Define: Momentum Oscillator

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Definition: Momentum Oscillator


Full Definition of Momentum Oscillator

momentum oscillator is a technical analysis tool that measures the speed and strength of a price movement by comparing later prices to earlier ones.

It is calculated as a percentage of the latest price compared to the price a number of periods ago. It is usually displayed as a line on a chart with a vertical axis representing the magnitude and a horizontal axis representing time. The slope of the oscillator is proportional to the speed and strength of the movement. It is used to signal overbought or oversold conditions as well as points at which investors may wish to buy or sell.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Momentum Oscillator are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd March 2020.