Assuming that Forex trading is rather a complex and at the same time flexible notion, it is necessary for every trader to gain appropriate knowledge and develop trading techniques in order to organize successful trade.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

To start with one of the most important technical indicators named Relative Strength Index/RSI the function of which is to measure the power of current price in contrast with the previous prices. While Relative Strength Index indicator is multifunctional tool, a Forex trader can use it to determine various price options such as

• Create bid/ask signals
• Illustrate overbought/oversold conditions
• Validate price movement
• Inform of potential charge reversals through divergences

Forex Gaps

When referring to Forex gap we most commonly understand the difference between the currency pair price determined the previous week’s closing in contrast with the price of the starting week. When the lowest price on a trading day is higher than the highest price of the previous day UP GAP formulates. On the contrary, we deal with the DOWN GAP when the highest price of the day is lower than the lowest price of the previous day. Accordingly the UP GAP stands for market strength, while the down gap signals about the weakness of the market. When an important price gap is formed during the completion of an important price pattern then this is where the trader deals with the Breakaway gap which, as a matter of fact, results in an important price move.

The gap that usually happens in the mid-point of an important market trend is called a Runaway gap, which for this reason is called measuring gap. A price gap that comes forth at the end of an important trend alerts that the trend is ending

Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

The technical Indicator MACD is one the easy to use and the same time one of the most effective momentum indicators to use. It indicates the divergence between two important moving averages and the signal of the trigger line. When the moving average and the trigger line. The MACD line is the difference between two exponential moving averages and the signal or trigger line, which is an exponential moving average of the difference. If the MACD and trigger lines pass through, this should be interpreted as a future trend to occur. The traders, in order to generate signals, should pay attention to the crossovers, centerline crossovers and divergences. While MACD is mostly unrestrained, it can prove to be not very useful for identifying overbought and oversold levels.

Technical analysis tools

To envisage the stand market lows in Technical Analysis in Forex Coppock Curve tool is used. At the same time to decide if the currency pair is trending the trader should use the DMI/ Directional Movement Indicator.

Forex Trends

The direction of a price is called Forex trend. While falling peaks and channels determine the down trends, the rising channels and peaks on their tern formulate the Up trends. A trend reversal is a result of a breaking of a trend line. Trending range can be characterized by horizontal peaks. In order to make your mind up on a trading strategy mainly in futures trading or trading in the market with a strong up or down trend, moving averages are used intact.

Author's Bio: 

David Taylor
Forex trader with InfinMarkets

Infin Markets Limited is a CIF (Cyprus Investment Firm) registered under the number HE 276909. It is licensed by the CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) under the license number 147/11. Infin Markets Limited is also a member of the ICF (Investment Compensation Fund) for Clients of CIFs (Cyprus Investment Firms).

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