Kaufman Efficiency Ratio XAUUSD Technical Analysis and Kaufman Efficiency Ratio XAUUSD Signals
Developed by Perry Kaufman. Described in his book entitled “New Trading Systems and Methods”.
The Kaufman Efficiency is a measures the ratio of the relative market speed in relation to the volatility. The Kaufman efficiency is often used by XAUUSD traders as a filter to help avoid trading when the xauusd market is “choppy” or flat ranging markets. The indicator also helps to identify smoother XAUUSD Trading market trends. This is an oscillator indicator that oscillates between +100 and -100, where zero is the center point. +100 is upward trending market and -100 is downwards trending markets.
Kaufman Efficiency Ratio
The Efficiency indicator is calculated by dividing the net change in the gold price movement over an n number of periods by the sum of all the bar-to-bar gold price changes taken as the absolute values over these same n-periods.
XAUUSD Technical Analysis and Generating XAUUSD Signals
The Kaufman is used to generate xauusd signals as follows:
The smoother the manner in which the xauusd market is trending then the greater the Efficiency Ratio shown by the indicator. Efficiency Ratio value readings of around zero indicate a lot of inefficiency or “choppiness” in the xauusd market xauusd trend movements (ranging xauusd markets).
- If the Efficiency Ratio shows a reading of +100 for a xauusd instrument, then that xauusd is trending upwards with perfect efficiency.
- If the Efficiency Ratio shows a reading of -100 for a xauusd instrument, then that gold price is trending downwards with perfect efficiency.
However, it is almost impossible for a market xauusd trend to have a perfect efficiency ratio since any retracement movement against the current xauusd trend direction during the time period being used to calculate the indicator would decrease the efficiency ratio.
Bullish/Buy XAUUSD Signal
Efficiency Ratio values above +30 indicate a smoother upward gold trend.
Buy signal is generated above center-line mark.
Buy XAUUSD Signal
Bearish/Sell XAUUSD Signal
Efficiency Ratio values below -30 indicate a smoother downward gold trend.
Sell XAUUSD Signal is generated below zero center-line mark.
Sell XAUUSD Signal
However, it is good you experiment with other values to determine the most appropriate levels for the xauusd instrument being traded and the value that is the best for your xauusd trading methodology that you are using.