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3D Candlesticks
Advance/Decline (A/D) Line
Advance/Decline (A/D) Ratio
Absolute Breadth Index (ABI)
Accelerator/Decelerator Oscillator (AC)
Accumulate or Running Total
Accumulation Swing Index (ASI)
Accumulation/Distribution (A/D)
Accumulation/Distribution of volume
Advance/Decline Line Breadth
Advancing-Declining Issues
Alpha Jensen
Andrew's Pitchforks
Arms Index (TRIN)
Aroon Oscillator
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)
Average Directional Movement Rating (ADXR)
Average Price
Average True Range (ATR)
Awesome Oscillator (AO)
Bollinger Bands
Bollinger Bands Histogram
Bolton-Tremblay Indicator
Breadth Thrust
Bretz TRIN-5
Bull/Bear Ratio
Chaikin Money Flow
Chaikin Oscillator (CHO)
Chaikin Volatility (CHV)
Chande Momentum Oscillator (CMO)
Chaos Fractal Bands
Chaos Fractal Oscillator
Chaos Gator
Chicago Floor Trading Pivotal Point
Chinkou span
      see Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (IKH)

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Commodity Selection Index (CSI)
Comparative Performance
Comparative Relative Strength Index
Comparative Strength
CP volumentum trend
Correlation Analysis
Cumulative Volume Index (CVI)
Cutler's RSI
Darvas Boxes
Demand Index
DeMarker (DeM)
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)
De-trended Price
Directional Movement Index (DX)
Disparity index
Displaced MA
Double exponential moving average (DEMA)
Down Average
Dynamic momentum
Ease of Movement
Ehler's Fisher Transform
Elliot oscillator
Envelope Percent
Error Channels
Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
Fast stochastic
Fibonacci Arcs
Fibonacci Fans
Fibonacci phi-Channel
Fibonacci Retracements
Fibonacci Spiral
Fibonacci Studies
Fibonacci Time Goals
Fibonacci Time Zones
Force Index (FRC)
Forecast Moving Average
Forecast Oscillator
Four percent model
Full stochastic
Gann Fan
Gator Oscillator
General Stochastic Calculation
Haurlan index
Herrick Payoff Index
High Low Bands
High Minus Low
Historical volatility
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (IKH)
Intraday Momentum Index (IMI)
Kagi chart
Keltner channel
Kijun sen
      see Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (IKH)

Klinger Oscillator (KO)
Large Block Ratio
Least Squares Moving Average
Line Oscillator
Linear regression channel
Linear regression indicator
Linear regression slope
Linear Regression Trendline
Linear regression
Market Facilitation Index (BW MFI)
Mass Index (MI)
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation
Median Price
Member Short Ratio
MESA Sinewave
Modified moving average
Momentum percent %
Money Flow
Money Flow Index (MFI)
Moving Average
Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
MACD 2 lines
MACD Histogram
Moving Average Envelope
Moving Average of Oscillator (OsMA)
      see Oscillator of moving averages

Moving Averages of the High and Low
Moving Correlation Coefficient
Moving Covariance
Moving Dispersion
Moving Regression Line
Moving Standard Deviation
Moving Standard Error
Moving Summation
Natenberg Volatility
      see Historical volatility

Negative Volume Index (NVI)
Net Momentum Oscillator (NMO)
New Highs - Lows Cumulative
New Highs - Lows Ratio
New Highs - New Lows
Norton high-low indicator
Notis %V
Odd Lot Balance Index
Odd Lot Short Ratio
OHLC bars
On Balance Open Interest (OBOI)
On Balance Volume (OBV)
On Balance Volume, Expanded System
On Balance Volume, Moving
Open-10 TRIN
Oscillator (Percent)
Oscillator of moving averages (OsMA)
Overbought/Oversold (OB/OS)
Parabolic SAR (pSAR)
Percent change
Percent of resistance (PCR)
Percent R
Percentage Volume Oscillator (PVO)
Performance Indicator
Forex pivot point calculator
Pivot Points Support & Resistance Lines (PP)
Point & Figure
Polarized Fractal Efficiency (PFE)
Positive Volume Index (PVI)
Price action indicator
Price and Volume Trend (PVT)
Price channel
Price Oscillator
Price Rate of Change (ROC)
      see Rate of Change (ROC)

