Directional Movement Index - DMI

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DEFINITION of 'Directional Movement Index - DMI'

An indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder for identifying when a definable trend is present in an instrument. That is, the DMI tells whether an instrument is trending or not.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Directional Movement Index - DMI'

The scale for the DMI is from 0 to 100. The average directional movement index (ADX) is a moving average of the DMI.

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