This is the MAMA and FAMA indicator by John Ehlers. Testing on SPY and few other stocks and it is highly accurate on the certain timeframes and works best with SPY.

It will show MAMA: BEAR as an indication to sell and MAMA: BULL to indicate Bullish move. It was originally made to trade /ES.

The indicator performs worst in times of CHOP. So I would use a choppy indicator to indicate choppiness in the market and avoid taking any trades during that time.

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It will show MAMA: BEAR as an indication to sell and MAMA: BULL to indicate Bullish move. It was originally made to trade /ES.

The indicator performs worst in times of CHOP. So I would use a choppy indicator to indicate choppiness in the market and avoid taking any trades during that time.

**Good Stuff:**Overall if you trade(On sell trades) SPY on 2D 5M chart with will end up making roughly ~ $200. Lets not forget its simulation and not real trades### thinkScript Code

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```
# Here is Ehler's MAMA:
# hint: <b>Ehler's Mesa Adaptive Moving Average</b> using Ray's clean version
# of the homodyne discriminator.
#
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script WMA_Smooth {
input price = hl2;
plot smooth = (4 * price
+ 3 * price[1]
+ 2 * price[2]
+ price[3]) / 10;
}
script Phase_Accumulation {
# This is Ehler's Phase Accumulation code. It has a full cycle delay.
# However, it computes the correction factor to a very high degree.
#
input price = hl2;
rec Smooth;
rec Detrender;
rec Period;
rec Q1;
rec I1;
rec I1p;
rec Q1p;
rec Phase1;
rec Phase;
rec DeltaPhase;
rec DeltaPhase1;
rec InstPeriod1;
rec InstPeriod;
def CorrectionFactor;
if barNumber() <= 5
then {
Period = 0;
Smooth = 0;
Detrender = 0;
CorrectionFactor = 0;
Q1 = 0;
I1 = 0;
Q1p = 0;
I1p = 0;
Phase = 0;
Phase1 = 0;
DeltaPhase1 = 0;
DeltaPhase = 0;
InstPeriod = 0;
InstPeriod1 = 0;
} else {
CorrectionFactor = 0.075 * Period[1] + 0.54;
# Smooth and detrend my smoothed signal:
Smooth = WMA_Smooth(price);
Detrender = ( 0.0962 * Smooth
+ 0.5769 * Smooth[2]
- 0.5769 * Smooth[4]
- 0.0962 * Smooth[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
# Compute Quadrature and Phase of Detrended signal:
Q1p = ( 0.0962 * Detrender
+ 0.5769 * Detrender[2]
- 0.5769 * Detrender[4]
- 0.0962 * Detrender[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
I1p = Detrender[3];
# Smooth out Quadrature and Phase:
I1 = 0.15 * I1p + 0.85 * I1p[1];
Q1 = 0.15 * Q1p + 0.85 * Q1p[1];
# Determine Phase
if I1 != 0
then {
# Normally, ATAN gives results from -pi/2 to pi/2.
# We need to map this to circular coordinates 0 to 2pi
if Q1 >= 0 and I1 > 0
then { # Quarant 1
Phase1 = ATan(AbsValue(Q1 / I1));
} else if Q1 >= 0 and I1 < 0
then { # Quadrant 2
Phase1 = Double.Pi - ATan(AbsValue(Q1 / I1));
} else if Q1 < 0 and I1 < 0
then { # Quadrant 3
Phase1 = Double.Pi + ATan(AbsValue(Q1 / I1));
} else { # Quadrant 4
Phase1 = 2 * Double.Pi - ATan(AbsValue(Q1 / I1));
}
} else if Q1 > 0
then { # I1 == 0, Q1 is positive
Phase1 = Double.Pi / 2;
} else if Q1 < 0
then { # I1 == 0, Q1 is negative
Phase1 = 3 * Double.Pi / 2;
} else { # I1 and Q1 == 0
Phase1 = 0;
}
# Convert phase to degrees
Phase = Phase1 * 180 / Double.Pi;
if Phase[1] < 90 and Phase > 270
then {
# This occurs when there is a big jump from 360-0
DeltaPhase1 = 360 + Phase[1] - Phase;
} else {
DeltaPhase1 = Phase[1] - Phase;
}
# Limit our delta phases between 7 and 60
if DeltaPhase1 < 7
then {
DeltaPhase = 7;
} else if DeltaPhase1 > 60
then {
DeltaPhase = 60;
} else {
DeltaPhase = DeltaPhase1;
}
# Determine Instantaneous period:
InstPeriod1 =
-1 * (fold i = 0 to 40 with v=0 do
if v < 0 then
v
