Accumulation/distribution is a momentum indicator that attempts to gauge supply and demand by determining whether investors are generally "accumulating," or buying, or "distributing," or selling, a certain stock by identifying divergences between stock price and volume flow.
DEFINITION of 'Average Directional Index - ADX' The average directional index (ADX) is an indicator used in technical analysis as an objective value for the strength of a trend. ADX is non-directional, so it quantifies a trend's strength regardless of whether it is up or down.
The true range indicator is the greatest of the following: current high less the current low, the absolute value of the current high less the previous close and the absolute value of the current low less the previous close. The average true range is a moving average, generally 14 days, of the true ranges.
The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) can be used as either a coincident or leading indicator. As a coincident indicator, surges above +100 reflect strong price action that can signal the start of an uptrend. Plunges below -100 reflect weak price action that can signal the start of a downtrend.
A moving average (MA) is a technical analysis indicator that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random price fluctuations. A moving average (MA) is a technical analysis indicator that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random price fluctuations.
An oscillator is a technical analysis tool that is banded between two extreme values and built with the results from a trend indicator for discovering short-term overbought or oversold conditions. As the value of the oscillator approaches the upper extreme value, the asset is deemed to be overbought, and as it approaches the lower extreme, it is deemed to be oversold.
Volume Indicators Volume indicators are mathematical formulas that are visually represented in most commonly used charting platforms. Each indicator uses a slightly different formula, and therefore, traders should find the indicator that works best for their particular market approach.