HTF EMA Indicator

This simple script draws a higher-timeframe EMA to your chart. It can be useful for creating day-trading strategies and for extra confluence in trading decisions.

How It Works

The script functions as a regular EMA indicator except that it calculates its value based on a different timeframe.


EMA Timeframe:
This sets the timeframe for the EMA calculation.

EMA Length:
This sets the calculation period for the EMA (in HTF bars).

Color EMA:
If enabled then the EMA line will change color based on whether price is above or below it.

This tells the script how far to offset the line drawing from the current candle.

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Source Code

// This source code is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License 2.0 at
// © ZenAndTheArtOfTrading

study(title="Higher Timeframe EMA (HTF EMA)", shorttitle="EMA+", overlay=true)

// Get user input
res = input(title="EMA Timeframe", type=input.resolution, defval="D")
len = input(title="EMA Length", type=input.integer, defval=50)
col = input(title="Color EMA", type=input.bool, defval=true)
smooth = input(title="Smooth", type=input.bool, defval=false)

// Calculate EMA
ema = ema(close, len)
emaStep = security(syminfo.tickerid, res, ema[barstate.isrealtime ? 1 : 0])
emaSmooth = security(syminfo.tickerid, res, ema[barstate.isrealtime ? 1 : 0], gaps=barmerge.gaps_on)

plot(smooth ? emaSmooth : emaStep, color=col ? (close > emaStep ? : :, linewidth=2, title="HTF EMA")

Last Updated: 1st June, 2020

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