ADX and Options Trading. Charles B. ADX not only keeps you in the most powerful trends, it is also ADXcellent for timing option strategies! In Dr. Chapter 3. Options are quite different than buying or selling stocks.
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The average directional movement index and other indicators can show you where the market is going. This finding is based on the average directional movement index ADX developed by J. Welles Wilder. ADX measures the strength of a trend and values range from zero to Values of less than 25 indicate a weak trend and values over 25 indicate a strong trend. My ADX retracement rule indicates that the uptrend that started in is really a retracement of the downtrend that started at the market highs and ended in When range expands in the downward direction, -DMI rises.
Just look at the large rise in -DMI as the market fell down to the bottom. At the current time, the DMI lines are touching, meaning they are equal in value.
The DMI lines are based on range expansion, a sign of directional force. Compared to the average range of the monthly bars prior to , you can see that the bars after are significantly smaller.
Again, this shows a lack of directional strength. Put another way, while the bulls are currently stronger than the bears, the bulls are not nearly as strong as the bears were before My ADX indicator rule helps determine which other types of indicators are best for the trend conditions strength.
When ADX is less than 25, use oscillator indicators. However, when the trend is weak, it is better to use oscillators. The lower window of Figure 2 contains MACD, which gives signals when the fast line red crosses the slow line green. It provided a great signal to enter long in early when the ADX was about 45 strong trend. The fast line green crossed up through the slow line red on a successful test of the price lows.
You can see how poor trend indicators work in these conditions. Since the second half of , the MACD lines have been on top of one another, moving sideways and showing no momentum swings.
Any crossover now would be hard to interpret due to the lack of separation between the MACD lines. In contrast, look at the same time period with stochastics middle window. Stochastics have swings that are easily readable. This represents bearish momentum divergence, a warning that price direction may be ready to change to the down direction. Before they ask how high price can go, they first ask how low can it go. Key technical signals help the trader assess probabilities and manage risk.
The upward movement from represents an up retracement of the larger downtrend that started with the market bubble top in Look in the paper for a more detailed explanation. Keep this in mind as you scan the IBD pages for potential stock ideas. Also, stocks making new highs are in bold type.
Could it get any easier? The point is to trade stocks with strong fundamentals because they have a much higher likelihood of sustained price growth.
Weak stocks can break out, but ultimately fail without earnings to drive buyer demand. These are the stocks IBD has ranked as the top in the market the list changes. The IBD are a good place to start looking, but be aware that stocks doing very well in the market may be ready for a correction. Allow some leeway when using the ratings. Every great stock has to start somewhere.
Use common sense. An industry coming out of a slump will have lower Relative Strength, but it may also have a lot of room to grow. Often the best measure of a stock is simply whether or not it is being actively bought. This is where TCNet is so great. Make a watchlist, and follow them closely.
Brain Saver Tip: Really big money making stocks, generally have a relative strength reading of 90 or higher just before breaking out. ADX tells you the strength of the trend.
I always say, choose the best hand, which means, with 8, choices, choose the best trend with the least amount of over head resistance to profit most powerfully. Learn from the daily chart of IFO to profit from the most powerful trends. When I teach trading, the important skill is to make and keep profits. Charles B.
From a reader to Dr. ADX book makes so much sense Study the charts and let ADX guide you to the best profit making strategy. This is why we often talk about psychology; this is why we filter out BS and non-information. I think support worden. I think if we all pitch in it might happen. Trade management is very hard. Another benefit of paper trading, I have said, whichever trade you put on, paper trade some different ways to manage the trade, this is a way to learn too.
Trade management is difficult. You get better at it as you do more of it. And if you took profit and it went higher, so? You get better as you learn. The learning curve for a profit trader is steep. I use higher time frames but sometimes trade lower time frames for swings.
This is why at our Las Vegas meeting I said that you all know already what I will say!!! ADX not only keeps you in the most powerful trends, it is also ADXcellent for timing option strategies! In Dr. Chapter 3. Options are quite different than buying or selling stocks.
Because of premium decay, timing is essential. The best place I know to start learning about options is the Options Council. Options Industry Council - www. Options take a lot of expertise. You have to be able to call direction, have exquisite timing, and a very good understanding of options premium and how premium works.
Do not be fooled by salesmen who tell you it is easy. I want to show you some recent trades and talk about how to spot these for yourself. Getting opportunity and taking the opportunity are two different things. Strategy is very important in options. We all know when we think the stock is going up we want to be long, but which strategy? Sell a put? Buy the stock and watch for a covered call sale? Buy a call? How do we know which strategy? High IBD ratings and we see the daily 50moving average in Nov.
Sell a put is another way to be long. I am always trying to be on the receiving end of premium. The end of November we get a cross and hold as taught by Dr. It is important to always limit risk. Notice at the next touch of the daily 50 moving average, ADX is low again. ADX is lower than the previous ride, this tells us that here we might profit by selling naked puts. Also, covered calls here are an option. Here is an important trade management strategy. Do not get greedy! Be looking to preserve profits.
Careful now! You have profited from price increase, from call premium, from selling premium on puts, and even maybe some premium from covered calls. Selling calls on a position that is profitable is a way to sell at a premium, premium being the key word. When trading options, it is all about the premium. But ADX gives us another way to profit. It was a lower ADX, buying the put was not the most profitable play, but selling a call spread was the profit strategy.
ADXcellence: Power Trend Strategies
What is ADXcellence? Charles B. Read the Table of Contents by clicking here. Welles Wilder. ADX is mainly used to quantify trend strength.
Dr. Charles B. Schaap, Jr.
The average directional movement index and other indicators can show you where the market is going. This finding is based on the average directional movement index ADX developed by J. Welles Wilder. ADX measures the strength of a trend and values range from zero to Values of less than 25 indicate a weak trend and values over 25 indicate a strong trend.
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