Developed by Robert Krausz, the Gann HiLo Activator is a trend-following technical indicator used to help determine the trend’s direction and to generate with-trend entry signals.
The Gann HiLo Activator is a simple moving average of the previous three periods’ highs or lows. Based on the moving averages logic, it is a trend-following indicator used to reflect the market’s direction of movement. Within the trading system we mentioned earlier, the Gann HiLo activator is responsible for generating entry signals, but also helps determine stop-loss levels.
- Bullish Signal- When price is above the Gann Activator it shows that the trend is bullish and only Buy trades should be executed. In a bullish trend the Gann Activator uses the previous periods’ price lows for calculations.
- Bearish Signal- When price is below the Gann Activator it shows that the trend is bearish and only Sell trades should be executed. In a bearish trend the Gann Activator uses the previous periods’ price highs for calculations.
Coded by request on forum.
//PRC_Gann HighLow Activator | indicator
//Nicolas @ www.prorealcode.com
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//Converted from Metastock version
// --- parameters
// period = 3
avgH = average[period](high)
avgL = average[period](low)
if close>avgH then
hilo = 1
elsif close<avgL then
hilo = 0
if hilo then
gannHiLo = avgL
color = 1
gannHiLo = avgH
color = -1
return gannHiLo coloured by color as "gannHiLo activator"
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