Using ADX to identify trend

Average Directional Index or ADX ┬áis an oscillator that is used to determine the strength of a trend. It is a good indicator that gives a confirmation of trend. Since, trend is an important concept in Technical Analysis, it can be a good indicator in any Technical Analyst’s arsenal. Continue reading

Importance of Trend in Technical Analysis

Trend is one of the most important concepts to understand in Technical Analysis and this post explains why. Trend is defined in Technical Analysis as the direction of the market and can be of three types: uptrend, downtrend and sideways trend. If the direction of the market is upward, the market is said to be in an uptrend; if it is downward, it is in a downtrend and if you can classify it neither upward nor downward or rather fluctuating between two levels, then the market is said to be in a sideways trend. Continue reading

About Oscillating and Trending Indicators

Often times, I find traders use technical indicators and follow their Buy/Sell signals blindly, without really understanding how that indicator is to be used. One of the first thing you have to know when you use an indicator is to know what category it falls in. The majority of indicators out there are either the oscillating or trending type. Continue reading