Adaptive indicators

Trading Central provides you with 2 innovative tools that will help you improve your investment returns on a risk adjusted basis.

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Candlestick charts illustrate changes in the underlying supply/demand lines or the constant fight between buyers and sellers. The interpretation of candlestick charts is based primarily on patterns. There are dozens of candlesticks patterns and mastering them all can be a daunting task.

Trading Central has done this hard work and selected 16 patterns we think best represent market psychology or emotion, and have combined them with our unique quantitative and technical expertise. Trading Central Adaptive Candlesticks (TCAC) will mark any MT4 chart with valid open-high-low-close prices with patterns believed are the most appropriate for decision making while removing patterns less relevant in the context of what occurred before in the market and technical analysis.

TCAC will recognize for you in real time reversal and continuation candlesticks patterns to enhance your trading skills and timing. You can use TCAC to better enter and exit the market while also managing your risk more appropriately. Best of all, this approach can be used on any time frame.

USD/CHF daily chart, in January 2015 and March 2015 the pair accumulated reversal patterns before declining sharply (green rectangles)

You can do a mouse roll over on a mark up to find further information on a candlestick.


Inspired by MACD, ADAPTIVE DIVERGENCE CONVERGENCE (ADC) adapts its effective lengths to changing market conditions (shorter in trending markets, longer in sideways) and becomes more practical for short-term trading by avoiding excessive signals and guarding against sideways markets.

In addition to ADC’s equivalent of MACD’s indicators, two consistent oscillators (one slow, one fast) are also harvested from the analysis to help support trading decisions. Whilst its various lines all derive from the same window of market data, they do have some independence from each other.

This allows decisions to be made on the basis of weight of evidence. ADC is particularly easy to optimize since it has only one parameter, and of the same reason almost impossible to overfit.

USD/JPY 30 min chart. With TRADING CENTRAL Adaptive Divergence & Convergence Indicator you can visualize on any chart entry and exit signals candidates.

You can find further information on entry and exit signals by rolling your mouse over the mark up.