The Top 5 Technical Indicators for Profitable Trading

Welcome to the top five technical
indicators for profitable trading. By the end of the video you'll have a good
understanding of how people use technical indicators to trade with, with
the examples we provide. Technical indicators can be very confusing and
daunting for beginner traders. They don't have to be, and in this video give you a
basic understanding of them as useful technical indicators to help you make
profit in the markets. Firstly, all the indicators we are going to show you or
created from basic candlestick data. They all take their information from the
basic price action. The open, high, low and close data. If you need to learn more
about the basics of candlesticks then please click here and watch our
three-part candlesticks series here is some of the most common mistakes traders
make with technical indicators. Don't overload your screen of indicators. Only
display the indicators on the charts that you'll actually use. A lot of
traders overload the charts with indicators as an excuse to over trade.
Remember, indicators are an indication of something happening in the market. They
aren't a crystal ball trying to predict the future. Don't blame the indicators
when a trade doesn't work out no matter which indicators you use you will still
need to take losses in trading. The two types of indicators. There are two main
types of markets trending and range bound or sideways markets. A trending
market looks like this where the market is moving in one direction, a range bound
or sideways market looks like this, where the market is moving up and down within
a specific range indicators tend to be suited to either trending or range bound
in sideways markets. Indicator one: RSI the Relative Strength Index compares the
magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine
overbought and oversold conditions of instrument. As you can see from the chart,
the RSI ranges from 0 to 100. An instrument is deemed to be overboard
once the RSI approaches a 70 level meaning that it may be getting
overvalued and is a good candidate for a pullback or reversal. Likewise, if the RSI
approaches 30 is an indication the instrument may be getting oversold and
therefore likely to reverse. Traders will often use the RSI either coming back out
to its overbought or oversold areas as a signal or partial signal to enter a
trade. As we can see, the RSI is often accurate when
indicating when a market will reverse. A trader using RSI should be aware that
large rallies and drops in the price of an instrument will affect the RSI by
potentially creating false buy or sell signals. Traders often combine the RSI
with other indicator signals such as MACD crosses. Indicator 2: MACD. The Moving
Average Convergence / Divergence is one of the most well known and used indicators
in technical analysis. This indicator is made up of two exponential moving
averages which help measure momentum and an instrument. These moving averages and
the changing distances between them become the MACD. Convergence simply means
the moving averages are moving close together, and divergence simply means
they're moving away from one another. When the shorter-term moving average is
above the longer-term moving average this area of the indicator will show
activity when the shorter-term moving average is below the longer-term moving
average, this area of the indicator will show activity. The centre line, of which
the MACD is plotted around, indicates where the moving averages are equal and
when the MACD passes through the centre line this indicates the moving average
is crossing. The signal line, here in red, is a moving average of the MACD values
themselves. Typical values for the MACD are 26 and 12 exponential moving
averages, and 9 for the signal line. The farther apart the moving averages and
the greater the momentum, the farther away the MACD will be from the centre
line. Traders use the MACD and signal line crosses, such as these, to indicate
momentum trades. You can see how these crosses often match up with market moves.
Traders also use the MACD crosses to indicate where momentum is coming out of
the market and may use it is a signal to exit a trade. Indicator 3: Bollinger Bands.
A Bollinger Band starts off a simple moving average it then has two standard
deviations plotted away from it. Now sounds a mouthful, but the important part
is because standard deviation is a measure of volatility, Bollinger Bands
adjust themselves to current market conditions. When the markets become more
volatile, the bands widen and move further away from the average. During less
volatile periods the bands contract, moving closer to the average. The
tightening of the bands is often used by technical traders as a early indication
that volatility is about to rapidly increase as volatility often follows
periods of lack of volatility. The market spent most of the time within the bands
and when the price action reaches the edge of the bands, it is often more likely
to reverse and come back into the range. This is used as a signal by reversal
traders to take a trade. This is similar to the oversold and overbought
conditions of the RSI. Indicator four: Super Trend Indicator. The super trend
indicator is an excellent indicator of trend direction. It can be used as a
foundation of a trading system that is based on trend following. One of the most
popular ways to use this indicator is to enter the market after a pullback. For
example, if the market is on a downtrend, indicated by red, wait for a green
pullback and then re-enter the market once it turns red again. The same can
apply in up trending markets. Here we can see how this indicator accurately tracks
market trends. It can be refined through the settings to match the specific
instrument. Indicator 5: Confluence. The last indicator isn't a new one it's
indicated confluence,which means to use multiple indicators and their signals to
take a trade. Here we have the RSI and MACD we looked at with the RSI moving
into overbought territory here. Remember, that indicates
the market will reverse. However, we want to help us filter out false signals on
the RSI so we also look at the MACD to give us confluence. We can see is
indicating the momentum has come out of the market as far as the market rallying
or going up is concerned. And we have an MACD cross here. A signal to enter this
short trade could be waiting for the RSI sights come back out of the overbought,
and also waiting for the MACD cross. We can see that those combined signals or
an indication that captures this trend. We can use the opposite signals to
indicate when the momentum is coming out of the market and it's more likely to
reverse and the market to retrace back up the opposite direction of our trade,
and therefore is an exit signal. In addition to the RSI and MACD signals we
can add further confidence this trade with a Bollinger Band and the Super
Trend Indicator. We can see the market is at the top of the Bollinger Band here,
but we could also wait for the Super Trend Indicator to change right here
before taking the short trade. And now we have the confluence of four
indications. We have an RSI coming back out of overbought.
We have an MACD cross. We have the market going to the edge of one of the
deviations on the Bollinger Band, and we also have the Super Trend turning back
to red. This is the sort of confluence you should be looking for with technical
indicators on various markets to see how you can find opportunities to take
profitable trades. There are hundreds of indicators a trader can choose from. The
five we've spoken about on the best ones to developed trading strategies from.
Take note how the indicators work with certain mark conditions and see if you
can see patterns in the market. *Click our next video when it appers above*


