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Forex Glossary

The Industry's Most Important Terms Explained

The forex industry is made up of countless definitions and it's easy to forget a few along the way. But because no forex education can be complete without a glossary of forex terms, we've compiled one which aims at explaining key definitions in the simplest way possible. This way, you'll never be lost or confused again!


Accumulation/Distribution

A technical Indicator developed by Mark Chaikin.  When the close price is above the mid-point of the daily range, then a positive number is returned implying buying pressure (accumulation).  Similarly, when the close price is below the mid-point of the range, then a negative number is returned implying a selling pressure (distribution). The daily volume is multiplied by the above number to determine the weight of the price in the calculation of the indicator.

Calculation: [ (close – low) – (high – close) x volume] / (high – low)

Category: Technical Indicators

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