Litecoin (LTC)

Current price: $ 71.87

24 hours price change: $ -7.46 (-9.40%)

Litecoin - Average Directional Index

The Average Directional indicator (or ADX) is a directional trading indicator that is used to identify a technical trend, in this case of the Litecoin. The trend that is being identified, can be both a positive trend as a negative trend in the pricedevelopment of Litecoin.

The ADX was primarily developed for commodities, however it is also in use for stock and currency technical analysis, as well as for Litecoin. In this continuously updated article, we will explain the meaning and current trend of Litecoin. The current ADX analysis is based on the historical prices of Litecoin until April 23rd, 2019.

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.

Price chart for Litecoin from 10/24/2018 until 04/23/2019.

In the chart above, the development of the price for Litecoin is shown for the period from 10/24/2018 until 04/23/2019. This same timeframe has been used in the average directional indicator chart below.

Average directional indicator for Litecoin until 04/23/2019.

In the charts above, you can see the trends of the ADX, +DI and -DI. The current values of these three indicators for the Litecoin are listed in the table below.

Litecoin average directional index24.61
Litecoin positive directional indicator44.99
Litecoin negative directional indicator50.54

 

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 Litecoin.

When the green line tops the red line, the Litecoin is in a positive trend. However, when the situation turns around, the trend has also changed to a negative trend for Litecoin.

Furthermore, the black line gives the strength of the current trend of Litecoin, both positive and negative. The higher the black line (ADX), the stronger the trend.

Litecoin 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 Litecoin is assumed to be positive. An important signal is when the -DI (red line) and +DI (green line) crosses over.

As you can see in the chart above, the Litecoin follows a negative trend. The positive directional indicator (44.99) is lower than the negative directional indicator (50.54). When the Litecoin is in this kind of situations, the trend is negative.

Allthough the trend is negative, the current situation of the trend of Litecoin is not that strong. The ADX gives us a value of 24.61, which means that the trend currently followed by Litecoin is a weak one. To get clear signals from the ADX for Litecoin, you should wait until the ADX moves upwards of 25.

As mentioned, the current trend is negative, however the trend might flip over to a positive trend.