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Relative Strength Index Indicator Indices Trading Strategy

Relative Strength Index or RSI is one of the most popular stock indices indicator used in indices trading. It is an oscillator stock indices indicator which oscillates between 0 -100. This a indices trend following stock indices indicator. It indicates the strength of the indices trend, values above 50 indicate a bullish indices trend while values below 50 indicate bearish Indices trend.


RSI Indices Indicator Measures Momentum of a Indices Trend.

The center-line for the RSI is 50 stock indices indicator, crossover of the center-line indicate shifts from bullish to bearish indices trend and vice versa.


Above 50, the buyers have greater momentum than the sellers and stock indexes price on the stock indices chart will keep going up as long as this RSI stock indices indicator stays above 50.


Below 50, the sellers have greater momentum than the buyers and stock indexes price on the stock indices chart will keep going downwards as long as RSI stock indices indicator stays below 50.

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RSI Indices Technical Indicator - How to Trade Indices with RSI Indices Indicator



In the stock indexes trading example above, when the stock indices indicator is below 50, the stock indexes price kept moving in a downward stock indexes trend. The stock indexes price continues to move down as long as RSI indicator was below 50. When the RSI stock indices indicator moved above 50 it showed that the momentum had changed from sell to buy and that the downward indices trend had ended.


When the RSI stock indices indicator moved to above 50 the stock indexes price started to move upwards and the indices trend changed from bearish to bullish. The stock indices chart stock indexes price continued to move upwards and the RSI indicator remained above 50 afterwards.


From the stock indexes trading example above, when the indices trend was bullish sometimes the RSI would turn downwards but it would not go below 50, this shows that these temporary moves are just retracements because during all these time the stock indexes price indices trend was generally upwards. As long as RSI indicator does not move to below 50 the current indices trend remains intact. This is the reason the 50 center line mark is used to demarcate the signal between bullish and bearish stock indices signals.


The RSI stock indices indicator uses 14 day period as the default period, this is the period recommended by J Welles Wilders when he introduced it. Other common periods used by Indices traders are the 9 and 25 day moving average.


The RSI indicator period used depends on the stock indexes chart time frame you are using to trade, if you are using day indices chart time frame the 14 period will represent 14 days, while if you use 1 hour indices chart time frame the 14 period will represent 14 hours. For our stock indexes trading example we shall use 14 day moving average, but for your trading you can substitute the day period with the chart time frame you are indices trading with.


To Calculate RSI Indices Indicator:

  • The number of days that a stock indices market is up is compared to the number of days that the stock indexes trading market is down in a given time period.

  • The numerator in the basic formula is an average of all the indices trading sessions that finished with an upward stock indexes price change.

  • The denominator is an average of all the down indices trading sessions closes for that period.

  • The average for the down days are calculated as absolute numbers.

  • The Initial RSI is then turned into an oscillator.


Sometimes very large up or down movement in stock indexes price in a single indices trading session stock indexes price period may skew the calculation of the RSI average and produce a false stock indices signal - whipsaw signal - in the form of a spike.


RSI Center-line: The center-line for this stock indices indicator is 50. A value above 50 implies that the stock indexes trading market indices trend is in a bullish phase as average gains are greater than average losses. Values below 50 indicate a bearish phase in the stock indexes trading market indices prices are generally closing lower than where they opened.


Overbought and Oversold Levels: Wilder set the RSI overbought and oversold levels at which the stock indexes trading market moves are overextended at 70 and 30.

 

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