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Indicators To Identify Turning Points

January 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Forex FAQ & Latest Post

In today forex faq, we have a question from one of our fellow traders asking for indicators that can help in identifying turning points.

Below is the question:

What are some indicators to help identify turning points and how to use them?

In fact, if you have read my blog, you will have seen one of my blog post on forex reversal indicators.

In that post, I talk about 2 indicators that can help to tell a reversal in action as well as 2 reversal candlestick patterns that can give you more assurance of a reversal.

Therefore I will like to use this post to further elaborate on this topic of reversal.

Usually I will use a combination of both reversal candlestick patterns, CCI and MACD indicator to tell a reversal. With this combination, it will give me a higher probability of being right.

The key to trading is probability, what we need as a trader is to find ways to increase our probability of winning which is through the use of indicators and candlestick patterns.

MACD Indicator – When using the MACD indicator, you will stick to its default setting. What you are looking for is the histogram which is the bar in the indicator.

When it flips down, it is a sign that the price is moving down. When it flips up, it is a sign that the price is moving up.

CCI Indicator – You will need to be alert of the 200 and -200 level as these are places where the price will reverse.

However there are also chances that the price is simply doing a retracement and not a reversal. Therefore I will usually make use of reversal candlestick patterns like

to further identify whether it is a reversal or retracement.

If you have the above 2 indicators pointing to a reversal but there is no reversal candlestick patterns formation, it is usually a retracement.

If you have the above 2 indicators pointing to a reversal plus there is a reversal candlestick patterns, it is most probably a reversal.

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I hope that I have answered your question and for those of you who is reading this post and have anything to add, do feel free to give your comments below.


2 Responses to “Indicators To Identify Turning Points”
  1. Tee says:


    All along i am following your blog comment on forex technical analysis. I believe that you are belong to 10% of success trader. I have an idea that why not you trade for people by 30%-70% on the profit every month.
    With proven profit record, you may be able to get investors. What do you think?

    Best regards.

    • Kelvin says:

      Hi Tee

      In fact, I have been approached by people several time. But the problem is I love to trade without pressure. Trading with other peoples money does increase pressure and this will definitely decrease my winning accuracy.

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