The Average Directional indicator (or ADX) is a directional trading indicator that is used to identify a technical trend, in this case of the NEM. The trend that is being identified, can be both a positive trend as a negative trend in the pricedevelopment of NEM.
The ADX was primarily developed for commodities, however it is also in use for stock and currency technical analysis, as well as for NEM. In this continuously updated article, we will explain the meaning and current trend of NEM. The current ADX analysis is based on the historical prices of NEM until January 20th, 2022.
In the chart below, the strength the trend is drawn, as well as the positive and negative directional indicators. The ADX (Average Directional Index) is the black line. The positive directional indicator (+DI) is the green line, and the negative directional indicator (-DI) is drawn in red.
In the chart above, the development of the price for NEM is shown for the period from 07/20/2021 until 01/20/2022. This same timeframe has been used in the average directional indicator chart below.
In the charts above, you can see the trends of the ADX, +DI and -DI. The current values of these three indicators for the NEM are listed in the table below.
|NEM average directional index||16.38|
|NEM positive directional indicator||30.13|
|NEM negative directional indicator||44.56|
Several signals can be gained from the chart above. First of all, the green line gives us an indication of the positive trend. The opposite line, the red one, indicates the negative trend for NEM.
When the green line tops the red line, the NEM is in a positive trend. However, when the situation turns around, the trend has also changed to a negative trend for NEM.
Furthermore, the black line gives the strength of the current trend of NEM, both positive and negative. The higher the black line (ADX), the stronger the trend.
NEM ADX score
The Average Directional Index (ADX) is used to measure the strength or weakness of a trend, not the actual direction. In general, when the positive directional indicator is higher than the negative directional in indicator, the trend of NEM is assumed to be positive. An important signal is when the -DI (red line) and +DI (green line) crosses over.
The NEM currently follows a negative trend. For NEM, the positive directional indicator is 30.13. The value for the negative directional indicator is higher (44.56). This means that the current trend of the NEM is negative.
To measure the strength of the current trend, we look at the ADX. The value of the ADX for NEM is 16.38, meaning that the trend is very weak. The ADX for NEM does not give us a good indication to start buying or selling NEM.
To get a good signal to trade NEM, we have to wait until the trend gives us a higher ADX value in the current negative trend.