Trading Indicators

Trading With The ADX Indicator

The average directional index, ADX for short, is a technical indicator that measures the strength of a trend. Given that most instruments spend more time in a consolidated environment, it is helpful to know if your market of choice has any life to it. There is nothing more frustrating that... Read moreread more

What Is the 50-Day Moving Average & How to Trade It

Last updated on November 8th, 2019 The 50-day moving average is one of the more popular technical indicators used in technical analysis. Like all simple moving averages, there is nothing magical about the 50 day SMA and here is how to calculate it: Add all the closing prices of the... Read moreread more

Simple Guide To Trading A Golden Cross

Last updated on December 1st, 2019 While there are many combinations of moving averages, there is none more popular than the golden cross. It does not happen too frequently as there have only been 16 S&P 500 golden crosses in the history of the index prior to the one in... Read moreread more

Simple Moving Averages – 2 Trading Strategies You Can Use Today

Moving averages are a technical analysis tool that have been a staple of traders for decades. There are many types of moving averages that all use different formulas and the easiest one to understand is the simple moving average – the SMA.   What Is The Simple Moving Average Indicator... Read moreread more

Donchian Channel Indicator Guide

Donchian channels, brought to us by Richard Donchian (1905-1993), is a great trading indicator to highlight trends, ranges, and new X number of day breakouts. You can design many trading strategies around the Donchian channel and it was the primary indicator for the Turtle Traders. The channel works by highlighting... Read moreread more

Alligator Indicator – How To Use It As A Trading Strategy

The Alligator indicator was invented by Bill Williams and uses 3 lines which are actually moving averages with a spin. Markets trend and market range and the 3 lines of the Alligator indicator, known as the jaws teeth and lips, is designed to alert traders to the presence of either... Read moreread more

Trading With The Momentum Indicator For Best Results

The momentum indicator (momentum oscillator indicator) is one of the trading indicators available to traders to gauge the momentum in the market. There are several momentum indicators that can be used for intra-day trading as well as other styles and they include: MACD indicator – moving average convergence divergence RSI... Read moreread more

3 EMA Crossover Trading

The three moving average crossover strategy is an approach to trading that uses 3 exponential moving averages of various lengths. All moving averages are lagging indicators however when used correctly, can help frame the market for a trader.  You can see how MA’s can give you information about market states... Read moreread more

Bollinger Bands Trading Guide

Last updated on November 29th, 2019 Bollinger Bands are a popular trading indicator that was introduced to the trading world by John Bollinger in 1983. The visual nature of the Bollinger Bands makes it simple for a trader to see if price has extended far from the average security price. ... Read moreread more

Stochastic Momentum Index Guide

The stochastic momentum index (SMI) is like the stochastic oscillator on steroids and was brought to the trading world by William Blau. Instead of reading the closing price of the asset as the standard stochastic indicator, the SMI will calculate the closing price in relation to the average of the... Read moreread more