How to Properly Use Oscillators

Published on
August 2nd, 2018
19 minutes

How to Properly Use Oscillators

Technical Trader ·
Featuring Louis Llanes

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 • Duration: 19 minutes

Louis Llanes, the founder of Wealthnet Investments, explains how oscillators can be integrated into one’s technical analysis process – focusing on common mistakes that chart-readers make when using the tool. Filmed on July 31, 2018 in Englewood, Colorado.


  • gb
    g b.
    8 August 2018 @ 16:08
    On your IQVIA chart at around 10:35(minutes left), bottom of chart shows volatility, what's the term of volatility? 1month?
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      22 September 2018 @ 18:52
      It’s a 63 day average percent range. APR is the True Range divided by the close. I then applied a 63 day exponential moving average.
  • AG
    Andrew G.
    15 August 2018 @ 07:16
    Hey great video Louis! Just wondering which 3 MAs you were using on the Grub hub chart and why you chose them. Much obliged
  • JC
    Joe C.
    13 August 2018 @ 14:20
    One of my favorite recent RVTV quotes (Can't remember who said it on the Exchange... Tom Thornton maybe?): Downtrends start from "oversold" markets / uptrends start from "overbought". The distinction of when oscillators work vs when they don't, covered in this video, is so important.
  • RK
    Robert K.
    5 August 2018 @ 15:43
    Thanks. All sounds easy and basic but would have saved me a ton of money if had this knowledge and discipline years ago.
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      9 August 2018 @ 14:08
      It's OK. What matters is where you go from here!
  • VP
    Vincent P.
    5 August 2018 @ 16:05
    Wow, that video felt like a cold slap in the face. The oscillator portion, awesome but the trade and P/L management part felt like it had my name all over the wrong things to do. Think I'll replay Louis' presentation at least once a week to get back on track and stay there dammit!! We're supposed to know these things and many of us do, however, my guess is I'm not alone when it comes to drifting off the reservation of basic methods and discipline that usually pay off when managed consistently. Great job Louis. Thank you!
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      9 August 2018 @ 14:07
      Thank you! We all need reminders sometimes. :-)
  • PD
    Pat D.
    5 August 2018 @ 07:44
    Well presented. Great Value. Thank You
  • ZP
    Zachary P.
    4 August 2018 @ 11:02
    The win/loss analysis is extremely important material. Great stuff.
  • PG
    Philippe G.
    3 August 2018 @ 23:10
    Great stuff. Learnt quite a bit!
  • AB
    Alain B.
    3 August 2018 @ 05:42
    Well delivered and looking forward to more trading subjects with Louis.
  • ml
    michael l.
    3 August 2018 @ 03:05
    Excellent piece. Well worth the time. Thanks, Louis.
  • SP
    Steve P.
    2 August 2018 @ 22:45
    A very worthwhile vid.
  • AL
    Andrew L.
    2 August 2018 @ 21:17
    Love the emphasis on risk management vs accuracy, sizing vs timing. Would love to see more coverage of using this thinking in practice to enter exit and manage real trades.
  • lb
    larry b.
    2 August 2018 @ 19:49
  • ns
    niall s.
    2 August 2018 @ 19:36
    Very helpfully Louis and the oil trader last week are giving us excellent insights into trading .Keep it coming .
  • SD
    Spencer D.
    2 August 2018 @ 18:36
    This was great. Keep these types of TA insight videos coming!
  • SH
    Steve H.
    2 August 2018 @ 17:45
    Outstanding. Essential viewing for any beginning trader. (I'm looking at the two 'thumbs-down' ratings I'm seeing at the time of writing and wondering what life is like in their parallel universe.)
  • GJ
    Gary J.
    2 August 2018 @ 17:32
    very useful
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    2 August 2018 @ 15:10
    This is brilliant. Just brilliant
  • V!
    Volatimothy !.
    2 August 2018 @ 14:40
    It's about time, I've been waiting for this.
  • MS
    Mark S.
    2 August 2018 @ 13:47
  • KS
    Karen S.
    2 August 2018 @ 12:34
    more stuff like this please
  • MM
    Mike M.
    2 August 2018 @ 11:35
    As a long term trader I found the video very good. Would like to see your guest in the future. Would like to see Louis map out a trade, take it, and manage it to its conclusion. Thanks.
  • PU
    Peter U.
    2 August 2018 @ 09:55
    very good job