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Single and dual Centered Moving Average Channel

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[2014-08-31 00:56:04]
User57562 - Posts: 98
FX Trading Station (fxcm.com) has a plugin called Centered Moving Average Channel

I used it to make a 15 day channel, then a second copy to surround it with a 121 day channel (see img).
This manual composite can not yet save all my settings.

I believe that this two centered MA channel approach sort of automates trendlines and can help to reveal cycles.
I view it as a simplified, manual, alternative to Hurst analysis.

Would someone adapt the concept to SierraChart?
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[2014-08-31 01:02:36]
Sawtooth - Posts: 4048
You can do it with native studies. Use an instance each of the Study Subgraph Add and Study Subgraph Subtract studies for each channel. You can then check 'Hide Study' on the MA if you want.
[2014-08-31 01:08:30]
User57562 - Posts: 98
Great. Would you mind giving me explicit instructions on how to construct, and to save?
I have programmed, but not in SC... for which I am a newbie.
(By the way, thanks for your fast response.)
[2014-08-31 01:40:00]
Sawtooth - Posts: 4048
An even better/easier way is to use the Bands/Envelope study.

- Focus the chart, go to Analysis >> Studies >> scroll down to Bands/Envelope >> Add >>
- Set the Based On to the MA study.
- Set the Input Data to Avg
- Set the Percentage/Fixed Value to your requirement
- Set the Bands Type to your requirement
- Set the colors on the Subgraphs tab

Repeat for the other MA.

This assumes the MAs are already added to the list.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2014-08-31 01:40:36
[2014-08-31 01:46:48]
User57562 - Posts: 98
Again, thanks.
Where should I focus my reading?
[2014-08-31 03:03:31]
Sawtooth - Posts: 4048
If you are referring to the documentation for chart studies:

SC documentation is extensive and comprehensive. It's daunting at first, but when you need an answer, it's there. And there is always the forum...

You'll find that SC is extremely flexible and configurable, many times without programming, especially with the spreadsheet studies. But with programming, there is next to nothing you can't do. All this and more on a fast, lean, stable platform at an amazing price. (I'm not SC Support and I'm not paid to say this; I just really like the program).

For spreadsheet studies:

For c++ based programming:

[2014-08-31 03:30:47]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104368
We recommend having a look at the Moving Average Envelope study:

It does appear to meet your requirements. But have a look at its capabilities.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

Your definitive source for support. Other responses are from users. Try to keep your questions brief and to the point. Be aware of support policy:

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[2023-03-09 16:43:28]
User411320 - Posts: 282
Is the centered moving average ever gonna be created ?
[2023-03-09 16:44:11]
User411320 - Posts: 282
Is the centered moving average ever gonna be created ?
[2023-03-09 18:24:28]
John - SC Support - Posts: 33131
It is very low on our priority list. So the chances are quite slim.
For the most reliable, advanced, and zero cost futures order routing, use the Teton service:
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[2023-03-09 19:11:34]
User411320 - Posts: 282
That sucks but thank you for the honesty and the fast response
[2024-01-08 03:37:15]
User688525 - Posts: 210
Hello Sierra Chart,
What would be the cost and time frame to add a Centered Moving Average (CMA) study to Sierra Chart?

Thank you

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