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msg #159788
Ignore macjoe11
11/17/2022 7:22:05 AM

Can anyone suggest a filter phrase where the difference between two moving averages is less than a percentage of the greater moving average? e.g. 34dMA minus 21dMA is less than, say, 0.5% of the 34dMA?

613 posts
msg #159791
Ignore glgene
11/17/2022 3:30:35 PM

Try this. If I have misread your desired output, simply switch the ma(34) and ma(21) in the calculation.
-- Gene in FL

dow 30

add column separator
add column ma(34)
add column ma(21)
add column separator
set{a, ma(34)/ma(21)}

set{b, a * 100}
add column b{ma(34)/ma(21).. (100.00=parity)}
add column b 1 day ago {1d ago}
add column b 5 days ago {5d ago}
add column b 10d ago{10d ago}
add column b 21 days ago{1m ago}
add column separator

sort column 9 descending
draw ma(34)
draw ma(21)

548 posts
msg #159792
Ignore xarlor
11/17/2022 3:31:54 PM

set{diff,ma(34) - ma(21)}
set{halfp34,ma(34) * .05}
diff < halfp34

add column diff
add column halfp34
draw ma(34)
draw ma(21)

613 posts
msg #159793
Ignore glgene
11/18/2022 8:00:12 AM

Macjoe … The reason I chose my approach of (/) instead of (-) to your question is because a $2.00 “diff” on a $10 stock is not the same as a $2.00 “diff” on a $100 stock or a $2.00 “diff” on a $1,000 stock. By dividing the ema(34) and ema(21) numbers, it equalizes the “diff” to a percentage (%) comparison.

For example, on 11/17/2022, MSFT comes in first at 100.34. That means the “% diff” is +0.34%. AAPL is 98.90, which means the “% diff” is actually -1.10% (98.90 - 100.00). Remember: 100.00 is 100% parity (where both ema(34) and ema(21) are identical numbers). 100.00 is the starting point.

Using (/) in the equation makes the result a “Relative Moving Average.” Which means you can sort on that column (which I did, as you can see) … from highest to lowest.

I added 1 day ago, 5 days ago, 10 days ago and 1 month (21 days) ago … so you can readily view if a stock’s ema(34) vs. ema(21) comparison is improving or getting worse.

Again — from my original post, you may (if I misread your question) want to change the equation by switching the order of ema(34) and ema(21) in the calculation equation.

Hope this helps. I welcome your feedback.

Gene in FL

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