Chart Settings for Oscillators

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by greenmax, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. greenmax



    I am a newbie here and am reading up on oscillators and how to use them to trade with the market.

    I am not a day trader and am looking to get in and out of trades in the weeks/months time-frame. I read in the book by Marcel Link that it is good to look at oscillators and trends over multiple time frames to confirm them.

    I am not sure how to select the interval of the charts. Let us suppose I want to look at 1-day, 10-day, 1-month, and 6-month charts. How do I select the intervals for each of these charts. Should I use the same indicators for looking at trends using EMA/SMA lines too.

    Also, are any other charts that the experts here think I should look at.

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