The Fractal Adaptive Moving Average (FRAMA) is an adaptive and intelligent moving average developed by John Ehlers. It takes into account and gives higher priority precisely to price changes and closely follows the price when it shows significant movements, while in range markets it remains flat without presenting major changes. It uses the fractal dimension of market prices to dynamically adjust its smoothing period.
FRAMA takes advantage of the fact that markets are fractals and dynamically adjusts the look-back period based on this fractal geometry. The actual calculation of this moving average is very elaborate and complicated. FRAMA is often used in combination with other signals and analysis techniques.