefore cannot be the target of an assignment.

Trendflex(Bar) = (Summ(Bar) / SquareRoot(MS)(Bar))
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Nirvana\OT2020\VBA\Temp\TrendFlex.txt(113) : error BC30311: Value of type '1-dimensional array of Single' cannot be converted to 'Single'.

Call _Plot(Bar, "Trendflex", Trendflex(Bar))
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Compiler return value: 1
Build failed.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 11:04 AM
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FYI, I just installed and compiled the indicator and it is fine. I did a cut and paste from the text file Tom provided.

Thanks Tom.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 11:34 AM
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thanks I will try again
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 11:39 AM
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Success
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 12:22 PM
Post #30749 - In reply to #30740

Hi, Tom

Thanks for posting this. Please see attached file, which has some small If/Then tweaks related to bar-lookbacks. No change to actual formulae.
Attached file : indTrendflex-JDD.txt (1KB - 97 downloads)

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/23/2020 2:58 PM
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Jim:

Thanks, yes, I see.

Tom Helget
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/24/2020 7:01 AM
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Thanks for all your work - and especially for sharing this Tom.
Sure makes it easier when we work together...

BTW: thanks for the update, too, Jim.
However, I wanted to let folks know that (at least with OT2020 2D), the file name with the dash in it won't compile.

Just remove the dash in the file name and it works great.

Hope it's a good weekend coming up for everyone,
Mark
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/24/2020 7:19 AM
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Good catch, Mark ... sorry about that. I just edited it in NotePad and hadn't actually compiled it.

In place of the dash, an underscore "_" could be used if desired :~)
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/24/2020 8:36 AM
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Jim...I think underscore in the file name is also not allowed.



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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 1/25/2020 9:53 AM
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Ehlers has a habit of coding indicator with little loops, which I think are confusing and slower. Here are Ehlers' trendflex and reflex indicators with looping removed, and plotted in a style I find more useful.
Attached file : reflex.zip (1KB - 93 downloads)

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 2/7/2020 8:16 PM
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Hi All,

Thanks for sharing the codes. Is there a way both Reflex and Trendflex can be combined to plot into one indicator.

It'd be nice to see both plots of Reflex as the cycle component showing major reversals, while Trendflex shown as the trend component from the same indicator pane.

Thanks.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 2/11/2020 11:17 AM
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I have combine the two indicators in this code

Mel
Attached file : eReflexTrend.txt (2KB - 86 downloads)

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 2/11/2020 8:19 PM
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Ohhh wow, thank you soooo much, Mel.

Cheers.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 2/12/2020 6:35 PM
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Wow this is great. Thanks to all!
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/17/2020 2:41 PM
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Thank You Thomas. I wish Nirvana would post code from TASC like they did in the early years.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/17/2020 2:44 PM
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01439:

Me too. Me too.

It sure would save me a lot of time and increase the credibility of Nirvana Systems to the trading world.

Tom Helget
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/17/2020 3:32 PM
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... more viewership, audience, and free marketing to the world ... and the code pops up in google search results. Nice bang for no bucks -:), unless N has to pay to insert the code for each publication... TASC may count possibly as an Ad-display.
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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/18/2020 12:20 AM
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It was Jeremy Williams who used to post code in TASC. After his departure couple of years ago no one has come to step into his shoes.


[Edited by Vinay on 4/18/2020 12:21 AM]

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/19/2020 12:43 AM
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Thank you to Thomas and Mel for sharing the coding.

I support as well the postings by several forum members reflecting the free publishing of TASC codes by Nirvana for indicators/strategies published by TASC as done in the past by Jeremy Williams

Wolfgang

P.S: I wish all to stay fit an well and not to become infected seriously by corona

[Edited by wolf on 4/19/2020 12:51 AM]

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Subject : RE: Ehler's Trendflex Indicator
Posted : 4/22/2020 5:56 PM
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Hi folks Thanks for posting this to all involved I have copied Mels dual indicator over and it looks terrific. Has any one tried running this up against $Tick could be interesting.
JB
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