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Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解

Trend Interpretation

Heikin Ashi Chart

The Heikin Ashi chart consists of candles. Their coloring is similar to the coloring on the Candle chart, however, the open, close, high, Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 and low prices are not registered, but calculated instead. The formulas converting the actual prices values into the Heikin Ashi price values are shown in the following Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 table:

Heikin Ashi Close: The arithmetic mean of the current high, low, open, and close prices.

Heikin Ashi Open: The midpoint of the previous candle.

Heikin Ashi High: The highest of the following: the actual high, the Heikin Ashi Open, or the Heikin Ashi Close.

Heikin Ashi Low: The lowest of the following: the actual Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 low, the Heikin Ashi Open, or the Heikin Ashi Close.

Sample

Default Colors

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Heiken Ashi Smoothed EA

Heiken Ashi Smoothed EA

The Heiken Ashi EA uses the default Heiken Ashi indicator or the free Heiken Ashi Smoothed indicator to enter a trade.

A buy trade is generated if 1,2 or 3 (according to the entry filter) blue candles follow after a red one. Vice versa for the sell signal.

The pro version does additionally have an exit strategy. It is like the entry filter but the other way round. A buy trade is closed if 1,2 or 3 red candles follow in a row. Vice versa for the sell signal.

Heiken Ashi vs Heiken Ashi Smoothed

While the default Heiken Ashi is not adjustable at all, the Heiken Ashi Smoothed has 4 different input parameters. Unlike the default Heiken Ashi, the Smoothed version is not pre-installed in Metatrader. You first have to put the indicator in the directory MQL4/indicators. The smoothed version is for free and is included in the download files.

Installation

Copy the EA file (Heiken Ashi Smoothed EA Basic.ex4) into the MQL4/experts folder
and the indicator file (Heiken Ashi Smoothed.ex4) into the MQL4/indicators folder.

Using the Heikin Ashi Indicator for Determining Market Trends

In this Indicator Spotlight, we’re looking at Heikin Ashi candles (sometimes spelled Heiken Ashi). You may use the Heikin Ashi indicator to determine market trends, identifying short/long biases. Blue candles will show a rising trend, whereas magenta candles indicate a Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 downtrend. To learn more, watch the video or continue reading below.

Dan Valcu’s Formula:

Heikin Ashi charts are created the same way as a normal candlestick charts, but use modified bar formulas. Specifically, each candle is calculated and plotted using some data from the previous candle.

Heikin Ashi indicator for NT8

The OHLC refers to the current bar and the ha-prefix corresponds to the modified Heikin Ashi indicator values. The value haOpen equals the midpoint of the previous body range, and the haClose equals the average price of the current bar. The haHigh, is the highest value of real high (H), modified open (haOpen), and modified close (haClose). The same applies for the low definition, i.e. the lowest value of real low (L), modified open (haOpen), and modified close (haClose).

How to use the Heikin Ashi indicator:

When the haClose is above haOpen, we will see a bullish output (blue candle). Conversely, if the haClose is below haOpen, we will see a bearish output (magenta candle).

Heikin-Ashi Trend Interpretation

Trend Interpretation

Strong up-trends are characterized by long blue bodies with minor lower shadows and conversely for down-trends with long magenta bodies with minor upper shadows. If the bodies decrease in size, one should anticipate a weaker Heikin Ashi indicator trend. A period of consolidation will generally have several small bodies with both long upper and lower shadows. A very small body with tall shadows may be a warning about a possible change of trend.

Smoothed Heikin Ashi

In general, a Heikin Ashi chart will see a smoother output when compared to a traditional candlestick chart and the bars may then be further smoothed with one of over 30 different moving averages.

Smoothed Heikin-Ashi

Smoothed Heikin Ashi

The chart above applies the default SMA for smoothing the Heikin Ashi indicator output. However, you can easily exchange it with the Holt EMA, ADXVMA, Adaptive Laguerre Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 etc. via the indicator dialogue box.

Primary Bars and Paint Bars

Although the above output looks straightforward and easy to trade, overlaying the primary bars with black for down closes and transparent for up closes shows a different picture.

Smoothed Heikin-Ashi with primary bars

Smoothed output with primary bars

It is of course important to be aware of the true price Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 levels in order to understand what’s going on for setting appropriate risk and stop loss levels. A more useful application is therefore simply to use the Heikin Ashi indicator paintbars to display the trend bias on the primary bars as displayed in the chart below.

Paintbars displayed on primary bars

You may display the Heikin Ashi paintbars with all bar types. One may for example display the trend via paintbars on range, volume or renko bars.

The indicator is available for NinjaTrader 8. To review the library version of the Heikin Ashi indicator, please follow the link below:

Other Library Indicators

You may use the Heikin Ashi candles in combination with our NinjaTrader 8 Indicator Library. For example, you may review the Know Sure Thing Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 indicator from the momentum oscillators category.

Also, you may review the Relative Ranges indicator to identify increasing / decreasing volatility. For example, consider running Opening Range Breakout strategies when cumulated relative ranges are above average and conversely, avoid entries when below. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that positions are not going agains at key Heikin-Ashi交易图表详解 support / resistance levels. These are available from our Session Tools and Fibonacci Indicators categories, such as the Fibs from the Prior Week.

Heikin-Ashi Candlestick Oscillator V2

Heikin-Ashi Candlestick Oscillator V2

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