This simple Indicator shows:
(1) The Direction of a trend
(2) The Strength of a trend
hence the name "Direction & Strength Indicator.
How to read this Indicator:
Indicator above "resistance area" => strong UP trend
Indicator above 0 .................. => weak UP trend
Indicator below 0 .................. => weak DOWN trend
Indicator below "resistance area" => strong DOWN trend
Notice that this is a time-lagging indicator. Severity of timelag depends on set period of the indicator!
You can also identify overbought and oversold areas. (Tip: Compare to .)
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.