Relative Strength Index (RSI) [Oscillator] indicator

Relative Strength Index (RSI) - technical indicator relating to to oscillatorsThe indicators that show the overbought and oversold state of the market.

It is a standard indicator of trading MetaTrader terminal.

Significant levels of the RSI indicator

RSI indicator values range from 0 to 100, it is recommended to use the 14-period version of the indicator, but in practice we also use 9 and 25-period RSI.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Market analysis with RSI indicator

The most common way to analyze RSI indicator is to find discrepancies (divergences), when the price chart forms a new maximum, and the RSI does not overcome the level of its previous maximum. Such a divergence indicates the possibility of a price Turning.

If the RSI indicator then reverses downwards and falls below its trough, it completes a "failed swing". The "failed swing" confirms a price reversal in the near future.

There are the following Relative Strength Index signals:

"Tops and Bottoms." - The tops of the RSI indicator tend to form above the 70 level and the bases - below 30, and they are ahead of the formation of tops and bases on the price chart.

"Graphic Models." - "head and shoulders", triangles, and other patterns found on RSI indicatorwhich may not show up on the graph.

"A Failed Swing." - Breakout of a support or resistance level. Occurs if the RSI rises above the previous high or falls below the previous low.

Formula for calculating the RSI indicator

RSI = 100-(100/(1+U/D)),

- U is the average value of positive price changes;
- D - the average value of negative price changes.

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