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About Technical Analysis Indicators
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A technical analysis indicator is a mathematical calculation
that can be applied to a stock's price, volume or even to another
indicator. The result is a value that is used to anticipate
future changes in prices.
Technical analysis idicators can inform you about the various aspects
of the market, such as trend, volatility, momentum,
market strength, cycle, and so on.
There are many different classes of indicators:
Trend indicators are used to provide information
on price trends. Trends measure the persistence of a price to
move in a certain direction during a certain period of time.
Trend indicators are moving averages, MACD, DMI, Linear Regression,
and so on.
Volatility indicators, such as Bollinger Bands,
Average True Range, Standard Deviation, should be used if you
want to inform a model about price volatility. Volatility measures
the magnitude of day-to-day fluctuations in prices (irrespective
of the direction in which they move).
Price momentum indicators such as RSI, Stochastic,
PercentR and CCI measure the speed at which prices move during
a certain time period. Very often this kind of indicators is
There are also market strength indicators,
such as OBV, Chaikin Oscillator, Ease of Movement, MFI, and
different volume indicators.