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The MFI is a measure of the market’s willingness to move the price. I cannot overemphasize the value of this indicator. In his book “Trading Chaos” Bill Williams introduces a new method of combining price and volume in order to see the true market development. Should the interest of one large group of investors vaporize, the volume drops and from that point efficiency of the market goes down as well.
How to interpret BW MFI MFI can be used for all time frames from 5 minutes up to daily and weekly frames. All that’s left to do is to know how to read and interpret different colors given by MFI indicator. MFI bar color Conditions Bar Name by B. Therefore, traders’ best immediate reaction should be to go with the market, whatever direction it is heading. On such green day you would already want to have an open trade in the direction of the market move. If there were any trades left open, make sure they are not going against the market, otherwise they risk to bring losses. Often this can be observed at the end of a trend.
Several brown bars in a row can perfectly illustrate the period where fading excitement is slowly building the base for a new market move. Bill Williams calls it “the strongest potential money maker” of the 4 setups. The squat bar is marked by an increasing volume yet temporary stalling price movement. Interesting that nobody has commented on this indicator yet? I have a feeling that this could be a veru useful indicator but I just don’t get it. I’ve resarched this MFI until I’m blue in the face.
I even read a fairly detailed article by Bill Williams himself. Could you add anything that might turn the lightbulb on for me? I understand the indicator, i just don’t really like it. I want to thank you very very much for explaining this important indicator, personnally i want to know more about it, can you advice me some other places where to find more on it, because i see that with more filter indicator this ccould be a support for any decision of a trade. This is not the easiest of indicators to understand. That’s where you’ll hear that following someone’s system doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.
The best way to learn about the indicator in depth is to read the original book “Trading Chaos” by Bill Williams, but don’t look for easy answers there, it’s the same complicated description as anywhere you look. I will try to explain how I use it in conjunction with other trading methods. If you pull up this chart, you will see that thursday’s candle was a doji which formed after somewhat of a downtrend. It also formed right on the weekly pivot and it was also an inside bar or harami if you wish to use candlestick jargon.
Thanks for the explanation, Considering that volume indicator reflexes the broker’s trading volume only and not the whole market since it’s not possible, In MFI the volume is essential part of its equation does that mean that MFI accuracy depends on brokers given volume accuracy? The value of this indicator is as a confirmationnot as a signal. 2- It filters out over half of the good trades I would normally do. OBV when combined with a 3 EMA signal line in the same window.