In my position I'm blessed to have access to dozens of top traders and investors, Adam being the BEST (in my humble opinion) and one guy I can always turn to is Mark McRae. Mark has taught us many times over the past year (see previous Mark McRae posts) and today I asked him back for your benefit! He's recently released a new trading report that's more of a mini-course then a one time report, so it'll be updated with ALL his latest findings. Please enjoy the article, ask Mark questions in the comments, and jump on his new trading report/mini-course!
One of the most basic and widely used indicators is that of momentum.
Before I go on to tell you how we can use the momentum indicator to trade with, I want to explain the difference between a leading and a lagging indicator.
Nearly all indicators are lagging indicators. That is to say that the price must first move in order for the indicators to react. So you will inevitable get a situation e.g. where the market will rise shortly followed by the indicator. This is where the term lagging comes form in trading.