Acceleration Bands

Acceleration Bands Indicator Forex

Acceleration Bands Quick Summary

Breakout outside Acceleration bands suggest a beginning of a strong rally or a sell-off.
Closing inside the bands afterward signals about the end of a rally or a sell-off.

The idea behind Acceleration Bands indicator

Acceleration Bands principal use is in finding the acceleration in currency pair price and benefit as long as this acceleration preserves.

Acceleration Bands in Forex

How to interpret Acceleration bands indicator

Acceleration bands are set as an envelope around a 20 period simple moving average on equal distance from it. Headley, the inventor of Acceleration Bands indicator suggests using them on weekly and monthly time frames to determine price acceleration breakouts (breakouts outside the bands).
When Acceleration Bands are used for smaller time frames, upper and lower bands are treated as levels of possible support and resistance.

How to trade with AB indicator

2 consecutive closes outside Acceleration Bands suggest an entry point in the direction of the breakout. Then position is kept till the first close back inside the Bands.

The formula for Acceleration Bands

Upperband = ( High * ( 1 + 2 * (((( High - Low )/(( High + Low ) / 2 )) * 1000 ) * Factor )));

Lowerband = ( Low * ( 1 - 2 * (((( High - Low )/(( High + Low ) / 2 )) * 1000 ) * Factor )));


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where i can find this indicator for mt4 o ninjatrader


I got it for you:

Forex MT4 Acceleration BandsAcceleration_Bands.mq4




i'm looking for efficenty ratio by kafman , is very profitable with accelleration bands


so far, I was able to find only this: EfficiencyRatio.mq4


How do I download band to my metatrader platform? It will not download.


To download:

Right mouse click + Save target as... for Internet Explorer
Right mouse click + Save link as... for Firefox

Besides you can create a file called indicatorname.mq4 right on your computer and copy a code you see on the screen there.

To add this indicator to your MT4, copy it to /experts/indicators/, restart the platform and find the indicator under Custom indicators


this band is only for long entry? or how to use for short


Acceleration bands can be used for both: Long and Short entries.

For short entries we have to have the price traveling outside and below the lower band of the indicator.


Swing Trading Strategy. Superimpose acceleration bands and Donchian channels on your chart. Look for the following:
Candles - low, lower low, then higher low for entry
Lower line of Donchian channel should enter/intersect lower line of Acceleration Band
on "south west" corners

EXIT trailing stop on lower line of Acceleration Band
exit on north east corners as soon as top line of Donchian Channel exits Acceleration Band,
i.e. high, higher high, lower high


After Compile Acceleration_Band indicator is not in custom indicator.


I like your site, very practical with a lot of useful information but I can't download any of the indicators. Is there any problem? Have they been removed?


In order to download an indicator from

1. Right click on the indicator link
2. Choose "Save as.." or "Save link as.." or "Save target as.." to download the indicator.


Great site,thanks.
I have tried to download indicators,they appear in the program file okay but when I open MT4 I cant locate them.Any help appreciated.


Acceleration band and Keltner Channel 20 x 2.5 are exactly the same indicator.You don't need
the Accel.Band just use Keltner Channel 20x2.5 and you have the exact indicator.


First of all I want to thank you for this great site as newbie I started to learned a lot. Please help to explain how to use the Efficiency Ratio.