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Adaptive CCI indicator for MetaTrader 4 Forex technical trading

Adaptive CCI for MT4 Forex trading Adaptive CCI is an advanced Commodity Channel Index technical indicator for MT4 Forex trading. Adaptive CCI can change the look back period dynamically based on current Forex market condition. Adaptive CCI adapts to the Forex market changes as much as possible. Adaptive CCI is more advanced than conventional CCI.

Version: 1.0       Platform: MetaTrader 4 build 600 or later

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Main features

Dynamic look back period

Adaptive CCI changes the look back period dynamically basing on smartly designed adaptive methods. No worry about CCI period any more.

6 adaptive methods

The six methods are Volatility, Fractal, Swing, Symmetry ZigZag, Up Down Balance, and Variable. All methods can be configured separately.

7 price types

Beside 6 MetaTrader price types, close, open, high, low, median, typical, and weighted, John Ehlers RSI smoothing is also supported.

More sensitive to market

Adaptive CCI is much more sensitive to Forex market condition changes than conventional CCI.

More signals

Adaptive CCI generates more signals of over bought and over sold strategies than conventional CCI.

True market driven

Adaptive CCI automatically detects the best look back period to adapt to the current market conditions.

Shows buy and sell signal arrows

The signal arrows can be displayed on the bar chart. It's configurable.
Don't miss any trade opportunity.

Generates alerts for the signals

The indicator trigger alerts when the value crosses high/low/middle levels.
Support mobile push notification.

No repaints, no recalculation

The Adaptive CCI value will not change after a bar completes. The indicator doesn't cheat, it works honestly for you.

4 and 5 digits brokers

The indicator automatically detects and handles 4 and 5 digits brokers.

Displays the look back

The look back periods are displayed in Adaptive CCI indicator chart.

High quality

The indicator is written in C++, highly optimized and well tested.

The looking of all six adaptive methods

The topmost is the standard CCI1. The remaining indicators are Adaptive CCI with six different adaptive methods.

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1, If you are not familiar with how conventional CCI works, please check on Wikipedia, Investopedia, and StockCharts

How is the look back period determined

There are six adaptive methods in Adaptive CCI, all works in the similar way. In ranging, sideways, swing, choppy, and oscillating market, the look back period tends to be shorter. In trending market, the period tends to be longer. The stronger trend, the longer period. The weaker trend, the shorter period. With this mechanism, in trending market, Adaptive CCI is less likely to change its direction so we can ride on the trend for longer time. And in ranging market, Adaptive CCI will change its direction more often so that we can either catch the upcoming trend early or catch each reversals in the market.

How to use Adaptive CCI indicator

Since Adaptive CCI is more sensitive to market condition change than conventional CCI, Adaptive CCI is a better indicator for over bought/sold strategies, and the levels should better be 200 and -200 rather than 100/-100 in conventional CCI. I personally don't recommend to use Adaptive CCI as the only indicator for entry/exit. It should be used together with other indicators or price action. For example, we may determine the current market trend with EMA, and only buy at over sold in a bullish market and only sell at over bought in a bearish market. More strategies are waiting for you to research.

How Adaptive CCI indicator helps you trade success

Adaptive CCI is a versatile indicator. It can help all types of Forex traders, no matter you are trending follower, swing trader, or scalper. I will take several examples to show how Adaptive CCI can help to make your trading strategies.

For trending followers
When Adaptive CCI gives over bought/sold signal on the counter-trend direction, scale in your positions. There is good chance that the retrace is complete and will go back to the trend.

For swing trader
Open trade when Adaptive CCI gives over bought/sold signal.

For scalper
Plot Adaptive CCI on lower time frame such as M5 or M15, then open trade when Adaptive CCI gives over bought/sold signal.

Don't forget to combine other technology with Adaptive CCI. Adaptive CCI is not holy grail.

What are the six adaptive methods

The six adaptive methods are Volatility, Fractal, Swing, Symmetry ZigZag, Up Down Balance, and Variable. All methods work the similar way but the underlying algorithm is quite different. All methods can be configured separately.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Why the indicator failed to load and log message “DLL must be enabled”?

A: Adaptive CCI is written in C++ and use Windows DLLs, so DLL must be enabled to make the indicator work. Read this blog to learn how to enable DLL in MT4.

The DLL used in Adaptive CCI indicator is as safe as all other MT4 indicators written in MQL. The DLL only accesses data in MT4 sandbox.

Q: There are plenty of MT4 indicators sold in price $20~$30, isn't Adaptive CCI too expensive?

A: Definitely no. There are 6 adaptive methods in the indicator. Other vendor may create a single indicator for each method and sell it for $30, then to collect all 6 methods you need to pay $30*6=180. I have to say, the price of Adaptive CCI is too inexpensive, and the price may raise in the future.