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+ | ====== Technical Indicators and Overlays ====== | ||

+ | **Technical Indicators** are the often squiggly lines found above, below and on-top-of the price information on a technical chart. Indicators that use the same scale as prices are typically plotted on top of the price bars and are therefore referred to as **"Overlays"**. | ||

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+ | If you are new to stock charting and the use of technical indicators, the following article will help you get going: | ||

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+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:introduction_to_technical_indicators_and_oscillators|Introduction to Technical Indicators and Oscillators]] **– An in-depth introduction to the various kinds of technical indicators and oscillators out there. A "must read" article for StockCharts users. | ||

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+ | ===== Technical Overlays ===== | ||

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+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:bollinger_bands|Bollinger Bands]]** A chart overlay that shows the upper and lower limits of 'normal' price movements based on the Standard Deviation of prices. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:chandelier_exit|Chandelier Exit]]** An indicator that can be used to set trailing stop-losses for both long and short position. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:ichimoku_cloud|Ichimoku Cloud]]** A comprehensive indicator that defines support and resistance, identifies trend direction, gauges momentum and provides trading signals. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:kaufman_s_adaptive_moving_average|Kaufman's Adaptive Moving Average (KAMA)]]** A unique moving average that accounts for volatility and automatically adjusts to price behavior. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:keltner_channels|Keltner Channels]]** A chart overlay that shows upper and lower limits for price movements based on the Average True Range of prices. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:moving_averages|Moving Averages]]** Chart overlays that show the 'average' value over time. Both Simple Moving Averages (SMAs) and Exponential Moving Averages (EMAs) are explained. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:moving_average_envelopes|Moving Average Envelopes]]** A chart overlay consisting of a channel formed from simple moving averages. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:parabolic_sar|Parabolic SAR]]** A chart overlay that shows reversal points below prices in an uptrend and above prices in a downtrend. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:pivot_points|Pivot Points]]** A chart overlay that shows reversal points below prices in an uptrend and above prices in a downtrend. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:price_channels|Price Channels]]** A chart overlay that shows a channel made from the highest high and lowest low for a given period of time. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:volume_by_price|Volume By Price]]** A chart overlay with a horizontal histogram showing the amount of activity at various price levels. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:vwap_intraday|Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP)]]** An intraday indicator based on total dollar value of all trades for the current day divided by the total trading volume for the current day. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:zigzag|ZigZag]]** A chart overlay that shows filtered price movements that are greater than a given percentage. | ||

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+ | ===== Technical Indicators ===== | ||

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+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:accumulation_distribution_line|Accumulation/Distribution Line]] ** Combines price and volume to show how money may be flowing into or out of a stock. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:aroon|Aroon]]** Uses Aroon Up and Aroon Down to determine whether a stock is trending or not. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:aroon_oscillator|Aroon Oscillator]]** Measures the difference between Aroon Up and Aroon Down. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:average_directional_index_adx|Average Directional Index (ADX)]]** Shows whether a stock is trending or oscillating. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:average_true_range_atr|Average True Range (ATR)]]** Measures a stock's volatility. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:bollinger_band_width|BandWidth]]** Shows the percentage difference between the upper and lower Bollinger Band. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:bollinger_band_perce|%B Indicator]]** Shows the relationship between price and standard deviation Bollinger Bands. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:chaikin_money_flow_cmf|Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)]]** Combines price and volume to show how money may be flowing into or out of a stock Alternative to Accumulation/Distribution Line. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:chaikin_oscillator|Chaikin Oscillator]]** Combines price and volume to show how money may be flowing into or out of a stock. Based on Accumulation/Distribution Line. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:chande_trend_meter|Chande Trend Meter (CTM)]]** Scores the strength of a stock's trend, based on several technical indicators over six different timeframes. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:commodity_channel_index_cci|Commodity Channel Index (CCI)]]** Shows a stock's variation from its "typical" price. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:coppock_curve|Coppock Curve]]** An oscillator that uses rate-of-change and a weighted moving average to measure momentum. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:correlation_coeffici|Correlation Coefficient]]** Shows the degree of correlation between two securities over a given timeframe. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:dppmo|DecisionPoint Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO)]]** An advanced momentum indicator that tracks a stock's rate of change. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:detrended_price_osci|Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)]]** A price oscillator that uses a displaced moving average to identify cycles. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:ease_of_movement_emv|Ease of Movement (EMV)]]** An indicator that compares volume and price to identify significant moves. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:force_index|Force Index]]** A simple price-and-volume oscillator. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:mass_index|Mass Index]]** An indicator that identifies reversals when the price range widens. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:moving_average_convergence_divergence_macd|MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence Oscillator)]]** A momentum oscillator based on the difference between two EMAs. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:macd-histogram|MACD-Histogram]]** A momentum oscillator that shows the difference between MACD and its signal line. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:money_flow_index_mfi|Money Flow Index (MFI)]]** A volume-weighted version of RSI that shows shifts is buying and selling pressure. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:negative_volume_inde|Negative Volume Index (NVI)]]** A cumulative volume-based indicator used to identify trend reversals. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:on_balance_volume_obv|On Balance Volume (OBV)]]** Combines price and volume in a very simple way to show how money may be flowing into or out of a stock. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:price_oscillators_ppo|Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO)]]** A percentage-based version of the MACD indicator. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:percentage_volume_oscillator_pvo|Percentage Volume Oscillator (PVO)]]** The PPO indicator applied to volume instead of price. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:price_relative|Price Relative / Relative Strength]]** Technical indicator that compares the performance of two stocks to each other by dividing their price data. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:know_sure_thing_kst|Pring's Know Sure Thing (KST)]]** A momentum oscillator from Martin Pring based on the smoothed rate-of-change for four different timeframes. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:pring_s_special_k|Pring's Special K]]** A momentum indicator from Martin Pring that combines short-term, intermediate and long-term velocity. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:rate_of_change_roc_and_momentum|Rate of Change (ROC) and Momentum]]** Shows the speed at which a stock's price is changing. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:relative_strength_index_rsi|Relative Strength Index (RSI)]]** Shows how strongly a stock is moving in its current direction. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:rrg_relative_strength|RRG Relative Strength]]** Uses RS-Ratio to measure relative performance and RS-Momentum to measure the momentum of relative performance. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:sctr|StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR)]]** Our relative ranking system based on a stock's technical strength. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:slope|Slope]]** Measures the rise-over-run for a linear regression. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:standard_deviation_volatility|Standard Deviation (Volatility)]]** A statistical measure of a stock's volatility. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:stochastic_oscillator_fast_slow_and_full|Stochastic Oscillator (Fast, Slow, and Full)]]** Shows how a stock's price is doing relative to past movements. Fast, Slow and Full Stochastics are explained. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:stochrsi|StochRSI]]** Combines Stochastics with the RSI indicator to help you see RSI changes more clearly. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:trix|TRIX]]** A triple-smoothed moving average of price movements. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:true_strength_index|True Strength Index]]** An indicator that measures trend direction and identifies overbought/oversold levels. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:ulcer_index|Ulcer Index]]** An indicator designed to measure market risk or volatility. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:ultimate_oscillator|Ultimate Oscillator]]** Combines long-term, mid-term and short-term moving averages into one number. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:vortex_indicator|Vortex Indicator]]** An indicator designed to identify the start of a new trend and define the current trend. | ||

+ | * **[[:technical_indicators:williams_r|Williams %R]]** Uses Stochastics to determine overbought and oversold levels. | ||

+ | We also have a large collection of Market Indicators documented on [[:market_indicators|this page]]. |