Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) measures momentum. It captures the speed and change of price movements. RSI oscillates between the ranges 0 to 100. When the oscillator is below 30, the stock is considered oversold. When the oscillator is above 70, the stock is considered overbought.


Ways to Interpret the Relative Strength Index (RSI) Oscillator

Interpretation of the Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Buy When the oscillator is below 30.
Buy When the oscillator crosses the 30 line upwards.
Sell When the oscillator is above 70.
Sell When the oscillator crosses the 70 line downwards.


Look for the Following Divergences

Identify a Bottom Forming When the price of the stock goes lower but the Stochastic Oscillator goes higher.
Identify a Top Forming When the price of the stock goes higher but the Stochastic Oscillator goes lower.


Example 1

RSI Oscillator 1
Source: Thinkorswim by TDAmeritrade


Example 2

RSI Oscillator 2
Source: Thinkorswim by TDAmeritrade


Example 3

RSI Oscillator 3
Source: Thinkorswim by TDAmeritrade


Example 4

RSI Oscillator 4
Source: Thinkorswim by TDAmeritrade


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