Trading indicators have long become reliable helpers to traders. This article presents seven popular indicators that help define the trend direction and find good entry signals.
Among the most popular indicators for stock trading, there are the Bollinger Bands. They are very sensitive to market volatility and might act as not only support/resistance levels but as target levels as well. The Bollinger strategy is based exactly on these peculiarities of the indicator.
In this article, we will discuss several trading strategies using the Stochastic along with other indicators and single out their advantages and drawbacks.
Indicators have long been introduced to the trading systems of many traders. As a minimum, they are of good help in chart analysis, as a maximum, they are the base of the whole trading system. Algorithmic trading, which means automatizing the work and creating trading robots, is also mostly based on the signals of various indicators.
In the description of the indicator in the book "Bollinger on Bollinger Bands", it is said that the price remains at the borders of the lines 95% of the time and escapes those borders in 5 remaining percent. If volatility on the market is low, the upper and the lower lines are close to one the other, while the price is trading between them; the higher the volatility, the wider the channel formed by the three lines (pic 1). According to the classification, the Bollinger Bands are a trend indicator as it shows both flats and directed price movements. The timeframe may be anything from M1 to a year.