Trend & Momentum Oscillators

Trend Indicators

  • Aroon Oscillator
    The Aroon Oscillator was developed by Tushar Chande to identify the start of a new trend and measure trend strength.
  • Directional Movement Index
    The Directional Movement Index (DMI) is one of few indicators that not only provides trend signals but indicates whether a trend is suitable to trade.
  • Donchian Channels
    Richard Donchian's Channels are used in a number of trading systems to identify entry and exit points in trends.
  • Ichimoku Cloud
    Ichimoku Cloud is a complete trend trading system, combining leading and lagging averages with traditional candlestick charts.
  • KST Indicator
    Martin Pring's KST Indicator identifies major trend changes when KST crosses its signal line.
  • Linear Regression Indicator
    The Linear Regression Indicator is used for trend identification and trend following in a similar fashion to moving averages, but reacts faster than an MA to trend changes.
  • Moving Average
    The Moving Average smooths price data to create a powerful measure of trend direction. Simple, weighted and exponential moving averages are most popular.
  • Multiple Moving Averages
    Daryl Guppy introduced multiple moving averages to measure trends and identify likely reversals. The indicator compares multiple short-term and long-term exponential moving averages.
  • Parabolic SAR
    Developed by J. Welles Wilder, the Parabolic SAR indicator provides excellent short/medium-term entry and exit points in trending markets.
  • Rainbow 3D Moving Averages
    Ivan Ballin's colorful variation of Daryl Guppy's Multiple Moving Averages.

Momentum Oscillators

  • ADX
    ADX is part of the Directional Movement System developed by J. Welles Wilder. It is used to warn of trend changes and to identify whether a stock is trending or ranging.
  • Elder Ray Index
    Developed by Dr Alexander Elder, the Elder-Ray indicator measures buying and selling pressure in the market and is often used as part of the Triple Screen trading system.
  • Mass Index
    Donald Dorsey's Mass Index predicts trend reversals by comparing trading range over a 9 day period.
  • Momentum Indicator
    Momentum measures trend strength and identifies likely reversal points: on divergences or when Momentum crosses the overbought/oversold line.
  • Negative Volume
    Norman Fosback uses Negative Volume Index (NVI) with Positive Volume Index (PVI) to identify bull markets.
  • Positive Volume
    Introduced by Norman Fosback, Positive Volume Index identifies bull and bear markets by measuring activity on days when volume is higher.
  • Rate Of Change (Price)
    A refinement of Momentum, Rate of Change is designed to fluctuate as a percentage around the zero line.
  • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
    Developed by Welles Wilder, RSI (Relative Strength Index) is a popular momentum oscillator that compares upward and downward movements in closing price.
  • Slow Stochastic
    The Slow Stochastic Oscillator provides more reliable signals than the original indicator, applying further smoothing to reduce volatility and improve accuracy.
  • Smoothed Rate of Change (SROC)
    Smoothed Rate of Change (SROC), introduced by Fred G Schutzman in 1991, gives slower but more accurate signals than other momentum oscillators.
  • Stochastic Oscillator
    The Stochastic Oscillator tracks market momentum and provides excellent entry and exit signals from crossover of %K and %D lines or overbought/oversold levels.
  • TRIX Indicator
    Designed for trading trends, TRIX uses a triple-smoothed moving average to eliminate cycles shorter than the indicator period.
  • Twiggs® Momentum Oscillator
    Twiggs Momentum Oscillator is a smoothed version of the Rate Of Change oscillator. Its primary purpose is to identify fast trending stocks.
  • Vertical Horizontal Filter (VHF)
    Adam White's Vertical Horizontal Filter (VHF) identifies trending and ranging markets.
  • Williams %R
    Williams %R is similar to Stochastic %K. Entry signals are taken on divergences, failure swings or crossover of the overbought/oversold level.
  • Williams Accumulate Distribute
    Larry Williams highlights accumulation and distribution by comparing daily trading ranges. Signals are taken on divergences.
  • Twiggs® Smoothed Momentum
    Twiggs Smoothed Momentum is a smoothed version of the proprietary Twiggs Momentum oscillator. Its purpose is to provide a slower, less erratic signal for following long-term trends.
  • Chande Momentum Oscillator
    Chande Momentum Oscillator uses Overbought and Oversold levels, as well as Divergences, to identify reversals.
  • Ultimate Oscillator
    Larry Williams' Ultimate Oscillator uses three time frames in order to minimize false signals.
  • Stochastic RSI
    Stochastic RSI was designed by Tushar Chande and Stanley Kroll to generate more Overbought and Oversold signals than Welles Wilder's original Relative Strength oscillator.
  • Bollinger Bands
    Bollinger Band filters are calculated using exponential moving averages. Values are compared to Bollinger Bands at 1.0 standard deviation above and below the selected moving average.
  • Bollinger Bands
    Bollinger Bands are powerful signals. Here are two great strategies, for Bollinger Band Squeezes and Bollinger Band Trends.
  • MACD Indicator
    The problem with oscillators is that they often whipsaw. Trading MACD large swings and divergences provides more reliable signals.
  • MACD Percentage
    MACD Percentage Price Oscillator is a variation of the MACD indicator. The major difference is the percentage scale which enables comparison between stocks.