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Is There an Indicator That Is Profitable?

Is there an indicator that generates a reliable profit? The answer is no. You should not be relying on technical indicators alone to enter into a trade. Technical analysis is about the study of past chart data to predict the future. However, the conditions in the market are dynamic. It is continuously influenced by economic releases and news announcements. Technical indicators will not work all the time. So, you can use […]

Brief History of Stochastic Oscillator

The stochastic oscillator was created by Dr. George Lane in the late 1950s. He created this indicator with a team of analysts. This indicator consists of two lines, %K and %D, which were first introduced in 1957. This indicator basically measures the momentum of price. The idea is that the momentum always changes direction before price. You can compare it to a rocket going up in the air. It needs to slow down […]

Popular Chart Indicators

In this video, you will look at the four important technical indicators. These indicators are also known as oscillators. MACD: MACD stands for Moving Average Convergence Divergence and this indicator is used for identifying potential bullish or bearish trend reversal. This indicator consists of a fast and a slow moving average. Also, a histogram that indicates the changes in momentum. Stochastic: This indicator is used for detecting potential trend reversals. It […]

Technical Analysis Basics: MACD

The MACD indicator is an important tool in technical analysis. This indicator is available for free on your MetaTrader platform. This indicator basically measures the difference between a fast and a slow moving average. The 12 period is the slow moving average. The 26 period is the fast moving average. This indicator is used to help define trends. You can also generate buy and sell signals using the signal line. When […]

Forex Trading for Beginners — MACD

In this video, you will learn about the MACD indicator. This is a lagging indicator. It is used for measuring changes in momentum and the direction of the currency pair. When the histogram is above the signal line, it indicates bullish momentum. You can use it as a buy signal. When the histogram is below the signal line, it indicates bearish momentum. You can use it as a sell signal. You can […]

What Is RSI? | Trader's Guide to the RSI

The Relative Strength Index or RSI is the most popular indicator in technical analysis. This indicator was developed by J. Welles Wilder. Here are the three tips in using this indicator. 1. Keep the dominant trend in mind. 2. Use RSI as a trend filter. 3. Adjust the period measurement. The RSI measures the magnitude in price change by taking into consideration the close price of an asset over a period of time. The default value is […]

Four Highly Effective Indicators Every Trader Should Know

In this video, you will learn about the four important technical indicators that every forex trader should be aware of. The forex market is the largest and the most liquid market in the world. It means that there are plenty of trading opportunities due to its high volatility and you should make use of them to profit. Here are the four effective indicators that you should use in your technical […]

Price Action Analysis and Pitchforks

In this video, you will learn about price action analysis using pitchforks. Market conditions are dynamic, which means that the price is non-linear. Hence, you need to adapt according to market conditions. A way to do that is to use a tool called frequency shifting. It is a good idea to draw pitchforks on market extremes. You need to understand the intentions of the market before making a trading decision. You […]

Forex Trading — Ichimoku Kinko Hyo

In this video, you will learn about the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo indicator. This is a momentum indicator used for trend trading. You can use this indicator to identify support and resistance levels and also for generating trading signals. There are four components — the tenkan-sen line, the kijun-sen line, the chikou span, and the kumo cloud. Similar to other technical indicators, you look for line crossovers to generate buy and sell signals. […]

Powerful Trend Trading Strategy using Bollinger Bands! Forex Trading Strategy

In this video, you will learn about a trend trading strategy using the Bollinger Bands indicator. For example, look at the GBP/USD chart. The Bollinger Bands consists of three bands. The middle band is the 20-period simple moving average. The outer bands are the standard deviation of the middle band. When price reaches extremes, it tends to move towards the middle band. As you can see from the chart, the price reaches the extreme after […]