Advanced Technical Analysis
At the time of writing, I’ve had an incredible week. Filled with opportunities and trade setups that would have you questioning whether or not we’ve actually come to the end of the year! I mean, seriously, since when are the markets so volatile in December??
Today we will look at another uncommon indicator that isn’t really spoken of in the Forex trading community.
Remember the first day you were introduced to algebra in math class, and you were so confused? Okay, maybe not all of you, but for the majority of us it was the case. However, by the end of the term, you understood the concept.
Bollinger bands are a technical analysis indicator that consists of an upper, a middle (simple moving average), and a lower band. Usually, price action will be contained within the Bollinger bands, although breakouts do occur.
This indicator can be a great asset to technical analysts because it can be used to gauge market conditions, spot entry opportunities, and set targets.
The ADR (Average Daily Range) is sometimes called the ATR (Average True Range) depending on your platform but don’t worry THEY ARE THE SAME.
The ADR is an indicator that does a simple calculation of the average movement of price within a day over a number of days (or periods).
We have 3 types of movements that create cycles in a market, either within a year, a month, a week, a day, or any other timeframe. Cycles are everywhere.
We have the bullish, bearish, and ranging movements. The interesting thing about these movements is if you are not able to spot what market environment we are in, you are probably the joker at the poker table, ready to lose all your money.
There are many different strategies that traders pick from. As a beginner, it is common for a trader to run through all types of trading until he or she finds the style most suited for them. This kind of searching may take a couple of weeks, months, or years dependent on the person.
Growing up as a Forex baby you may have thought to yourself that your analysis is a big part of whether you make money trading Forex but that is not entirely true, unfortunately for some, your actual trading is responsible for a green P&L at the end of the month.