  1. Ishumani Bhardwaj said:

    You missed the best ones Pivot points

    June 28, 2019
  2. Ray Dossat said:

    Nope, have virtually no luck with RSI and MACD, how bout no indicators. Price action is everything, all the rest is noise.

    June 28, 2019
  3. Te Juro Amarte said:

    2:24 is it a False sell signal because it's too small?

    June 28, 2019
  4. Nishita Rao said:

    sir, please mention which one is the trend finding indicator ?

    June 28, 2019
  5. Gabriel said:

    Great video. Very clear and informative. Thank you !

    June 28, 2019
  6. Davis Brown said:

    Trading can be profitable when using the right indicator and most importantly under professional guidance

    June 28, 2019
  7. alii siddiq said:

    Side ways market indicator how to use??

    June 28, 2019
  8. ishak mpz said:

    thanks alot

    June 28, 2019
  9. Nishita Rao said:

    what is the name of 5th indicator ?

    June 28, 2019
  10. Hamid Tamiminejad said:

    Very good

    June 28, 2019

    Simple, inspiring, well articulated and straight to the most important ingredients for trading. Thanks so much.

    June 28, 2019
  12. Trading Forex Italy said:

    very interesting!

    June 28, 2019
  13. Yute said:

    "AZO"……….. Always Zoom Out!

    June 28, 2019
  14. bryan yulianto said:

    whats the setting you use for each study? like the days or the periods?

    June 28, 2019
  15. pooja bapna said:


    June 28, 2019
  16. Edward Rojas said:

    Awesome video, thanks a lot!

    June 28, 2019
  17. Rohit Mishra said:

    Which software

    June 28, 2019
  18. Notreal76 said:

    This was without any doubt the best video on indicators I have found on Youtube. Thank you very much!

    June 28, 2019
  19. DynoTrading said:

    Great Video Thanks

    June 28, 2019
  20. Royal Wave said:

    Professional traders use professional tools

    June 28, 2019
  21. Denise Chin said:

    Excellent video!!! Explanations were clear and easy to understand.

    June 28, 2019
  22. vastenvironments said:


    June 28, 2019
  23. shere palvaan said:

    Best indicator is learning MMM (market maker method)

    June 28, 2019
  24. Naga Raju said:

    This is indeed an excellent video

    June 28, 2019
  25. Boris Cavender said:

    what do you guys think about this statement
    "Overbought and oversold doesnt make any sense in forex cause those kind of indicators were created for stocks, not for forex"

    June 28, 2019
  26. Kamalg1957 said:

    Sir this indicater use for mcx crude?

    June 28, 2019
  27. Paul Mosen said:

    Q: can the RSI and Stochastic be used in confluence, to indicate potential entry / exit points when they are in sync (other times they diverge – indicating leave it)? (or is this a false setup?) . Eg 2 min chart or 5 min chart, RSI settings 14,70,30. stoch settings 14,3,3 .Thank you anyone

    June 28, 2019
  28. Boba Fett said:

    Bullshit indicators don’t tell you what the movement tomorrow is. They are rear facing only.

    June 28, 2019
  29. Prasanna Chitnis said:

    I use Trendline breakouts candle close with STOCH & ZIGZAG 😃

    June 28, 2019

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