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Commodity Selection Index (CSI)

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The Commodity Selection Index (CSI) has been initially developed for stock trading, where it was used to find commodities with the highest profit potential for short-term trading.

The CSI indicator was first introduced Welles Wilder in the book called “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems”.

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Commodity Selection Index theory

CSI combines 4 factors, which determine the best commodities for trading.
CSI suggest that the best commodities are:

– high in directional movement (DMI indicator value)
– high in volatility (Volatility Index value and ATR)
– have reasonable margin requirements (relative to directional movement & volatility)
– have reasonable commission rates

CSI calculation example

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Although high CSI values imply trending markets characteristics, the indicator is designed for short-term traders who can handle the risks associated with highly volatile markets.

Commodity Selection Index theory CSI combines 4 factors, which determine the best commodities for trading. CSI suggest that the best commodities are: – high in directional movement (DMI indicator value) – high in volatility (Volatility Index value and ATR) – have reasonable margin requirements (relative to directional movement & volatility) – have reasonable commission rates CSI …

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