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Welcome to the next Stonehill Forex Indicator Study.  This research represents an investigative look into how and why some indicators work and some don’t work as well.

New Versus Old

We are introducing indicators not included with the MT4 platform to find more efficient indicators which may yield superior results than older indicators better suited for different markets.

Our Next Indicator Choice is…

The Aroon Up and Down; also known as the Aroon indicator, is our next confirmation indicator choice.  This indicator makes a fine entry and/or exit indicator.  The indicator is derived by calculating how many periods since the last 25-period high (or low), subtracting from 25, dividing by 25, then multiplying by 100 and creates a signal when one line crosses over the other.  It is available for download free from the indicator page HERE.

Developed by Tushar Chande in 1995, and it was originally designed to determine whether a stock is trending (or not) and how strong the trend is, but it also works well for FOREX currency pairs.  Fun fact: “Aroon” means “Dawn’s Early Light” in Sanskrit, and the reference is meant to highlight the indicator’s ability to reveal the beginning of a new trend.

Confirmation Indicator

A “confirmation indicator” falls into the category of indicators that serve as an initial checkpoint after the baseline indicator.  It is also a “below chart” indicator, which helps keep your price chart free of distractions.  These concepts are explained in great detail in the Stonehill Forex Advanced Course HERE.


* Clear signals without confusion

* Designed to determine when a new trend is starting

* Can indicate when price is in a consolidation period

* Reflects the strength of the trend in its appearance

Visually Striking

Below is a screenshot of what the indicator looks like on the daily time frame.  Note that we’ve changed the color of the candles to white to remove any emotional bias and that only the indicator is prominent.

How We Use It

As a crossover indicator, a signal is indicated when one line crosses over the other.  The default colors are blue for up and red for down.  Let’s review the highlighted marks on the picture below to understand what they mean.


* Long = Blue crosses over red going up.

* Short = Red crosses over blue going up.

Trend Identifiers

Flat/Narrow = When the trend is either exhausted (over, with a possible reversal imminent) or sideways in a range bound/consolidating market.  The two lines come together with little separation between them.

* Widespread = a strong trend is evident as the distance between the Aroon up and Aroon down lines are spaced apart, with the strongest part of the trend placing the lines at their extremes.

CAUTION: the spacing of the signals lines should not be the reason to take action.  You would be quite the frantic trader if you initiated/maintained/closed a trade every time the lines converged or diverged.  Stick to the signal lines crossing when it comes to trading.


The one setting includes; The number of Periods.  The default setting is 14, which controls the number of periods used to calculate the value of the signal.  Some versions have an alert function which can be toggled on and off.







As we did with past indicator studies, we’ve made the Bulls Bears Impulse Indicator available for download on our site from the indicator library.  We will keep adding better indicators with each study for your use, at no charge.  When you’re ready to get it, click HERE.

For more detail about this indicator, check out the article at the Investopedia site; Aroon Oscillator Definition – Technical Analysis

More to Come

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And, now you are aware of another indicator that many traders don’t know or use.

Our only goal is to make you a better trader.

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