ADX/DMS Indicator On Zerodha Kite – The Trend Meter

ADX/DMS Indicator

In this series, I will start discussing all the Zerodha Kite indicators one by one. The first indicator on Zerodha Kite is ADX/DMS, so I will start on the ADX/DMS Indicator on Zerodha Kite. What is the full form of ADX/DMS? The full form of ADX is Average Directional Index and the full form of DMS is Directional Movement System.

How to Add the ADX/DMS Indicator On Zerodha Kite?

  • Open any chart on Kite platform.
  • Click on Studies.
  • Choose ADX/DMS from the dropdown.

ADX/DMS Indicator On Zerodha Kite

  • Now you can see the ADX/DMS indicator attached in the chart.
  • The default settings are ADX Period of 14 and Smoothing Period of 14. See the image below.

ADX/DMS Zerodha

How To Trade With The ADX/DMS Indicator On Zerodha Kite?

  • The ADX/DMS indicator consists of 3 components.
  • The +DI or PDI line – shown on green colour.
  • The -DI or MDI line – shown on red colour.
  • The ADX line – shown on grey colour.
  • The PDI and MDI lines gives buy and sell signals and the ADX line shows the trend strength.

How To Interpret Buy / Sell Signals From The ADX/DMS Indicator On Zerodha Kite?

  • PDI line crossing above MDI line is a buy signal.
  • PDI line crossing below MDI line is a sell signal.
  • The ADX line rising is a trending market.
  • When the ADX line is abive 25 and rising it is a properly trending market. The higher the ADX value the greater the trend strength.
  • On the other hand ADX line falling and below 25 denotes range.

So a trader can change his / her trading style using the ADX/DMS indicator on Zerodha Kite. When the PDI is above MDI with a rising and high ADX reading he should consider only buy orders (either buy on breakouts or buy the pullbacks). And when the PDI is below the MDI with a rising and high ADX reading he should only consider short selling orders (either short sell on breakdowns or short sell on pullback rallies).

In a lower ADX reading below 25 or best below 20/15, a trader should employ range trading techniques. He can buy on dips as well as short sell on rallies. Both the methods can be used on intraday (5/15 minutes chart) or swing trading (hourly / daily / weekly charts).

ADX Chart
A high reading of ADX in JUBLFOOD. PDI is above MDI – the stock is in strong uptrend. Buy the breakouts as well as buy the pullbacks.

Conclusion:
The PDI and MDI lines are used for generating buy/sell signals whereas the ADX line is used only to judge trend strength. Remember, a high ADX does not denote a direction, it only denotes the current trend (can be either UP or DOWN) is strong.

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