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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Relative Strength Index RSI Technical Indicator


The Relative Strength Index, RSI indicator is the most popular indicator and it is a momentum oscillator and a trend following indicator. The RSI indicator compares a trading currency magnitude of the recent price gains against its magnitude of recent losses price losses and plots this data on a scale of values that ranges between 0-100.

The RSI indicator measures the momentum of a currency pair; values above 50 signify bullish momentum while values below 50 center-line signify bearish momentum.


  • The RSI Indicator is plotted as a green line
  • Horizontal dashed lines are drawn to identifying overbought and oversold levels are i.e. 70/30 levels respectively.


 Technical Analysis of RSI Technical Indicator
 There are several methods used to trade with the RSI technical indicator, these are:

50-level Crossover Signals
  • Buy signal - when the RSI indicator crosses above 50 a buy/bullish signal is given.
  • Sell Signal - when the RSI indicator crosses below 50 a sell/bearish signal is given.

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