Ehler MESA Adaptive Moving Average Indices Technical Analysis and Ehlers MESA Indices Trading Signals
Mesa Adaptive Moving Averages was developed by John Ehlers
Originally used to trade commodities and stocks.
The MESA Adaptive average looks like two moving averages. The difference is that the MESA moves in a staircase manner and not in a curved line like the MA. The example explained and illustrated below shows this indicator drawn on a indices price chart.
Ehlers MESA Adaptive MA
The MESA Adaptive Moving Average is a indices trend following indicator that adapts to stock indexes price action movement based on the rate of change of stock indexes price as measured by the Hilbert Transform Discriminator. This indicator will generate a trade signal when the two MAs cross one another. Trades should be executed in the direction of the MESA averages.
This method features a fast MA and a slow MA so that composite average rapidly follows behind the stock indexes price changes and holds the average value until the next candlestick close occurs. This indicator is less prone to whipsaws compared with the original Moving averages. This is because of its formula used to calculate the rate of change in relation to the stock indexes price movement.