I would just like to add something here about the Ribbon method as the PDF in that thread is mine and I therefore carry bit of a responsibility for it!
This method works best on longer timeframes, i.e. not less than 4 hours, and is not really intended as a trend following system. Its main function is to add pips following a reversal in the ribbon.
However, it can also be used for trend following but needs “something” else with it to provide a trend “backbone” to help avoid the inevitable fake crosses from such a method. I.e. only trade the ribbon crossovers in the direction of the identified underlying trend.
It is a method that has good merits if used properly since the reaction to changes in market direction is fast. But this naturally has the downside of false crossovers - hence the need for a filter.
Here is an image of the 4H EURUSD with my own ribbon and trend identifier. It has been working fine but if you study it you can see how there are times when it keeps you in the trend and other times when theprice consolidates that the ribbon on its own can throw you about - it does respond better to a sensible discretionary approach rather than a mechanical one. You can also see that it combines well with a Price Action analysis since it does not clutter the chart unnecessarily.
Just a few comments based on my own usage of this method…