Technical Indicators and Overlays

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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]].