Forex ATR - Average True Range
|Average True Range (ATR) is a popular volatility indicator used to measure the volatility in currency pairs. |
does not provide any information about the direction of the trend (up
or down), it only provides useful info about how volatile a currency
A high volatile pair such as the GBP/JPY will have a
high ATR while a low volatile pair, for example the EUR/GBP will have a
low Average True Range.
True range(TR) is the largest of these three prices:
• The difference of Today's High Price – Today's Low Price
• The difference of Today's High Price – Yesterday's Close Price
• The difference of Yesterday's Close Price – Today's Low Price
ATR Formula (14 days calculation)
ATR current = 13/14(ATR Previous) + 1/14 (TR current)
ATR is a moving average of values of the TR range.
14 days (standard on most forex charting software)
Trading signals from ATR
currency pair movements with ATR is based on the same principle as
other volatility indicators: the higher the value of ATR, the higher
the probability of a change in trend (looking for tops and bottoms);
the lower the ATR ’s value, the weaker (sideways or slow trending) the
trend’s movement is, we're now looking for possible breakouts.
Suggested further reading
Stop Placement with Average True Range (ATR)
It is recommended to use Average True Range (ATR) in conjunction with
other technical analysis tools to make a complete forex trading system.
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| Category: Trading Strategy | Added by: forex-market (2009-09-29)