begin this discussion with a basic definition of a parabola. According
to classic Merriam and Webster, a parabola is really a "plane curve
generated by a point moving to ensure that its distance from a fixed
point is the same as its distance from the fixed line; the intersection
of a right circular cone having a plane parallel to an component of the
cone; something bowl shaped." The parabolic indicator we are going to
discuss listed here is a strategy utilizing what many call a
stop-and-reversal (SAR) method, which earns this indicator the name,
Parabolic SAR. Parabolic SAR is accessible on our great new BigTrends
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Parabolic SAR was
developed by Welles Wilder - a name well known to technical analysts, he
aso created RSI and DMI. This indicator is used to ascertain trailing
price stops for either short or long positions. Note, this indicator is
built to be employed to establish stops as opposed to discerning a
stock's direction or trend. Welles intended that the equity's trend
needs to be determined first, then use the Parabolic SAR to swap the
direction with the established trend.
At the start of the
buzz, the Parabolic SAR will generally show a better distance between
the price and the trailing stop. Because the stock furthers its trend,
the distance between your stock's price as well as the indicator will
lessen; hence the stop-loss will diminish.
the dotted line tracks combined with stock? That's the nature with the
Parabolic SAR. One usage of this indicator occurs when the stock's price
crosses below or above the Parabolic line itself, being a potential
purchase or sell signal. At BigTrends, we quite often incorporate
Parabolics into trading screens and systems like a confirmation of a
trend or even an indication of the trend ending/reversing. It's useful
like a factor constructed into the "exit" side of your software system.
technical indicators, combining Parabolics along with other indicators
can lead to a strong trading tools, screens and systems. Test various
ways, techniques and inputs on the subject software like MetaStock or
TradeStation to be able to enhance your trading.