Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a popular technical indicator used in financial markets to assess the momentum and strength of a price trend. We provide the best RSI API available.

Developed by J. Welles Wilder, the RSI is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. It is typically applied to a price chart, oscillating between 0 and 100, with readings above 70 considered overbought and readings below 30 indicating oversold conditions. The Relative Strength Index is calculated based on the average gains and losses over a specified period, commonly 14 days. Traders and analysts use this indicator to identify potential trend reversals, overbought or oversold conditions, and to generate signals for buying or selling assets.

RSI via API using TAAPI.IO as a service to get price and relative strength index on AAPL.
Getting RSI and price for AAPL on the 1h timeframe via API using a bulk query

Get RSI values via API

We provide API access the RSI values for all of the most popular assets like stocks, crypto (try one of the popular exchanges like Binance) and forex, on all commonly used timeframes – from the weekly and daily all the way down to one minute intervals. You can also calculate the values on your own data using our manual method.

Customise RSI Sensitivity

When using the RSI technical indicator, you have the ability to fine-tune its responsiveness by adjusting the optional period parameter through the API. This parameter allows you to customize the number of candles considered in the RSI calculation. If you opt for a shorter period, the RSI becomes more sensitive, responding quickly to recent price changes and potentially signaling overbought or oversold conditions sooner. On the other hand, choosing a longer period smoothens the RSI’s output, offering a broader perspective on market trends. This feature lets you tailor the RSI to fit your specific trading strategies and timeframes, enhancing its effectiveness in various market conditions.

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Get started with the rsi

Simply make an HTTPS [GET] request or call in your browser:

			[GET] https://api.taapi.io/rsi?secret=MY_SECRET&exchange=binance&symbol=BTC/USDT&interval=1h
		

API response

The rsi endpoint returns a JSON response like this:

			{
  "value": 65.73211579249397
}
		
Example response from TAAPI.IO when querying rsi endpoint.

API parameters

secret
Required String
The secret which is emailed to you when you request an API key.
exchange
Required String
The exchange you want to calculate the indicator from: binance, binancefutures or one of our supported exchanges. For other crypto / stock exchanges, please refer to our Client or Manual integration methods.
symbol
Required String
Symbol names are always uppercase, with the coin separated by a forward slash and the market: COIN/MARKET. For example: BTC/USDT Bitcoin to Tether, or LTC/BTC Litecoin to Bitcoin...
interval
Required String
Interval or time frame: We support the following time frames: 1m, 5m, 15m, 30m, 1h, 2h, 4h, 12h, 1d, 1w. So if you're interested in values on hourly candles, use interval=1h, for daily values use interval=1d, etc.
backtrack
Optional Integer
The backtrack parameter removes candles from the data set and calculates the rsi value X amount of candles back. So, if you’re fetching the rsi on the hourly and you want to know what the rsi was 5 hours ago, set backtrack=5. The default is 0 and a maximum is 50.
backtracks
Optional Integer
The backtracks parameter returns the rsi value calculated on every candle for the past X candles. For example, if you want to know what the rsi was every hour for the past 12 hours, you use backtracks=12. As a result, you will get 12 values back.
chart
Optional String
The chart parameter accepts one of two values: candles or heikinashi. candles is the default, but if you set this to heikinashi, the indicator values will be calculated using Heikin Ashi candles. Note: Pro & Expert Plans only.
addResultTimestamp
Optional Boolean
true or false. Defaults to false. By setting to true the API will return a timestamp with every result (real-time and backtracked) to which candle the value corresponds. This is helpful when requesting multiple backtracks.
gaps
New Optional Boolean
true or false. Defaults to true. By setting to false, the API will ensure that there are no candles missing. This often happens on lower timeframes in thin markets. Gaps will be filled by a new candle with 0 volume, and OHLC set the the close price of the latest candle with volume.
results
New Optional String
number or max. Use this parameter to access historical values on the past X candles until the most recent candle. Use max to return all available historical values. Returns an array with the oldest value on top and most recent value returned the last.
period
Optional Integer

Adjust the RSI length – the number of candles used to calculate the RSI.

Default: 14

More examples

Let's say you want to know the rsi value on the last closed candle on the 30m timeframe. You are not interest in the real-time value, so you use the backtrack=1 optional parameter to go back 1 candle in history to the last closed candle.

				[GET] https://api.taapi.io/rsi?secret=MY_SECRET&exchange=binance&symbol=BTC/USDT&interval=30m&backtrack=1
			
Get rsi values on each of the past X candles in one call

Let's say you want to know what the rsi daily value was each day for the previous 10 days. You can get this returned by our API easily and efficiently in one call using the backtracks=10 parameter:

				[GET] https://api.taapi.io/rsi?secret=MY_SECRET&exchange=binance&symbol=BTC/USDT&interval=1d&backtracks=10
			

Here's the example response:

				[
  {
    "value": 70.03713323772295,
    "backtrack": 0
  },
  {
    "value": 68.55107952179476,
    "backtrack": 1
  },
  {
    "value": 72.55100476679559,
    "backtrack": 2
  },
  {
    "value": 73.51409814264913,
    "backtrack": 3
  },
  {
    "value": 69.91451308499144,
    "backtrack": 4
  },
  {
    "value": 65.17308969691057,
    "backtrack": 5
  },
  {
    "value": 66.17910755701931,
    "backtrack": 6
  },
  {
    "value": 68.41845715627683,
    "backtrack": 7
  },
  {
    "value": 64.71596338703083,
    "backtrack": 8
  },
  {
    "value": 70.76586249275925,
    "backtrack": 9
  }
]
			

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