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Additional Directional Movement (ADX) Part 1

Hello Friends here we come up with another write up on “Commodity Corner Series”.

Topic is Additional Directional Movement (ADX) Part 1.

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Additional Directional Movement (ADX)

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We would touch upon aspects like what is ADX, what does it mean for Investors and what are the basics of ADX.

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As futures markets are volatile in nature & remain in over bought/-sold condition for a period of time, there is a need to confirm a move with an additional confirmation signal.

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It is important to predict the trend of the commodities futures & the analyzing the strength with applying technical tools.

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Reading directional signals from price alone can be difficult, & it is here where this indicator “Additional Directional Movement” provides an early signal to guide investor in right way.

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This indicator was created in 1978 by J. Welles Wilder, who also created the popular Relative Strength Index.

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THE BASICS

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ADX differentiates between strong and weak trends, allowing trader to enter only the strongest trends.

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The positive & increasing values on the Y-axis of the indicator measures how strongly price moves upward; the negative or decreasing figures measure how strongly price moves downward.

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· When the +ADX is dominant and rising, price direction is up.

· When the -ADX is dominant and decreasing, price direction is down.

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In other words, the -ADX rises when price falls, and falls when price rises.

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Next Blog we would read about what are the features of ADX and the current scenario of the ADX in the market.

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Stay Tuned for more on this.

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