Here is my basic thought on the well known delay problem. A fast [and smart] indicator will catch the trend ASAP, but it will leave the trend prematurely. Another slower [and more wise] indicator will loose the early birds, but it will be rewarded with the delayed exit and enjoy the sweetest part of the movement. Both methods have their plus and minus. The ideal combination of two [or more] speeds would include all the advantages in one strategy. Cond0 is a fast trend detector and gives an entry at A0 and follows untill B0. Cond1 is a slower detector, the entry is +1 delayed at A1, but the exit is +3 delayed at B1. Which is better ? There will be many opinions, but any conclusion is related to the time frame the market moves. Trends duration is not always the same and, unfortunately, nobody knows it in advance !! Just after an 1-bar breath [the white dotted line], the market decides to move higher again for 6 bars. My slow indicator gives now a quick entry at A11, the "fast" is not that fast anymore and begins at A00. [Fast and slow are not absolute words, as you probably agree...] Both indicators agree for a final exit at B00. What is the optimal solution ? We often read in various T/A books or articles that this is the destiny of any T/A attempt. They seem to agree that the "nature" of an indicator is covered by the postulate "fast in/fast out OR slow in/slow out". I do not like it and I will try to break it. I need a smart trend detector and a smarter way to COMBINE the fast and the slow rate. Do I ask something unrealistic ? I would appreciate your opinion.