Technical indicators

 

Absolute Price Oscillator (APO)

This indicator entails a simple calculation that provides powerful insights at the same time. It combines trend and momentum components and is calculated by obtaining the difference between two EMAs.

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Aroon

Aroon can be considered a momentum oscillator, but it is also used to spot trends. Aroon is represented by two lines, Aroon up and Aroon down, and fluctuate between 0 and 100.

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Average Directional Movement (ADX)

The ADX is a volatility indicator that was invented by J. Welles Wilder. It measures the current volatility in the market.

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Average True Range (ATR)

The ATR was invented by J. Welles Wilder in the late seventies. It is a volatility indicator. When the volatility of the market increases, the ATR line goes up.

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Bollinger Bands (BB)

The Bollinger bands, created by John Bollinger in the eighties, measures the volatility of the price through the deviation of two bands, an upper and lower band, from the moving average.

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Chaikin A/D Oscillator

Marc Chaikin invented the Chaikin Accumulation/Distribution oscillator. It is an indicator of an indicator since it uses the Accumulation/Distribution line in the calculation.

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Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI was developed by Donald Lambert in 1980. It measures the momentum of the price with a line at the bottom of the chart.

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Directional Movement Index (DMI)

The DMI was created by J. Welles Wilder and has two lines, the positive and negative directional movement.

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Double Exponential Moving Average (DEMA)

The DEMA is a trend indicator. Its main characteristic is a faster reaction to price movements. Therefore, it reduces the lag between the price and moving average.

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Elder Ray

The Elder Ray is an oscillator and combines components of trend and momentum indicators to measure the strength of the bullish and bearish trends. This indicator labels both trends as “bull power” and “bear power”.

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Exponential Moving Average (EMA)

An EMA is a very common trend indicator. It reacts quicker than the Simple Moving Average to price changes.

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Hull Moving Average

Developed by Alan Hull, the Hull Moving Average is a very fast trend indicator.

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Ichimoku Cloud

The Ichimoku Cloud was created by Goichi Hosada in 1969. It has components of trend and momentum indicators and is compound by five lines.

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Kaufman’s Adaptive Moving Average (KAMA)

Developed by Perry Kaufman, the KAMA is a trend indicator used to identify the overall trend. It does this by smoothing out the noise when the price fluctuates.

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MESA adaptive moving average

The MESA adaptive moving average is a trend-following indicator. It adapts to price movements in a very unique way, based on the rate of change (ROC), as measured by the Hilbert Transform Discriminator.

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Momentum Indicator

As its name suggests, this indicator purely analyzes the momentum of the price. It is measured by comparing the current price to it a specific number of periods ago.

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Money Flow Index (MFI)

Also known as "the RSI that accounts for volume". MFI is an indicator that combines volume and price to carry out its analysis.

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Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

The MACD indicator was created in the late seventies by Gerald Appel, the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence, or MACD, is a combination of a trend and momentum indicator.

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On Balance Volume (OBV)

The OBV is a momentum and volume indicator. It combines price and volume in its calculation, and is represented with a line at the bottom of the chart.

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Parabolic SAR

The Parabolic SAR is a trend following indicator invented by J. Welles Wilder, who also brought us the RSI and ATR.

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Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO)

The PPO is very similar to the MACD. It measures the momentum of the price and includes moving averages in its calculation.

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