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What Is a Parabolic Indicator?

This indicator was developed by Welles Wilder, refers to a price and time-based trading system. Wilder called this the parabolic time price system. SAR stands for stop and reverse, which is the actual indicator used in the system. SAR trail price as the trend extends over time. The parabolic SAR is the technical indicator used by many traders to determine the direction of an asset's momentum and the point in time when this momentum has a higher than […]

What Is Chaikin's Volatility?

Chaikin's volatility is a technical indicator that measures price volatility. It does this by comparing the difference between a series of a security's high and low prices. In general, larger spreads between prices reflect greater volatility. Interpretations of Chaikin's volatility vary, but many analysts believe that changes in volatility are important indicators of potential trend reversals. Chaikin volatility was developed by Marc Chaikin. It is a volatility indicator […]

Introduction to the Fractal Indicator

This video is focused on fractals, what are they? and how do we use them for trading? Fractals are an indicator which you can find in your MetaTrader platform under Bill Williams, which is under the indicators section. After inserting this indicator, as you can see on the chart, you will get these triangles on top and below these candles. Right click on fractals, you can change […]

What Is the Williams %R?

The Williams %R, or just %R for short, is an indicator that moves between 0 and -100, providing insight into the weakness or strength of a financial asset. It is used in various capacities, including overbought and oversold levels, momentum confirmations, and providing trade signals. To use the Williams %R effectively, we must understand how it works, its trading applications, as well as its strength and limitations. The %R is very similar to the stochastic […]

MT4 Chart Setup and Personalisation

Charts can be setup in a variety of ways, according to your personal preference. This will usually be influenced by your preferred trading style. The MT4 trading platform allows you to create templates which can serve as the foundation for most chart types and can help you spot trading opportunities. You can choose from line, bar or candlestick charts and put these over a number of different timeframes. It is […]

Forex Moving Averages Explained — MT4 — MT5 — Simple and Exponential

A moving average chart is a graphical representation of a smoothed out price action over a set period of time. For example, from the first January to first February. The moving average displays the average closing price for one of the following timeframes such as 1-minute, 5-minutes, 30-minutes, 1-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, 1-week, and 1-month. Moving averages are commonly used to determine the prevailing trend by analysing whether the price action is below or above the moving average. […]

Best Forex MT4 Chart Indicators — MetaTrader Technical Indicators Oscillator

A chart indicator also known as a technical indicator is a series of data points that are derived by applying a formula to the price data of a traded instrument. Chart indicators can include information like the open, high, low, or close for a defined period of time. There are two types of chart indicators, leading and lagging indicator. A leading indicator which is also known as an oscillator shows a potential trend reversal before it occurs. […]

Oscillators — Stochastic, MACD, RSI, Parabolic Indicators

As there are many different chart indicators, we will take a look at four of the most commonly used ones, MACD, RSI, Stochastics, and Parabolic SAR, these are also known as oscillators. MACD Indicator: MACD stands for Moving Average Convergence Divergence. It is used to indicate a potential bullish or bearish reversal. The indicator consists of two lines representing a fast and slow average along with a momentum histogram represented by bars […]

What Is a Moving Average?

A moving average is one of the most flexible as well as most commonly used technical analysis indicators. It is highly popular among traders, mostly because of its simplicity. It works best in a trending environment. In statistics, a moving average is simply a mean of certain set of data. In case of technical analysis, these data are in most cases represented by closing prices of stocks for the particular days. However, some traders also […]

What Is the Stochastic Oscillator?

The stochastic oscillator is a technical indicator that moves back and forth between 0 and 100, providing a gauge of stock momentum. Developed by George C. Lane in the 1950s, the main uses for the stochastic oscillator include divergences which can foreshadow reversals, overbought and oversold readings, bull and bear trade setups and crossovers which help pinpoint trade entries. The indicator shows how the current price compares to the highest and lowest price over the look […]