How to read this is the indicator will plot positive to negative on a chart and fluctuate accordingly. One way to read the indicator is if you see price trending upward but the rate of change is sloping downward, this could be signaling a potential trend shift. Same can be said about the reverse. Understanding where the market is at allows you to enter and exit and better times than if you were just going in with a two second glance.
Some other tools to use with the rate of change are standard deviation levels. Using these levels can help give you a higher probability of being correct, if the market follows the rules of standard deviation. Also, using it in combination with the rate of change, you can begin zeroing in on an entry or exit point. This is a tool trader’s use over all time frames but you can find what works best for you. MacroAxis is populated with many other tools to help you become a more knowledgeable trader.