Forex Indicators

Forex Trading Indicators

In this website, we hold a light on the types of forex indicators used by traders of all kinds, and by doing so, we'll decifer the powerful language of technical analysis for you. After going through these pages, it's more than likely that you'll approach the market with greater confidence, and be able to derive much better solutions to any trading problem. It is up to you to make the effort and absorb the information. Nothing short of total commitment will deliver the results though, so soak these articles mentally before trying to trade with them.

Stochastics Indicator

The stochastics indicator is one of the oldest analytical tools in the market today. It was introduced in the 50s by George C. Lane, and has been popular ever since with both novice and experienced...


Ichomoku Kinko Hyo Indicator

Overview The Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, Ichimoku Cloud, Equilibrium Chart was developed by Japanese newspaper writer Goichi Hosoda in 1968, and it is more familiar to futures and equity traders than to forex traders. In spite of...


Gator Oscillator

What is the Gator Oscillator? The Gator oscillator is a forex trading tool developed by Bill Williams. It is closely related to the similar Alligator oscillator. As a trend indicator itd is most useful in markets...


Commodity Channel Index Indicator

Developed by Donald Lambert and first made public in 1980, the commodity channel index is a well-known tool used by some commodity and forex traders for identifying secular moves, and trading them. The CCI has a...


Alligator Oscillator

Introduction The Alligator oscillator is very similar to the Gator oscillator which we have examined previously in these pages. The difference between the two indicators lies almost entirely in the presentation of data. While the Gator oscillator...


Parabolic SAR Indicator

Parabolic SAR (Stop and Reverse) is an indicator developed by J. Willes Wilder to discover and exploit profitable trends in all kinds of markets. It is a popular tool among technical traders, and a straightforward...


Elliott Wave Theory

Elliott Wave Theory is a popular method of analysis that applies a technical approach with a fundamental analysis interpretation. Elliott Wave Theorists also concentrate on the price action strictly, and agree to the notion that...


Fibonacci Series and Forex: The Power of Nature

The Fibonacci series is the infinite sequence of numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 ..) in which each item is the sum of the preceding two. For example, 2= 1+1, 5...


Demarker Indicators

The Demarker indicator is named after Tom Demarker who claims to have developed this indicator to overcome the shortcomings of other overbought/oversold oscillators. There are different versions of it  in the market; in some cases the...


Bollinger Bands: The Best Volatility Gauge for the Intraday Trader

Introduction One of the more common technical tools used by traders, the Bollinger Bands were created by John Bollinger in the early 80s. The tool was not intended as a technical analysis item for trading decisions,...


Average True Range: the ATR indicator

The ATR is an attempt at finding out about trader sentiment by comparing price ranges over a period of time. To do this in an easily understood and observed manner, the range values are presented...


MACD Indicator

One of the most popular and common indicators used by forex traders today, the MACD is a trend indicator used to gauge the strength and direction of an ongoing trend. Developed in the 60s by...


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