This multistep autocorrelation function calculates the correlation of ( ) between an asset at t and t-1 as well as the correlation of the same asset at t and t-4. The output is an average of the two.
If both outputs show a positive correlation, the color will be green.
If only one shows a positive correlation, the color will be yellow.
If neither show a positive correlation, the color will be red.
This indicator can be useful as a filter for strategy entry logic (only enter on strong correlation and the strategy entry condition), or as standalone confirmation of strength in a specific direction. It can also be used to filter chop.
Another potential usecase would be as a variable in regression applications.