The Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is one of those indicators you should have at least an understanding of because of its originality compared to Western technical indicators. It is advisable to use this tool in the long-term on daily and weekly charts, where it best displays a panoramic view of what is happening with a certain currency pair.
One great thing about the Ichimoku Clouds, for instance, is that it doesn't need any filters as it has them already incorporated.
Another of its particularities is the clouds formed by the two moving averages projected 26 periods ahead in time: the Senkou Span A and Senkou Span B. This is a unique feature which most indicators don't have, the fact that they appear on the right side of the chart always several periods ahead of price. The clouds work as excellent dynamic support and resistance levels, especially in Yen pairs. The reason for this is understandable since the origin of the indicator is Japanese.
A third singularity of the indicator is the Chikou Span, a line which tracks the price movement 26 time periods back on the chart, providing – together with the clouds - a lecture on how current price action will act in reaction to its recent memory. That's awesome, isn't it?
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