The Keltner Channel is a moving average band indicator whose upper and lower bands adapt to changes in volatility by using the average true range. The Keltner Channel is used to signal price breakouts, show trend, and give overbought and oversold readings.
There are many variations to calculating the Keltner Channel, but generally speaking a moving average (10 or 20-period) of the typical price [(High + Low + Close)/3] is used to construct the midline. Then the average true range is calculated over a time period (same as midline, 10 or 20-period) and multiplied by a multiple (usually 1.5); the calculated number is then added to the midline to form the upper Keltner Channel and subtracted from the midline to form the lower Keltner Channel.
Here is a Keltner Channel Video Trading Lesson