After AC lets talk about Accumlation/Distribution(AD). The more expanded the volume of trade is the more noticeable the price changes will be. Accumulation/Distribution Technical Indicator is determined by the changes in price and volume. This indicator is a less commonly used variant of the indicator On Balance Volume. When the Accumulation/Distribution indicator grows, it means accumulation of a currency, as the overwhelming share of the sales volume is related to an upward price movement. When the indicator drops, it means distribution (or selling) of the currency, as most of sales take place during the downward price trend.

Divergences between the A/D indicator and the currency price indicate the upcoming change of prices. As a rule, in this case, the price tendency moves in the direction in which the indicator moves. For instance, if the indicator is growing, and the price of the security is falling, a soon turnaround of price is expected.


* Description: Accumulation Distribution (AD) is a comparison of the price movement and the current range, with the result being used to weight the current volume.
* Calculation:
AD = ((Close - Open) / (High - Low)) * Volume

Trading Use:

Accumulation Distribution is usually used as a divergence indicator, with long entries signaled by bullish divergence, and short entries signaled by bearish divergence. Accumulation Distribution can also be used as an exit indicator, by showing the end (or the weakening) of the current trend.


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