Category Archives: trend indicator

By using a trend indicator, you may reduce risk and increase your profit potential. In this category, you will find trend indicators to help you determine the strength of the trend and to know whether you should be buying or selling. Our premium suite offers a variety of trend indicators. The Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, the VWAP package containing the current day, week, month or quarterly Volume Weighted Average Price calculations, the Swing Trend Analysis tool and the Zerolag Oscillator.

The main objective of a trend indicator is to locate the middle chunk of a larger move. Therefore, the trend should not have advanced too far. For example, the Zerolag Oscilator comes with normalized histogram values. These thresholds are designed to avoid trend indicator setups that that occur when the trend has advanced too far, or when the trend is likely to have peaked (over the top).

Trend Trading System Design

When setting up a trend trading system, it is generally a good idea to review the trend bias from different perspectives. Just as with legal or medical advice, you‘ll want to get a second opinion before making a decision. Therefore, you will want to look review different methods for determining trend biases, combining them in…

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New Swing Trend and ZigZag Indicator

Swing trend analysis is a classic tool you may use to determine the general direction in which the market is moving. Trends are characterized by a series of highs and lows, forming a series of successive waves. Specifically, a zigzag indicator plot connects the alternating swing highs and lows. When a new price bar is…

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London Breakout Trade Management

In a webinar hosted by SharkIndicators we’ve discussed trade management for the London Breakout Trade. We’ve covered the setup in previous posts and now return to look at how BlackBird can adjust the stop loss and profit targets. The setup itself is easy to understand and generally, it’s a good idea to work with setups…

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A Z-score Trading Strategy and the Awesome Oscillator Indicator

In this post we’re looking at how to create a Z-score trading strategy and look at how it may be used to normalize the Awesome Oscillator indicator values. Specifically, we’ll use the Z-score to condition Awesome Oscillator entries and exits. Normal Distribution & The Empirical Rule If we assume a normal distribution of data points…

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VWAP Trading In Multiple Timeframes

In a webinar hosted by NinjaTrader, we reviewed one of our most popular premium tools , the Volume Weighted Average Price. Specifically, we looked at how this price benchmark can be used in multiple timeframes. By anchoring the indicator to the daily, weekly and monthly open, one can define institutional price action zones. This in…

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Ichimoku Trading: Signals at the London Open

For a general introduction to Ichimoku trading,  please refer to our Indicator Spotlight newsletter. In this post we follow-up on a specific Ichimoku trading setup, using the professional version. Specifically, we’ll outline how the Ichimoku can be used in conjunction with the London Breakout. A recording of a webinar event discussing this approach can be…

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Trend Following Sweetspots

The Zerolag Oscillator was designed for trend following scenarios, specifically locating the middle chunk of a larger move. Below, we discuss the most important filter options. A lot of testing and tedious analysis went into this, resulting in a powerful tool for trend setup customization and signal accuracy. The following is a quick summary of…

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The Best Trading Setups

Below is a webinar recording of a Shark Indicators event titled “Locating the Best Trading Setups”. This presentation focused on how temporary market imbalances lead to sudden shifts in intraday prices. Knowing where these sudden shifts are likely to occur, can reveal favorable trading setups. The presentation also covers how such sudden market moves can…

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Rolling VWAP vs Rolling Pivot Levels as Trend Filters

We‘ve all heard the saying that “the trend is your friend, until it isn’t”. In this post, we’ll look at how Rolling VWAPs and Pivot levels can help us determine the trend. There are of course a variety of ways for defining the trend. The most common approach is simply comparing a number of recent…

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