Parabolic SARThe Parabolic SAR ("PSAR") indicator is based on the relationship between a forex market's price and time. It is used to determine when to stop and reverse ("SAR") a position utilizing time/price based stops.
Once a Parabolic SAR is reached, the current position is exited and a new position in the opposite direction is taken. It is primarily used in trending markets and is based on always having a position in the forex market. The indicator may also be used to determine stop points and estimating when you would reverse a position and take a trade the opposite direction. The indicator derives its name from the fact that when charted, the pattern resembles a parabola or French curve.