The Better Rotation Indicator

The Better Rotation Indicator uses 8 major ETFs to track Global Macro trends.

This indicator helps visualize the rotations from one Global Macro asset class to another – from unloved and over-sold to hot and being chased by the herd. Right now (4Q 2016) we’ve got a rotation taking place as Government Bonds get overtaken by Commodities. A sea change that could last quite a while.

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There’s also a second version of the indicator code for tracking nine major Forex pairs. Another way of seeing where the money is flowing around the world. Remember, there are some major currencies that are pegged – Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, and Saudi Riyal – so including them in the analysis adds little value.

How to add the Better Rotation Indicator to a chart

These instructions are for TradeStation and the ‘Better Rotation Asset Class’ version of the indicator. Start with a new Workspace:

  1. File > New > Workspace
  2. File > New > TradingApp Window > Chart Analysis
  3. Format > Symbol > Settings tab > Symbol field input SPY > Select Weekly interval and 20 years back > Scaling tab > Sub-graph Hidden > OK
  4. Insert > Symbol > Symbol field input EEM > Tick Prompt for format > Plot > Scaling tab > Sub-graph Hidden > OK
  5. Repeat the step above for TLT, LQD, HYG, DBC, GLD and lastly IYR
  6. Check you’ve input the symbols correctly by going Format > Symbol and you should see the same thing as the image above
  7. Insert > Indicator > _Better Rotation Asset Class > OK
  8. Insert > Indicator > _Better Rotation Asset Class > Tick Prompt for format > OK > Inputs tab > Change Normalise input to True > Check the Lookback value is 52 > OK

The steps for adding the ‘Better Rotation Forex’ version of the indicator are almost the same. Just add the following symbols (hidden) to a new chart:

  • EURUSD (Euro)
  • AUDUSD (Australian Dollar)
  • GBPUSD (British Pound)
  • NZDUSD (New Zealand Dollar)
  • USDCAD (Canadian Dollar)
  • USDJPY (Japanese Yen)
  • USDCHF (Swiss Franc)
  • USDMXN (Mexican Peso)
  • USDZAR (South African Rand)

Then add the Forex version of the indicator. Please note there is no ‘Normalise’ input with the Forex version of the indicator. Instead the bold white line calculates the average of the nine Forex symbols and shows what they are doing (on average) against the US Dollar.

You can download the code for this indicator by visiting Barry's site, here.

— by Barry Taylor from blog Emini-watch

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  • rick janov says:

    I get an error that multi symbol charting is not supported for tick bars??

  • Harrison Delfino says:

    I had used MarketXLS for this. It works for me great.

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