Kalman Signal v.1.x.x Manual (iPhone)


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After the app has been started, it enters into Groups selection screen:



User can add new group there by pressing button or edit group by pressing Edit button (Delete only command is available to the moment) or enter into existing group by pressing one of Groups buttons.

Bottom toolbar:
- - exports groups' content to .csv files, one file per group to apps' shared Documents directory. Files are accessible via iTunes. File format is described in Appendix #1
- - imports groups' content from all .csv files in apps' shared Documents directory. Directory is accessible via iTunes. File format is described in Appendix #1
- i icon allows access to that manual.

Inside group user gets acces to symbols (i.e. indicies, currency pairs, other financial instruments):



He can add new symbols ( button) by search in Yahoo finance listed symbols. Yahoo driven suggest system (Google driven for Google Edition users) allows to search not only by symbol's name but by it's description substring also.
- - By pressing zip button user starts data retrieving & recent signals' counting against the current group. After process completion up green or down red arrows should appear left to symbols dending on signal's direction and cell note says on what bar event occurs:


Supersignal users: if last signal is supersignal arrow is replaced by double arrow.
Data feed's & trend's settings are available from the next, Charts, screen.

Pressing on some symbol in Symbols panel leads to Charts panel:



Red and green triangles show signal direction. As soon as signals can disappear or change their direction depending of indicator's dynamic nature, user can fix signal of interest by long press on it. In this case signal will be saved. Fixed signal is appeared as white arrow in blue button.
Double tap on Charts screen switchs view to compressed chart allowing to see more data! (N/A on Google ed. to the moment)

Top panel:

Date on the top panel button shows the last user selected date.
That button pressing leads to calendar where user can select some old date. It's suitable for backtesting or some period of interest exploration.
When some old date is selected, player button is shown on the left down side of the chart. It's backtest player. When the button is pressed, the next date chart is drawn. That is suitable for dynamic chart exploration.
- - shows dialog to add/edit symbol's comment;
- - turns to line draw mode:

Line draw mode


User can draw lines by fingers in that mode. Two new buttons should appear in the right bottom corner of the device under the bottom toolbar:
- - erase lines mode toggle;
- - lines color button;
Press line draw mode button again to save your line & leave draw mode.

Radio group under chart allows to add to chart one of classic indicators: MA - upto 6 various MA lines; BB - Bollinger bands; SAR; FBB - Fibonacci Bollinger Bands; Price Channel.
Check Appendix #2 for the full current indicators'/oscillatrs' list.

There are some new buttons on the bottom toolbar:
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Intraday (Intraday quantity is available via the first Settings menu) time frames selection. Attention to Google Edition users: as soon as it fully oriented on intraday bars the selector looks like Abbreviations mean 1, 5, 15, 30 minutes
- - to turn charts to candles view from ohlc view and it's changed to if so.
- - allows to turn charts into 2-charts mode:



In that mode indicators radiogroup is changed to oscillators radiogroup and 2-charts bottom panel button is changed to 1-chart mode selection button.
Curretly available oscillators are: MACD, Volume+Chaikin, BB%B, Slow Stochastic, RSI, CCI, ADX
- and - buttons allow to switch between charts quickly
- - Refresh button allows to refresh data and redraw charts.
- - Market Scanner web app link (beta version);
- - indicators settings. By pressing it user will enter into first Settings screen. It allows to tune common app settings & both KalmanSignal & supersignal settings. By pressing "More" button user can enter into the second and the third "Settings" screens. It allows to tune settings for Kalman Filter, MA, Bollinger Bands, Parabolic SAR, MACD, Chaikin ndicators & oscillators:


New Custom signal feature is currently provided as beta.
It's idea to provide some sort of custom signal, user can design visually from some classical components. To the moment it's 2 MA cross & RSI & MFI levels possibly.
When user sets up the custom signal, no additional lines will be shown on the chart, only blue signal triangles if signal occurs.
This allows to add any lines to the chart separatelly.
MA settings for the cross are separated but RSI & MFI settings are taken from the app's appropriate "Settings" screen.


In landscape iPhone mode bottom toolbar are hidden to provide more screen space for charts.



New Intraday Background Scanner feature was developed for v.2.0.7.
When the appropriate setting is turned on, signals search via all symbols in app is made and their list is formed in the app memory. User should turn app into the background now. After intraday time frame period is over, local notification is delivered to user. Now he can start app by pressing on local notification banner. Signals search via all the symbols is made again and compared against previous signals. If signals' directions are changed, the message is shown.

About BB%B oscillator:
Thanks TayJT who offered to implement it. He provided the formula as it was developed by Tradestation members:
BB%B = 100 * ( Price - LowerBand ) / ( UpperBand - LowerBand ) ;
Ken Burkhalter modified it to scale chart from 100/0/-100:
BB%B = 100 * ((Price-LowBand) - (HighBand - LowBand)/2) / ((HighBand-LowBand)/2); This would more clearly show the deviation of a price from mean value.

More info about Fibonacci Bollinger Bands there: Fibonacci Bollinger Bands

Good luck!


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Appendix1: Import/Export file format.

The Import/Export file is regular text csv file without header. File name = Group name.
Fields are delimited with '~' character.

Fields list:

  1. Symbol's abbreviation in Yahoo Finance format. Examples: AAPL, ^NYA. The only mandatory field!
  2. Symbol's name. If absent, assumed equal to abbreviation.
  3. Exchange's abbreviation in Yahoo Finance format. Example: ASE for American Stock Exchange.
  4. Amount of data for Kalman Curve. Default 100.
  5. Smooth Factor. Default 20.
  6. Supersignal polynom order. Default 4.
  7. Supersignal standard deviation. Default 2.
  8. Bollinger Bands MA type. Default EMA
  9. Bollinger Bands period. Default 5
  10. Bollinger Bands standard deviation. Default 2
  11. Symbol's comment, if any.

If you plan to provide only the first one, two or three fields, complete string with ~ character.


Appendix2: Full indicators' list.

Top panel indicators:

Bottom panel indicators/oscillators:

From the Settings the next indicators are available:


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