Indicator - is a statistical tool that allows to identify and create patterns of the future price movement in the FX markets. Indicators help to develop personal trading scenarios with greater profit potential and more possibilities for risk management.
All indicators fall into two categories:
They are based on the global and national economic events that may affect FX rates. If traders choose to use such indicators, they should follow all the world news and pay attention to the economic calendar provided by the brokers. Economic indicators are used in fundamental analysis.
They are based on mathematical formulas automatically applied to the market situation by your request. They help to predict a price trend and help you decide on opening or closing a position. Technical indicators are used in technical analysis. For more detailed info, read about the best forex indicators.