Sunday, January 26th, 2014 by Tim Lanoue
The aim of today’s article is to provide novice and experienced online traders with a reliable binary options, day trading strategy that I have been having great success with lately. After reading this article you should have a better understanding of what the RSI Indicator is and how to implement the RSI (relative strength index) indicator with binary options trading.
The Relative Strength Index indicator is a technical momentum indicator that derives the magnitude of an assets price action to dictate whether or not the asset is oversold or overbought. The RSI indicator ranges from 0.00 to 100.00 and the asset if the asset is within the 30.00 range the asset is thought of as oversold, meaning that it undervalued. However, if the asset is up near the 70.00 level that tells us that the asset is oversold and will more than likely pullback due to being overvalued.
RSI Indicator Setup
Setting up the RSI indicator is pretty simple and requires the use of a low volatility and reliable trading asset such as the EUR/USD, Apple, USD/CAD, Exxon, Crude Oil, Silver or Gold. The next thing we need to make sure is that our time frame used is no less than 30 minutes and no more than an hour, having a timeframe to short or to long will affect the accuracy of the trading signals. If you are having trouble finding a charting solution, you can turn to Investing.com, FreeStockCharts.com and many and generally you will find that most online, free charting websites offer all the profitable indicators for binary options.
Relative Strength Index Strategy
Implementing the RSI indicator into a day trading strategy is relatively easy when the right setup is established. If you look at the picture below you can see how we have the EUR/USD asset set on a 30 minute time frame which fits the criteria needed for the proper setup. One of the nice things about Freestockcharts.com is the majority of their indicators are already preset to our desired settings so if you are using this as a charting solution with this strategy then all you need to do is add this indicator to your chart. Moving forward as you can see in the picture there are three pairs of yellow outlined boxes vertical to each other, as you can see in the bottom three boxes there is a cross or merge between our RSI purple and blue lines. Next, you can see there is a difference between the candles directly above where the crossing or merging takes place, this is our signal. When we have a difference in two candles above a merging or crossing of our RSI lines if tells us that the asset is likely to go in the direction of the second candle because it is oversold or overbought. So as soon as there is a crossing between our two RSI lines and a difference in our two candles we choose in the direction of our forming candle for an expiry time consisting of 15 to 30 minutes.
Implementing the RSI indicator into a day trading strategy is relatively simple and an effective tool to use simultaneously with other binary options strategies. The RSI Indicator is strong by itself but in the combination with other indicators like the ATR Indicator or the William Alligator indicator it will surely strengthen and increase the accuracy of the trading signals. For more information, visit the Technical Indicators for Binary Options page and learn more about profitable, free indicators!