In this forex training on trend following forex indicators, we will start with using crossover techniques that are specifically aimed and recognizing new trends that are developing. Some of the more popular are using the MACD and moving averages.
If you are looking for an example, when the EMA (5) crosses with the EMA (20), you have the crossing of a long term trend with a short term trend that is showing a direction of profitability. You can use the same principles when looking at the MACD crossover and over time, you will learn to pick up these trends earlier and earlier leading to more opportunities for profit.
At this writing, a perfect example of this occurred. During the market today, the 4 hours chart of the GPB/USD pairing had the TRIX (15,9) moving dramatically upwards. At one point, it had actually gone up 100 points. This is a prime example of a great money making opportunity in a forex market.
Two other popular trend following free forex indicators are the ADX and Supertrend.
The Supertrend model was developed specifically for spotting trends in the forex market and is extremely effective. That should be apparent by the name! The ADX is also very popular and has led to spotting very profitable situations over the years. Noticing a crossing at the 17-23 level (we use 20) is a great indication of situation that you will want to look at. Noticing where it is crossing on the DI- and DI+ line will allow you to figure out if you should purchase or get out if you are already involved in an investment.
Learning at least one trend indicator is a necessity, but learning multiple ones can only lead to good things. Like anything else, if you have more than one successful way to read a situation, you can look for a time when all of these forex trading signals that the time is right to get in or out of your forex investment. If you have conflicting information, you know you should stay away and wait for a better opportunity to risk your money.