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Momentum Indices Trends

What is a Momentum Trend?

A momentum indices trend is one that has more momentum than the previous one, it can be drawn using a much steeper indices trend line than the one that was in place before. When a new line forms that is much steeper than a previous one we say that the indices trend has gained extra momentum and becomes much stronger. These types of trading setups require a different type of market technical analysis.

In the stock indexes trading example explained and illustrated below: Also when stock indexes price is moving upwards within a channel, if it breaks the upward channel a stronger indices trend is formed as shown in the diagram below. If as a indices trader your chart breaks an upward indices trend line to the upside in an upward moving market like the one below, Do not Try to Sell, Buy More Contracts, Remember this indices trading tip it can make you a lot of money just like the way it did in the trading analysis below.

Channel Break Upwards

Channel Break Upwards - More Momentum on Upward Market Movement

Using the same technical analysis example above we can also see how new steeper lines were formed showing the indices trend was gaining momentum.

This is shown by the steeper lines that can be drawn as the stock indexes price progresses.

The newly formed indices trend has more momentum than the previous one as shown by the formation of the steeper line.

This forms indices trend B and C as shown in the diagram below drawn using the MT4 technical analysis software, The momentum added a new steeper line as drawn on this chart.

This is shown in the stock indexes trading example explained and illustrated below by the three lines A, B and C showing formation of stronger trends as the stock indexes trading market continues to gather momentum.

Momentum Trends in Indices Trading

Indices Price Gaining More Momentum

However, when the steepest indices trend line is broken then even all the others will most likely be broken too. It is best to take profit once the steep most line is broken.

This strategy can also be used by short term indices traders like the day trader or the scalper, this pattern will frequently form on the 5 minute and 15 minute chart. This parabolic lines can be used to know where to take profit. A indices trader should immediately book his profit as soon as the steep most line is broken.

How to Trade These

The momentum indices trend lines are good technical tools for determining where to take profit early before other traders. This momentum trading setup occurs frequently on 1 minute, 5 minute and 15 minutes trading charts and therefore suitable for scalpers and day traders. For day trading which is most common the best chart to use is the 15 minutes sometimes the 5 minutes, For example after entering a short term trade either buy/sell and the stock indexes trading market moves some pips in your favor and you spot this pattern then it is best to exit once the steep most line is broken and take profit at that point.


Technical Analysis Example

For this example we shall use the short term chart of minutes for drawing, when the setup appeared as below, it was a good point to take profit.

Trading With Momentum Indices Trend Lines

Trading The Momentum Market Moves

In the above example a indices trader trading long would have waited until the steepest line was broken then closed the trade and taking profit at this point thus making a profit of 42 pips on this buy indices trade. The trader would have exited the trade at the best time and thus avoided the ranging stock indices market that followed.

Parabolic Trends

Sometimes a market moves in a parabolic manner, and this is seen when panic buying sets in and indices prices is driven vertical. During a parabolic up move, there is almost a complete absence of sellers, which creates a vacuum of buying. When this occurs traders rush to just get into the stock indexes trading market regardless of indices price, in fear of being left behind. This can make the largest stock indexes price moves in the shortest amount of time, traders will place buy orders in this indices trading setup.

For this type of move it is best to keep buying - no need for technical analysis just keep buying.

This indices trend will last for months on end even up to 2 years, for this time just keep buying and as long as those weekly and monthly indices trend lines are holding just keep buying and buying.

When indices moves in this way, the highest point that is reached often marks the end of a move with indices prices not returning to the ultimate highs again for a long time. When this point is reached and the most steepest indices trend line is broken it is best to consider that as a indices trend reversal and it is best to take time off the stock indexes trading market and enjoy your profits for a while before calculating your next move.

The same can also happen for a down indices trend when there is panic selling and stock indexes price is also driven vertical. This especially happens during recession.

The steeper a indices trend line angle, the less reliable it becomes. When the most steep is broken its best to exit this trade. The example explained and illustrated below is for crude oil that has formed a parabolic setup. Another example is indices that formed on the weekly/monthly chart during the period shortly after the steepest line in the crude oil chart was broken.

Parabolic Indices Trend

As a indices trader if you come across a parabolic indices trend in an upward just keep buying and buying some more you will make a lot of profits, there will be no added technical analysis required just the lines. The only thing to remember is to exit once the steepest line is over because the reversal on this stock indexes trading setup is very fast you need to also be very fast. Just make sure you exit at the correct spot just like in the above example.

For example, the above parabolic movement is of crude oil trading chart, the indices traders had managed to drive the stock indexes price of oil from $70 to $150 over a period of a couple of months at the top of the stock indexes trading market those who call themselves analysts were so bullish they predicted the stock indexes price of crude oil would hit a high of $200, what these analysts did not know this concept a.k.a Vacuum buying, in technical analysis market trading as long as the indices trend lines held the direction of the stock indexes trading market was upward, but even after the first steepest line was broken the analysts kept insisting the stock indexes price would hit $200, guess what, after the most steep line was broken it did not even take two weeks to take the stock indexes price of oil, back to $50 at one time it was even $35. That is parabolic technical analysis, now you know.

Good examples of this stock indexes trading setup on charts is the weekly and monthly stock indexes price charts for Indices and Crude Oil, these charts can be found on MT4 stock indexes trading platform depending on your broker.


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