Price Volume Rank
Prime Numbers Bands
Prime Numbers Oscillator
Projection Bands
Projection Bandwidth
Projection Oscillator
Public Short Ratio
Puts|Calls Ratio
Quadrant Lines
Raff Regression Channel
Rainbow Oscillator
Random Walk Index (RWI)
Range Expantion index (REI)
Range Indicator
Rate of Change (ROC)
Regression Forecast
Regression Intercept
Regression R-Squared
Regression Slope
Relative Momentum Index (RMI)
Relative Strength Comparative
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Relative Vigor Index (RVI)
Relative Volatility Index (RVI)
Ribbon Study
Running total
Schaff trend cycle
Senkou span
      see Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (IKH)

Shaded Equivolume
Simple Moving Average
Slow stochastic
Speed Lines
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation Channel
Standard Error
Standard Error Bands
Standard Error Channel
Stochastic Momentum Index (SMI)
Stochastic Oscillator
Stochastic RSI
Stoller Average range channel (STARC)
Swing Index
Tenkan Sen
      see Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (IKH)

Three Line Break
Time Series Forecast
Time Series Moving Average
Tirone Levels
Tom Demark Moving Average
Tom Demark Range Projection
Total Short Ratio
Trade Volume Index
Trend Line
Trend Score
Triangular Moving Average
Triple exponential Moving Average (TEMA)
=Triple exponential Moving Average (TEMA)

True Range (TR)
True Strength Index (TSI)
Typical Price
Ultimate Oscillator (UO)
Up Average
Upside/Downside Ratio
Upside/Downside Volume
Variable Moving Average
Vertical Horizontal Filter (VHF)
Volume Accumulation
Volume Adjusted Moving Average
Volume by price
Volume Oscillator
Volume Rate of Change (VROC)
Weighted Close
Weighted Moving Average
Welles Wilder Moving Average
Welles Wilder RSI
Welles Wilder Smoothing
Welles Wilder Summation
Welles Wilder Volatility Index
Williams' Accumulation/Distribution (WA/D)
Williams %R
Zero Lag Exponential Moving Average
Zig Zag

Forex technical indicators forecast currency movements



A Technical indicator of the forex market is a sequence of statistical points which are used to forecast currency movements. Following is a list of best-known indicators. From them you can learn to build a technical indicator of your own and adapt to it.

  • Relative Strength Index
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Stochastic Oscillator
  • Number Theory
  • Gaps
  • Waves
  • Chart Formations
  • Trends

Relative Strength Index:

This popular FX indicator measures the ratio of up and down moves and regularizes calculations so that the index is calculated in a 0-100 range. An RSI of 70 or more will indicate that the instrument has been overbought. If itís 30 or even less than that, itís a sign of the instrument being oversold.

Stochastic Oscillator:

Stochastic Oscillator is used to show oversold or overbought instruments on a 0-100% scale. This indicator bases its observations that in a b uptrend prices at the close for fixed periods tend to converge in the higher section of the range. On the other hand, when prices dip in a b downtrend, prices at the close converge at the lowest section of the range. Two lines are produced by Stochastic calculations -- %K as well as %D. These are made use of to display oversold or overbought sections in a chart. The deviation between these lines and the action of the price of the instrument provides an authentic trading sign.

Moving Average Convergence Divergence:

MACD consists in plotting two momentum lines. This line is the disparity between two EMAs -- exponential moving averages -- and the trigger line that is an EMA of the difference. If the trigger and MACD lines cross, it is a sign that a trending change is likely.

Number theory: Fibonacci numbers:

The numbers in this sequence -- 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 Ė are created by the addition of the initial 2 numbers to get the third number. The ratio of a number to the next bigger number is 62%. This is a well-known Fibonacci number that signifies retracement. 38%, the converse of 62%, is also utilized as a retracement number.

Gann numbers:

A stock trader in the 1950s, WD Gann made a fortune of over $50 million in the commodity and stock markets. To attain this, he used methods which he himself developed to trade instruments that were based on association between the movement of prices and time. Gann's methods cannot be easily explained. However, basically he made use of angles in charts to find out resistance and support areas and forecast trend changes of the future.

Elliott wave theory:

Elliott theory is a market analysis method based upon recurring wave patterns, as well as the Fibonacci sequence. A perfect Elliott pattern displays a five-wave forward movement that is followed by a three-wave backward movement.


Gaps are the spaces that remain on the bar chart. They indicate the places where no trading has been conducted.


Trends refer to price directions. Upmoving peaks along with troughs indicate uptrends. Peaks that fall along with troughs show a downtrend. They determine the gradient of the present trend. A break in a trend line normally indicates a reversal in trend. Peaks along with troughs describe the range of trading.

Moving Averages:

These averages are utilized to smoothen information of prices so as to confirm trends as well as levels of resistance and support. These averages are also helpful to decide a particular trading strategy in futures or a market a and b up/down trend.

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