Excessive Momentum Indicator is the first indicator to measure the excessive momentum directly from raw price series. Hence, this is an extended price action and pattern trading. Excessive Momentum Indicator was originally developed by Young Ho Seo. This indicator demonstrates the concept of Equilibrium Fractal Wave and Practical Application at the same time. Excessive Momentum detects the market anomaly. Excessive momentum will give us a lot of clue about potential reversal and breakout opportunity. The great advantage of Excessive momentum is that it is simple and easy to use. It can go well with most of known technical analysis including trend indicators, oscillators, Fibonacci trading, harmonic pattern trading, volume spread analysis, Elliott Wave pattern, etc.
A. Indicator settings
Bars To Scan: amount of candle bars to calculate the indicator
Momentum Strength Factor: Momentum Strength is the strength of Excessive Momentum to detect. It stays between 0.1 and 0.5. In theory it can go up to 1.0. But you will not get many signals to trade. The default setting is 0.15. You can try various Momentum Strength Factor to optimize your trading performance if you wish.
B. Graphic settings
Use White Chart: to use white chart, set to true, otherwise, just set to false
Excessive Momentum High Color: Excessive Momentum line color when peak (high) is detected
Excessive Momentum Low Color: Excessive Momentum line color when trough (low) is detected
Auto Fibo Color: Color of Automatic Fibonacci Retracement in your chart
How to use
In the indicator, we provide the automatic Fibonacci Retracement to gauge the potential reversal opportunity. Hence, you can readily combine the classic Fibonacci trading setup with our Excessive momentum indicator. Do remember that excessive momentum line is the important support and resistance for your trading. Even though you have measured the Fibonacci ratio correctly for the potential reversal opportunity, the price must cross the excessive momentum line for confirmation. Sometimes, price can bounce off from the excessive momentum line. In this case, we get another reversal trading opportunity from excessive momentum line. Just treat the excessive momentum line as sensible support and resistance for your trading.
Some additional tools to help your trading
With excessive momentum indicator, oscillators like RSI and CCI can be used as secondary confirmation tools. This is the basic requirement for your trading.
With Harmonic Pattern and Elliott Wave pattern
If you want to use Excessive momentum indicator together with Harmonic pattern or Elliott Wave pattern, just replace the Fibonacci Retracement with your harmonic pattern or Elliott wave pattern measurement (you will need to use external software for this). Alternatively, you can use Fibonacci Retracement together with Harmonic pattern and Elliott wave pattern if you wish.
With Volume Spread Analysis
Excessive Momentum indicator can be used with volume spread analysis. For practical trading, we focus on identifying accumulation (=demand zone) and distribution area (=supply zone). To do so, you will be identifying demand and supply patterns around Excessive momentum zone to confirm the accumulation area and distribution area.
Please use one of these two Indicators for accumulation and distribution area identification.