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Deepen your knowledge of technical analysis indicators and hone your skills as a trader 

Grow your understanding of trading-chart patterns to better predict market trends


Here are some of the best-known technical indicators and chart patterns for you to learn about.

Markets move in trends and many traders rely on technical-analysis tools to better predict what is going to happen to an asset’s price. This is an essential skill to be able to time your trades and pick the best entry and exit points.

Technical indicators are also helpful in keeping your finger on the pulse of the market and try to gauge sentiment, which is a huge factor in determining what happens next to the price of an asset, or currency pair. This knowledge also comes in handy for managing your risk and helps with placing your take-profit and stop-loss orders to protect your capital once you are confident enough to trade with a live account.

Scroll down the menu to find detailed guides to popular indicators and patterns.



ADX Indicator

ADX Indicator - Learn to Trade | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The ADX (Average Directional Movement) indicator represents an average of price ranges.


ATR Indicator

Learn About Average True Range Indicator | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Average True Range indicator, or ATR, measures the volatility of a financial asset by analyzing the price range.


Relative Strength Index

Relative Strength Index (RSI) - Indicators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The relative strength index is a momentum indicator that helps identify when the market is overbought or oversold.


Relative Vigor Index

Relative Vigor Index - Indicators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Relative Vigor Index (RVI) is an indicator that calculates the power behind price movements.



Awesome Oscillator

Using the Awesome Oscillator Indicator | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Bill Williams Awesome Oscillator is an oscillator that traders use to measure momentum in a market.


Bill Williams Fractals

The Bill Williams Fractal Indicator | ThinkMarkets | NZ

Fractals are a series of five consecutive candles where the middle candle is the highest or lowest.


Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

Commodity Channel Index CCI - Oscillators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is indicator that many traders use to determine the overbought or oversold conditions of the market. | NZ


DeMarker Indicator

DeMarker Technical Indicator | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The DeMarker indicator, or DeM, is a technical tool used by traders to measure the demand for the underlying asset.


Money Flow Index (MFI)

Money Flow Index Indicator | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Money Flow Index indicator is used to measure supply and demand, which is probably going to be the simplest way to determine where a market may be going.


Stochastic Oscillator

Stochastic Oscillator - Indicators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The stochastic oscillator allows traders to see the overbought or oversold condition of a market.


Williams Percent Range

Williams Percent Range - Indicators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Williams Percent Range is a momentum indicator that traders use to identify overbought or oversold conditions.

Bullish Patterns


Ascending Triangle

Ascending Triangle Chart Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The ascending triangle is a bullish candlestick chart pattern that signals a likely continuation of the overall trend.


Bull Flag Pattern

Learn about Bull Flag Candlestick Pattern| ThinkMarkets | NZ

The bull flag is a continuation chart pattern that signals that the overall uptrend is likely to continue.


Continuation Patterns

Continuation Candlestick Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

Continuation patterns signal that the prevailing trend is likely to continue after a temporary pause is finished and the breakout is confirmed.


Falling Wedge

What is Falling Wedge - Bullish Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The falling wedge pattern occurs when the price action creates the lower highs and higher lows, with two trend lines that are converging. It occurs in a bullish trend.


Triple Bottom Pattern

The Triple Bottom Candlestick Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The triple bottom is a bullish reversal candlestick pattern that signals a change in the trend direction.


Triple Bottom Pattern

Head And Shoulders Bottom Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The triple bottom is a bullish reversal candlestick pattern that signals a change in the trend direction.

Bearish Patterns


Bear Pennant Pattern

Bear Pennant Pattern - Chart Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The bear pennant is a bearish chart pattern that signals the continuation of a downtrend.


Descending Triangle

Descending Triangle Chart Patern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The descending triangle is a bearish pattern that signals a likely continuation of the existing trend.


Double Top Reversal

Double Top Reversal - Bearish Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The double top pattern is a bearish reversal pattern that signals an impending reversal.


Hanging Man Candlestick Pattern

Learn Hanging Man Candlestick Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

A hanging man candlestick pattern is a bearish candlestick pattern that issues a warning that the market may reverse.


Head and Shoulders

Head and Shoulders Trading Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The head and shoulders and the inverse head and shoulders are among the most popular trading patterns.


Triple Top Pattern

Triple Top Pattern - Bearish Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

A triple top is a bearish pattern that occurs at the end of an uptrend, signalling a change in the trend direction.

General Patterns


Divergence Patterns

Bullish and Bearish Divergence Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

Find out how to spot regular and hidden divergence setups using oscillators such as the RSI and MACD.


Doji Candlestick Pattern

Learn About the Doji Candlestick Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

Different doji candlestick pattern types show market indecision and can signify a potential change in market.


Bullish and Bearish Engulfing Candlestick Patterns

Bullish and Bearish Engulfing Candlesticks| ThinkMarkets | NZ

Bullish and bearish candlestick formations are reversal patterns that occur at the end of a strong trend. Both patterns signal that the reversal is imminent.


Hammer Candlesticks

Hammer Candlesticks - Indicators | ThinkMarkets | NZ

Hammer and inverted-hammer candlestick patterns are among the most popular technical indicators with traders.


Heikin Ashi Candles

Using Heikin Ashi Candles in Your Strategy | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The main purpose of using Heikin Ashi candles in your trading strategy is to see past the choppiness and volatility that is so common in the markets.


Marubozu Candlestick Pattern

What is the Marubozu Candlestick Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The Marubozu candlestick pattern is a straightforward formation that is easy to spot as it generates an important and strong message to traders. | ThinkMarkets | NZ


Reversal Candlestick Patterns

Reversal Candlestick Chart Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The opposite of continuation patterns, reversal patterns signal an impending change in a trend's direction.


Spinning Top Pattern

What Is Spinning Top Candlestick Pattern | ThinkMarkets | NZ

A spinning top is a candlestick pattern that signals indecision regarding the future trend direction.


Symmetrical Triangle

Symmetrical Triangle - General Patterns | ThinkMarkets | NZ

The symmetrical triangle is a consolidation chart pattern that occurs when the price action trades sideways.

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