Demand Index

Library "DemandIndex"


The Demand Index is a complex technical indicator that uses price and volume to assess buying and selling pressure affecting a security.

James Sibbet established six rules for using Demand Index when the technical indicator was originally published. While traders may use variations of these rules, they serve as a great baseline for using the indicator in practice.

The six rules are as follows:

A divergence between the Demand Index and price is a bearish indication.
Prices often rally to new highs following an extreme peak in the Demand Index.
Higher prices with a low Demand Index often indicate a top in the market.
The Demand Index moving through the zero line suggests a change in trend.
The Demand Index remaining near the zero line indicates weak price movement that won’t last long.
A long-term divergence between the Demand Index and price predicts a major top or bottom.

Traders should use the Demand Index in conjunction with other technical indicators and chart patterns to maximize their odds of success.

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