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The Vortex indicator is a technical indicator that signals the formation of a new trend or the continuation of an existing trend, and can be used across all financial markets. It was developed by Etienne Botes and Douglas Siepman in 2010, who were partly inspired by the work of Welles Wilder and Viktor Schauberger. The indicator actually uses the ATR […]

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The Center of Gravity (COG) indicator is a technical indicator developed by John Ehlers in 2002, used to identify potential turning points in the price as early as possible. In fact, the creator John Ehlers claims zero lag to the price, and the smoothing effect of the indicator helps to spot turning points clearly and without distractions. Being a leading […]

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The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) indicator was developed by Donald Lambert in 1980s to spot trend reversals and extreme market conditions. Although the indicator was initially created to analyze the commodity market, it can be successfully applied to other financial markets as well. The CCI indicator compares the current market price to an average price over a specified period of […]

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The Chaikin Money Flow indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin to measure the money flow volume over a pre-specified period. Traders can use the Chaikin Money Flow to identify levels of increased money flow into a financial instrument which is correlated with the supply and demand for the instrument. Chaikin Money Flow fluctuates between -1 and +1, and a cross […]

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The Aroon indicator was developed by Tushar Chande in 1995, to measure the strength of the current trend in a financial market. The indicator measures how much time the price needs to reach the highest and lowest points of the last n trading sessions, which is a quite different approach compared to other momentum indicators which focus on price relative […]

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A futures contract is a financial derivative that tracks the price of the underlying asset. This means, futures contracts don’t have an intrinsic value per se, but derive their value from the price of an asset to which they’re linked (hence the name derivative). Futures contracts are basically an agreement between a buyer and a seller to buy or sell […]

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Cryptocurrencies are quickly becoming one of the hottest investment opportunities for traders all over the world. With some Cryptocurrency prices increasing at exponential rates, more and more people are starting to gain interest. If you’ve heard about this incredible opportunity, you probably have a lot of questions concerning this emerging market. Where should you begin? Which coin should you invest […]

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Bonds are a fixed-income security where an investor loans money to the bond’s issuer – usually a corporation or a government – which has the obligation to repay the debt over a defined period of time together with a variable or fixed interest rate. Bonds are considered one of the three main asset classes in the modern world economy, with […]

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The Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) is a technical indicator that measures the strength of a trend. While the indicator itself doesn’t give an insight into the direction of the trend, the Directional Movement lines can be used to determine if the market moves up or down. The ADX can return a value between 0 and 100. The usual threshold […]

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The ADX, or average directional movement index, is a technical indicator that measures the strength of the underlying trend. The indicator was developed by Welles Wilder for use in the commodities market, but it can also be used with stocks, currencies, futures or any other asset class. It’s usually plotted below the price chart in a separate indicator window and […]

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