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Automated-Trading 2011.11.25 12:19 

ZigZag NK Channel:

The indicator draws the channel using ZigZag extreme points.

Author: Nikolay Kositsin

ZigZag NK Channel

Bharamappa Gojanur
Bharamappa Gojanur 2013.05.20 18:34  
Good. informative. thnx
doc 2013.06.30 07:40  

Дорогой Nikolay Kositsin,

что-то неладно в расчет "price1" и "price2", не следуют расчета "zigzag". Вы можете проверить с помощью очень низких периодов, в течение бэктест

Sergey Golubev
Sergey Golubev 2013.11.19 10:54  


Indicators: ZigZag

newdigital, 2013.09.26 08:26

The Zig-Zag indicator is extremely useful for determining price trends, support and resistance areas, and classic chart patterns like head and shoulders, double bottoms and double tops. The Zig-Zag indicators uses both swing highs and swing lows in its calculation:

  • Swing Highs: When a price (usually close) is both higher than the price previous to it and after it.
  • Swing Lows: When a price is both lower than the price prior to it and lower than the price following it.

The Zig-Zag indicator can use both percentages or points in its construction. To construct the Zig-Zag indicator, there must be a certain percentage or number of points between a swing high and a swing low before a line will be drawn. The chart below of the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures contract visually illustrates the difference between a price retracement Zig-Zag of 3% and a price retracement Zig-Zag of 5%:

Notice how in the chart above that a Zig-Zag with a retracement percentage of 3% makes more distinct lines than the Zig-Zag with a retracement percentage of 5%. The purpose of using a Zig-Zag with a larger retracement percentage is to help eliminate price noise that is not significant for the trader's analysis.

Zig-Zag indicator is extremely effective at uncovering stock cycles while screening out short-term price noise.

The Zig-Zag indicator is extremely effective in filtering short-term noise and identifying significant trends and significant changes in market prices.

Below is a chart of the E-mini S&P 500 Futures contract that illustrates how effective the Zig-Zag indicator was in finding areas of support and resistance and price breakouts:

The chart above of the e-mini uses a 5% Zig-Zag retracement value; therefore, only price changes of 5% or greater are shown, helping a long-term trader or investor determine important areas of support, resistance, and areas of price breakouts.

On the left of the chart, the S&P 500 was forming a triangle consolidation pattern. When prices broke resistance, a long-term buy was generated. During the middle of the chart, the Zig-Zag indicator was effective in illustrating that the S&P 500 was in an upward price channel. Buying in areas where price touched the lower support trendline and selling when prices touched the upper resistance line would have proved extremely profitable.

Using the Zig-Zag indicator for shorter-term trades can prove profitable as well. The chart below of Intel (INTC) shows a classic chart head and shoulder pattern easily seen by the Zig-Zag indicator ($1 retracement):

The easily identified head and shoulders pattern gave a sell signal when price on the right shoulder broke the upward slanting trendline.

The Zig-Zag indicator is an excellent technical analysis tool for identifying classic charting patterns. The Zig-Zag indicator is also effective in reducing noise and helping the technical trader see the true market direction.

Sergey Golubev
Sergey Golubev 2013.11.19 10:59  

By ther way - my first indicators were Ichimoku and high/Low channel similar with ZigZag NK Channel. And when I sucessfully lost my first real deposit so I understand that forex is the science, and started to learn. It was many many years ago ... (once upon a time, in forex, when i lost my first deposit).

So, I am recommending channel indicators to newbies (who are going to start with forex for example), and the pair - USDCHF ... because i lost my first deposit with exact this combination sorry :)

doc 2014.05.15 12:57  
this indicator doesn't work correctly anymore
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