A simple moving average crossover system can help identify entry and exit points for traders. Learn how to calculate the moving average with this formula.
In technical analysis, many traders start with trend and momentum indicators. But don’t forget volatility indicators, which track the magnitude of price movements.
A stochastic oscillator is designed to identify overbought or oversold stock. The indicator can be used to help identify potentially overbought and oversold conditions, divergences, and trend direction.
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With so many indicators and charting tools to choose from, it's best to think about what is most important to you and then create a step-by-step approach.
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Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.
Confirmation indicators such as moving averages and the relative strength index can help ascertain whether a stock will continue a trend.
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