[blackcat] L1 ALMA Trend Scalper

Level: 1


The Arnaud Legoux Moving Average (ALMA) indicator was recently added to the family of moving averages. It was developed in 2009 by Arnaud Legous and Dimitrios Kouzis Loukas. Since then, this indicator has gained huge popularity among traders.

ALMA works like any moving average work. However, the calculation of the ALMA is more perfect compared to the moving average. This indicator has minimal lag which makes it a leading indicator in the market. While the SMA, MA, EMA and SMMA signal line is often delayed. The ALMA was designed to address the two critical disadvantages of traditional moving averages, responsiveness and smoothness.


L1 ALMA Trend Scalper is simple but powerful. This indicator makes full use of ALMA's rapid response advantage to provide buying and selling points by winding and crossing two short-term moving averages. A mid-term moving average can provide relatively effective support and pressure. Finally, the function of whale pump detection is simply realized through the characteristics of the moving average.

Key Signal

trendline --> mid term moving average for support and resistance
tradingline ---> basic element for fast line and slow line
fastline ---> fast line for short term
slowline --> slow line for short term
pumpstart ---> simple whale pump zone detection

Pros and Cons


1. Simple but clear to see the trend reversals
2. Aux middle term moving average help just whether it is a true or fake breakout


1. No advanced trading skill is incorporated
2. Need improvements on sideways.


Just be simple but powerful


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