Description & Explanation of Technical Analysis.
The Momentum indicator compares where the current price is in relation to where the price
was in the past. Buy signal when the Momentum indicator crosses above the zero line and sell
signal when crosses below the zero line.
The MACD turns two trend-following indicators, moving averages, into a momentum oscillator by subtracting the longer moving average from
the shorter moving average. When the MACD lines go downward, then cross and turn upward, you have a MACD buy signal. When the lines are
heading down and the lines look like they are attempting a cross but haven’t yet, you can look to the histogram bars for a head jump on
the actual signal.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) weighs current prices more heavily than past prices. This gives the Exponential Moving Average the
advantage of being quicker to respond to price fluctuations than a Simple Moving Average
Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of
price movements. RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Traditionally, RSI is considered overbought
when above 70 and oversold when below 30.
Signals can also be generated by looking for divergences, failure swings and centerline
crossovers. RSI can also be used to identify the general trend.
The Intraday Momentum Index is constructed by averaging n day's worth of upward price changes (close is greater than open) to n day's
worth of downward price changes (close is less than open). Sell signals are indicated when the index crosses above the overbought level of
70% and buy signals are indicated buy signals are issued when the index crosses below the oversold level of 30%.
Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum indicator that shows the location of the close relative to
the high-low range over a set number of periods. A rising stochastic line indicates increasing
price momentum, while a falling stochastic line indicates decreasing price momentum.
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