Category: 1. Oscillators and Momentum Indicators

Summary: Leading and Lagging Indicators

We’ve gone through the two types of technical indicators based on the timing of the signals they provide. Here’s a quick recap of what we discussed in the previous lessons: There are two types of indicators: leading and lagging. A leading indicator or an oscillator gives a signal before the new trend or reversal occurs. A lagging indicator or trend-following...
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How to Use MACD to Confirm a Trend

The indicators that can do so have already been identified as MACD and moving averages. These indicators will spot trends once they have been established, at the expense of delayed entry.The bright side is that there’s less chance of being wrong. On GBP/USD’s daily chart above, we’ve put on the 10 EMA (blue), 20 EMA (red),...
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How to Use Oscillators to Warn You of the End of a Trend

In other words, it’s an item that is going to always fall somewhere between point A and point B. Think of when you hit the oscillating switch on your electric fan. Think of our technical indicators as either being “on” or “off”.More specifically, an oscillator will usually signal “buy” or “sell”...
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Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

We’ve already covered a lot of tools that can help you analyze potential trending and range bound trade opportunities. Still doing great so far? Awesome! Let’s move on. Welcome to Grade 6! In this lesson, we’re going to streamline your use of these chart indicators.We want you to fully...
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