The Price Action Indicator is a study invented by Michael B. Garety and described in his article "Getting Better Directions" in August 1997 issue of "Futures" magazine.

Using OHLC data, this study calculates three values: Intraday Momentum (Close - Open), Late Selling Pressure (Close - Low), and Late Buying Pressure (Close - High). Once the three values are calculated, their sum divided by 2 is the final result.

The output is said to be consistent with candlestick patterns; there are several candlestick patterns which can be represented numerically using values of Price Action Indicator. Low negative values imply that a bearish trend reversal might occur; these values are peculiar to the Shooting Star candlestick pattern. On the contrary, high positive values of the study might signify a bullish reversal; this is consistent with the Hammer candlestick pattern.


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PAIN The Price Action Indicator plot.


*For illustrative purposes only. Not a recommendation of a specific security or investment strategy.