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Christian Schuller
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Christian Schuller 2016.06.26 01:04 

The ADX indicator provides a +DI and -DI chart line.

Both are well explained in MT4 help.


But there is a third chart line in color mint.

What is it, what is it good for and what does it say?

How can it be useful for trading?

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev 2016.06.26 07:01  

This is ADX line.

You can read here:

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Sergey Golubev, 2016.06.26 06:59

How To Trade - ADX indicator and How Does It Work

ADX indicator is used to determine the strength of the trend: 

You do need to know that:

  • The +DI Line is representative of how strong or weak the uptrend in the market is.
  • The –DI line is representative of how strong or weak the downtrend in the market is.
  • As the ADX line is comprised of both the +DI Line and the –DI Line, it does not indicate whether the trend is up or down, but simply the strength of the overall trend in the market.

As the ADX Line is Non Directional, it does not tell you whether the market is in an uptrend or a downtrend (you must look to price or the +DI/-DI Lines for this) but simply how strong or weak the trend in the financial instrument you are analyzing is. When the ADX line is above 40 and rising this is indicative of a strong trend, and when the ADX line is below 20 and falling this is indicative of a ranging market.


So one of the first ways traders will use the ADX in their trading is as a confirmation of whether or not a financial instrument is trending, and to avoid choppy periods in the market where many find it harder to make money. In addition to a situation where the ADX line trending below 20, the developer of the indicator recommends not trading a trend based strategy when the ADX line is below both the +DI Line and the –DI Line.



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Sergey Golubev 2016.06.26 07:08  

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Sergey Golubev, 2016.06.26 07:07

How To Trade: ADX 50 trend trading strategy (adapted from the article)

Finding a strong directional move is the first priority of any trend trader. However, when having to select a currency pair to trade, it can be difficult to identify the best trends. For the ADX 50 strategy we will be using the ADX (Average Directional Index) indicator for this process. First, add a 14 period ADX to the 4Hour chart, using Daily periods.


Remember, ADX is not identifying the direction of the trend, only its intensity. If a currency pair’s trend is weak or if the pair is consolidating, ADX will read significantly lower than a strong directional market. For the ADX 50 strategy, we will only be looking for currency pairs with an ADX value of over 50! If Daily ADX reads over 50, you can then begin to move to the execution phase of the strategy.

Once a strong trend is found, it is time to plan an entry into the market. The ADX 50 trend trading strategy uses an RSI (Relative Strength Index) indicator with a 14 period setting on a 4Hour chart.


In a downtrend, new sell positions should be entered only when ADX reads over 50 and RSI closes below 30 (oversold). Conversely buy positions will be initiates when ADX reads over 50 and RSI closes above 70.

Traders should always have a plan for managing their position. Eventually trends will come to an end and any existing trades should be exited. When initiating a buy order, stop orders should be placed at a 14 period low on the 4Hour chart. That way if a new low is created, all existing buy trades will be closed. Conversely if a trader is selling in a downtrend, stops can be placed at a 14 period high again using the 4Hour chart.

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Christian Schuller
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Christian Schuller 2016.06.27 23:32  
Sergey Golubev:

This is ADX line.

You can read here:


Thanks.
Christian Schuller
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Christian Schuller 2016.06.27 23:33  
Sergey Golubev:

Thank you.
Christian Schuller
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Christian Schuller 2016.06.27 23:33  
Sergey Golubev:

Thank you!
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