Although Renko charts and candlestick charts may be similar, these 2 chart types are completely different. The Renko charts are made from bricks of fixed price movement, where the candlestick charts are bar charts made from set time frames or tick counts.
There are 3 Renko chart bar types that can be used for day trading: (1) standard bars (2) standard bars with price wicks (3) custom bars with a mean price offset. This article will discuss the different Renko chart bars and whether there is any reason to switch from the standard Renko trading charts we currently use to day trade.
When I am asked what is the best Renko trading indicator, I answer that I don’t think there is a best single indicator. Instead choose a combination of related Renko indicators that work together and can be combined into a trade setup that gives price continuation.
Using a combination of Renko day trading indicators for your trade setups, instead of trying to find a single best trading indicator, will lead to more effective and profitable trading. I really haven’t seen a best indicator that could be traded mechanically as a system.
Understanding Renko charts and trading them starts with making Renko bricks. It is important to know how new bricks complete in either direction, especially if your charting program shows an overlap between a completed brick and an uncompleted counter brick.