Define: Oscillators

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Definition: Oscillators



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Full Definition of Oscillators


Oscillators are indicators that are banded between two extreme values and used for discovering short-term overbought or oversold conditions.

As the value of the oscillator approaches the upper extreme value the asset is deemed to be overbought, and as it approaches the lower extreme it is deemed to be oversold. The most common oscillators are: the Stochastic Oscillator, RSI, ROC and MFI.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Oscillators 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: 22nd March 2020.