A Brief Guide of Forex Signals


Sep 10, 2013
The Forex market possesses huge potential for delivering you good profits. You just have to fulfill one condition and that is investing with proper and a well-researched strategy. Many people usually just enter into Forex market without even having proper information about the Forex thing. As a result they lose lots of money and develop a harsh opinion about Forex. If few hours would have been spent by same investor in studying the dynamics pertaining to currency movements along with their implementation then it goes without doubt that he would have made much profit in his trade.

All the traders do not have much time that they can keep on watching the market all the time. Besides, all the traders do not also possess that skill set for interpreting important market information. This is where the Forex signals come into play and save the traders through some timely as well as accurate indicators. One can consider Forex Signals as a significant investment tool which can be helpful in making some wise decisions regarding the investments. Raw data as well as insights are provided by these signals regarding the market allowing you to go for the trades that have the least possible risks involved in them.

The Forex signals usually follow a given mechanism for assisting the traders to make successful trades. Some of the professional analysts and traders take very huge data from the market to be used as the input. Once they have all the necessary data, they perform some complicated fundamental, mathematical and technical analysis for generating some accurate signals that can alert the traders regarding fluctuations that can take place in Forex market at a given point in time. Afterwards these signals are provided to the traders that have subscribed for the service so that they can use these signals for making appropriate decisions about their future investment in the Forex market and stay risk free.

Forex Signals are often referred to as the ‘technical indicators’ and these are the data points which are normally used for the currency movements predictions. In this article we’ll examine two most famous Forex signals that are being used nowadays.

Signal No. 1: The Relative Strength Index or RSI
The Relative Strength Index indicator is used for measuring ratio of the upwards movements to the downwards movements taking place on market, normalizing the results to range in-between 0 and 100.

When some instrument, just like the currency pair, is moved to seventy or some greater value on RSI, this instrument is then considered as ‘over bought’. Similarly, when some currency pair is moved to thirty or less on RSI then it is considered as ‘over sold’.

Hence, we can say that RSI is necessarily one broad measurement for the market demand in any given currency. However, it should be kept in mind that some spikes or drops might also happen due to so many different reasons, which don’t essentially have to indicate some trend being developed.

When it comes to relative strength it’s particularly beneficial in the spot trading as well as some other mid-range approaches, but it’s not just the single indicator that one should be observing, especially if you have an intention of the implementation of some long-range approaches.

Signal No. 2: The Stochastic Oscillators or SO
The charts that have been derived from SO are often used for indication ‘over sold’ and ‘over bought’ conditions regarding the currencies that are there in exchange market. Typically, percentage scale ranging from 0% to 100% is used for expressing these particular conditions.

This Stochastic Oscillators method was actually derived from some of the observations made in history regarding market phenomena that was centered about closing trades. According to an observation, during the time towards closing, the upwards as well as downwards trends of the conditions started to move towards extreme ends on the scale.

Two lines are used for charting the buying and the selling conditions: one is referred to as %K and the other is referred to as %D. If there is any deviation between the two lines against price action for a specific currency then it can be treated as one solid Forex signal.

Here we end this up and the discussion of the two most famous Forex signals ends here. It is not that these are the only Forex signals in use today. There are some other signals as well that are technically more complex and have been derived from the ‘Elliot Wave theory’ and the ‘Gann numbers’.

This thing which is good about these Forex signals is that it is not necessary that only the people who are math experts can use these Forex indicators because a lot of solutions are out there in the market in the form of some commercial software.


Master Trader
Sep 25, 2011

Most of the above is rubbish and some of it unadulterated B.S.--Ther are about 50 commonly used indicators and at least 100000 traders arranging those indicators in every possible combination and permutation possible.They don't work consistently enough to provide consistent or long term profitability.Traders who actually make money do so by developing there own proprietary indicators and algorithms developed after years (yes years ) of experience and trading. Ask anybody who makes money in this business