Currency Slope Strength MT4 Indicator: Determining Strength of Currencies

Currency Slope Strength MT4 indicator

The Currency Slope Strength indicator is an advanced tool for determining the strength of currencies and the direction of current trends for most currency pairs.

To calculate the strength of a Forex currency, the Currency Slope Strength indicator uses the TMA indicator algorithm. It is by the slope of the TMA lines that the Currency Slope Strength indicator determines the strength of the impulse. The indicator does not use the slope angles of the TMA channels directly, but converts them using its own algorithm, since the averaged TMA values ​​greatly slow down the indicator’s response.

As the indicator shows the strength of the currency, the reversal of the lines only means a decrease in the growth rate, and not a reversal of the trend. That is, if the angle is greater than zero and grows, then the rate of price growth is increasing. A reversal of the indicator and the beginning of movement back to the zero mark, on the contrary, means a decrease in the growth rate. Therefore, unlike the TMA indicator, Currency Slope Strength reacts faster to price changes.

The indicator compares the strength of each currency separately relative to all others. In this regard, if you, for example, compare AUD with USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF and NZD, then removing the pair with the Australian from the list, you can get a radically different chart of the strength of currencies. For example, to measure the strength of the pound (GBP), the slopes of all pairs with the pound are added together: GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY, GBPUSD, GBPNZD, EURGBP. The resulting amount is divided by the number of pairs and we get the average value of the strength for the GBP. All specified currencies are subject to the same processing.

The main advantages of the indicator are ease of use and explicit signals. Any strong deviation from zero (in the positive or negative direction) indicates the advantage of one or another currency over another. Crossing the zero mark means trend reversal.

Signals of the Currency Slope Strength MT4 Indicator

Crossing lines

  • The intersection of two lines indicates a change in the direction of the trend. The indicator signals the crossing of the vertical line opposite the values ​​of the currencies:
  • Both lines are outside the channel. This suggests that one currency is starting to slow down, while the other, on the contrary, is accelerating. This signal may precede the emergence of a strong movement in the market, and may be a good moment to open a position.
  • The crossing took place near the zero mark, inside the channel. Since both currencies, in this case, do not have a clearly pronounced movement, one should not expect large profits from such a signal. This can serve as the beginning of an uptrend or downtrend formation. The best tactic is to patiently wait for further developments.
  • One currency is inside the channel, and the second is outside it. A signal of medium strength indicates the formation of a new trend.
  • One currency goes beyond the upper border of the channel when the second breaks the opposite border. As a rule, this precedes the formation of a continuous trend movement. It is not at all necessary that the crossing occurs at the same time – days or even weeks can pass between the crossings. In any case, this is a great signal to enter a position.

Parallel movement

  • A currency pair is in a flat when two currencies begin to move parallel to each other. In this case, the direction of movement does not matter – currencies can simultaneously rise or fall simultaneously. At the same time, the advantage remains with the stronger currency – the one that is higher on the chart (relative to zero).

Crossing channel boundaries

  • One of the main signals is the crossing of the + 20 / -20 lines. The indicator signals about crossing the green and red points, respectively.

If used correctly, the Currency Slope Strength indicator is quite suitable as the main trading tool, since it allows you to assess the potential of a particular currency in a pair even at the stage of the beginning of a trend movement.

Features of Currency Slope Strength MT4 indicator

  • Platform: Metatrader 4
  • Ability to change settings: Yes
  • Timeframe: any from 1 Minute to Daily
  • Currency pairs: any

In file you will find:

  • CurrencySlopeStrength.ex4

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