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Adaptive RSI indicator for MetaTrader 4 Forex technical trading

Adaptive RSI for MT4 Forex trading Adaptive RSI is an advanced Relative Strength Index technical indicator for MT4 Forex trading. Adaptive RSI can change the look back period dynamically based on current Forex market condition. Adaptive RSI adapts to the Forex market changes as much as possible. Adaptive RSI is more advanced than conventional RSI, aka Wilder RSI.

Version: 1.0       Platform: MetaTrader 4 build 600 or later

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Main features

Dynamic look back period

Adaptive RSI changes the look back period dynamically basing on smartly designed adaptive methods. No worry about RSI period any more.

6 adaptive methods

The six methods are Volatility, Fractal, Swing, Symmetry ZigZag, Up Down Balance, and Variable. All methods can be configured separately.

7 price types

Beside 6 MetaTrader price types, close, open, high, low, median, typical, and weighted, John Ehlers RSI smoothing is also supported.

More sensitive to market

Adaptive RSI is much more sensitive to Forex market condition changes than conventional RSI.

More signals

Adaptive RSI generates more signals of over bought and over sold strategies than conventional RSI.

True market driven

Adaptive RSI automatically detects the best look back period to adapt to the current market conditions.

Shows buy and sell signal arrows

The signal arrows can be displayed on the bar chart. It's configurable.
Don't miss any trade opportunity.

Generates alerts for the signals

The indicator trigger alerts when the value crosses high/low/middle levels.
Support mobile push notification.

No repaints, no recalculation

The Adaptive RSI value will not change after a bar completes. The indicator doesn't cheat, it works honestly for you.

4 and 5 digits brokers

The indicator automatically detects and handles 4 and 5 digits brokers.

Displays the look back

The look back periods are displayed in Adaptive RSI indicator chart.

High quality

The indicator is written in C++, highly optimized and well tested.

The looking of all six adaptive methods

The topmost is the standard RSI1. The remaining indicators are Adaptive RSI with six different adaptive methods.

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1, If you are not familiar with how conventional RSI works, please check on Wikipedia, Investopedia, and StockCharts

How is the look back period determined

There are six adaptive methods in Adaptive RSI, all works in the similar way. In ranging, sideways, swing, choppy, and oscillating market, the look back period tends to be shorter. In trending market, the period tends to be longer. The stronger trend, the longer period. The weaker trend, the shorter period. With this mechanism, in trending market, Adaptive RSI is less likely to change its direction so we can ride on the trend for longer time. And in ranging market, Adaptive RSI will change its direction more often so that we can either catch the upcoming trend early or catch each reversals in the market.

How to use Adaptive RSI indicator

Since Adaptive RSI is more sensitive to market condition change than conventional RSI, Adaptive RSI is a better indicator for over bought/sold strategies, and the levels should better be 80 and 20 rather than 70/30 in conventional RSI. I personally don't recommend to use Adaptive RSI as the only indicator for entry/exit. It should be used together with other indicators or price action. For example, we may determine the current market trend with EMA, and only buy at over sold in a bullish market and only sell at over bought in a bearish market. More strategies are waiting for you to research.

How Adaptive RSI indicator helps you trade success

Adaptive RSI is a versatile indicator. It can help all types of Forex traders, no matter you are trending follower, swing trader, or scalper. I will take several examples to show how Adaptive RSI can help to make your trading strategies.

For trending followers
When Adaptive RSI gives over bought/sold signal on the counter-trend direction, scale in your positions. There is good chance that the retrace is complete and will go back to the trend.

For swing trader
Open trade when Adaptive RSI gives over bought/sold signal.

For scalper
Plot Adaptive RSI on lower time frame such as M5 or M15, then open trade when Adaptive RSI gives over bought/sold signal.

Don't forget to combine other technology with Adaptive RSI. Adaptive RSI is not holy grail.

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Frequently asked questions

Q: Why the indicator failed to load and log message “DLL must be enabled”?

A: Adaptive RSI is written in C++ and use Windows DLLs, so DLL must be enabled to make the indicator work. Read this blog to learn how to enable DLL in MT4.

The DLL used in Adaptive RSI indicator is as safe as all other MT4 indicators written in MQL. The DLL only accesses data in MT4 sandbox.

Q: There are plenty of MT4 indicators sold in price $20~$30, isn't Adaptive RSI too expensive?

A: Definitely no. There are 6 adaptive methods in the indicator. Other vendor may create a single indicator for each method and sell it for $30, then to collect all 6 methods you need to pay $30*6=180. I have to say, the price of Adaptive RSI is too inexpensive, and the price may raise in the future.