Category Archives: Momentum Indicators

Momentum indicators are built with trend indicators, tracking short-term overbought or oversold conditions. In general, when the oscillator value approaches the upper extreme the instrument will be overbought, and as it approaches the lower extreme it will be oversold.

The Quantitative Qualitative Estimation Indicator

The Quantitative Qualitative Estimation ( QQE ) indicator is an offspring from Wilder’s famous Relative Strength Index ( RSI ). The base plot is an RSI smoothed over 5 periods supplemented by a signal line. The signal line is composed of a moving Average True Range (ATR). By smoothing the QQE and signal lines, the…

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Improving Fast Stochastic Setups

FastStoch for NT8

The Fast Stochastic is a momentum indicator developed by George Lane. On momentum, Lane is quoted as saying: “If you visualize a rocket going up in the air – before it can turn down, it must slow down. Momentum always changes direction before price.“ Therefore, stochastic setups are used in situations where a momentum fall-off may…

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Awesome Oscillator Strategy with Z-Score values

awesome oscillator strategy

In this Indicator Spotlight, we’re looking at the Z-score and how you can use it to normalize oscillator values. Specifically, we’ll show the Z-score can be used to condition entry and exit conditions for an Awesome Oscillator strategy. To learn more about the general idea behind the Z-score and how to apply it to the…

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The TDI Indicator – using the RSI in three timeframes

TDI setups and signals

In this Indicator Spotlight, we’re looking at the Traders Dynamic Index (TDI), an indicator that combines the RSI in three (3) timeframes…

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The Squeeze Indicator: Quiet Before the Storm

Squeeze Indicator for NT8

A frequently discussed setup is “The Squeeze” which occurs in situations of low volatility. The Squeeze indicator is used to identify situations when…

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Ichimoku: Trend and Momentum in Multiple Timeframes

Ichimoku Cloud indicator for NinjaTrader 8

In this post we’re looking at a Ichimoku cloud trading setups. The setups are explained using the Ichimoku cloud indicator from LizardIndicators and…

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The Kaufman Efficiency Ratio and Balanced Momentum

Efficiency Ratio Standard vs. Balanced Momentum

In this post we’re discussing the Kaufman Efficiency Ratio and how it relates to determining market momentum, specifically the Balanced Momentum calculation

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