The PriceZoneOscillatorSE strategy generates Short Entry signals when PZO values reach certain levels. Downtrend and non-trending market conditions are considered in this strategy.To check for trend existence, PriceZoneOscillator strategies use the Average Directional Index (ADX). If the ADX indicates trending conditions, an exponential moving average (EMA) is used for defining trend direction. By default, the strategy employs the 14 period ADX and the 60 period EMA.

In case the downtrend mode is spotted (ADX > 18, price below the EMA), Short Entry signals are issued when:

  • the PZO plot crosses the "+40" level from above, or

  • it falls below the "-5" level after crossing the zero line from above.

In non-trending conditions (ADX < 18), these signals are issued when the PZO plot crosses either the "+40" or "-5" level from above.

Input Parameters

Parameter Description
price The price for which the PZO and EMA are calculated.
length The number of bars used to calculate the PZO and the ADX.
ema length The number of bars used to calculate the EMA.

Further Reading

1. "Entering the Price Zone" by Walid Khalil and David Steckler. Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, June 2011.