The SuperTrend Indicator is a great way to identify the current market trend. The indicator shows a clear distinction between uptrends and downtrends. When the indicator is flat and flipping from above to below it shows that there is no trend at the present time.
YouTube Video – How to Calculate the SuperTrend Indicator in Excel
If you are interested in calculating the SuperTrend I have recorded a video showing how it can be done in Excel.
Upper Band Basic O24 =((D24+E24)/2)+($O$3*N24)
Lower Band Basic P24=((D24+E24)/2)-($P$3*N24)
Upper Band Q24 =IF(OR(O24<Q23,F23>Q23),O24,Q23)
Lower Band R24 =IF(OR(P24>R23,F23<R23),P24,R23)
SuperTrend S24 =IF(AND(S23=Q23,F24<=Q24),Q24,IF(AND(S23=Q23,F24>=Q24),R24,IF(AND(S23=R23,F24>=R24),R24,IF(AND(S23=R23,F24<=R24),Q24,””))))
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