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Adapting the EMA cross over indicator

Hello all,

I would like to expand the existing EMA indicator so that it works according to these rules:

go long: when 5 EMA crosses above 9 EMA + 9EMA is not pointing downward (so just up or level)

exit long: when 9 EMA is pointing downward


go short: when 5 EMA crosses below 9 EMA + 9 EMA is not point upward (so just down or level)

exit short: when 9 EMA is pointing upward


Any ideas how I can modify the existing script? I'm by no means a coder, so I'm very much stumped, really.

Many thanks

Thomas
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I want the same, too.

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Hi, i'm trying to do something similiar... altough i'm still kind of defining what means downward and upward: I mean, x-ward (x = down or up) comparing to what? to the first value in the EMA, to the previous of the current (meaning yesterday for a daily strategy) or what?
I'm trying to make some magic keeping previous values in different structures (list, dictionaries, etc)  but yet i'm not getting what I expected. I also look into the project source code to see if I can get that directly on the EMA object (by building a new AdvancedEMA but failed there by now).

Also, I'm not sure if all the magic i'm trying to do couldn't be done in a more simple way....

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To compare the value of an indicator to previous values of itself, we can use the RollingWindow class.

The code in the attached backtest implements the algorithm above:

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Stefano, It's amazing how easy you solve this while I was thinking in a very complex solution. Any way, I understand that this works when compared with previous value, but what if I want to compare the direction (up or down) based on a period of time (let's say same value for both EMAs , let's say 10 values ago) or based on the period of each EMA (so, EMA 5 with the value from the first day of the current EMA 5, so five periods ago, while EMA 9 would be determining it's direction based on the value of today and the day from 9 periods ago). Thanks in advance anyway!

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To reference older values, you just need to set a larger window size on the RollingWindow and add a lookback parameter to the Rising/Falling extension methods.

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