how to identify the market type

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by robinxing, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. trending market or directionless market

    how to identify it

    can you share the idea ?

    thank you
  2. Market Profile - google it
  3. joesan


    Simple MA comibnation.
  4. porge


    no market is or chop all she wrote......
  5. Joab


    Stand up, take 6 steps back ... look at your screen.
  6. trend lines... daily and weekly chart view
  7. Fractal


    A look at where the market opens and moves in relation to yesterday's range (within the body or outside).

    Standard support/resistance lines.

    ADX above or below 30, if your settings match your time frame.
  8. robinxing,

    I posted a link that may be able to be used in other is designed for Forex. It is a not the traditional approaches, suggested thus far.

    This is not a quick usable answer to your query, but it could be accurate, with the help of some programmers.

    Michael B.


  9. Very good question. How does a trader identify wether a market will trend that particular day or wether a market will be neutral.

    Start by looking at the price elasticty of the most significant period of the trading day.
  10. duard


    No but yes.

    Yes but no.

    On what timeframe?

    Trend for that day. If it is an inside day by virtue of the previous day's close it could still be a "trend day" but still be an inside day versus a breakout to new highs. Are there ever new lows? Timeframe matters.

    And the short answer is you can tell a trend day at the market close.

    But yes there are some characteristics of the markets which telegraph the liklihood of strong directional movement. VOLUME.
    #10     Feb 11, 2007