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Oscillators and Momentum indicators 振荡器&动量指标

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Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

Leading and Lagging Indicators in ForexWe’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.

In this lesson, we’re going to streamline your use of these chart indicators.

We want you to fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of each tool, so you’ll be able to determine which ones work for you and which ones don’t.

Let’s discuss some concepts first. There are two types of indicators: leading and lagging.

A leading indicator gives a signal before the new trend or reversal occurs.

A lagging indicator gives a signal after the trend has started and basically informs you “Hey buddy, pay attention, the trend has started and you’re missing the boat.”

You’re probably thinking, “Ooooh, I’m going to get rich with leading indicators!” since you would be able to profit from a new trend right at the start.

You’re right.

You would “catch” the entire trend every single time, IF the leading indicator was correct every single time. But it won’t be.

When you use leading indicators, you will experience a lot of fakeouts. Leading indicators are notorious for giving bogus signals which could “mislead” you.

Get it? Leading indicators that “mislead” you?

Haha. Man we’re so funny we even crack ourselves up.

The other option is to use lagging indicators, which aren’t as prone to bogus signals.

Lagging indicators only give signals after the price change is clearly forming a trend. The downside is that you’d be a little late in entering a position.

Often the biggest gains of a trend occur in the first few bars, so by using a lagging indicator you could potentially miss out on much of the profit. And that sucks.

It’s kinda like wearing bell-bottoms in the 1980s and thinking you’re so cool and hip with fashion….

For the purpose of this lesson, let’s broadly categorize all of our technical indicators into one of two categories:

  1. Leading indicators or oscillators
  2. Lagging, trend-following, or momentum indicators

While the two can be supportive of each other, they’re more likely to conflict with each other. We’re not saying that one or the other should be used exclusively, but you must understand the potential pitfalls of each.

领先指标 VS 滞后指标

               我们已经向你介绍了许多工具,来辅助你分析潜在的趋势,以及 在有限范围内的交易机会。是否还能做得更好呢?太棒了!让我们继续吧。




      领先 指标给出信号时,都是在新的趋势 或 反转发生 之前

       滞后的 指标给出信号时,往往是趋势已经完全形成 之后,然后才通知你“嘿,伙计,睡醒了没,这趟趋势早开始咯,你的宝船早就溜走了。”



       如果 领先指标每一次的信号是正确的话,你将“抓到”每一段完整的趋势。但这是不可能的事。









           1. 领先指标 或 振荡器

           2. 滞后指标 或 趋势跟踪指标

       虽然这两种指标,同时可以彼此支援,但他们更容易相互抵触。我们不是说,只能单独的使用 其一个,但是你必须了解每一个指标的潜在缺点。