|The Average Directional Index (ADX) is a technical indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder Jr. in 1978. It is designed to measure the strength of a trend, with high values indicating a strong trend and low values indicating a weak trend. The ADX is calculated using a combination of three other indicators: the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI), the Minus Directional Indicator (-DI), and the Average True Range (ATR). The +DI and -DI are used to measure the strength of a trend in one direction, while the ATR is used to measure the overall volatility of the market. The ADX is typically plotted alongside the +DI and -DI on a chart, with a separate line representing the ADX itself. It has become a widely used indicator in the field of technical analysis and is often used to help traders identify potential trend changes and make informed trading decisions.
|The Aroon indicator was developed by Tushar Chande in 1995 as a way to measure the strength of a trend and identify potential trend changes. The indicator consists of two lines, the Aroon Up and the Aroon Down, which oscillate between 0 and 100. The Aroon Up measures the number of periods since the highest high in the given time period, while the Aroon Down measures the number of periods since the lowest low. A high value for the Aroon Up indicates that an uptrend is present, while a high value for the Aroon Down indicates a downtrend. A crossover of the two lines can signal a potential trend change. The Aroon indicator is often used in conjunction with other technical analysis tools to confirm trend strength and potential reversals.
|The Average True Range (ATR) indicator was developed by J. Welles Wilder Jr., a technical analyst and commodity trader, in the late 1970s. It was introduced in his 1978 book "New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems." The ATR is a technical indicator that measures the volatility of a financial instrument, such as a stock or currency pair. It is calculated by taking the average of the true ranges of a given number of periods, typically 14 periods. The true range is the greatest of three values: the current high minus the current low, the absolute value of the current high minus the previous close, and the absolute value of the current low minus the previous close. Wilder believed that the ATR could be used to set stop-loss orders and to identify trend breakouts. It is widely used by traders and investors to assess market risk and to make informed decisions about their trades.
|The Bollinger Bands indicator was developed by John Bollinger in the 1980s. It is a technical analysis tool that uses a moving average as the center line and plots upper and lower bands around it based on standard deviation. The purpose of the indicator is to provide a relative definition of high and low prices of a security and to help identify when prices are overbought or oversold. The bands widen when prices are volatile and contract when they are stable. Bollinger Bands are often used in conjunction with other indicators to confirm trading signals.
|The Ichimoku Cloud indicator, also known as the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, is a technical analysis tool developed by Goichi Hosoda, a Japanese journalist, in the late 1930s. It was first published in his book, "Ichimoku Sanjin", which was released in 1968. The indicator is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the market, including trend direction, momentum, and support and resistance levels. It consists of five lines, which are plotted on a chart: the Tenkan-sen, Kijun-sen, Senkou Span A, Senkou Span B, and Chikou Span. These lines are used to identify the trend, measure momentum, and identify potential areas of support and resistance. The indicator is popular among traders and analysts in Japan and has gained widespread adoption in other countries as well.
|The MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator was developed by technical analyst Gerald Appel in the 1970s as a way to analyze stock prices. It is a trend-following momentum indicator that compares the difference between two moving averages of a security's price. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the "signal line," is then plotted on top of the MACD to act as a trigger for buy and sell signals. The MACD is widely used by technical analysts and traders to identify trend changes, gauge the strength of a trend, and spot potential trade entry and exit points.
|Moving averages have been used as a momentum indicator for many years. They were first introduced by Dow Theory pioneer Charles Dow in the late 1800s, who used simple moving averages to smooth out price data and identify trends. The moving average was later refined by financial analysts such as William Peter Hamilton and Robert Rhea, who developed more complex versions of the indicator such as the exponential moving average (EMA) and the weighted moving average (WMA). Moving averages have since become a popular tool among technical analysts and traders, who use them to identify trends, support and resistance levels, and potential entry and exit points in the market. Today, moving averages are widely used in a variety of financial markets, including stocks, commodities, and currencies, and are available in many charting software packages and trading platforms. Jackrabbit TV's Momentum detection is based upon moving averages
|The PSaR (Parabolic SaR) indicator was developed by Welles Wilder Jr. and first introduced in his 1978 book, "New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems." It is a trend-following indicator that is used to identify the potential reversal of an asset's price direction. The indicator is plotted as a series of dots above or below the price on a chart, with the dots changing position based on the asset's price action. If the dots are below the price, it indicates an uptrend, while if the dots are above the price, it indicates a downtrend. The indicator is based on the idea that as an asset's price trends higher or lower, the dots will gradually move in the opposite direction, eventually signaling a potential reversal. It is commonly used in conjunction with other indicators to confirm trend changes and to help traders make informed decisions about when to enter or exit a trade.
|The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical analysis indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder Jr. in 1978. It is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements, and is used to identify overbought and oversold conditions in a market. The RSI is calculated using a formula that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses, and is plotted on a scale from 0 to 100. A reading above 70 is considered overbought, while a reading below 30 is considered oversold. Wilder originally introduced the RSI in his book "New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems," and it has since become a widely popular indicator among traders and investors.
|The stochastic indicator is a technical analysis tool that was developed by George Lane in the 1950s. It is designed to help traders identify overbought and oversold conditions in the market by comparing the closing price of a security to its price range over a set period of time. The indicator is based on the idea that prices tend to close near the high or low of the range during strong trends, and near the middle of the range during ranging or consolidating periods. The indicator is typically displayed as two lines on a chart, with one line representing the fast stochastic and the other representing the slow stochastic. The lines oscillate between 0 and 100, with readings above 80 indicating overbought conditions and readings below 20 indicating oversold conditions. The stochastic indicator is commonly used in conjunction with other technical analysis tools to confirm trade signals and help traders make more informed decisions.
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