Introduction to the Price Rate of Change (ROC) Indicator
How does the ROC Indicator Work
The ROC indicator, as the name suggests, measures the rate of price change compared to that of one period to the next. Depending on the duration, the ROC compares the present price to n’ times past and calculates the rate at which demand increases.
The ROC is helpful in deciding the momentum of the assessed defense. In a bullish or bearish market generally, the demand trend is leading the way. This tells the trader whether the current trend may or may not continue.
The ROC becomes optimistic when the momentum of protection rises, and as the momentum decreases, the ROC becomes negative. The ROC, characteristic of most oscillators, may be useful for detecting divergences. In this case the price-to-change divergence can be an early indicator of a potential price pullback.
What Does the Price ROC Indicator Tell You?
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How to Calculate the Price ROC Indicator
Like for every other oscillator, traders may use the ROC in four different respects.
1) It can be an oscillator of variance, indicating that the momentum is shifting compared to the past.
2) The ROC can produce identifiable extremes which signal conditions that are overbought or over-sold.
3) The direction of the ROCs relative to the zero line can suggest the pattern that underlies it.
4) If the ROC crosses over the zero line, it can generate a signal. For neither of the above-mentioned cases, though, the signal is adequately accurate to be sold independently, without the help of any scientific instruments.
In this case, it is important for traders to monitor the overall price trend, as ROC will provide little insight into the confirmed consolidation.