The Squeeze Momentum Indicator (SMI) uses the principles of the Squeeze Indicator, which is a volatility indicator, and combines them with a momentum calculation to provide a more comprehensive view of the market.
The original Squeeze Indicator uses the relationship between the Bollinger Bands and Keltner Channels to identify periods of low volatility, known as "Squeezes", and potential breakout points. The SMI takes this one step further by adding a momentum calculation, making it a more dynamic tool for trading.
The momentum calculation is based on the rate of change of the asset's price. When the price increases rapidly, it signifies positive momentum, and when the price decreases rapidly, it signifies negative momentum.
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