Aroon Indicator – Spotting New Trends and Trend Reversals

The Aroon Indicator is a momentum indicator designed to detect new trends and their reversals. Comprised of two lines called Aroon Up and Aroon Down, which show how far away from high or low the price is over 25 days.

When two lines intersect, it indicates a change in trend direction is imminent.


Tushar Chande first developed the Aroon indicator in 1995 as a way for traders to spot transient trends. It consists of two lines, with one tracking days since an extreme high and low, while traders watch for crossovers between these lines which signal entry or exit points; when an Upline crosses above a Downline signal a buy signal while vice versa indicates selling opportunities.

traders should monitor indicators to identify when they have been overbought or oversold. A high reading indicates a bullish trend while low readings suggest bearish trends. Keep in mind this indicator is calculated over 25 periods and results could be affected by timeframe changes; using exponential moving averages instead of simple moving averages could provide more accurate results.

If the Up and Down lines move parallel to each other, this suggests a consolidation period is commencing. When one line suddenly surges above another it marks an end of this phase and signals the beginning of a new trend – or conversely if either line moves below 50 and crosses beneath another then that may indicate that we may be entering an ongoing downtrend.

As traders must remember that the Aroon indicator may provide false or poor signals, it is wise to combine it with other technical analysis tools and trading strategies for maximum effectiveness. If you’re new to trading, consider opening up a demo account with Libertex in order to practice trading strategies using virtual funds before investing real capital into the market – this way you’ll gain experience before risking more than what was invested initially! Remember CFD trading is risky and we strongly advise keeping up-to-date on our trading guides as well as market news articles for tips and advice.


Many traders rely on the Aroon indicator to identify oversold conditions and then make trades based on this information. Oversold stocks tend to be priced less than they should, providing fantastic trading opportunities if a trader wants an edge in the market. Unfortunately, trading using only one indicator alone may produce poor results without additional technical indicators and fundamental analysis for longer term trades.

Traders should keep an eye out for crossovers of Aroon Up and Down lines on a chart to know when it is the appropriate time to buy or sell. When the Aroon Up crosses above or below the Aroon Down it serves as an indication that it may be beneficial to buy, while when Aroon Down crosses below Up it signals selling. Remember that price trends change frequently so this might not necessarily signal an eventual trend reversal signal.

The Aroon indicator uses user-selected periods to establish high and low values for each line. You can set this value from 5-25, with up and down aroon lines representing high and low values for that period; up aroon values indicate how long has passed since a new high has been seen, while down aroon values show how long has passed since new lows were reached.

If the up and down Aroon values are close together, this indicates a new trend is beginning. Over time, both lines will begin moving in different directions as time elapses between new highs and lows increases.

The Aroon indicator can also be used to detect consolidations and breakout times as well as anticipate trend reversals. When both indicators fall below 50 it usually signals consolidation patterns; when Aroon Up breaks above 50 and crosses above Down it signals buy, while Aroon Down if below 50 crosses below Up is indicative of sell signs.


Traders can use Aroon to identify consolidation phases and potential reversal points. Furthermore, traders should keep an eye out for crossovers between the Aroon up line and down line which may serve as entry or exit points; when one crosses above or below another signal could indicate buying/selling intentions respectively.

The indicator works on the assumption that strong uptrends will regularly experience new highs while strong downtrends will regularly make new lows. To do this, it calculates the time between new highs and lows over a given period and divides it by the number of days since last low or last high – an ostensibly simple calculation!

A typical timeframe for this calculation is 14 periods; traders can adapt this calculation for specific assets or currency pairs by altering settings accordingly. The result of this calculation ranges between 0 and 100; those close to 100 indicate stronger trends.

As soon as a new trend emerges, one of the first indicators is when Aroon-Up lines cross above Aroon-Down lines; this indicates more highs are being reached than lows are being reached. Furthermore, these Aroon-Up lines continue to rise from their zero levels, further signalling this development.

If the Aroon-Up line reaches close to 100, this could signal that a trend reversal is imminent and traders should look to short the asset or consider taking profits as soon as the Aroon-Down lines begin turning downwards.

Tushar Chande first developed the Aroon indicator in 1995 and named it after “Dawn’s Early Light,” as an alternative momentum oscillator. It can be used to spot new trends, define consolidation periods and anticipate reversals more accurately than other momentum oscillators that solely track price relative to time (like simple moving averages [SMAs]); Aroon takes account of more recent data unlike SMAs which gives older data greater weighting.

Trend Reversal

Aroon Indicator is a technical indicator designed to detect trends by comparing the number of days since its previous high and low points. Its readings fall between 0 and 100, with 50 being its center point. When close to or at 0 it signals weak trends while when near 100 it signifies strong ones – however this indicator may give false trading signals during volatile market conditions due to whipsawing back and forth; to make best use of it combined with price action analysis as well as fundamental analysis for longer term trades.

Tushar Chande introduced the Aroon Indicator in 1995 and named it after Sanskrit word “Aroon”, which refers to dawn’s early light. Unfortunately, this indicator is not included by default on your MT4 chart and must be manually added by you. Once installed, two lines appear labelled Aroon Up and Aroon Down that detect the strength of uptrends while downtrends have two separate indicators; usually an Up line should cross above its counterpart; otherwise no new trend may exist.

Unlike conventional momentum oscillators, the Aroon Indicator places greater emphasis on time rather than price, offering traders a distinct edge in identifying consolidations, correct periods and anticipating reversals. Furthermore, its triangular lines are easier to interpret for traders who prefer visual cues than with other indicators.

The Up and Down lines are calculated based on a user-specified period, usually 14 days. To create the Up line, count how long it has been since a high, while for Downlines count how long since lows.

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