Fearzone Trading Indicator

May 10, 2024

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“Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful” – Warren Buffett. Fearzone is a contrarian indicator that gives us an indication when fear begins to take over in the market. Traders should be prepared for increased volatility and good trading opportunities.

The "Fearzone (Expo)" is a technical analysis tool specifically designed to identify periods of extreme fear in the market. It operates on the premise that significant market lows are often accompanied by high levels of fear, making it a potential tool for contrarian investors who look to buy during these times of pessimism.

Key Features

  • Adjustable Period Settings: Includes settings for high period and standard deviation calculations, allowing traders to customize the indicator's sensitivity to market conditions.
  • Weighted Moving Average Option: Offers the choice between using a simple moving average (SMA) or a weighted moving average (WMA) for calculations, providing flexibility in how the indicator responds to price data.


  • Fear Zone Identification: Calculates two main conditions using the highest prices over a specified period and the moving average of the source data. When these conditions suggest extreme fear, the indicator plots "FearZone" candlesticks.
  • Custom Source Input: Traders can select the data source for the indicator (e.g., closing prices or OHLC average), tailoring the analysis to suit different trading styles or asset behaviors.


  • Contrarian Trading: By identifying periods where the market is potentially oversold, traders can look for buying opportunities that align with a contrarian investment philosophy.
  • Risk Management: Enhances strategies by identifying potential bottoms or reversal points, helping to inform stop-loss and take-profit decisions.
  • Complementary Tool: Works well in conjunction with other indicators and forms of analysis to confirm or refute potential trading signals based on market sentiment.


Zeiierman's "Fearzone (Expo)" indicator provides traders and investors with a tool to gauge extreme fear in the markets, potentially signaling lucrative buying opportunities. Its customization options allow for adaptation to various market environments and asset classes, making it a versatile tool for a broad range of trading strategies, particularly for those who favor a contrarian approach.

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