CCI indicator stands for Commodity Channel Index and is an oscillating indicator for traders of all markets, not only for commodities, as the name could suggest. With CCI you can measure the current price of the asset in relation to the average price in a given time interval. It is used to predict the reversal of the trend for long trades or to spot divergence or whether the market is oversold or overbought.
How to attach CCI indicator to the chart at Olymp Trade
Naturally, you have to be logged in first. Then you choose the indicators’ icon (1). Search for CCI (2) and click on it. You will see the indicator below the price chart. It will be in the form of a green line and will oscillate between -200 and 200.
You can change the period of CCI. In order to do that simply click pen icon located in the top right corner of the indicator window. You will see that the left settings sidebar will appear. There, you can change the period, the width and the colour of CCI line. We recommend changing period from default 20 to 14. That will make CCI line react faster in response to price behaviour. Do not go too low though, cause you can get too many false signals.
Commodity Channel Index normally ranges between -200 and 200. It can, however, extend beyond those extremes. If it crosses 200, it will be a sign of the market’s overbought. The prices should soon start to drop. If it crosses -200, it will mean that the market is oversold, thus the prices will rise.
Trading with CCI on the Olymp Trade platform
CCI first trading method is to observe oversold and overbought areas. You know the market is overbought when the green line exceeds 100. When the CCI line crosses the 100 line on its way down, it is surely time to sell. In the opposite situation, that means when the CCI indicator exceeds -100 so the market is oversold, the moment you notice the green line crosses -100 on its way up, you enter a buy position.
The other method to use CCI indicator is to look out for divergences. On the above chart, you can notice, that the prices are going in one direction, and Commodity Channel Index in a contrary direction. This is the divergence that informs you that the trend will surely change.
An oscillating Commodity Channel Index indicator is a comprehensive tool used in technical analysis. And it can boost your trading results on Olymp Trade. But first, try it on a practice account. Keep us updated on how it is going. Kindly use the comments section below.
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