The Relative Strength Index indicator (RSI)

How does RSI work?

The RSI indicator defines trend strength and probability of trend reversal. It is calculated in the following way: the sum of price growth for a given period is divided by the sum of the price decrease.

RSI formula
RSI formula

The indicator puts the resulting data on a scale from zero percent to 100 percent. Thus if all candlesticks on the given period are green then the indicator value is 100 percent. If red it equals 0 percent.

Period and overbought/oversold areas

Period is a candlestick quantity used for data collecting. It is set in the indicator settings and equals 14 by default.

Period is a number of candles
Period is a number of candles

Overbought and oversold values are also set there and equals 70 percent and 30 percent by default respectively. If the overbought value gets closer to 100 percent while the oversold value gets closer to 0 percent then the signals become more precise. Although their quantity decreases.

RSI settings
RSI settings on IQ Option platform

Using Relative Strength Index

If the RSI indicator intersects on a higher level it means an overbought case. When prices are increasing too high and fast and soon they are expected to decrease. If the indicator intersects on a lower border it means an oversold case where prices are getting too low too fast and they are expected to increase.

RSI basics
RSI basics

We encourage you to read about divergences on RSI. It's an interesting way of using Relative Strength Index on IQ Option platform.

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