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What is MIDAS Technical Analysis?

MIDAS Technical Analysis

A form of technical analysis that’s used to calculate support and resistance levels for the price of a security to inform trading decisions.

Where have you heard about MIDAS Technical Analysis?

The MIDAS approach began in security analysis but is now used more widely in other markets including the futures and options markets.

What you need to know about MIDAS Technical Analysis.

MIDAS is an acronym for Market Interpretation Data Analysis System. It aims to provide an independent approach to technical market analysis with standalone indicators for each type of market environment. MIDAS was initially devised by Paul Levine in 1995 and further developed by Andrew Coles, David Hawkins and Bob English.

MIDAS uses an algorithm based on prices and volumes to identify theoretical support and resistance curves. These can be used to identify patterns which traders use to make decisions on when to buy and sell securities. There are currently eight MIDAS indicators and five types of MIDAS curve.

Find out more about MIDAS Technical Analysis.

The MIDAS approach applies modified VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) techniques. Read our VWAP definition for more information on this measure.

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