Trading Indicator is the realization of particular theory or trading strategy or trading ideas for real world trading. There is always gap between theory (i.e. ideas or strategy) and practice. This is the same for Harmonic Pattern trading too.
Hence, not all the harmonic pattern detection indicators are the same. The main variations of Harmonic pattern indicators can be categorized as following four types. Users should understand the pros and cons of each variation to maximize their trading performance with harmonic patterns.
Type 1: Non lagging (fast signal) but repainting
option to enter from turning point. Indicator does not show the failed pattern in chart and last pattern can repaint. This is almost considered as standard Harmonic Pattern Indicator. Even if they are repainting, harmonic pattern trader just accept it as it is. 99% of time, this is the harmonic pattern product you will get from the market whether they are free or paid one. You can trade live with this indicators but historical patterns can not be used to fine tune your strategy.
Type 2: Lagging (slow signal) but non repainting
no option to enter at turning point (i.e. early signal). This type of indicator turns harmonic pattern indicator as slow as moving average cross over. It might be not overly attractive option for your trading. Indicator does not show the failed pattern. Hence, you can not use historical patterns to tune your strategy but last pattern does not repaint. You can trade live with this indicators but historical patterns can not be used to fine tune your strategy. Probably about 1% of harmonic pattern indicator is this type.
Type 3: Detecting pattern at point C but repainting
option to enter at turning point. Indicator detect pattern too early and you have to wait quite bit of time until price move near the point D. In fact, price may not move near point D. You might just waste your time waiting for the pattern. Indicator does not show the failed pattern and last pattern can repaint. You can trade live with this indicators but historical patterns can not be used to fine tune your strategy. Probably about 1% of harmonic pattern indicator is this type.
Type 4: Non lagging (fast signal) and non repainting
option to enter from turning point. At the same time, the pattern is not repainting. This is hybrid of all above three system and can be considered as the most powerful harmonic pattern indicator. You can trade live with this indicators and you can also use historical patterns to fine tune your strategy. With this indicator, you are complying perfectly with the statement “Trade What you See”.
To accomplish this post, you can read the full blog article about the types of Harmonic Pattern Indicator from the link below.
In addition, you can watch the YouTube Video to feel what is the automated harmonic pattern indicator like. For your information, we provides two YouTube videos with title and links below.
YouTube “Harmonic Pattern Indicator”: https://youtu.be/CzYUwk5qeCk
YouTube “Non Repainting Non Lagging Harmonic Pattern Indicator”: https://youtu.be/uMlmMquefGQ