Hull Multiple Moving Average
The Hull Multiple Moving Average is a tool developed by author and trader Alan Hull. HMMA uses two groups of moving average lines to track and filter price movements. For further information relating to the application of this tool, visit Alan’s website.
Group 1: The short-term group of Moving Averages are set to 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13.
Group 2: The long-term group of Moving Averages are set to 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 & 36.
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Hull tool group, and left-click on the chart or indicator on which you wish to add the tool. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.
Actions & Properties
Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.
Add Technical Alert: When selected, a Technical Alert will be created for the selected security.
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Hull Multiple Moving Average tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Hull Multiple Moving Average tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.
Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Hull Multiple Moving Average to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structures Panel.
Calc Style: This option is used to set the type of calculation for the moving average. The calculation options are Exponential, Simple, Weighted, Smoothed, Modified.
Calc Using: This option is used to determine which components of the data are used in calculating the moving average. You can choose from, Open Price, Closed Price, High Price, Low Price, HL (High + Low / 2), HLC (High + Low + Close / 3), OHLC (Open + High + Low + Close / 4), OC (Open + Close / 2).
Group 1 Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the short-term Moving Average group.
Group 2 Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the long-term Moving Average group.
Group 1 Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the Moving Average group. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the lines.
Group 2 Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the Moving Average group. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the lines.
Group 1 Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Group 2 Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.
Show in Price Scale: When selected the current Hull Multiple Moving Average value will be displayed in the Price Scale.