else if v > 360 then
-i
else
v + GetValue(DeltaPhase, i, 41)
);
if InstPeriod1 <= 0
then {
InstPeriod = InstPeriod[1];
} else {
InstPeriod = InstPeriod1;
}
Period = 0.25 * InstPeriod + 0.75 * Period[1];
}
plot DC = Period;
}
script Ehler_MAMA {
input price = hl2;
input FastLimit = 0.5;
input SlowLimit = 0.05;
rec Period;
rec Period_raw;
rec Period_cap;
rec Period_lim;
rec Smooth;
rec Detrender;
rec I1;
rec Q1;
rec jI;
rec jQ;
rec I2;
rec Q2;
rec I2_raw;
rec Q2_raw;
rec Phase;
rec DeltaPhase;
rec DeltaPhase_raw;
rec alpha;
rec alpha_raw;
rec Re;
rec Im;
rec Re_raw;
rec Im_raw;
rec SmoothPeriod;
rec vmama;
rec vfama;
def CorrectionFactor = Phase_Accumulation(price).CorrectionFactor;
if barNumber() <= 5
then {
Smooth = 0;
Detrender = 0;
Period = 0;
Period_raw = 0;
Period_cap = 0;
Period_lim = 0;
I1 = 0;
Q1 = 0;
I2 = 0;
Q2 = 0;
jI = 0;
jQ = 0;
I2_raw = 0;
Q2_raw = 0;
Re = 0;
Im = 0;
Re_raw = 0;
Im_raw = 0;
SmoothPeriod = 0;
Phase = 0;
DeltaPhase = 0;
DeltaPhase_raw = 0;
alpha = 0;
alpha_raw = 0;
vmama = 0;
vfama = 0;
} else {
# Smooth and detrend my smoothed signal:
Smooth = WMA_Smooth(price);
Detrender = ( 0.0962 * Smooth
+ 0.5769 * Smooth[2]
- 0.5769 * Smooth[4]
- 0.0962 * Smooth[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
Q1 = ( 0.0962 * Detrender
+ 0.5769 * Detrender[2]
- 0.5769 * Detrender[4]
- 0.0962 * Detrender[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
I1 = Detrender[3];
jI = ( 0.0962 * I1
+ 0.5769 * I1[2]
- 0.5769 * I1[4]
- 0.0962 * I1[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
jQ = ( 0.0962 * Q1
+ 0.5769 * Q1[2]
- 0.5769 * Q1[4]
- 0.0962 * Q1[6] ) * CorrectionFactor;
# This is the complex conjugate
I2_raw = I1 - jQ;
Q2_raw = Q1 + jI;
I2 = 0.2 * I2_raw + 0.8 * I2_raw[1];
Q2 = 0.2 * Q2_raw + 0.8 * Q2_raw[1];
Re_raw = I2 * I2[1] + Q2 * Q2[1];
Im_raw = I2 * Q2[1] - Q2 * I2[1];
Re = 0.2 * Re_raw + 0.8 * Re_raw[1];
Im = 0.2 * Im_raw + 0.8 * Im_raw[1];
# Compute the phase
if Re != 0 and Im != 0
then {
Period_raw = 2 * Double.Pi / ATan(Im / Re);
} else {
Period_raw = 0;
}
if Period_raw > 1.5 * Period_raw[1]
then {
Period_cap = 1.5 * Period_raw[1];
} else if Period_raw < 0.67 * Period_raw[1] {
Period_cap = 0.67 * Period_raw[1];
} else {
Period_cap = Period_raw;
}
if Period_cap < 6
then {
Period_lim = 6;
} else if Period_cap > 50
then {
Period_lim = 50;
} else {
Period_lim = Period_cap;
}
Period = 0.2 * Period_lim + 0.8 * Period_lim[1];
SmoothPeriod = 0.33 * Period + 0.67 * SmoothPeriod[1];
if I1 != 0
then {
Phase = ATan(Q1 / I1);
} else if Q1 > 0
then { # Quadrant 1:
Phase = Double.Pi / 2;
} else if Q1 < 0
then { # Quadrant 4:
Phase = -Double.Pi / 2;
} else { # Both numerator and denominator are 0.
Phase = 0;
}
DeltaPhase_raw = Phase[1] - Phase;
if DeltaPhase_raw < 1
then {
DeltaPhase = 1;
} else {
DeltaPhase = DeltaPhase_raw;
}
alpha_raw = FastLimit / DeltaPhase;
if alpha_raw < SlowLimit
then {
alpha = SlowLimit;
} else {
alpha = alpha_raw;
}
vmama = alpha * price + (1 - alpha) * vmama[1];
vfama = 0.5 * alpha * vmama + (1 - 0.5 * alpha) * vfama[1];
}
plot MAMA = vmama;
plot FAMA = vfama;
}
declare upper;
input price = hl2;
input FastLimit = 0.5;
input SlowLimit = 0.05;
plot MAMA = Ehler_MAMA(price, FastLimit, SlowLimit).MAMA;
plot FAMA = Ehler_MAMA(price, FastLimit, SlowLimit).FAMA;
plot Crossing = Crosses((MAMA < FAMA), yes);
Crossing.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_UP);
plot Crossing1 = Crosses((MAMA > FAMA), yes);
Crossing1.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.BOOLEAN_ARROW_DOWN);
AddLabel(yes, Concat("MAMA: ", Concat("",
if MAMA > FAMA then "Bull" else "Bear")),
if MAMA > FAMA then Color.GREEN else Color.RED);
```

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