Understanding Forex Indicator and Determining Forex Signal.

Here we are going to discuss about seven most important Forex Indicator.

1. Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) - ADX is used when we need to know the direction in which the Forex market trend is going i.e. either downward or upward and how strong the Forex trend is. When ADX readings over 25 indicate a Forex trend with higher values indicating stronger Forex trends. For more ADX detail scroll down the page.

2. Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD). MACD shows the momentum of a Forex market and the relationship between two moving averages. When, for example, the MACD line crossings of the signal line it indicates a strong Forex market. click here for details.

3. Stochastic Oscillator- Stochastic Oscillator indicates the strength and weakness of a Forex market by comparing a closing Forex Market price range over a period of time. Stochastic reading above 80 depicts the Forex currency is overbought while its reading below 20 indicates that the Forex currency is oversold. click here for details.

4. Relative Strength Indicator (RSI). RSI is a scale from 0 to 100 which indicates the highest and lowest Forex prices over a given time. When prices rise above 70 the Forex currency is considered to be overbought while a Forex Market price below 30 would indicate a Forex currency which is oversold. click here for details.

5. Moving Average- Moving average Forex indicator is the average Forex Market price for a
given time interval in relation to other prices during the similar time periods. For instance the closing prices over a 5-day period would have a moving average of the total of the five closing prices divided by five.
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6. Bollinger Bands. Bollinger bands are bands that contain the majority of a currency's price. Each band consists of three lines - the upper and lower lines indicate the price movement with the middle line showing the average Forex Market price. In conditions of high volatility the gap between the upper and lower bands will widen. If a bar or candlestick touches one of the bands then it will indicate either an overbought or an oversold condition. click here for details.

7. Fibonacci Indicator : The Fibonacci sequence is the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, introduced in his work "Liber abaci" in a problem involving the growth of a population of rabbits.

Aside from this sequence of number where every next number is the sum of the proceeding two, 0, 1 (0+1), 2 (1+1), 3 (2+1), 5 (3+2), 8 (5+3), 13 (8+5), etc.

There are the "Fibonacci ratios".. By comparing the relationship between each number, and each alternate number, and even each number to the one four places to the right, we arrive at some fairly consistent ratios.. The important ones are .236, 50, .382, .618, .764, 1.382, 1.618, 2.618, 4.236, and for good measure we include 1.00 ..

It turns out that the ratios are mathematical principles prevalent in nature around us, and is also in man-made objects. There are many interesting, entertaining, and poetic observations about Fibonacci numbers and ratios in the universe. click here for details.

First start with Average Directional Movement Index (ADX):

J. Welles Wilder developed the Average Directional Index (ADX) to evaluate the strength of a current trend, be it up or down. It's important to determine whether the market is trending or trading (moving sideways), because certain indicators give more useful results depending on the market doing one or the other.

There are three lines in the indicator graph, a trend following line, a positive directional line (+DI) and a negative directional line (-DI). The Blue line tracks trends, the green line (+DI) is a signal to go long and the red line (-DI) is a signal line to go short. What we do is to wait for the blue line (trend line) to rise from below 20 to above 20. That means a trend is being developed.

The simplest trading method based on the system of directional movement implies comparison of two direction indicators: the 14-period +DI one and the 14-period -DI. When the green line (+DI) crosses above the red line (-DI), it is a signal to go long. And vise versa, when the red line (-DI) crosses above the green line (+DI), it is a signal to go short.

Try to combine it with parabolic SAR and you’ll get great result on your trades.

You can use this technique for any currency at any time frame. We have to use Parabolic SAR with default settings (0.02, 0.2) and ADX 50 (with +DI, -DI lines).

Entry Rules for Short: Sell When the +DI line (Green) is below the -DI line (Red), and Parabolic SAR gives sell signal. When the +DI line (Green) is above the -DI line (Red), all Parabolic sell signals must be ignored.

Entry Rules for Long: Buy when the +DI line (Green) is above the -DI line (Red), and Parabolic SAR gives buy signal. When the +DI line (Green) is below the -DI line (Red), all Parabolic buy signals must be ignored.

Exit rules: when +DI line (Green) and -DI lines (Red) have crossed again.

Note: Blue cross indicate not to enter Forex Market. See rule above.

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