As some of you already know, my trading approach is based on medium/long term trend following, and that I usually don't have indicators on my charts (with the exception of ATR), even though some of them can be useful, if applied correctly in a complete system. Among these are obviously indicators that help us identify and follow trends. There's a relatively new trend-following indicator that you may have never heard of, because it is so rarely talked about, called Vortex Indicator (VI), which I'm going to describe in this article. This indicator is available in the Dukascopy jForex platform. ______________ ► Description The Vortex Indicator consists of two oscillators measuring upward and downward movement, its development was inspired by the natural flow and vortexes of water that occur in rivers. You can see a vortex pattern in your charts by connecting the lows in the candles with the highs in the consecutive candles, and then the highs with the consecutive lows. The bigger the difference between the low of a candle and the next candle's high, the stronger the upward vortex (VM+). Likewise, the bigger the difference between the high of a candle and the next candle's low, …
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