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Technical Analysis Indicators

Technical analysis indicators are the mathematical formulae that day traders use on their charts to decide when to make their trades. Many popular and obscure indicators are explained, including their construction, their mathematics, and their basic use in trading.
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  2. Trin - Ticks - Tiki (3)

Accumulation Distribution
Description of Accumulation Distribution, including definition, calculation, and its basic use in trading.

Aroon
Description and example of the Aroon indicator, including its definition, calculation, and its basic use in trading.

Bollinger Bands
Description and example of the bollinger bands indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Description of the Commodity Channel Index (CCI), including definition, calculation, and its basic use in trading.

Directional Movement Index (DMI)
Description of the Directional Movement Index (DMI), including definition, calculation, and its basic use in trading.

Donchian Channel
Description and example of the Donchian Channel, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Elliot Waves
Description and example of Elliot Waves, including their definition, analysis, and their basic use in trading.

Elliot Waves' Analysis Criteria
Description of the criteria that are used in Elliot Waves analysis, such as the relationship between waves, the distance that each wave can move, and the volume that each wave can include.

Fibonacci Numbers
Description of the Fibonacci numbers, including their history, calculation, and examples of their use in day trading.

Force Index
Description and example of the Force Index, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Heikin Ashi
Description and example of Heikin Ashi charts, including their definition, calculation, and their basic use in trading.

Market Profile Charts
Description of market profile charts, with explanations of the information that they provide, and examples of how they are used in day trading.

Momentum
Description of the Momentum indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
Description and example chart of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Moving Averages
Description of simple, exponential, and weighted moving averages, including definitions, calculations, and their basic use in trading.

Parabolic Stop and Reverse (Parabolic SAR)
Description of the Parabolic SAR (Parabolic Stop and Reverse) indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Pivot Points
Description of Pivot Points, including definition, calculation, and their basic use in trading.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Description of the Relative Strength Index (RSI), including definition, calculation, and its basic use in trading.

Understanding RSI
Learn how RSI can be used to measure the presence and strength of momentum in a trading instrument. It can be used to trigger trades as well.

Reuters NewsScope and Sentiment Analysis
Description of Reuters' automated news services, NewsScope and Sentiment Analysis, including how they work, the information that they provide, their formats, and their availability.

Stochastic Oscillator
Description of the Stochastic Oscillator indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Trend Lines
Series of articles about trend lines, including the information that they represent, tutorials for drawing trend lines, and examples of trading using trend lines.

Triangular Moving Average (TMA)
Description of the Triangular Moving Average (TMA), including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

TRIX
Description of the TRIX, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Volatility Ratio
Description of the Volatility Ratio indicator, including its definition, calculation, and basic use in trading.

Average of the High, Low, and Close
Definition of the average of the high, low, and close, with an explanation of how the average of the high, low, and close, relates to indicator settings.

What Is the Volume Rate Of Change?
Is there conviction in the recent price move? The Volume Rate of Change Indicator, or VROC, will help you determine if momentum is increasing or decreasing.

Indicator Settings
Descriptions of the settings used by technical analysis indicators such as the Commodity Channel Index (CCI), with examples of how to configure the indicators for different results.

Indicator Settings - The Close
Indicator Settings - The Close

Calculating DAX Daily Range with the VDAX Volatility Index
Explanation of how to use the VDAX volatility index to calculate the expected daily range for the DAX stock index and futures market.

Average of the High, Low, and Close
Definition of the average of the high, low, and close, with an explanation of how the average of the high, low, and close, relates to indicator settings.

Average of the High and Low
Definition of the average of the high and low, with an explanation of how the average of the high and low relates to indicator settings.

Indicator Settings - The Average of the Open, High, Low, and Close.
Indicator Settings - The Average of the Open, High, Low, and Close.

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