A major roll in Stock Wolf algorithms and displayed around the site is Vortex, Vortex Indicator, Vortex Gap, Vortex Trend(Vortext), and other forms of Vortex. The Vortex Indicator is a complicated and long process of formulas for a very easy to read and understand stats.
The Vortex Indicator creates two trend lines or numbers, One line is the positive trend, and the other line is the negative trend. This creates a very clear idea of where the positive and negative trends are for that stocks.
If you look at Vortex Indicator on a chart, if the positive line is higher or above the negative line, you have a positive trend or a buying trend. If the negative line is higher or above the positive line, then it is in a negative swing.
This creates a real simple stat to look at to understand what trend that stock is in.
Something you might see around Stock Wolf or on our Twitter, is us mentioning a Vortex Bullish Cross. It is said that if a stock is in a negative trend, that when the positive line crosses over the negative line, you may hit a bullish buying phase with the positive trend taking over. This is never 100% true, but it is a great metric to pay attention to when you want to find upcoming breakout stocks.
The Vortex number you see on a stocks symbol page is the width/gap between the positive and negative line. If the number is positive, that means the positive line is higher than the negative. The higher the number, means the wider the width is from the 2 numbers. Meaning, the more powerful the positive trend is to the negative trend. If the number is negative, then that means the negative trend is higher than the positive trend.
Stock Wolf Vortex Indicators:
When seeing a "*" used with a Vortex number means the positive line has cross the negative line.