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Buy Signal

In charting and technical analysis, any condition thought to be favorable to buying. Examples include a double bottom and achieving a new high price in heavy trading volume. See also: Sell Signal.
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buy signal

An indication provided by a technical tool, such as a bar chart or trading volume, that a particular security or securities in general should be purchased. For example, the achievement by a stock of a new high price on heavy trading volume is often interpreted as a buy signal. Compare sell signal.
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The last time the technical gauge pointed to potential buy signals, the token rose for about a month.
The survey notes that "risk assets look toppy as buy signals fade."
At the moment the indicators are poised for buy signals; the hourly chart (chart 2) shows that Rosneft's shares surpassed the upper end of the medium-term downward channel, formed a reversal pattern a double bottom, which can serve as an impetus for buy signals in the weekly timeframe.
The indicator of ADX dynamics sent buy signals on March 1 and 4.
The indicator based on ADX dynamics gave buy signals on January 22 and 31.
Indicators: in the daily chart MACD has formed a buy signal. The uptrend indicator DMI+ edged up slightly above the downtrend indicator DMI-, while the trend strength indicator ADX is located in the middle of the scale and is going downwards, indicating completion of the downtrend and a possible turnaround in the upward trend.
MACD is forming a buy signal. ADX is indicating the finishing downtrend and the start of an uptrend; DMI+ is somewhat above DMI-; ADX is at the bottom of the scale and is moving sideways.
MACD is very likely to form a buy signal in the coming days.
MACD formed a buy signal. ADX is signalling the uptrend development.