Ethereum (ETH)

Current price: $ 145.65

24 hours price change: $ 14.76 (11.28%)

Ethereum - 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 Ethereum. The trend that is being identified, can be both a positive trend as a negative trend in the pricedevelopment of Ethereum.

The ADX was primarily developed for commodities, however it is also in use for stock and currency technical analysis, as well as for Ethereum. In this continuously updated article, we will explain the meaning and current trend of Ethereum. The current ADX analysis is based on the historical prices of Ethereum until February 16th, 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 Ethereum from 08/17/2018 until 02/16/2019.

In the chart above, the development of the price for Ethereum is shown for the period from 08/17/2018 until 02/16/2019. This same timeframe has been used in the average directional indicator chart below.

Average directional indicator for Ethereum until 02/16/2019.

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

Ethereum average directional index24.79
Ethereum positive directional indicator26.17
Ethereum negative directional indicator16.61


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 Ethereum.

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

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

Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum follows a positive trend. The positive directional indicator (26.17) is higher than the negative directional indicator (16.61). When this situation occurs, the trend can be identified as a positive trend for the Ethereum.

Allthough the trend is positive, the current situation of the trend of Ethereum is not that strong. The ADX gives us a value of 24.79, which means that the trend currently followed by Ethereum is a weak one. To get clear signals from the ADX for Ethereum, you should wait until the ADX moves upwards of 25.

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