The Three Indicators to Watch

Published on
February 14th, 2019
6 minutes

The Three Indicators to Watch

Technical Trader ·
Featuring Peter Brandt

Published on: February 14th, 2019 • Duration: 6 minutes

Peter Brandt of Factor LLC highlights three useful technical indicators to keep an eye on when trading. He runs through examples, examines the charts, and explains how to use the indicators. Filmed on November 13, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.


  • KR
    Kelly R.
    15 February 2019 @ 03:12
    Not sure why Peter Brandt's trading series videos were all removed from RV. Was quite disappointed. Are these going to be added back into the library? Is there a new trading/teaching series (like the prior format) in the works? Have not received any definitive answers since they were removed.
    • M.
      Milton .. | Founder
      15 February 2019 @ 17:13
      Hey Kelly - This series is currently down as we are redoing it and have plans to release it in the future. I have been getting this question a lot so hope this helps!
    • PC
      Peter C.
      19 March 2019 @ 00:26
      Milton, why re-making it? They were extremely good already!
  • MF
    Marc F.
    15 February 2019 @ 21:24
    14 period MA, ADX > 12 Breakout, Chart Pattern - Simple. Very good. Thanks
  • RM
    R M.
    15 February 2019 @ 19:41
    If I traded futures, a subscription to Peter's service would be mandatory. I am very glad to see him on Realvision, and like others here, I would like to rewatch everything he has posted. Hope to see more of him on RV, these videos are treasures.
  • ST
    Simon T.
    15 February 2019 @ 00:41
    Always great watching Peter’s disarmingly honest style. Two quick notes, he mentioned he uses 14 days for the MA but the input in TN says MovingAverage(C,18) this was filmed in November why did it take so long to release? Thanks again.
  • JC
    Joe C.
    14 February 2019 @ 16:56
    Some background/theory if it helps anyone: all technical indicators fall into 1 of 2 categories—Momentum or Oscillators. Momentum indicators (like the ADX, Bollinger Bands, moving avgs) help you find a trend that begins from a non-trending market, but can chop you up with premature signals in a range-bound market. Oscillators (RSI, Stochastics, etc.) help you see overbought/oversold levels in a range-bound market, but throw continuous false signals once a market gets trending. Generally in my experience, when one category is working, the other is failing. There's nothing magic about any indicators, they are merely smoothing price to help you decide if a market is trending or range-bound. I played with these indicators for several years... my personal conclusion is they are a great guidepost for new technicians to distill price action, but are essentially training wheels until you get better at reading pure price movement. (IMHO: no indicator is a magic substitute for reading price... if an indicator like the ADX is rising up from "12" or whatever arbitrary number, you should eventually be able to see that volatility breakout on the price chart with your eyes).
    • DR
      David R.
      14 February 2019 @ 20:42
      And after you experience too many false price breakouts on the chart, you then begin to work on the next level and learn to see how time trumps price?
    • DR
      David R.
      14 February 2019 @ 20:44
      Great background BTW for those below asking about ADX. Very generous of you.
    • PB
      Peter B. | Contributor
      14 February 2019 @ 22:33
      Great comments
  • GL
    Guillaume L.
    14 February 2019 @ 21:52
    That "strong sell signal in silver" didn't age so well since Nov 12th...
  • mw
    mathias w.
    14 February 2019 @ 20:25
    Great insights by Peter. Regarding the all three indicator have to turn exactly at the same time? Or for example can Adx turn up from below 12 on day 1 and the chart pattern / 14d MA Change happen a few days later ?
  • RM
    Russell M.
    14 February 2019 @ 14:17
    Time to refresh the intro pic with the orange prison jumpsuit and 3 day beard. Looks like you are trading out of a cia black site.
    • OO
      Olga O.
      14 February 2019 @ 19:13
      debate 101 - attack the content, not the person
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    14 February 2019 @ 17:19
    Black box bullshit
  • RC
    Riti C.
    14 February 2019 @ 16:33
    "i'm not an indicator trader, but here's a video on this indicator (that only works sometimes) that I never took the time to explain."
  • AP
    Antonio P.
    14 February 2019 @ 14:34
    • AD
      Anthony D.
      14 February 2019 @ 16:00
      average directional index
  • OO
    Olga O.
    14 February 2019 @ 13:26
    You only focus on one indicator ADX - wouldn't it be logical for you to inform the crowd on what that is? ....