- Price - Patterns like flags, wedges, cup and handle, head and shoulders, ascending or descending triangles, and channels, along with a few others, are common among trades. An investor can also use moving averages, VWAP (volume weighted average price), or even Fibonacci numbers in this category. I may be taking some liberties on that last one, but I believe it fits.
- Momentum - Relative Strength Index (RSI) is probably the most popular indicator for this category. MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) is probably the most versatile in this group, but I'll come back to that. Full Stochastics has been the most consistent for me. Williams RSI and Chaikan Oscillator are other known indicators that can be used.
- Trend - MACD. Remember when I said versatility? Parabolic stop-and-reverse (PSAR) along with the Vortex Indicator are lesser known, but useful tools that can be used to identify trend.
- Volume - Some traders will simply look for surges in volume as a key metric, while others may use indicators like Chaikan Money Flow (CMF), On Balance Volume, or the Advance/Decline Line.
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