Absolute Breadth Index

Referred to as a market momentum indicator, the absolute breadth index (ABI) is equal to the absolute value of the difference between the advancing issues and the declining issues. It shows how much activity and volatility and change is taking place on the NYSE while ignoring the direction prices are going. It shows only market … Read more


This classic momentum indicator was first popularized by George Lane. Stochastics are based on the observation that in an uptrend as prices increase, closing prices gravitate to the upper end of the price range. In downtrends as prices fall you expect prices to close at the lower end of the range. The stochastics indicator compares … Read more

Exponential Moving Average

The Exponential Moving Average is the most popular of all the versions of the moving average. The exponentially smoothed moving average gives greater weight to recent price data and also includes all the data in the life of the security. The user is able to adjust the weighting for the most recent price data by … Read more

RSI Introduction

RSI was introduced by Welles Wilder in the late 1970’s. Wilder observed that you should initiate the trade when the momentum indicator changes direction only when the average upmove is greater than the average downmove over a given number of days, or the inverse for a sell signal – when the average momentum is relatively … Read more

Standard Deviation Channel

The Standard Deviation Channel consists of two parallel lines on either side of the Linear Regression Trendline. The lines are spaced x number of standard deviations above and below the Linear Regression Trendline.

Williams Accumulation Distribution

Developed by Larry Williams, the Williams’ Accumulation/ Distribution indicator aims to reflect whether the market is controlled by buyers (accumulation) or by sellers (distribution). Prices making a new low along with the A/D indicator failing to reach a new low suggests that accumulation is taking place and creates a buy signal. Prices making a new … Read more

Williams %R

Developed by Larry Williams, Williams %R is a momentum indicator similar to the Stochastic Oscillator. Typically used to determine overbought and oversold levels in nontrending markets. The scale ranges from 0 to -100 with readings below -20 considered overbought, and readings above -80 considered oversold. Williams %R is normally calculated using 14 day periods, but … Read more

Wilders Volatility Index

Developed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. this indicator is intended to measure true range over time and is also known as Average True Range. It is the greatest difference between: This period’s high and low, the previous period’s close and this period’s high, the previous period’s close and this period’s low.